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New Homes News in Brief Week 49 - Launches, Events, Offers

Posted 6 December 2018 by Keith Osborne

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

With the Advent calendar now open, the countdown to Christmas is on and house-hunters can still find a range of special offers on new homes for sale, and a host of site events and new developments being launched... 


Just five homes left at Chapel-en-le-Frith site – Lovell has just five homes unsold at The Coppice, a development in the Peak District village of Chapel-en-le-Frith. These four- and five-bedroom homes, each with a private garage, allocated parking and a private rear garden, can all be moved into by the New Year and are all available via the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which requires a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage. Find out more at www.lovell.co.uk 

Limited time left for Armed Forces Help to Buy – Serving Armed Forces personnel have a limited time to make use of the special Help to Buy scheme run for them by the government. With it, they can borrow up to 50% of their annual salary, up to a maximum of £25,000, to help put down a deposit or pay other significant costs such as solicitors’ and estate agents’ fees. The scheme only runs until the end of December. Chestnut Homes offers a range of homes at its developments around Lincolnshire which are open to the scheme. Managing dierctor David Newton, says: “The Forces Help to Buy scheme has been a huge success. We are urging serving military personnel to act quickly and apply for this loan now just in case the offer does end at the end of this December.” Find out more at www.chestnuthomes.co.uk 


Last few homes for sale in Broughton – The popular Centurion Place development in Broughton, Buckinghamshire, just four miles from Milton Keynes, has only a few units left for sale. The Barratt Homes site has created a variety of two- to four-bedroom homes suitable for a whole range of buyers. Among the homes currently available to reserve here is the three-storey, four-bedroom ‘Hexham’, which is priced at £425,000, with a dual-aspect kitchen/dining room, two en suite bedrooms and a shower room for the other two to share. Find out more about Centurion Place from Barratt Homes 

New show home open in Hersham – Bewley Homes has opened a show house at Jubilee Gardens, its development of 168 homes in Hersham, Surrey. It’s a four-bedroom townhouse, fully decorated and fitted to demonstrate the standards and specification buyers can expect. Jubilee Gardens will be bringing apartments and houses to the town. Of the current range of homes available, a two-bedroom apartment, three-bedroom house and four-bedroom house start at £350,000, £600,000 and £735,000 respectively. Find out more at www.bewley.co.uk 

Two new show homes unveiled in Cranleigh – House-hunters in Surrey can now take a first-hand look at two new show homes at Little Meadow, the Bellway development in Cranleigh. The development will bring 75 homes with one to five bedrooms to ‘England’s largest village’, and the housebuilder has fitted and decorated a three-bedroom ‘Lotus’ and four-bedroom ‘Clover’ house to give visitors to the site an idea of design and specification. There’s also an undecorated ‘view home’, the two-bedroom ‘Mallow’. The current range of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties available start at £434,500. More information can be found at bellway.co.uk 

Apartments and townhouses at new Winchester development – Multi-award-winning Berkeley Homes is bringing over 200 new homes to Winchester at its new Knights Quarter development. It’s a mix of apartments (with one, two or three bedrooms), penthouses and four-bedroom townhouses to suit all sorts of buyers. These will be set around green open spaces, a central square and tree-lined streets. The development is a 10-minute walk from Winchester station, about an hour from London. Find our more at www.knightsquarter.co.uk 

New incentive scheme introduced in Reading – There’s a new incentive to buyers at Verto in Reading, with the developer CNM Estates offering to make a contribution to Stamp Duty on all apartments priced up to £500,000. Nearly half the 103 units in the 18-storey tower have already been sold, but there is still plenty of choice, with prices currently from £270,000 and the first buyers expected to move in next March. Residents have three landscaped roof gardens, bicycle storage and a concierge service. Find out more at www.verto-reading.com 

