This Week's News in Brief - New Homes Launches, Events and Offers  

Posted 24 January 2019 by Keith Osborne

We present our weekly report on the latest news on launches, events and special offers for buyers of new homes across the UK...

We report on the latest round of launches and events at new homes developments across the UK available for all budgets, and the special offers that housebuilders are offering at sites to help house-hunters get the home they really want...


First residents moving into Lydney development – Bluebell Homes is seeing the first residents moving into their brand new home at River View in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Some bought off-plan when the site was launched last year, and a show home opened in August has given potential purchasers a first-hand opportunity to see the design and specification it offers. The development will bring other facilities to the new neighbourhood, including allotments, play areas, exercise equipment, cycle hire facilities, CCTV and Wi-Fi hotspots. Three- and four-bedroom houses are currently available from £220,000, with more two-bedroom homes set for release soon. Help to Buy is available here. Find out more at


Special event at Lincolnshire development – Friday 25 January sees a pre-launch event at Bridgeways, the Chestnut Homes development in Alford, Lincolnshire. It offers visitors a chance to find out about the new homes there, speak to independent mortgage advisors and solicitors, and to enter a prize draw to win a two-night break in the hotel of their choice. There’s also a chance to look around the ‘Ledbury‘ and ‘Nook’ show homes. The event takes place in the marketing suite between 10.30am and 8.00pm, ahead of an official launch of the show homes very soon. Find out more at

Peveril Homes to open new show home this weekend - Peveril Homes has announced a launch date for its latest development Silk Fields, with the show home opening to the public on Saturday 26 January 2019. Situated in the Derby suburb of Mickleover, Silk Fields will be an exclusive development of two-bedroom apartments and three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, with Help to Buy available on all plots. The development's stunning five-bedroom Belvedere show home will be open to visitors on Saturday 26 January. This generous house boasts a full length lounge overlooking the front and rear garden on the ground floor, with an open plan, fully equipped contemporary kitchen and dining area, walk-in utility room, separate study/dining room and downstairs toilet. Purchasers can take advantage of Peveril’s MovePlus Assisted Purchase scheme - enabling the reservation of a new home at Silk Fields while Peveril help to market and sell their existing property. 


Part Exchange event at East Sussex site – There's a special Part Exchange event taking place at the Rosewood Park development in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex this Saturday 26 January, from 11.00am to 4.00pm. David Wilson Homes will host the event in the sales and marketing suite at the site, with a Part Exchange adviser on hand to talk potential buyers through the details of the scheme. It’s a chance also for visitors to see the current range of homes available there, with prices ranging from £172,995 to £444,995 for the collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom houses. Find out more about Rosewood Park from David Wilson Homes 

New some home comes to Strood – Redrow Homes is opening a new show apartment at its Temple Wharf development in Strood, Kent this Saturday 26 January. It is one of the collection of one- and two-bedroom homes (priced from £209,995 and £214,995 respectively) being sold at the waterside site, with a range of three- and four-bedroom houses also available there for buyers needing more space. There’s plenty of open space on the site and views across the River Medway. Over two-thirds of the properties here have already been sold and first residents are already at home. The launch event runs from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Find out more at 

Launch event for new homes in Farnham – Taylor Wimpey invites house-hunters in Farnham, Surrey to the opening weekend of Abbey View. Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January are a first opportunity to visit the site and find out more about the properties available there. It mixes 72 private sale homes with 48 affordable dwellings, with everything from one bedroom to five, to suit a wide range of buyers. Anyone wishing to see these new homes and the release prices can visit either day, from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Find out more at

Open House event in St Albans – Taylor Wimpey North Thames is hosting an Open House event this weekend at Beaumont Gardens in St Albans. The Hertfordshire development will be bringing 58 one- and two-bedroom apartments to the town, a mix of new build and a conversion of a Grade II listed factory building, currently starting at £306,996. Visiting the site on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January between 10.00am and 5.30pm presents a chance to speak to the Taylor Wimpey team about the homes available and Help to Buy. Anyone reserving over the weekend will see the housebuilder contributing £2,500 towards legal fees. Find out more at 


New marketing suite at major Cambridge development – Countryside has unveiled a refresh marketing suite at Aura, its development in the major housing scheme in Great Kneighton, Trumpington, on the southern outskirts of Cambridge. With information, interactive screens and a knowledgeable staff team, it’s a go-to starting point for finding out more about the site. At the current phase, Aura: The Next Chapter, here is currently a wide array of homes for sale there, from studios to four-bedroom houses with prices ranging from £275,000 to £735,000. A Help to Buy event takes place there this weekend, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January. Find out more at 


