Bulldozers move out as housing developments completed
12 July 2016
Bulldozers have been removed at two housing developments in Romford which have been completed after years of building work.
Almost 500 new homes have been built across two Persimmon Homes Essex sites in the town.
Neave Place in Noak Hill Road was launched in 2012 and was built in two phases, made up of 249 properties in total. The Drive in Gooshays Drive, meanwhile, was launched in 2014 and is made up of 242 units.
With building work now complete, the Persimmon flags have been removed and the builders have packed up their tools.
Kim Oates, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Essex, said: “Everyone in the team always feels a real sense of achievement when a development is completed and the houses have been sold. So much time and effort goes into developments of this size, right from acquiring the land to drawing up the plans, consulting with the community, building the properties and then finally selling them. These are two fantastic developments that we can be proud of. We’ve created in the region of 500 stunning houses in a highly-desirable area. We hope that those who have bought at either Neave Place or The Drive have many happy years in their new homes.”
Kim said that both developments had seen a wide range of buyers, including first-timers, City workers and up-sizing families. More recently, some customers have taken advantage of the Government’s Help to Buy – London scheme. Under the initiative, those buying a new build may only need a five per cent deposit while the Government comes forward with a 40 per cent equity loan, leaving a 55 per cent mortgage.
Kim added: “Help to Buy – London is an enhanced version of Help to Buy. Already it has opened up the possibility of home ownership to a new group of people, which is fantastic.”
Persimmon Homes Essex has built up a strong track record with a string of successful schemes right across the county. There are currently houses for sale in Frinton-on-Sea, East Tilbury, Aveley, South Ockendon, Little Dunmow and new developments on the way in Hockley and Harlow.