News in Brief from The New Homes Scene, Week 13 2018

Posted 29 March 2018 by Keith Osborne

We take a look at the latest launches, events and special offers across the country to appeal to anyone looking for a brand new home...

Easter is upon us, a long weekend that will be a boon to house-hunters across the country. We have already listed a number of sites that will be open over the weekend, but here’s another summary of current launches, events and offers on a range of new homes developments.


Launch of new homes in Hounslow

This week sees the launch of a brand new development in Hounslow, west London, where Mizen Group, in partnership with Goldcrest Land, will be unveiling a new collection of 34 apartments at a development called Dominion Court.

In a regeneration area attracting many young professionals and families, known as High Street Quarter, there is a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments priced from £295,000. Set for completion this summer, these open-plan homes are spread over four floors and all have a private terrace or balcony. Help to Buy London will be available here, requiring a 5% deposit and providing a 40% equity loan, meaning buyers only need to find a mortgage for 55% of the purchase price.

Barry Tansey, CEO of the Mizen Group, says: “Now is the time to buy a home in Hounslow, with this radical regeneration plan underway which will make the area one of West London’s most vibrant and exciting places to live. Dominion Court offers young professionals and families the opportunity to buy into the area early on in its regeneration at reasonable prices and benefit as the neighbourhood is transformed over the course of the next three years.”

Dominion Court is only a five-minute walk from Hounslow’s Piccadilly Line tube station and a little over a mile from the River Thames. Hounslow’s shops and restaurants are within easy reach, as are nearby Richmond and Twickenham.

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Show homes opens this Saturday in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

GreysfieldThis Saturday 31 March sees the opening of a new show home at the Greysfield development at Backworth Park, on the north-western outskirts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, one of the latest projects by housebuilder Cussins.

Would-be buyers are invited to a champagne reception at the new show home, where they will be able to take a first look at the development’s first completed property. It is a five-bedroom, double-fronted ‘Violet’ house type with an interior scheme created by award-winning North East interior designer Graeme Fuller, and is part of a range of four- and five-bedroom homes at the development, priced from £315,950 and £394,950 respectively.

Cussins sales manager Julia Burnett says: “The Greysfield development has been selling quickly because of the spacious homes and superb location and I’m convinced that when would-be buyers have seen our stunning new Violet show home, we’ll be reporting yet more sales, so I urge families to pop along quickly.” Interiors expect Fuller adds: “I love working on Cussins homes. They are all created with clever use of space and light and all are expertly built to the highest of standards.”

Greysfield is located seven miles from the centre of Newcastle, next to Backworth Golf Club and four miles west of Whitley Bay. Backworth also has its own share of shops and amenities.

Find out more about Greysfield from Cussins

New conversion homes now for sale in Hackney

Five new apartments are now available at a conversion development in one of the oldest garden squares in Hackney, in the East End of London, where purchasers may use the Help to Buy London scheme to acquire their ideal home.

No 15 Clapton Square is a project by NestEast and has seen a Grade II listed property fully restored Grade II listed property built in 1816, where there are three one-bedroom apartments from just £395,000. Above the Help to Buy threshold are two three-bedroom apartments, one of which is a duplex, starting at £695,000. The building has retained original features such as leaded fan lights above doors, pilasters, sash windows, six-panelled doors, columns, porches, ornamental cast-iron balconies and original extra-high Georgian skirting boards.

Zuzie Poskitt, managing director at NestEast says: “We offer homes which are innovative and complement a building’s history, yet also offer a modern, unique finish which is seldom seen. It is very rare to offer new homes in an historic building which also has Help to Buy available, and we think this will enhance the desirability for first time buyers looking to live in this trendy London district.”

Fashionable Hackney is blessed with a host of green spaces as well as markets, independent shops, bars and restaurants, with Hackney Central Overground station seven minutes’  walk from Clapton Square.

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Off-plan sales mark success of Edinburgh development

VisionCruden Homes is reporting “brisk” sales at its Vision development in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, where it has already seen 20 units reserved off-plan since its launch just a few weeks ago.

