Astrop Grange

Astrop Grange

Astrop Grange is a new venture for Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) as it provides shared ownership housing specifically for those over 55 and gives residents the option of downsizing in order to meet their retirement needs.  

Working with various organisations to promote and explain the ‘concept’ of shared ownership and the equity release that this scheme can give residents GUHG has also provided a part exchange option and our Independent Financial Advisors have tailored a bespoke service to potential buyers that not only looks into housing costs but also factors in ongoing retirement income requirements. To help residents make the move, GUHG also offered to pay £750 towards legal fees on completion.

Homebuyers invited to Eagle-y awaited show home launch with birds of prey show

Eagles Rest

David Wilson Homes South Midlands is inviting Buckinghamshire house hunters and Milton Keynes residents to its Eagles Rest development this weekend, where a special Birds of Prey show will be taking place to mark the opening of three brand new show homes.

On Saturday 26th May, an extensive range of feathered friends will be welcoming visitors to the Fen Street development from 1pm during a static and flying display that is not to be missed.

This exclusive event is to celebrate the leading developer opening the doors to three of its new show homes at Eagles Rest, providing keen homebuyers with an opportunity to view the desirable properties.

Phase two launched at Kenton Lane Farm, Harrow

Kenton Lane Farm

Following the success of phase one at Kenton Lane Farm in Kenton, Harrow, Clearview Homes has just released a further selection of three and four bedroom homes to the market. 

Kenton Lane Farm is an exclusive collection of 26, three and four bedroom family homes and five tastefully converted farmhouses and former dairy properties set less than three miles from Harrow town centre. 

Shelley West, Sales and Marketing Director for Clearview Homes comments:

Beechwood Barca score sponsorship with leading housebuilder

Our Space Your Place

Leading home-builder David Wilson Homes North West has supported the Beechwood Barca Under 7s by sponsoring their new kit and buying new goals through its Our Space Your Place community initiative.

The scheme aims to support community projects and local charities throughout the North West.

The Under 7s are part of Beechwood JFC, a club which has FA Chartered Standard status and is one of the oldest junior football clubs in Runcorn, having existed for over 30 years. 

This is the first season for Beechwood Barca and the boys have been improving week by week whilst playing in the Warrington League. All of the young players are encouraged by their coaches to develop their skills as well as being good representatives for the club.

Budding archer shoots and scores sponsorship in Nuneaton

Long Shoot

Local housebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes, who are developing the new The Long Shoot, have sponsored a local Archer in Nuneaton who is aiming to take part in the 2024 Olympics.

Hannah Rowley, 14, has been given £1,000 towards her training and is currently on the Archery GB World class performance pathway.

She lives close to the housebuilders’ new development The Long Shoot in the town and is currently competing for local and national titles.

Paul Rowley, Hannah’s dad, said: 

Leading homebuilder names road at scholar’s place after Alsager family

Charles Bennion

Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West has honoured a local Alsager family, by naming a street at its Scholar’s Place development, Charles Bennion Road after the farmer who used to own the land.

The Bennion family formerly farmed the land that the development is now built on, before it was the subject of a compulsory purchase order in 1940.

Charles Bennion was the owner of the land prior to World War II and his Grandson Charles Bennion has fond memories of playing on the land as a young child, which has become poignant in recent years as he now suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Help to Buy makes the difference for first time buyers in Bristol

New Homes Week

As New Homes Week gets underway (May 14-18) latest government figures reveal that more than 2,700 homebuyers in the Bristol area have used Help to Buy to purchase their new home.

The figures reveal that 2,736 people in Bristol and North East Somerset, the City of Bristol and South Gloucestershire have used the scheme since it was launched in April 2013.

Help to Buy has been particularly vital to help first time buyers onto the property ladder with this sector accounting for 81 per cent of sales.

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for five star housebuilder Barratt Homes, said the scheme has been a real game changer. 

Heathcote pupils learn about hedgehogs with habitat donation from David Wilson Homes

Hedgehog Awareness Week

David Wilson Homes has celebrated Hedgehog Awareness Week (30th April-6th May) by donating two hedgehog homes to a local primary school in Heathcote next to its Poets Meadow development.

Heathcote Primary School has welcomed the donation of the Hogilos as part of the awareness week as its ‘Heathcote Hedghogs’ class is currently learning about the little critters and will be able to find out more about them with their new hedgehog homes.

The Hogilos will be put in the play area of the school and keep the little creatures safe from any prickly situations. The habitats are recommended by experts to provide a sturdy and waterproof home for hedgehogs seeking shelter.

Help to Buy proving a real hit at Oak Point, Hillingdon

Help to Buy scheme

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme is proving a real hit with first time buyers in Hillingdon wanting to get on the property ladder at Clearview Homes’ latest development, Oak Point. So far over a third of the development has been reserved off plan using the scheme.

Oak Point consists of just 26, one and two-bedroom spacious apartments, in a stylish contemporary building with all properties having outside space in the form of a private terrace, balcony or private garden. Set in the residential area of Sutton Court Road, the development also benefits from established local services and amenities and good commuter links, with Hillingdon station just over a mile away with connections to Metropolitan and Piccadilly underground lines.

Busy Brits multitask at bath time

Multi-tasking Brits

Multi-tasking Brits are combining their hobbies and pastimes with their daily bathroom visit, according to new research.

A survey of 1,051 UK adults carried out by interiors etailer,, revealed that we are Multi-tasking Brits and that 62% of Brits combine bathtime with their favorite hobbies.

More than half (53%) of Brits listen to music whilst spending time in the bathroom, showering, bathing or pampering. Multi-tasking Brits

The research found that 42% of Brits catch up on their favourite box sets, stream videos and movies whilst taking a dip.