New Homes News in Brief Week 47 - Launches, Events, Offers

Posted 22 November 2018 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team takes its weekly look at the very best launches, events and special offers on new homes around the UK...

Christmas is not far away, but many house-hunters will be please to find out that there are plenty of special offers available on new homes around the country right now, and a surprising number are ready to move into before Tuesday 25 December... 


Help to Buy Wales event in Flintshire this weekend – Elan Homes is welcoming house-hunters to its Kinnerton Meadows development in Higher Kinnerton, Flintshire this weekend to an event where they can learn everything about government-backed Help to Buy Wales. On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November, visitors to the site can speak to the marketing team and independent financial advisors about using the scheme to purchase homes up to £300,000. Find out more at 


Christmas campaign starts on Home Counties developments – Millwood Designer Homes has begun a Christmas campaign where it is offering a £5,000 John Lewis & Partners gift voucher on homes purchases before Sunday 30 December on its developments in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. This applies to: Windsor Meadow in Marden, Kent; Lavender Fields in Isfield, East Sussex; Polo Field in Canterbury, Kent; and Cherry Tree Lane in Ewhurst, Surrey. Some of these properties are available with Help to Buy. Prices across these developments range from £415,000 to £1.295m. Find out more at

Launch of new homes in Welwyn Garden City – Estate agent Connells will be launching Maple Mews on Saturday 24 November. It’s a Taylor Wimpey development just a few minutes’ walk from the station an Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, where one- and two-bedroom apartments will be priced from £250,000 and £330,000 respectively. Help to Buy will be available here, and homeowners can also use the housebuilder’s easymover scheme. The launch is a chance for keen buyers to reserve their property of choice ahead of the site’s sales information centre opening in January 2019. Find out more at

New homes coming to Barkway, Hertfordshire – Later this month, Storey Homes launches a new development in the village of Barkway, called Birch Meadow, where it will be offering 12 three-, four- and five-bedroom homes. Ten are private detached properties, and two are semi-detached Shared Ownership homes. All these homes have off-street parking as standard, and each comes with an electric vehicle charging point. Prices will be starting from £510,000. The new development is within easy reach of the village’s shops, amenities and schools. Royston railway station is less than 15 minutes away by car, and the A10, M11 and A1 are all within easy reach. Find out more at

New homes launched in East Grinstead – Weston Homes has unveiled a new development in East Grinstead that it sees as ideal for anyone wanting to live within an hour of London. Queens Walk comprises 129 one- and two-bedroom apartments priced from £254,995 and £309,995 respectively, which buyers can reserve for just £1,000. Each comes with the housebuilder’s standard high specification and with some kitchen and bathroom options, and most come with a private balcony. East Grinstead station is 56 minutes from London Victoria. Find out more about Queens Walk from Weston Homes 

Launch of new homes in Reading – A new development of 112 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments has just been launched in Reading, Berkshire. Reading Riverside is being built by Weston Homes and is located about 10 minutes’ drive from Reading station, one of the termini for the new Crossrail service launching in 2019. Each home here has an open-plan layout and at least one balcony. For one-, two- and three-bedroom units here, prices currently start from £249,950, £359,950 and £420,000 respectively. Find out more about Reading Riverside from Weston Homes 


A new home in time for the festive season - Persimmon Homes has two properties at its Gateway development, on Axial Way in Colchester, ready to move into for buyers able to pick up the keys before Christmas. Perfect for first-time buyers or small families, the Moseley is a three-bedroom home offering a modern open-plan living, dining and kitchen space with French doors leading out to the garden. The property is currently available for £239,995 including carpets and vinyl flooring throughout the home and turf laid in the rear garden. For those needing more space, the Leicester style house is a modern four-bedroom home spread over three storeys, featuring an open-plan dining kitchen, a living room with French doors into the garden and an impressive master bedroom with en suite on the top floor. Available for £312,995, Persimmon are currently including carpet and vinyl flooring and £5,649 to pay the Stamp Duty. To find out more visit or call the on-site sales team on 01206 987086. 

