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

Posted 31 January 2019 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team reports on launches, special events and offers at new homes developments across the UK...

Welcome to our latest report on launches and events taking place at new homes developments across the UK, and some special offers there to help house-hunters get the home they want...


Over half sold at Swansea retirement development – McCarthy & Stone, the market-leading specialist developer, has now sold 60% of the homes at Fern Court, a collection of new homes for over-60s located just two miles from Swansea’s city centre. It's a mix of 14 one-bedroom and 31 two-bedroom apartments (priced from £199,995 and £274,995 respectively), each with its own private balcony, along with a communal lounge and garden. A house manager runs day-to-day operations and there is a 24/7 emergency call facility. Find out more about McCarthy & Stone []  


Just two homes left at Great Easton development – Mulberry Homes has just two homes left to reserve at its Stokes Rise development in the village of Great Easton, in the south of Leicestershire. Both are executive four-bedroom properties, one the ‘Ashridge’ house type and one the ‘Bradgate’. The village has much to offer, surrounded by appealing countryside and with its own shops, pub, church and primary school, all close to the new homes. Assisted Move, Help to Buy and Part Exchange are all options for buyers. Find out more about Stokes Rise from Mulberry Homes 


Final 20 homes for sale at Dartford development – Barratt Homes has sold 95% of the homes at its Phoenix Quarter development in Dartford, Kent, leaving just 20 properties for sale there. House-hunters can choose from a range of two- to four-bedroom houses with prices starting from £279,995. All properties qualify for the government-backed Help to Buy scheme. Find out more about Phoenix Quarter from Barratt Homes  


New show home launched from Taylor Wimpey East Anglia – Taylor Wimpey East Anglia launched its new ‘Belbury’ show home on Saturday 26 January, at its Varsity Grange development, situated in the new community of Northstowe in Cambridgeshire. The ‘Belbury’ provides flexible lifestyle options to suit modern families. The ground floor features a contemporary kitchen and a light and airy lounge/dining room, with French doors leading to a private rear garden. Find out more about homes from Taylor Wimpey  


300 new homes in London’s first Borough of Culture – Motion is the state-of-the-art development that will mark the beginning of the regeneration of the Lea Bridge neighbourhood within Waltham Forest, which is London’s first Borough of Culture, bringing urban living with a green fringe to the heart of the community. These 300 new homes from Hill will be ideal for young professionals, first-time buyers or those looking to make an investment in an up-and-coming area. Motion launched on 26 January, and prices start from £295,000 for a studio apartment, £330,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and £425,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. For further information, visit or call 020 3906 1955. 

L&Q to launch apartments at The Gateway in Chiswick - Located within one of London’s most desirable postcodes, The Gateway by L&Q is launching eight one- and two-bedroom homes in Chiswick this February, with Help to Buy available on selected apartments. With a total of 79 new homes and located on the Western stretch of Chiswick High Road, offering a village feel and a plethora of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, The Gateway is just a short walk from the River Thames. Each with a private balcony, the new homes centre around a podium landscaped communal garden, promoting community living, with full-length windows allowing plenty of natural light into the apartments. The majority of homes also offer an allocated parking space in the secure underground car park. The first launch of homes will include one-bedroom apartments, with prices from £460,000, and two-bedroom apartments, with prices starting from £575,000. Help to Buy is available on all homes under £600,000. The marketing suite and show home is open Monday 10am – 5pm and Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm. To find out more, call 0208 557 2034 or visit

Berkeley to launch Kidbrooke Village – This weekend, Saturday 2 February, between 10am – 6pm, prospective buyers will be able to discuss their mortgage options with an independent financial advisor. Located near Blackheath in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Birch House is the focal point of Kidbrooke Village, designed by the award-winning Studio Egret West.  Each apartment in the building has a unique open plan design which reflects Berkeley’s commitment to quality, sophistication and comfort. Buyers will have access to a state-of-the-art residents-only gym, a 24-hour concierge service and the Kidbrooke Village Zipcar car share club. Prices start from £567,500 for a two-bedroom property. Call 020 8150 5151 for more information. 

Phase 2 launched at popular Bromley-by Bow development – With the first phase now sold out, Southern Space, the private sales arm of Southern Housing Association, has released the second phase of homes to buy at Bow River Village in Bromley-by-Bow, east London. Prices start at £370,000 for new homes set across low-rise buildings and eight-storey towers, each with a generous private balcony. These are all located alongside the River Lea and within a few minutes’ walk of Bromley-by-Bow station on the District line – with a journey time of just ten minutes to The City which is also only a 16-minute cycle ride away. Later in 2019, there will be a further release of 16 Shared Ownership homes and 23 homes for affordable rent at this development. Find out more at 


Last chance to buy at Worcestershire development – With 95% of homes there already sold, it’s a last chance for buyers to pick up a property at Wychbury Fields, the CALA Homes development in Hagley. For those moving up the property ladder, the housebuilder is offering is popular Part Exchange scheme. With prices starting at £529,950, there’s one four-bedroom home left for sale, along with two five-bedroom units. Home of the Month, the five-bedroom ‘Ledbury’ at £599,950, is available with Stamp Duty paid, potentially saving purchasers nearly £20,000. Find out more at 