Just a few homes left at Dartford site – Barratt Homes has only a few homes left for sale at Phoenix Quarter in Dartford, Kent. Prices start from £392,995 for a three-bedroom house and it’s £387,995 for a four-bedroom house, with Help to Buy available on all properties. The development is located just a few minutes’ walk from well-connected Dartford station and within easy reach of the town centre and road/public transport links. Find out more about Phoenix Quarter from Barratt Homes 

New show apartment to visit in Guildford – The popular and well-connected town of Guildford in Surrey now has a new show home, with Bellway unveiling a fully decorated apartment at its Trinity Quarter development. It’s one of 55 new homes, a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments. Currently available is a selection of two-bedroom units, prices starting at £397,000. The show home and marketing suite are open from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday to Monday.  Find out more at www.bellway.co.uk

New show home at West Sussex development this weekend – Saturday 8 December sees the opening of a new show homes at Bluebell Meadow, a development from Jones Homes in Wisborough Green, West Sussex. The ‘Haslemere’ is one of a range of two- to four-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses being built there, designed in a local vernacular style to fit in with neighbouring period homes. Prices currently start at £445,000. The show home and marketing suite are open from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday to Monday. Find out more at www.jones-homes.co.uk 


New homes launched in Thurrock – Bellway recently released the first homes for sale at in Renovo development in Thurrock, Essex. It will provide 200 properties, a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-, three- and four-bedroom houses starting from £219,995, which are likely to appeal to first-time buyers, upsizers, downsizers and investors. Commuters are a 20-minute walk from Chafford Hundred station, from where services reach London Fenchurch Station in as little as 30 minutes. The M25 and A13 are in very easy reach. Find out more at www.bellway.co.uk 


Christmas event for West London developments – Redrow is inviting homebuyers to an event at The West Works development marketing suite in Southall on Wednesday 12 December from 6.00pm to 8.00pm for some festive food and to find out about the homes available there and at Padcroft in West Drayton and how the London Help to Buy scheme can assist purchasing one of them. Attendees also enter a draw for a Fortnum & Mason hamper. The West Works has one- to three-bedroom homes priced from £335,000 to £578,500, with Padcroft offering apartments with one, two or three bedrooms from £335,000 to £465,000. Find out more at www.redrow.co.uk 

Here's a video of The West Works:

Last apartment for sale at Aldgate development – There is just one apartment remaining at Berkeley Homes’ landmark Goodman’s Fields development in Aldgate. It’s a 1,137 sq ft three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment located on the 11th floor of Neroli House and includes stairs which lead up to an expansive private roof terrace. The development has won numerous awards [https://www.whathouse.com/awards/2016/] in the six years since launch, bringing over 1,000 new homes to a prime site of the edge of the City of London. Residents have an exclusive health club with pool, spa and gym, an onsite business lounge and a 24-hour concierge. The last apartment is priced at £2m. Find out more at www.berkeleygroup.co.uk 

Stamp duty offer on new homes in Clapham – Notting Hill Genesis has a special offer at its 330 Clapham Road in south London. The developer is offering to pay 100% stamp duty to purchasers securing one of the remaining homes at 330 Clapham Road. This could reduce the typical associated costs of moving home by up to £79,750. Remaining homes include two-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom duplexes and four-bedroom townhouses. Prices start from £692,500 for a two-bedroom duplex apartment and from £1.250m for a spacious four-bedroom townhouse. Find out more at www.330claphamroad.com 

Christmas reservation offer on Shared Ownership in Stratford – Notting Hill Genesis has a special offer to anyone who reserves one of its Shared Ownership properties at the New Garden Quarter development in Stratford before Christmas. It will pay their rent for the first three months they live there. Purchasers can start with a share as low as 25%, paying a mortgage on that and rent on the balance. Prices for a one-bedroom apartment start from £101,875, based on a 25% share with a full market value of £407,500. These homes are located less than five minutes from Stratford International station. Find out more at www.nhgsales.com   