The company recently opened a new on-site sales and marketing suite, to give house-hunters the chance to see plans for all the new homes in detail and ask questions direct to the Cruden team. Vision is the third project this housebuiler has undertaken at Craigmillar, in the south-east suburbs of the Scottish capital and it offers two- and three-bedroom villas and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Prices start at £125,000, and Help to Buy Scotland is available on some plots.

Sales and marketing director, Hazel Davies, says: “Sales up until last weekend have been handled by our selling agents off site, so it was great to see our new sales and marketing suite finally open at the development. The new facility made an immediate impact on buyers, with eight reservations taken over the weekend, even though there are no properties to view as yet.”

Vision is well connected to the coast, Holyrood Park, several schools and local golf courses and is located around 15 minutes from the city centre.

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Show home to open at Surrey Hills development in April

Vickery New Homes, on behalf of housebuilder Aquinna, has announced that a new show show will be opening in April at Tongham Grange, a development of just nine new homes close to the village centre of Tongham, Surrey.

The development offers a mix of semi-detached, link-detached and detached properties in individual designs and a luxury specification which includes underfloor heating, Cimstone kitchen worksurfaces, Siemens integrated appliances and Villeroy & Boch bathrooms. This new show home will be open to viewings by appointment from 11.00am to 4.00pm, Friday to Sunday. The Help to Buy scheme is available.

Scott Molloy, land and new homes director at Vickery, says: “Tongham has a lovely relaxed village atmosphere with two public houses serving fine ales from The Hogs Back Brewery, Surrey’s largest independent brewery is based in Tongham. It also offers easy access for commuters, as well as plenty of green spaces in the beautiful Surrey Hills for those that like the outdoors, making it an increasingly sought-after area with young professionals and families. We are proud to be marketing another outstanding development from Aquinna Homes and look forward to the launch of the stunning show home in April.”

Close to Aldershot and Farnha, and only eight miles west of Guildford, Tongham is well connected to a range of shops, schools, leisure facilities and transport connections


A few new homes remain for sale at Uxbridge site

Southside Close​Annington’s collection of new homes for sale in Uxbridge, in the London Borough of Hillingdon are likely to appeal to families looking for a ‘smart’ move and there are only a few properties re.

The three- and four-bedroom homes at Southside Close have been designed with a high level of specification, with underfloor heating to the ground floor and an air source heat pump system. There is also a lot of modern technology, including Gigabit Ethernet and CAT 6 data points. Each of these open-plan homes also comes with allocated parking, charging points for electric cars and lockable cycle storage. The remaining four-bedroom homes at Southside Close are priced at £725,000.

Sally Parsons, property director at Annington, says: “As families grow their accommodation requirements change. At Southside Close we’ve designed homes that will suit your family, whatever phase it’s in. Whether you need a guest room where helpful grandparents can stay to help with childcare during school holidays, or a more private space for a young adult or recent graduate who wants some independence.”

Southside Close is within walking distance of Uxbridge station and just a couple of miles from the nearest Crossrail station at West Drayton. It is also close to the A40, M25 and M40, with Heathrow Airport under six miles away.

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Part Exchange available with CALA in Chichester

Award-winning housebuilder CALA Homes is offering Part Exchange to help house-hunters looking to upgrade to one of the four- and five-bedroom detached homes at its Shopwyke Lakes development, located in Chichester, West Sussex. 

Ready to move into straightaway, these homes can now be acquired by trading in an existing property, eliminating the ‘property chain’ and also the need to pay estate agent’s fees. Among the current selection is the Home of the Month, the ‘Chichester Oatfield’ house on Plot 109. This is a three-storey four-/five-bedroom detached property with a garage, priced at £575,000 and offering an open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, separate dining room, large sitting room, four main bedroom, bathroom and two en suites and a study can be used as an fifth bedroom. Prices on available homes range from £525,000 to £725,000.

