High Regional Uptake Of NHS Worker Purchase Scheme

Posted 14 January 2021 by Keith Osborne

Since May 2020, an NHS key workers scheme from Barratt Developments has helped 63 buyers in Eastern Counties alone...

Barratt Developments, WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year 2019 and trading under the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has reported that some 63 purchasers from its Eastern Counties division alone have utilised its NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme since its launch in May 2020.

The scheme sees NHS employees receive a 5% contribution towards their deposit, up to £15,000, to help them buy a new home as a thank you for their hard work during the Covid-19 crisis. Initially scheduled to end in December 2020, Barratt Homes’ NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme has now been extended and will be available until June 2021.

The Eastern Counties division has so far seen uptake of the offer in Cambridgeshire (11 buyers), Suffolk (20), Norfolk (15) and Essex (17).

Annette Hurst, sales director at Barratt Homes Eastern Counties, said: “It’s brilliant to see NHS workers in Cambridgeshire are making use of the NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme. The National Health Service has worked incredibly hard during the Covid-19 pandemic and we are really pleased that the scheme is already benefiting those who deserve it the most.”

Among all the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes developments in East Anglia, these are some of the ones which have so far helped NHS worker purchasers and where homes are still available.

Cambridgeshire

Northstowe near Cambridge – Nine of the properties here have to date been purchased using the contribution scheme. At the moment, buyers still have a great choice of three- and four-bedroom, semi-detached and detached, two- and three-bedroom house types to consider, with starting prices ranging from £389,995 to £549,995.

Trumpington Meadows near Cambridge – Two homebuyers have used the scheme at this major development to the south of Cambridge. There are currently a wide array of two-bedroom apartments and three- and four-bedroom townhouses and villas for sale, priced between £390,995 and £689,995.

Suffolk

Hunter’s Chase in Red Lodge – Some nine of the homes here have been purchased by key workers with help and thanks from Barratt Homes. Right now, buyers have a choice of three- and four-bedroom houses priced from £304,995 to £352,995.

Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds – This development has been popular with key workers, with 10 of the homes purchased with the help of a David Wilson Homes deposit contribution. A range of three- and four-bedroom house types are still for sale, with prices ranging from £356,995 to £529,995.

Norfolk

Kingfisher Meadow in Horsford – At a development where six of the homes have been purchased on the scheme there are still a number of three- and four-bedroom properties to choose from, priced from £269,995 to £406,995.

Essex

St Andrew’s Gate in Halstead – NHS key workers have used Barratt’s ‘thank you’ initiative here, but house-hunters can still consider purchasing one of the remaining four-bedroom homes, ranging from £499,995 to £501,995.

High Elms Park in Hullbridge – Both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes are building here and between them, they have sold 10 homes using the purchase assistance scheme. One of the brands now has some three- and four-bedroom houses for sale (£409,995 to £449,995) and the other is offering three-, four- and five-bedroom house types which range from £339,995 to £689,995).

Blackwater Reach in Asheldham – This development has so far seen two properties purchased with a deposit contribution from David Wilson Homes, but buyers still have a collection of detached homes to choose from, from two-bedroom bungalows to five-bedroom executive houses. Starting prices from £418,995 to £568,995.

Corinthian Place in Burnham-on-Crouch – One of the homes here was acquired via the NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme from David Wilson Homes, but house-hunters can still investigate a number of three- to five-bedroom homes still available, priced from £387,995 to £724,995.

 

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