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Space to grow at Sancroft Square

24 June 2012

Persimmon Homes Anglia has transformed an old factory site into a popular new development

A housing development with a focus on energy efficiency and space to grow is proving popular with buyers on the Norfolk/Suffolk border – and has breathed new life into a formerly derelict site.

Persimmon Homes has transformed an old factory site in Harleston into Sancroft Square, an environmentally-friendly housing development designed to conserve energy and save money for its occupants.

Alison Page, sales manager for Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: “We pride ourselves on building homes for the future, and at Sancroft Square we have achieved that with properties incorporating energy efficient systems, high levels of insulation or even solar panels, to ensure savings on bills and helping the environment.

“Conservation and regeneration are high on our agenda. This particular site was previously derelict, the location of an old factory. The Persimmon architects and planners have transformed it into a superb community of well-designed new homes.

“The properties are set in slightly larger than usual plots, giving everyone a little more space to grow. It has also been carefully landscaped to meet the needs of the residents and to encourage and nurture local wildlife.

“So far, the development has received a very positive response, with 26 homes already occupied or reserved and a lot of interest in the remaining 27.”

Sancroft Square, at the edge of the historic town of Harleston, is conveniently located for good transport links to Diss, Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and the coast.

Surrounded by open countryside, the development includes three and four bedroom homes.

Alison added: “We currently have some great deals with the FirstBuy scheme, which is helping those looking to take their first step on the property ladder.”

FirstBuy is the government equity loan scheme which aims to help first time buyers with smaller mortgage deposits. Persimmon has been awarded the largest FirstBuy allocation of any housebuilder, meaning the company has a wide choice available to buyers at several of its locations.

At Sancroft Square, a three bedroom ‘Masefield’ end-terrace home with an integrated oven and hob in the dining kitchen and fitted wardrobes in the master bedroom is currently on offer for just £131,960 through First Buy. There is also a four bedroom detached ‘Gatcombe’ available at the FirstBuy price of £159,960*. This property includes well designed accommodation, including a living room with patio doors to the gardens, utility room, and master bedroom with wardrobes and an en suite bathroom.

Alison said: “We have lots of other deals available for people looking to get moving in 2012, such as attractive part exchange schemes, so please call our development on 08444 903 476 for more details.”

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