Luxury show apartment available for sale at Greenwood Grove - For those looking for a stylish move, McCarthy & Stone has released its luxurious show apartment (Plot 3) for sale, along with the remaining well-appointed two-bedroom Retirement Living apartments at its Greenwood Grove development, located on Stewarton Road in Newton Mearns. Showcasing luxurious home living, the show apartment at Greenwood Grove is ‘sold-as-seen’ and is on the market for £339,000. This includes all fixtures, fittings and furniture as well as a free removal service - creating a stress-free and elegant move for one lucky buyer. For further information about the development and to arrange an appointment, please contact McCarthy & Stone on 0800 201 4740. Find out more about McCarthy & Stone and its current developments  

Move to Strathaven or Helensburgh with 110% Part Exchange - House-hunters looking to make the move to the tranquil town of Strathaven in South Lanarkshire, or the picturesque coastal location of Helensburgh, have the opportunity to secure a new home with Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s 110% Part Exchange scheme. This generous offer provides buyers with an additional 10% above the Home Report value of their existing property when considering their move to one of the selected new homes at Avondale Gardens or Hermitage Grange. This service is available for a limited period only between 26 January - 23 February for buyers looking to get on the move sooner rather than later. The show homes and sales information centres for Avondale Gardens and Hermitage Grange are open Thursday to Monday, 11.00am – 5.30pm.  For more information call Avondale Gardens on 01357 510 365, or Hermitage Grange on 01436 640 235.  Find out more about Taylor Wimpey  


New homes launched at Galloway Grange - Cheshire buyers now have the chance to reserve their dream home at David Wilson Homes’ Galloway Grange development in Chelford as the properties have been launched. The eagerly awaited Dixon Drive development will feature a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties, crafted to the highest of standards with energy efficient technology, which reduces living costs. House-hunters now have the opportunity to reserve one of the new properties off-plan at the on-site cabin, ahead of the show homes opening in spring. David Wilson Homes will also be treating attendees to canapés and prosecco. Early birds will be rewarded at the launch, with those who reserve before the end of February benefitting from £1,000 towards moving costs, an upgraded kitchen and an entertainment package, which includes a TV, sound bar and speaker. There are currently three- and four-bedroom homes priced from £299,995. For more information, the sales cabin is open Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm and Thursday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.30pm. Find out more about Galloway Grange from David Wilson Homes 

Part Exchange event at Black Firs Park this weekend - David Wilson Homes is offering Cheshire homebuyers a chance to find out more about how they can make a quick and easy move with a dedicated Part Exchange event at Black Firs Park. The event is taking place at the Congleton development on Saturday 2 February, to inform house-hunters on how the Part Exchange scheme can be a great option for those looking for a smooth and easy move. Those attend the event will also be treated to wood-fired pizzas and prosecco. They will also be able to find out more about exclusive offers for those who reserve their home in February, including flooring, upgraded kitchens and Stamp Duty paid. To attend the event please visit the sales centre between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday 2 February. There are currently two-, four- and five-bedroom homes for sale with prices starting from £136,495. Find out more about Black Firs Park from David Wilson Homes 

Two new show homes launched at Nomvula Park from Barratt Homes - Two brand new show homes, featuring the latest stylish interior décor, have launched at Barratt Homes’ Nomvula Park development in Knowsley. The new development, which is named after a baby rhino born at Knowsley Safari Park, is located on Waterpark Drive and will provide a desirable collection of 76 homes to the community. In honour of Nomvula, Barratt Homes Manchester will also be giving out a select number of tickets to Knowsley Safari Park for the first visitors to the show homes. The Folkestone and Norbury style homes are both three-bedroom properties which will be open to the public to visit at the popular development. A range of three- and four-bedroom homes are currently available priced from £159,995. Part Exchange Xtra is available to use on the properties at Nomvula Park. For more information about Nomvula Park or any developments in Merseyside, please call the Barratt Homes sales team on 0333 355 8474. Find out more about Barratt Homes

Loft apartments in Preston designed by leading urban architects - A new development of loft apartments located in the heart of Preston, named the UK’s most improved city, has been designed by one of the UK’s leading urban architects. Formerly The Union Carriage Works and dating back 125 years, this landmark building has been lovingly converted into a collection of 18 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments by Etc Urban Developments with leading property services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, as agent. Offering the best in city living, The Union Lofts is situated moments from Fishergate with its independent boutiques, high street shops, café’s & restaurants, the beautiful green space of Winckley Square and the expansive, sculpted, riverside gardens and rolling woodland of Avenham and Miller Parks. Prices start from £105,000 for studios, £142,500 for one-bedroom lofts, £205,000 for two-bedroom lofts and £250.000 for a three-bedroom duplex. For further information, please contact Cushman & Wakefield on Tel: 0161 235 8965, or visit

Last chance to buy at Waters Edge – Just a handful of detached four-bedroom properties remain at Waters Edge in Disley, the latest new homes development from Charles Church. The properties remaining are priced from just £399,995 for a spacious, four-bedroom Lewis style house which includes an integral garage, and The Potter style home, at £469,995, offers family room, lounge, large breakfast kitchen, utility room and detached garage and a stunning walk out balcony with breath taking views on the first floor. The government-backed Help to Buy scheme is available, as well as a limited time offer of 105% Part Exchange, along with carpets, landscaped gardens and a contribution towards Stamp Duty. For more information, potential buyers can visit the development which is open Thursday through to Monday from 11am to 6pm, or call the on-site sales advisor on 08434 871 289. Find out more at

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