News in brief from the new homes scene, Week 42 2017

Posted 19 October 2017 by Keith Osborne

We take a look at a range of offers, launches and events taking place at new homes developments located around the UK...

October is a busy month for new homes search, with many buyers looking to secure the home they want by Christmas. We take a look at some of the latest launches, offers and events at developments around the UK…


First phase of Catford regeneration scheme to launch

One of London’s largest developers, L&Q, will soon be unveiling the first phase of new homes for sale at a large regeneration scheme the company is undertaking in Catford, in the south-east of the capital.

Excalibur will bring 143 private sale and 39 Shared Ownership homes, replacing 186 ‘pre-fab’ homes in disrepair on the Excalibur Estate with 371 new homes in all. The project sees L&Q partnering with the London Borough of Lewisham to re-house existing residents who want to stay there with a new collection of buyers.

The first release is a collection of 18 one- and two-bedroom apartments set around communal landscaped grounds, priced from £320,000 and £385,000 respectively. London Help to Buy will be available on all units in this phase, and L&Q is preparing a show home to open later this year.

Lucy Chitty, sales and customer services director at L&Q, says: “This is a historic project involving the much-needed redevelopment of an existing housing estate, and the building of a new community in the heart of south-east London. With starting prices for homes in the first phase considerably lower than London averages, this scheme will undoubtedly be an attractive prospect for potential first time buyers,  who are increasingly priced out of nearby areas such as Lewisham and Forest Hill.”

Find out more at ; 020 3486 2250 (KFH Land and New Homes)


A new range of homes released at Dunfermline site

MeadowlandsNew homes buyers in Dunfermline now have a new selection of homes to choose from, as Taylor Wimpey East Scotland launches Meadowlands, off Aberdour Road in Masterton, to the south-east of the town centre.

The new development offers a mix of three-, four- and five-bedroom property types, with prices currently ranging from £174,500 for the three-bedroom, semi-detached ‘Baxter’ home, up to £300,000 for the five-bedroom detached ‘Wallace’ house.  

Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, says: “For buyers looking to make their move we’ve got an impressive… range of ways to help buyers make their move possible - including our helpful Easymover scheme which offers buyers assistance to sell their existing home. Alternatively, Part Exchange is available on selected homes offering buyers a guaranteed buyer for their existing home. The Scottish government’s Help to Buy scheme is also available on selected homes at this development.”

The development is open from Thursday to Monday, from 11.30am to 5.30pm. 

Find out more about Meadowlands from Taylor Wimpey


First new homes ready to reserve at Milton Keynes development

Barratt Homes has now made the first new homes at its Centurion Place development just four miles from the centre on Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire available to reserve.

Buyers keen to secure the home they want in the Broughton site can now make their reservation, with a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes available to choose from. The current range of four-bedroom houses start at £355,000.

Glenn Copper, sales director at Barratt Homes North Thames, says: “We are delighted to announce that the fantastic new homes at Centurion Place are now on sale following a successful launch. The development is perfectly located with amenities and commuter links nearby alongside stunning countryside on its doorstep. We expect Centurion Place to be extremely popular and urge homebuyers to register their interest soon.”

The development benefits from close countryside and access to the M1 as well as being within easy reach of Milton Keynes’s well-connected railway station.

Find out more about Centurion Place from Barratt Homes


Two show homes now at Sunbury-on-Thames development

ApolloHouse-hunters looking for a well-located home within easy reach of central London now have two show homes to view at Apollo, a gated development in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey.

The new show homes are neighbouring four-bedroom, three-storey properties, just one of the sort of homes on sale at Apollo, including two- and three-bedroom alternatives. The development is just two minutes’ walk from the banks of the River Thames and close to Sunbury Park. Prices start at £465,000, with properties like the new show homes starting at £650,000.

Jeremy Gee, main board director for Fairview, says: “Sunbury is a pretty Thames-side town where residents can enjoy the attractive suburban setting while remaining within easy reach of central London by rail. Our homes at Apollo offer the very best of contemporary open-plan living, and visitors can now see this for themselves when they visit our new show homes.”

The new show homes are open from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily.

Find out more about some of Fairview’s current developments


A pair of show homes at the launch of Essex development

CALA Homes has marked the opening of its Wicken Lea development in Newport, Essex with two show homes for visitors of the site to explore first-hand.

Two new show homes are ‘The Nessvale’, a spacious four-bedroom detached house and ‘The Solville’, a luxury five-bedroom detached family home. Both homes are situated overlooking a pond with views across the open countryside. The development will also bring three-bedroom homes to the market.

Chris Roads, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes, says: “Wicken Lea is an exciting new development that offers much needed new homes with great local amenities and strong transport links on the doorstep. These homes are in an idyllic setting within a vibrant community with a bustling village culture and green surroundings. The mix of homes has been designed specifically to meet the local needs of the area and are ideal for families looking for quality specification and modern living in a beautiful rural location.”

The range of terrace, semi-detached and detached homes at the site currently starts at £459,950, which alre also available through the Help to Buy scheme that only requires a 5% deposit to be paid. CALA also offers its own 100% Part Exchange service.

Find out more about Wicken Lea from CALA Homes


New homes in Cwmbran to open this weekend

Oakfield GrangeLovell is set to open its Oakfield Grange development in Cwmbran on Saturday 21 October, giving local house-hunters their first chance to take a personal look at the new collection of two- to four-bedroom homes being built there.

On Saturday and Sunday, the development will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm and have a range of two- and three-bedroom units to see, which are expected to attract attention from all sorts of buyers, from first-timers to downsizers and upgrading families.

“There really is something for everyone at Oakfield Grange,” says Lovell regional sales manager Julie Bowen. “Being perfectly positioned for the M4, you can reach towns and cities across South Wales as well as travel to Bristol and south-west England. But if you need a break from urban life, there’s plenty of green space on your doorstep or you can easily escape into the beautiful South Wales countryside.”

Many homes here can be purchased through the Help to Buy Wales scheme.

Find out more about the new homes for sale from Lovell


New batch of affordable homes for sale in Eastleigh

Aster, Bovis Homes, Bloor Homes and Linden Homes, are working on a new development in Eastleigh, Hampshire, with Aster and Linden’s joint venture company, Boorley Green Land, building 140 of its 448 new homes available for Shared Ownership and affordable or social rent.

Amanda Williams, group development director at Aster Group, says: “The Boorley Green development is an ambitious project that will bring much needed homes to Eastleigh – with a significant proportion of these allocated as affordable housing. The housing crisis is a huge challenge up and down the country. Partnerships like our joint venture with Linden Homes are a great way of allowing us to build more homes at a quicker rate.”

Philip Chapman, Linden Homes South managing director, adds: "Together we will be delivering much-needed affordable and private homes resulting in the creation of a new community and supporting facilities including a primary school, shops and community centre.”


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