Developer supporting Shared Ownership stamp duty exemption – Peabody is offering a range of properties under the recently annouced exemption of stamp duty on all Shared Ownership homes prices up to £500,000. Peabody is currently offering suitable homes at: Ternary Place in Ealing (£118,500 for a 30% share of a one-bedroom apartment with a full market value of £395,000); Vale Apartments in Lewisham (£128,250 for a 30% share of a two-bedroom apartment with a full market value of £427,500); The Elmington in Camberwell (£114,750 for a 30% share of a one-bedroom apartment with a full market value of £382,500); and Bridge East in Stratford ( £135,000 for a 30% share of a two-bedroom apartment with a full market value of £450,000). Find out more at peabodysales.co.uk

Doors open at new Hornsey site – Fairview New Homes has launched its latest development, Altitude, which will be delivering 119 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments to Hornsey in north London. The sales suite and a one-bedroom show home are already open at the site on Hampden Road, next to Hornsey station and eight minutes on foot from Turnpike Lane station. Each property has its own private balcony and buyers can ask about London Help to Buy. Find out more at www.fairview.co.uk 

Furniture pack offer at Croydon site – Inspired Homes is offering buyers a furniture pack to help them move into one of the apartments at Innova Croydon. Buyers of a one-bedroom apartment will receive a pack or voucher worth £3,000, while buyers of two-bedroom apartments will receive a pack or voucher worth £4,000. The furniture is provided by well-respected brand David Phillips and includes essentials from beds and sofas to wardrobes and side tables. For those who wish to make their own selections from the David Phillips collection, vouchers for an equivalent amount are also available. Property prices start at Innova Croydon start at £305,000 with Help to Buy available. Find out more about Innova Croydon from Inspired Homes


Launch of new show home in Barford -  Taylor Wimpey is proud to launch a new show home in Barford. The new show home at the Avonbridge Walk development in Barford on Saturday 24 November. An development of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, Avonbridge Walk’s location in peaceful Barford allows for easily commutable links to Warwick, Birmingham and Leamington Spa - giving the perfect balance between village life and access to all the facilities a larger town has to offer. Avonbridge Walk is located off Bremridge Close, Barford, Warwickshire, CV35 8DG and open 11.00am to 5.00pm Monday, then Thursday to Sunday. To find out more information about the new homes available, please call 01926 354640. Find out more about Taylor Wimpey and the available developments

Part Exchange at two Warwickshire developments – For a speedy move from an old home into a new one, Lagan Homes is offering Part Exchange at two of its Warwickshire sites. The Orchard in Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon, has two- and three-bedroom bungalows from £299,950, and four- and five-bedroom houses from £433,000. Willowbrook Gardens in Fenny Compton only has a few homes left for sale: two-bedroom semi-detached houses from £275,000 and three-bedroom detached houses from £369,950. Find out more about Lagan Homes developments


Final home for sale at Motherwell development – House-hunters looking for a four-bedroom home have one final chance to buy a brand new home at Barratt Homes’ Craig Brae development. The remaining property for sale is the ‘Dunvegan’ house style with an open-plan kitchen, utility room, lounge and integral garage and four large double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family bathroom. The housebuilder is offering part exchange or a £11,250 deposit contribution. Find out more about Craig Brae from Barratt Homes

First homes released on new Port Glasgow site – Muir Homes has unveiled the first homes at Castlebank House, its latest development, which providing a range of one- and two-bedroom apartments in a hilltop location near Port Glasgow, Inverclyde. It is partly a restored listed Victorian mansion and will comprise 27 units including two penthouses. Each home has a private terrace or balcony, and an allocated garage or private parking space. Prices will start from £140,000. Find out more at www.muirhomes.co.uk

New homes launched near Alloa – Ambassador Homes has unveiled Millburn Gardens, a new development of three- and four-bedroom, semi-detached and detached family homes in the village of Clackmannan, just east of Alloa. Prices on the first phase of 14 homes start from £149,995 for a three-bedroom semi-detached house, with Help to Buy Scotland available on selected plots. The marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Find out at www.ambassador-homes.co.uk or call an Ambassador Homes Sales Executive on 07889 217 695 

