A wealth of new homes for sale attracting commuters to Wokingham, Berkshire
Posted 2 November 2015 by Keith Osborne
With a wealth of new homes under construction in and around the town, Wokingham is already demonstrating its popularity not just for commuters into London, but for anyone needing access to the Thames Valley and M4 corridor, too.
Though not directly on the new Crossrail link currently under construction and due for launch in 2018, Wokingham is close enough to feel the “ripple effect” of demand for homes and will have to play a major role as Berkshire plans its housing to accommodate a growing population.
A recent strategic housing market assessment suggested that the county needs to build 4,900 new homes every year until 2036 and that Wokingham will have to contribute 856 of that total – some 17,000 in all over the next 20 years. The Council already has plans for around 6,000 of these in areas around the town.
Wokingham’s appeal to commuters stems from its good road links (the M4 connection being the most important of them), with journey times of about 45 minutes to Basingstoke and just over half-an-hour to Heathrow.
There’s a choice of two rail routes into London: via Reading into Paddington (49 minutes, £424 per month or £4,416 annually) or the slower route into Waterloo (73 minutes, £343.70 per month or £3,580 per year). It’s also handy for Reading itself (just 11 minutes away on the fastest trains) and for Guildford (30-34 minutes).
Wokingham is also home to many ‘Good’/’Outstanding’ Ofsted-rated state schools and has a number of well-regarded independent schools in close proximity, not least Eton, Wellington College and Sandhurst. Families and others will also appreciate how close the countryside and villages of Berkshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire are.
New homes for sale in Wokingham now or coming soon:
|Mulberry Grove (Crest Nicholson) – The housebuilder describes the feel of this development as “countryside in town”, combining convenience for the central amenities with plenty of green open spaces, allotments and wildlife habitats. The development will offer a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments and houses with two to five bedrooms. Prices currently range from £244,950 to £449,950. Find out more at 0118 402 9321.|
|Cavendish Park (Bewley Homes) – This scheme will provide a mix of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes. The last few properties are for sale on phase one, a selection of four-bedroom houses prices from £650,000 to £675,000. Part exchange is available on selected plots, ideal if you’re upgrading from a smaller home. Find out more at 0118 979 5729.|
Viking Field (TA Fisher) – This is a select development of just six two- and four-bedroom homes located off Evendons Close, and a show home has just open at the site. Adjacent to the development is a playing field of seven acres, which also includes a children’s play area, and there is a primary school just 200m from the development. Find out more at 0118 907 0772 (Prospect).
Market Place Mews (Kirkby Homes) – To be released to the market soon (£POA) is this small scheme of just four three- and four-bedroom homes, located in the centre of the town, conveniently close to local amenities. There’s off-road parking and a great interior specification including individually designed kitchens, granite worktops and Siemens appliances. Find out more at 01344 872596.
Take a look at even more new homes in Berkshire.
Rail fares correct, per www.nationalrail.co.uk (2 November 2015)