Last chance to buy in Wallington – There is only one apartment remaining for sale at New Mill Quarter, the David Wilson Homes development in Wallington, Hackbridge. It’s a one-bedroom unit, ready to move into and fitted with flooring and an upgraded kitchen, and it is priced at £297,995. It is exempt from stamp duty for first-time buyers and can be purchased through London Help to Buy. The development is just a few minutes’ walk from Hackbridge station, a 27-minute journey to/from London Victoria. Find out more about New Mill Quarter from David Wilson Homes  

Final Shared Ownership homes for sale at Stratford site – L&Q has only a few apartments left for sale through Shared Ownership at its Stratford Central development in east London. To choose from are two-bedroom units, priced £123,750 for a 25% share (full market value £495,000) and three-bedroom properties, £146,875 for a 25% share (full market value £587,500). The development comes with a 24-hour concierge service and gym. Adjacent to Stratford station, there are many shops, green spaces and leisure facilities right on the doorstep, as well as high-ranking schools. The marketing suite is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm, and Sunday, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Find out more at  

Discounts on homes in Poplar – House-hunters in east London will find some significant discounts on properties at Lansbury Square in Poplar, a Bellway Homes development. All buyers securing a home this January will be given a £1,000 TUI voucher to enjoy a first-class holiday to a destination of their choice, and some of the homes there are being discounted by up to £20,000. Prices currently start from £386,995 for one-bedroom apartments, £505,995 for two-bedroom apartments and £594,995 for three-bedroom apartments. London Help to Buy is available on many of these. The development is within easy reach of many shops and amenities as well as numerous transport links into the City and across to Docklands. Find out more at [use pic Bellway2] 

Launch of Help to Buy apartments in Bromley – Stone Real Estate is unveiling St Mark’s Square in Bromley on Saturday 26 January, a first chance to visit the site of 70 apartments available with London Help to Buy. Two minutes’ walk from well-connected Bromley South station and the bustling town centre, the development will be delivering one-, two- and three-bedroom units, with prices starting at £340,000. Each comes with a private balcony or terrace and open-plan interior layout, many have floor-to-ceiling windows. The launch event is alpine-themed and runs from 10.00am and 5.00pm, with a fully fitted show home to view. Find out more at 

Launch of new homes in Surrey Quays this weekend – Fairview New Homes is invited property seekers to the opening weekend of Hydro, its latest development, which will be bringing 60 apartments over eight storeys to Surrey Quays. Prices for the range of one-, two- and three-bedroom units start at £415,000. Each property has engineered oak wood flooring in the spacious open-plan living/dining areas, which is fully fitted with appliances. They also all have private outdoor space. From Saturday 26 January, the new sales and marketing suite, and the show home, will open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Find out more at 

Homebuyers event for London takes place today – Barratt London is hosting an event for house-hunters event today, Thursday 24 January. Taking place at the Hilton London Metropole in Paddington from 4.00pm until 8.00pm, it’s a chance for people hoping to buy in the capital to find out more about the housebuilder’s range of homes in developments in places like, Harrow, Colindale, Hendon, Mill Hill, Upton Park and Croydon. There will also be independent mortgage and financial advisers, solicitors and well-known property expert Kate Faulkner. A January incentive coincides with this event, which could potentially save buyers up to £6,000 in Stamp Duty costs. Find out more about Barratt London developments 


Phase two at Hayfield Meadow to launch this weekend - After the success of phase one, and to the delight of house hunters, award-winning housebuilder, Hayfield, has released phase two at Hayfield Meadow and is hosting an official launch weekend on Saturday 26  and Sunday 27 January. The public will have a chance to learn more about these two-, three- and four-bedroom new homes in Hallow, and join those who have already reserved off-plan at this landmark collection. Hayfield Meadow has proven so popular since its first launch, that four reservations have already been made in this new phase. Phase two will offer an additional 45 two-, three- and four-bedroom  homes and a range of brand new house types. Hayfield Meadow is situated on Main Road, Hallow, Worcestershire, WR2 6LD and the show home is open daily from 10am-5pm. For further information, please call  0845 052 4782 or email [email protected] 