Only a few homes remain at Kilmardinny Heights - Homebuyers looking to secure their dream CALA home at the popular Kilmardinny Heights development, located in the sought-after area of Bearsden should act fast. The development comprises 89 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments across four attractive buildings and is also home to a selection of beautiful semi-detached and terraced houses, which have generated a lot of interest with homebuyers. Just 3 three-bedroom terraced houses remain available for sale. Prices start at £295,000 for a three-bedroom Allan mid-terraced home. Show apartments at Kilmardinny Heights are open daily from 11.00am to 5.30pm. Find out more about CALA Homes 

Make a move to Fairnielea in the heart of the West Lothian countryside - Fairnielea is Miller Homes’ latest development in the east. Just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, and with a host of fantastic local amenities on its doorstep, the new community is a great place to call home. Now selling from the development, Fairnielea is home to a collection of 150 modern, energy-efficient three-, four- and five-bedroom homes which cater to buyers at all stages of life. Brand new to the Miller Homes portfolio, the homes have each been designed with modern life in mind, and offer the perfect balance of practicality, comfort and style. Interested buyers are invited to visit Fairnielea between 10.30am-5.30pm or call 03300 376 524. Find out more about Miller Homes 


Furniture pack offer at Cheadle Hulme site – Inspired Homes is offering buyers a furniture pack to help them move into one of the apartments at Fabrick, near Manchester. Buyers of a one-bedroom apartment will receive a pack or voucher worth £2,000, while buyers of two-bedroom apartments will receive a pack or voucher worth £3,000. The furniture is provided by well-respected brand David Phillips and includes essentials from beds and sofas to wardrobes and side tables. For those who wish to make their own selections from the David Phillips collection, vouchers for an equivalent amount are also available. Property prices start at Fabrick start at £135,000 with Help to Buy available. Find out more about Fabrick from Inspired Homes 

Restoration of The Stables at Backford Hall - Jones Homes has restored The Stables at Backford Hall, preserving original features including beams and windows. The two- and three-bedroom homes are located opposite the hall, which itself has been converted into luxurious apartments. This marks the final phase of work within a complex redevelopment of the site. Jones Homes also built 45 new homes at Backford Park, the grounds surrounding the hall, and is completing the conversion of a Grade II Listed lodge. Two- and three-bedroom homes at The Stables start from £279,950, and two- and three-bedroom apartments within The Main Hall are available from £320,000. For more information call 01224 852534. Find out more about Jones Homes 

Show home relaunched at Radley Park - Award-winning housebuilder St Modwen Homes is inviting locals to the official relaunch of its eagerly-awaited show home at Radley Park in St. Helens on Saturday 8 December. St Modwen Homes is encouraging those thinking of making a move to come along from 10am to 4pm to meet the sales team while enjoying festive treats and a tour around the stunning new professionally-styled show home, The Lawrence. Located off Lowfield Lane, Radley Park is a stunning collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes to suit all types of buyers. The new Lawrence show home is a three-bedroom, terraced home, priced from £162,995. To secure your place at the highly-anticipated show home launch, please call the sales team on 0330 058 6920.


Special offer this Saturday in Morpeth – Duchy Homes is offering a special deal on its Fulbeck Grange development in Morpeth, Northumberland at a special launch event the company is hosting there this Saturday 8 December. From 10.00am to 4.00pm, house-hunters can visit the new sales and marketing suite and if they reserve a home there, receive an interior design package worth up to £5,000. The WhatHouse? Award-winning housebuilder is offering four five-bedroom detached home types at the exclusive development. Find out more at www.duchyhomes.co.uk/morpeth

Mill conversion development in Halifax unveiled – Mandale Homes has unveiled Martin’s Mill, which has converted a 19th-century, six storey mill overlooking the town centre into 45 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom apartments. The housebuilder has worked with Calderdale Council to retain the character of the development while providing an up-to-date interior design and specification. There are 29 parking spaces for residents. Find out more about Mandale Homes 

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