Act fast to secure a home at St Walstans - Just four homes from phase 2 at St Walstans remain. St Walstans is a collection of properties just five miles north-west of Norwich, ranging from two- to five-bedrooms. The Kier Living Eastern development is ideal for those looking for a rural lifestyle with a great range of amenities close by. A video highlighting the appeal of St Walstans can be viewed at 


Shared Ownership homes launch in Stratford this weekend – A new collection of properties available with Shared Ownership are being released for sale on Saturday 24 November. L&Q is unveiling 23 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes at Chobham Manor, close to the sports facilities from the London Olympics and a host of shops, amenities and open spaces in addition to a wide range of good schools and easy reach of numerous universities and colleges. Prices for these new properties start from £100,192 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment (based on a full market price of £400,768). The development, a joint venture with Taylor Wimpey, will comprise 850 new homes. Find out more at [email protected]

Help to Buy event in Enfield this weekend – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November are the dates for an event hosted by Countryside at its Elements development in Ponder’s End, Enfield, where keen potential buyers can find out more about how London Help to Buy can be used to buy one of the current phase of properties there. There’s currently a range of one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments for sale there now, priced from £300,000 to £530,000, all of which can be purchased with the government-backed scheme. Find out more at 

Christmas move possible at Uxbridge site – Buyers have the opportunity to move in before Christmas at St Andrew’s Park in Uxbridge, with a number of completed properties for sale on the St Modwen Homes site. The development offers everything from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom houses. The mid-terrace ’York’, priced £869,995, is a four-storey home with four bedrooms (two en suite), open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, laundry room, two balconies, bicycle storage and an electric car charging point. Part Exchange is an option for buyers here. Find out more about St Andrew's Park from St Modwen Homes

Shared Ownership at Able Quay Millharbour - House prices around Crossrail host stations which have already increased by 31%, and are predicted to increase a further 3.3% per year. Aspiring homeowners looking for an affordable step onto the property ladder in East London will be pleased to discover Notting Hill Genesis’ latest collection of Shared Ownership apartments at Able Quay Millharbour, coming soon to E14. The first phase of homes at Able Quay Millharbour comprises an impressive collection of 28 one- and two-bedroom apartments. All of the homes are located within Galliards Harbour Central building, one of five residential buildings that make up the overall development. For more information about the selection of homes available at Able Quay Millharbour or to register your interest, please contact Notting Hill Genesis on 020 3918 6912, or visit the website: 

A new home for Christmas - Eagle House in Wimbledon Village is finished and ready to move into. The collection of two- and three-bedroom homes sit within the Grade II listed building, which has sat proudly on the South West London High Street for over 400 years. Only six of these homes remain, and apartments feature underfloor heating or traditional cast iron radiators and with high quality marble, carpet and timber flooring, designed to enhance and reflect the period significance of Eagle House. Apartment 5, spanning three floors, features its own lift. Prices start from £2.25m. Viewings are by appointment only – please contact Octagon on 020 8481 500, or Knight Frank’s Wimbledon office on 020 8946 0026 to arrange. For more information, visit 

Wake up on Christmas Day in a new home at BEAT NW10 - Homebuyers keen to experience the dream of celebrating Christmas in a brand new home is still within reach. Located in Zone 2, Notting Hill Genesis is offering a selection of homes at BEAT NW10, in Willesden Green. Purchasers can enjoy having a bit extra in their pockets to stock up on presents for the big day too, as Notting Hill Genesis will pay 100% of the Stamp Duty on selected homes, plus £1,000 towards buyers' legal fees. BEAT NW10 is a stylish collection of six three-bedroom houses for private sale, and a selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available to buy with Shared Ownership. Prices for one of the three-bedroom houses at BEAT NW10 start from £800,000. Prices for a one-bedroom Shared Ownership apartment start from £160,000 for a 40% share of £400,000. For more information please contact Notting Hill Genesis on 020 3815 2222, or visit

Final few homes available at Endeavour -  Fairview New Homes is selling its last few apartments within the Shackleton House building at its Endeavour development, where it is building a mix of one- to three-bedroom apartments. Endeavour is just a five-minute walk from Highams Park station, in Zone 4, where Overground services run to Liverpool Street in 26 minutes. The last remaining two-bedroom apartments are now available at the development, priced from £399,000 and can be purchased using the London Help to Buy scheme. The Endeavour Sales Suite is open seven days a week – from 10am - 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends, with late opening on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm - 7pm. Find out more about Fairview New Homes

Only three apartments remaining at West View Battersea - Peabody’s collection of Shared Ownership homes at West View Battersea, are now over 75% sold with only three two-bedroom apartments available to purchase. Located on the cusp of Zone 1, residents at West View Battersea are also well-connected to the City. Battersea Park station is just an eight minute walk from the development, connecting residents to central locations such as London Victoria in just five minutes. Prices for a two-bedroom start at £204,375 for a 25% share of an apartment with a market value of £817,500. Applicants must live and/or work in the Wandsworth area and earn less than £90,000 per year to be eligible to purchase a property at the development through Shared Ownership. Viewings are available this weekend, Saturday 24 November, between 10am-4pm. To book an appointment and enjoy £1,000 legal fee contribution, call 020 7021 4842.


