As data reveals that semi-detached properties are the fastest-selling homes in the UK, Annington, the company responsible for refurbishing former Ministry of Defence homes in Biggin Hill, is helping to meet market demand with the release its latest collection of homes on Mouchotte Close and Keith Park Crescent on Friday 27th October*. The launch comprises six four-bedroom semi-detached houses, alongside one detached four-bedroom home, providing ample space for local families.
Following the success of its previous phase in Biggin Hill, Annington has given these homes a new lease of life, thanks to light refurbishment works throughout, including internal redecoration and new flooring. Residents will also benefit from new electric vehicle charging points, offering a more affordable and sustainable alternative to petrol and diesel-run cars, a feature that has recently been revealed to be a top ten priority for new homebuyers**.
Refurbishing existing buildings is a sustainable approach to housing delivery, and crucially avoids the operational carbon emissions associated with building new, meaning that Annington’s high-quality revival of these homes generates a lower carbon footprint while offering all the modern benefits of a new build. It is no surprise that Annington’s revitalised homes have been popular with a range of buyers, including families and first time buyers looking to take a step up the ladder.
Louise Saunders, Head of Sales and Marketing at Annington, commented: “At Annington we are always looking to bring new life and energy to local communities, and this is the second such opportunity we’ve had in Biggin Hill. Situated on a sought-after and private gated estate, this latest collection of homes is a fantastic opportunity for growing families in the area to buy a home which they can put their own stamp on, and take advantage of the great local schools nearby.”
Ian Beagley, partner at selling agent Ibbett Mosely, said: “Annington’s refurbishment of the homes at Biggin Hill is a great opportunity to move to an exclusive area set back from the town, with open green space literally on its back door. We’ve witnessed a high demand for semi-detached properties in the local market, driven by families looking for more space. We are looking forward to launching this latest collection and are expecting it to be incredibly popular, especially with local buyers and families looking to move just that little bit further south, including those from areas such as Bromley, Hayes and Croydon. These 1940s and 1950s houses are well regarded for their generous floorplans, with spacious living areas and generous bedroom sizes, and offer so many advantages to homebuyers, including a flexible layout, enhanced privacy and strong resale value.”
These homes are ideally located nearby to three Good Ofsted rated schools; Oaklands Primary School, Biggin Hill Primary School and the secondary Charles Darwin School. Close to Biggin Hill Recreation Ground featuring pitches and a skate bowl, as well as the Site of Special Scientific Interest Saltbox Hill, the homes are surrounded by plenty of options to get children outdoors and keep them entertained.
Good bus links to Hayes, Orpington and Bromley allow Central London to be reached in under 30 minutes by train from these stations, with strong road connections including access to the M25 from Orpington for those looking to travel further afield.
Biggin Hill also provides a good choice of local shops including a supermarket, independent butcher and greengrocer and a range of local pubs and restaurants.
For those interested in aviation and military history, the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum is a worthy day out, whilst the former Biggin Hill RAF base played a significant role in defence during the Second World War, with Spitfires often seen taking off from the airfield.
Prices at Biggin Hill start from £605,000 for a four-bedroom semi-detached home. For more information about the homes for sale, please contact the selling agent at www.ibbettmosely.co.uk or call 01959 563265.