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

Posted 21 February 2019 by Keith Osborne

Our weekly look at launches, buyer events and special offers at new homes developments around Britain...

As our latest report shows, house-hunters across Britain looking for every type of new home will find a host of launches, events and special offers at developments from national and regional housebuilders...  



Two new phases of homes coming to Folkestone development – Over the next few weeks, Taylor Wimpey is releasing two more phases at its popular Shorncliffe Heights development in Folkestone, Kent. Saturday 16 February sees the unveiling of Somerset Place, which will be bringing a collection of two-bedroom apartments and two-, three- and four-bedroom houses priced from £214,995. Then on Saturday 16 March, Valley View is launched, providing a further choice of three- and four-bedroom houses starting at £290,000. It’s all part of a larger scheme bringing 1,200 new homes, many new features and a host of retained historical buildings. Find out more at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk 

Help to Buy event and incentives in Hersham this Saturday – Bewley Homes hosts a Help to Buy event at its Jubilee Meadows development on Hersham Road in Surrey this Saturday 23 February. Visitors to the site that day can speak to staff about the government’s equity loan scheme and talk to an independent financial advisor about mortgages. Two-bedroom apartments and houses of three and four bedrooms are currently for sales there, with prices starting at £375,000. There is also an incentive package offered at this development during February where buyers are given up to £10,000, subject to the stage of construction, to spend on either Stamp Duty, fitted carpets or turf to the rear garden, where applicable. Find out more at www.bewley.co.uk  

Last chance to buy at Dartford scheme – The ‘Padstow’ on Plot 324 at Barratt Homes’ Phoenix Quarter development in Dartford, Kent is the last chance to buy at the development. Set over three storeys and with three bedrooms, the design nods to the Kent design vernacular and complements it with a thoroughly modern layout and specification, with a fully fitted kitchen, open-plan living/dining room, one single and two double bedrooms  and family bathroom. It’s available through Help to Buy and is priced from £392,995. Find out more about Phoenix Quarter from Barratt Homes 

Launch of new homes near Canterbury – Redrow is unveiling a brand new development in Hersden, near Canterbury, this Saturday 23 February. Oakdene at The Hoplands is five miles east of the historic Kent city and its shops, amenities and leisure venues. The scheme will be bringing 126 homes and a new village green. Nearby Sturry station connection to Canterbury West, which is served by High Speed. Three- and four-bedroom homes from the housebuilder’s Heritage Collection will be released initially, priced from £329,995, with five-bedroom homes also becoming available at a later date. Find out more at www.redrow.co.uk 

Incentives event in Hook – This weekend, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February, Taylor Wimpey is holding an event at its Pembroke Manor development in Hook, Hampshire, where house-hunters can find out more about the range of incentives it offers to buyers of the remaining six apartments there. Help to Buy, Easymover and Part Exchange are options, and there’s a special incentive for this event as anyone reserving gets free carpets and appliances in the apartment of their choice, and the first year of the mortgage for free. Prices from £249,950 to £275,000 with a £99 reservation fee. Find out more at www.taylorwimpey.com 

Open Day at luxury bungalow developments – Specialist developer RoyaleLife is opening the doors at sites across Hampshire and Kent on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February (between 10.00am and 4.00pm) for potential buyers to take a close look at the properties for sale there. Those attending will get a guided tour of the site and its show houses. There’s a home exchange scheme that provides a move without stamp duty, agent fees or solicitors fees. All four – Wickham Court in North Boarhunt, Solent Grange in Milford-on-Sea, Oakwood Court near Bordon (all in Hampshire) and Reculver Court in Herne Bay, Kent – are gated developments with two- and three-bedroom detached bungalows. The high specification bespoke fixtures and fittings and with on-site private facilities such as gyms, swimming pools and recreational coffee lounges. Find out more at www.royalelife.com 

Help to Buy to launch at Rickmansworth development – On Saturday 23 February, St William, part of the award-winning Berkeley Group, is launching Help to Buy at Elmswater, its development in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. This is a collection of 48 two- and three-bedroom apartments in the heart of the town, adjacent to Elms Lake and close to shops and under a mile form Rickmansworth station. The Help to Buy apartments at Elmswater are available from £570,000, requiring a deposit of £28,500. Find out more at www.elmswater.co.uk 


Over one-third sold off-plan at Peterborough development – Weston Homes has seen 35% of the homes at its Fletton Quays scheme in Peterborough already purchased off-plan, with many snapped up by local buyers. Part of the city’s South Bank redevelopment, this site will comprise 358 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments set over four buildings, of which two are already being fitted out. The properties all come with a highly regarded specification, which includes oak doors, a choice of wood flooring and carpets, and Virgin Media television and telephone points. These new homes are a 15-minute walk from Peterborough’s city centre and well-connected station and a ten-minute drive from the A1(M). Prices start at £159,995. Find out more about Fletton Quays from Weston Homes 