Exclusive pocket at Boclair Gait unveiled - CALA Homes (West), has launched the first release of homes at its newest East Dunbartonshire development – Boclair Gait, Bearsden offering exclusivity like no other in the region. The homebuilder has launched a selection of just 15 luxury homes in the established family community just off Birnam Crescent. The development is within easy reach of the ample amenities and well-regarded schools located in the town and is just six miles from Glasgow City Centre. In this first sales release at Boclair Gait, a selection of five-bedroom homes from an impressive range of house-types will be available priced from £695,000 for the stunning five-bedroom Kennedy. The sales team for Boclair Gait is available from CALA at Kilmardinny Manor, Dalgleish Drive. The marketing suite will be open daily from 11am – 5.30pm. For more information visit or call 0141 530 7226.

Craibstone Estate in Aberdeen launched by CALA Homes - Set within a unique woodland setting, the landmark Craibstone Estate in Aberdeen, launched this month by CALA Homes, has been designed to create a haven for homebuyers to live. The development is enveloped by mature woodlands, carefully crafted to ensure homes flourish within the forest setting without compromising its trees and trails. Comprising 114 new homes as part of the initial launch, the first phase of exclusive new homes will comprise a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties as well as a selection of contemporary apartments. Current prices ranging from £289,000 – £525,000. The sales reception is open daily from 11.00am – 5.30pm, currently selling from CALA at Grandhome, Bridge of Don. For information on availability and future releases, please register at 


St Modwen Homes launches new show home in Taunton - Award-winning housebuilder St Modwen Homes is opening the doors to its eagerly-awaited Langford Mills development in Norton Fitzwarren on Saturday 24 November. Taking place between 12pm and 4pm, visitors to the event will be treated to fizz and canapes, whilst enjoying an exclusive tour of the new three-bedroom Kea and four-bedroom Chichester show homes. They will also be able to find out more about the new homes available, as well as incentives on offer to help get purchasers moving, such as the government-backed Help to Buy scheme and St. Modwen Homes’ Assisted Move scheme. To register your interest in the new Langford Mills development, visit

Barratt Homes to launch The Orchard in Exeter - Award-winning housebuilder Barratt Homes is unveiling new homes in Exeter this month with the launch of The Orchard. Located in Pinhoe, the exclusive development of just 14 three- and four-bedroom homes is due to open on Saturday 24 November. Buyers can find out more details and reserve off plan from the The Orchard Marketing Suite at 2 Sandhoe Way, Exeter, EX1 3QJ. Pinn Brook is located within Monkerton – a small hamlet in the village of Pinhoe, Exeter. Surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside, the development is within easy reach of excellent transport links and the city centre. To find out more about the first homes at The Orchard, visit or call 0330 057 6000.


Ice cream themed launch at Kingsbourne development – David Wilson Homes threw an ice cream themed launch at its new Kingsbourne development in Nantwich. Kingsbourne features two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, suitable for a range of buyers. Local ice cream brand Snugburys supported the launch by providing an ice cream bike which served property seekers with some of their delicious scoops. Snugburys award-winning ice cream is made and sold on the family owned farm less than three miles away from the Kingsbourne development, adding an even sweeter incentive for Cheshire house hunters. The development has great transport links making it an ideal home for commuters. Kingsbourne is 20 minutes from the M6, within easy reach of Nantwich train station and only 40 minutes from the city of Chester. The properties for sale at Kingsbourne are ranging in price from £74,997 to £384,995. For more information, please visit the onsite sales and information centre at the development, open of Monday 12:30 - 5:30pm and Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5:30pm. Find out more about Kingsbourne from David Wilson Homes

Limited availability at Hope Park Mews from Elan Homes – The homes at Hope Park Mews are ideally positioned within walking distance to the town centre, which offers residents an easy way to increase daily activity levels. The location has played a part in the success of the development, and now just two, four-bedroom semi-detached homes remain, priced from £274,995. Part Exchange is available to help make the move even easier. For more information, visit

NHS incentive at Merseyside Developments – Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes North West is offering £1,000 towards moving costs, as well as fitted carpets and flooring when NHS staff purchase a new home at one of the Merseyside developments, Low Hill Gardens and Fender Mews in Upton, and Pavilion Gardens and Victoria Mews in Southport. Lynton Dudgeon, sales director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West, says: “We wanted to offer this discount scheme to the NHS staff in Merseyside to show our appreciation for everything they do for the local community. For more information on any of the homes available in Merseyside, please visit the website at or

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