Community Continues To Grow At Trumpington Meadows

Posted 8 February 2021 by Keith Osborne

Annette Hurst of Barratt Developments brings us up-to-date with the growing new Cambridgeshire neighbourhood...

We speak to Annette Hurst, sales and marketing director for David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, about the landmark, multi-award-winning Trumpington Meadows development.

What’s currently available at Trumpington Meadows?

We’ve got some exclusive apartments that overlook the country park and we’ve got another more affordable one, the last of its kind, which qualifies for Help to Buy under the new regional price threshold.We also have a range of three-, four- and five-bedroom houses.

The architecture of this scheme is very contemporary…

The Cambridge Design Code (CDC) insists on this across Cambridge, a specific look with high density and small gardens, and it encourages cycling rather than driveways and lots of parking. We’ve got access to the Guided Busway and to 148 acres of open space.

What are the standards and specification of these homes like?

Our kitchens are in our ‘Pearl’ spec with integrated appliances in high-quality brands, stone worktops and wine coolers, and Amtico flooring throughout. All our homes are super energy efficient, also part of the CDC.

David Wilson Homes is part of Barratt Developments, which has been awarded a five-star customer service rating by the Home Builders Federation for the last 11 years.

Have you had a variety of buyers here?

We’ve had everything from first-time buyers using the Help to Buy scheme, to larger families using the Part Exchange we offer, who now live in their five-bedroom houses with a separate studio over a garage. This is particularly effective for teenage living and a separate workspace which has been very useful under lockdown.

Will the new Help to Buy scheme be available here?

Over this development, the properties that fall under the East region price cap – £407,400 – are quite limited, but there will be apartments which qualify and we’ll be offering the scheme to first-time buyers.

Trumpington MeadowsWhat should house-hunters expect when they come here in person?

We have an appointment-only system and people are ‘pre-qualified’ to ascertain if they would be financially able to proceed to buy the home they want to view. We have hand sanitisers, masks and gloves, and the sales advisors are protected behind screens. We’ll drive down separately to the plot or show home that the customer wants to view, and they can go in with social distancing in place.

What does Trumpington Meadows offer the people who move here?

We have a residents’ company here who really encourage a good community spirit. The open parkland is managed by the Wildlife Trust, who are really engaging with the new school on the site, and encourage a lot of activities outside for children and adults. It’s a really welcoming place to live and we have lots of residents giving up their time to make it very community focused.

Currently for sale at Trumpington Meadows are a range of one- to five-bedroom homes priced from £317,995 to £775,995. Find out more from Barratt Homes.

Among the host of Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes developments across Cambridgeshire are:

DWH @ Warboys Village in Warboys has a number of five-bedroom houses priced from £549,995 to £574,995.

Northstowe, where two, three-and four-bedroom homes are priced between £275,995 and £549,995.

Romans Edge in Godmanchester, where David Wilson Homes is selling four-bedroom homes from £367,995 and Barratt Homes has three-, four- and five-bedroom house types from £299,995.

Darwin Green in Cambridge, where one- to three-bedroom homes start at £317,995.

Barratt Homes is offering five-bedroom houses from £625,995 at The Spires in St Ives.

Prices start at £429,995 for four-bedroom homes at Hampton Water in Alwarton.


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