One new build bungalow remaining at Meon Vale - Househunters in Stratford-upon-Avon are being offered a rare opportunity to buy a new build bungalow at St. Modwen Homes’ Meon Vale development in Long Marston. The housebuilder has just one two-bedroom detached bungalow remaining to cater for demand from buyers who are looking for a single storey property. The Vincent, priced from £299,995, is a contemporary bungalow ideal for those looking to downsize or step on to the property ladder. For more information, visit the marketing suite and show homes located off Western Heights Road from 10am to 5.30pm daily or call 0330 058 5450.  Find out more about Meon Vale from St. Modwen Homes  

New show home at Baswich Grange - Potential buyers and local people curious about the new homes being built on the former police HQ site in Stafford will soon be able charge along to the development for an inspection of the new show home. People are invited to view the four-bedroom Alder showhome which is opening at the 141-home Baswich Grange development from Bellway. As part of the development deal, Bellway will be contributing nearly £1m to pay for local amenities, including £700,000 towards education in the area, £145,000 for maintenance of open space, £100,000 towards leisure facilities and £30,000 for highway improvements. For more information on Baswich Grange, contact the sales centre, which is located off Cannock Road, Stafford, ST17 0QG, and open Friday to Monday from 10.30am to 5pm and Thursdays until 7pm, on 07855 337 234. The four-bedroom detached Alder showhome will open on Saturday 19 January. There’s a range of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes currently available to reserve at the development from £272,500. More information is also available online at 

Exclusive investors evening with Thirlmere Deacon - Thirlmere Deacon is proud to host an exclusive investors evening on Thursday 31 January, giving potential investors the opportunity to discover why Birmingham is the hot spot investment location for 2019. Property experts, investors, property media and the team from Thirlmere Deacon will be attending this prestigious event. Opportunities to ask questions and find out more about investing in Birmingham will be available from Thirlmere Deacon’s expert team who will be on hand all evening. One BHM is a new development that Thirlmere Deacon are offering as an investment opportunity which offers an interest free payment plan over the first 24 months on the 30% deposit, as well as a 6% yield on completion, One BHM, by Prosperity Developments provides a combination of 165 one-, two- and three-bedroom city centre apartments with prices ranging from £164,995 - £293,000.

Last chance to buy at Warwickshire luxury development – CALA Homes has just one home left for sale at its Coton House Country Estate development in Rugby. A boutique site of just six luxury homes, it is located within the grounds of a Grade II listed building. The final home id a six-bedroom detached house, ‘The Francis’, which is set across three floors, costs £749,950 and is available for a Spring move, with full stamp duty paid (worth £27,497) and carpets throughout. Find out more at

Keen off-plan interest for Birmingham development – Elevate Property Group has seen strong demand for the 32 apartments it is offering at the Allay Lofts development in the fashionable Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham – so strong, it is expecting to sell out before the official launch in Easter. Prices for the available homes range from £215,000 to £270,000 for the one-bedroom apartments, from £325,000 to £355,000 for the two-bedroom apartments and from £390,000 to £490,000 for the duplexes. There’s a penthouse too, price on application to Elevate. Completion is expected in August this year. Find out more at [email protected] 

Show home launch at Church Hill Place from Crest Nicholson - Church Hill Place comprises an exclusive collection of 38 premium two-, three- and four-bedroom homesNamed after the charming Parish Church in Coleshill, one of the tallest spires in Warwickshire, Church Hill Place is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from Coleshill’s bustling High Street. A range of detached, semi-detached and terrace houses are available, as well as townhouses, all traditional and timeless in design, reflecting the Georgian architecture of the surrounding area. Residents will benefit from a variety of amenities all just a stone’s throw from the development. Prices range from £259,960 - £539,950. Help to Buy is available. For more information please call 01675 488138. Find out more about Crest Nicholson and its developments  


Sales centre at Needham’s Grange now open - The development, located on Crewe Road, has opened the doors to its sales centre. Featuring a wide range of three- and four-bedroom properties, the development is expected to be popular with first-time buyers, growing families and those looking for a life in the Cheshire countryside. Graydon Worthing, sales director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, says: “We’re really looking forward to being able to invite potential residents to have the first chance at buying a house at Needham’s Grange from the sales centre. There is currently a selection of four-bedroom homes available to buy, priced from £305,995 to £361,995. For more information on the homes available at Needham’s Grange please call the sales number on 0333 355 8475. Find out more about Barratt Homes  


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