Last chance to buy through Shared Ownership at Ealing development – Catalyst has just four homes at its Trafalgar Apartments in Ealing available via Shared Ownership. Part of the prestigious Dickens Yard development, Trafalgar four two-bedroom units available. There are high-quality fittings throughout and some properties have private balconies. These final properties start from £138,750 for a 25% share (based on a full market value of £555,000). Find out more at www.thetrafalgarapartments.co.uk  

New range of homes at recently launched in Camberwell – Anyone looking for a new homes in a well-connected part of south London have a fresh collection to consider at The Gallery, launched a couple of weeks ago by Peabody. Located in Camberwell, these new homes – a mix of one- to three- bedroom apartments and four-bedroom houses – are a 14-minute walk to Denmark Hill and have multiple bus route connections across the capital. The marketing suite will become a temporary purpose built community gallery space to display artwork from aspiring artists in the local area whilst the homes are available to purchase. Prices for the apartments and houses currently start at £422,000 and £787,500 respectively. Find out more at www.peabodysales.co.uk 

Two-bedroom apartments on Shared Ownership in Wandsworth – L&Q still has two-bedroom apartments available on the Shared Ownership scheme at Wandsworth Exchange, where all the one-bedroom units have already been snapped up. The apartments offer contemporary, open-plan living space with fully integrated kitchen appliances (including a fridge/freezer and dishwasher), wool carpets in all bedrooms, fitted mirrored wardrobes to master bedrooms. a private balcony or terrace and private cycle storage. Brand new retail and commercial units will be on the ground floor of the building, which is eight minutes on foot from Wandsworth Town railway station. Prices start from £160,625 for a 25% share of a two-bedroom apartment (based on a full market value of £642,500), Find out more at wandsworthexchange.co.uk/home 

Help to Buy day at Hendon development – L&Q is hosting a Help to Buy day at The Rushgroves in Hendon, north-west London, from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 23 February. Guests will be able to view the show home on site and speak to an independent financial advisor to discuss mortgage eligibility. The development comprises 387 homes, a mixture of one- and two-bedroom apartments set amongst attractive landscaping, which are available with Help to Buy London. Prices start at £352,500 for a one-bedroom property Attendance at the events is by appointment only. Find out more at www.therushgroves.co.uk 

Two new show apartments in Elephant & Castle – Lendlease has unveiled two new show apartments at West Grove in Elephant Park, its major regeneration scheme providing 3,000 new homes with shops, parks and open spaces in the heart of Elephant & Castle. The duplex apartment has a large open-plan kitchen and dining area, three spacious bedrooms and a private terrace with interior design by BoxNine7. Rebecca Sudic Interiors has designed the new two-bedroom show apartment. A selection of homes at West Grove, Elephant Park are priced at £595,000 and available to purchase through London Help to Buy, with stamp duty paid on a selection of the remaining homes. Find out more at www.homesbylendlease.co.uk 

Final Shared Ownership homes now available at Barking site – L&Q has released the final 51 one- and  two-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments at Weavers Quarter in Barking, east London. Prices are from £72,000 for a 30% share of a one-bedroom apartment (based on a full market value of £240,000), requiring a deposit of £7,200. These new homes are under half-a-mile from Barking station, where the C2C rail service reaches Fenchurch Street in 15 minutes, with two Tube lines also served here. Weavers Quarter is bringing 221 homes from a total of 1,575 homes being built in the neighbourhood along with two new schools, a new community centre, retail and office space and a public amenity square. The show apartment is open from Thursday to Monday, 10.00am to 5.00pm, and on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10.00am to 4.00pm, with Viewings by appointment only. Find out more at www.lqpricedin.co.uk 

New phase of homes comes to Mill Hill – Barratt London has just released the next phase of homes at its Ridgeway Views development in Mill Hill, north London. Highwood Place is a new range of two- and three-bedroom apartments, each with its own large private terrace or balcony with spectacular views over the surrounding green belt countryside. In all, Ridgeway Views will deliver 448 apartments in blocks ranging from three floors to 19, and a basement car park. There will also be 12 new detached houses, the first coming to the market this spring. There will also be a residents’ gym, concierge service, play areas, fitness trail, communal viewing platform and landscaped green space. The few remaining homes at the first phase start from £569,995 for a two-bedroom apartment, with Help to Buy London available on selected properties. Find out more about Ridgeway Views from Barratt London 


Exclusive collection at Foxhills from CALA Homes – CALA Homes is offering an exclusive collection of two-bedroom apartments in the village of Barnt Green in Worcestershire. The apartments in Framlingham House at Foxhills are ideal for first-time buyers, professionals working in the city or those looking to downsizer, Framlingham House provides contemporary, flexible living with its stylish two-bedroom apartments. Just two apartments remain to purchase, including the stylish show apartment which is now become available to purchase. For further information on the Framlingham House apartments at Foxhills or to view the show apartment, call 0121 516 4054 or visit www.cala.co.uk