Nicki Dennis, CALA’s regional sales and marketing director, explains: “There’s nothing more frustrating than finding your dream home and then missing out because you still have a property to sell or your sale falls through due to issues further up the chain. With Part Exchange, CALA effectively acts as a cash buyer giving purchasers complete peace of mind that the whole process will be simple and straightforward.”

This development occupies a picturesque location just a mile from the city centre, with plenty of green open spaces, footpaths and established lakes and waterways, as well as a host of leisure facilities, shops and amenities. The range of excellent schools and colleges in and around Chichester is also a big draw for family buyers.

Find out more about Shopwyke Lakes from CALA Homes


Help to Buy London now available at Deptford development

Deptford FoundryDeveloper Anthology has introduced the government-backed Help to Buy London purchase assistance scheme in the latest phase at Deptford Foundry, located on Arklow Road in the London Borough of Lewisham.

There are 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments in Casting House, which have been exclusively set aside for the scheme giving prospective house-hunters the ability to secure a home in Zone 2 with only a 5% deposit. The official launch of these homes is on Saturday 7 April.

Ben Allen, project director for Anthology at Deptford Foundry, says: “Our homes at Deptford Foundry have proved immensely popular with a variety of buyers. We are excited to be offering Help to Buy to enable buyers who may not otherwise have thought they could own their own home, in such a well-connected and thriving neighbourhood, to step on to the property ladder. We decided at an early stage of the development to make the homes within Casting House exclusively available for buyers wishing to use the Help to Buy scheme. This provides a fantastic opportunity for buyers to secure a home in London without the need of a large deposit.”

As well as its proximity to the centre of the capital, and its mix of heritage and major regeneration, Deptford is well connected by rail and bus, and has seen the introduction of night time Overground services to New Cross Gate.

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Two new show homes unveiled at Congleton site

David Wilson Homes has opened two new show homes at its Black Firs Park development in Congleton, Cheshire, where it is currently offering a range of three-, four- and five bedroom homes.

The ‘Holden’ and ‘Winstone’ house types have been fully decorated for visitors to the site to enjoy, and to see for themselves the layout and specification of the properties – as well as picking up the latest interiors trends from the professionally fitted homes. The development offers a range of house types currently priced from £167,995.

Steve Jackson, operations director at David Wilson Homes North West, says: “Our new show homes are a great opportunity to see how your home could take shape at Black Firs Park. The ‘Holden’ and the ‘Winstone’ style homes are a blank canvas designed to inspire potential homebuyers and allow them to look around the rooms and get an idea of the space and layout of some of the properties that are on offer at this brand new development.”

With a rural setting, yet well connected to Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester, Chester and the Peak District, the range of house tyopes are likely to appeal to many budgets and requirements. The on-site sales and information centre is open on Monday, from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, and Thursday to Sunday, from 10.00am to 5.30pm.

Find out more about all David Wilson Homes developments


Help to Buy event in Anerley this weekend

VenueHouse-hunters in south London can find out more about the Help to Buy scheme in Anerley on Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April as Fairview New Homes hosts a buyer event at its Venue development.

A collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, off William Booth Road in the London Borough of Bromley, Venue has prices starting at £349,000, putting them within the threshold of the popular purchase assistance scheme. The apartments at Venue have been designed with spacious open-plan layouts, contemporary gloss white kitchens, integrated appliances, and secure allocated parking.

Jeremy Gee, main board director for Fairview, says: “Since our launch in February, Venue has proven to be a popular choice for buyers looking for a new home which is contemporary, spacious and well-located. Our one and two-bedroom apartments include the added bonus of a parking space, which has proven appealing to many first-time buyers. Our three-bedroom apartments have attracted a lot of interest from families and expectant parents. I’d encourage homebuyers to visit us this weekend to find out how Help to Buy could help them to make their move to Venue.”

Venue is just a mile from the restaurants, bars and independent shops of Crystal Palace Triangle and served by Overground services from nearby Anerley station. Call 020 3918 2660 to book an appointment at the Help to Buy event.

Find out more about developments from Fairview New Homes


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