Fresh perspective for Bromford Homes buyers
Published by David Faers for Bromford Group in Housing and also in Communities
St Marks View house
THINGS are looking up for homebuyers with the launch of St Mark's View, a new Bromford Homes development in Cheltenham.
The name is inspired partly by the picturesque parish church and partly by the playing field and hills that can be seen from parts of the former factory site where demolition and building work have just started.
With the attractive view that homebuyers will be able to enjoy from the north-facing corner of St Mark's View, off Tennyson Road, also comes a fresh way of looking at what homebuyers can expect from a house builder.
That's the promise from Bromford Homes Sales and Marketing Director Bev Hall to anyone who buys a high-quality house.
"We've got great homes to sell at great prices. They're being built to the highest quality by our award-winning in-house construction team and include many features as standard that would come as extras elsewhere," said Bev.
"The big difference is that you − the customer − decide the way you want to buy. That could be outright sale or HomeBuy shared ownership, where you part buy and part rent.
"This is possible because we control everything from start to finish. We build the homes. We control the design and the layout. And we marry up the right homes with the right buyers at the right deals to suit their individual finances.
"When you buy one of our Bromford homes, you're buying into nearly 50 years of housing sector heritage. You're also buying into a way of life because it's our mission to create homes where people really want to stay. This is so important to us that we've enshrined it in our customer charter."
Bromford's in-house construction team has already made a start on demolishing the former Spirax Sarco works and it's hoped that the first homes will be finished by early next year.
Of the 21 homes earmarked for outright sale, prices are expected to start from £160,000 for a two-bed house, with three-bed houses expected to start from £205,000 and four-bed detached homes expected to start from £265,000. Actual prices should be released by mid October.
Five more homes will be sold under the Bromford HomeBuy shared ownership scheme. This enables first-time buyers and other people who cannot afford to buy on the open market to purchase between 25 per cent and 75 per cent of their home while paying subsidised rent on the remaining share.
"St Mark's View will appeal to a wide range of buyers and not only people who would normally be looking at properties in the St Mark's area," said Bev.
"You're in an established, popular suburb of Cheltenham that's within easy reach of the town centre and all of the amenities like shops and the station. And yet when you stand in the playing fields and look out towards the hills you really get the sense of wide open space.
"We believe these homes will also appeal to a wider range of buyers across Cheltenham − people who want great quality at a great price and who will appreciate our fresh perspective as well as those great views."
Pluses for would-be buyers include a range of local family-friendly features such as the highly-regarded Pates Grammar School and Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form College - all of them within easy distance - as well as local shops. Cheltenham Spa railway station is only ten minutes walk away − ideal for commuters - and junction 11 of the M5 is just two miles.