New development from CALA Homes – Award-winning housebuilder, CALA Homes, is inviting purchasers searching for their dream home in Warwickshire to register their interest for its new Burrow Hill Park development in Burton Green. The development is set to officially launch this spring, but with construction underway, house-hunters are being encouraged to get in touch now to be amongst the first to hear about these exciting new properties. Burrow Hill Park will feature a luxury collection of two- to five-bedroom homes, set in the semi-rural location of Burton Green, on the outskirts of Kenilworth, with prices ranging from £263,000 and up to £635,000. To register your interest in CALA Homes’ new Burrow Hill Park development, please call 024 7699 2997 or visit www.cala.co.uk. [use pic CALA3] 


CALA Homes launches luxury development in Bearsden – Boclair Gait, located just off Birnam Crescent, follows on the success of CALA’s developments at Kilmardinny and offers a smaller, more intimate development of luxury homes for purchasers to enjoy. CALA Homes is offering a collection of just 15 luxury homes in the established family community of Bearsden, and is one of the first developments to showcase CALA’s new Light and Space collection in the West of Scotland. Prices start at £695,000 for the five-bedroom detached Kennedy home. The show home and sales suite is open from 11.00am to 5.30pm daily. For more information call 0141 530 2341 or visit cala.co.uk

Experience the Lifestyle initiative trial from McCarthy and Stone – McCarthy and Stone’s Experience the Lifestyle initiative, which is available at its developments in Anstruther, Blairgowrie and North Berwick is proving to be helpful in giving over-60s a unique opportunity to have a trial run in a new retirement living apartment before making a decision about downsizing. Retirees will be able to spend up to two complimentary nights in a fully furnished apartment at a participating development. Terms and conditions for the ‘Experience the Lifestyle’ scheme can be found at mccarthyandstone.co.uk  


Offer on ‘Home of the Month’ in Tamworth – Staffordshire buyers should hurry to Ashberry Homes’ Oaklands development in Tamworth to snap up the housebuilder’s ‘Home of the Month', available on a special offer. The three-bedroom detached ‘Charnwood’ is on Plot 158 and priced at £273,000, but can currently be purchased with Stamp Duty paid £12,000-worth of extras including flooring, upgraded kitchen, appliances, turf, curtain and blinds. It can be purchased using the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, requiring a deposit of just 5%.  Find out more at ashberryhomes.co.uk 


Three-bedroom homes released at New Town Park – Newland Homes has released a selection of homes at their sought-after New Town Park development in Toddington. The homes are semi-detached properties designed to maximise light and space with striking feature gables, label mouldings to the windows and a feature bay window to the dining area. There are just seven three-bedroom properties available, and they will be ready to move into this summer. Three-bedroom homes at New Town Park currently start at £375,000.  For more information visit www.newlandhomes.co.uk


Part Exchange event at Cwmbran scheme this weekend – Lovell Homes is inviting homeowners looking for a brand new property to a special Part Exchange event at its Oakfield Grange development in Cwmbran this weekend. Visitors on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February can talk about a deal to avoid the ‘property chain’ and secure one of the homes currently available: with three bedrooms, the ‘Keats’ (from £224,995), ‘Chaucer’ (from £234,995) and ‘Dryden’ (from £250,995). For all buyers, the site is open seven days a week. Find out more at www.lovell.co.uk 


First show homes at Darlington site – Keepmoat has opened the first show homes at its latest development in Darlington, Fairways. These will be giving house-hunters a taste of the 81 new homes being brought to the town, located next to the Red Hall estate. The designs accommodate flexibility and accessibility, with features such as joists which allow for a future through-floor lift, stairs wide enough to accommodate a stair lift, and plumbing that allows for future ground-floor showers to be installed. car parking bays are wider than standard.  ehe initial release has four-bedroom homes from £180,995, with two- and three- bedroom properties to come. Help to Buy or Keepmoat’s own EasyMove scheme are available. Find out more at www.keepmoat.com


Shared Ownership homes offering the best of both worlds – Catalyst has launched its latest development of two- and three-bedroom Shared Ownership homes at Caddington Woods in the stunning semi-rural location of Chaul End, Caddington, Bedfordshire. The Shared Ownership homes are perfectly placed for commuters, with the nearest station, Manor Road Caddington, being just over one mile and Luton station just 3.9 miles away, making Central London within easy reach in under 25 minutes. Prices start from £130,000 for a 40% share of a two-bedroom home and from £138,000 for a 40% share of a three-bedroom home. To register your interest or book a viewing email [email protected]  

Part Exchange event at The Brackens – Barratt Homes Northampton is hosting a Part Exchange event at its development The Brackens in Brackley this weekend, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February. The event will demonstrate the benefits of this hassle-free moving scheme. Those visiting the development will be given the opportunity to seek professional advice from the readily available sales advisers on how to take advantage of the popular moving scheme. The development currently has a range of three-, four- and five-bedroom properties available with prices starting from £282,495. Find out more about Barratt Homes 

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