Annington is renovating and rejuvenating 70 former-MoD homes at Worthing Fields, with the initial phase of 13 two and three-bedroom homes expected to be available to purchase from 5th July 2024.

Annington has breathed new life into these properties, which were once tired and at risk of being overlooked. With a focus on fostering a smarter community, each home has benefitted from a light refurbishment, which has elevated them to an EPC C rating. Other upgrades include the integration of fitted solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, enhanced loft insulation, and freshly decorated interiors.

Louise Saunders, Annington’s Head of Sales and Marketing commented: "We are focused on reviving the existing housing supply to offer homes for local families and first-time homebuyers - all while avoiding the construction of new homes or encroaching on precious green spaces."

Bradley Culmer, Branch Manager of William H Brown, who will be selling the homes, added: “The east of England continues to attract homebuyers seeking a more relaxed pace of life, without compromising on the convenience of modern living. Swanton Morley is no exception: it is a pretty village, set on the edge of the Wensum River and surrounded by a patchwork of countryside. The village itself is home to a friendly community characterised by a deep sense of local pride, bolstered by its longstanding connection to the Armed Forces. Annington’s plan to bring the homes back to life at Worthing Fields will preserve Swanton Morley’s unique heritage, focusing on sustainable growth and development within an existing thriving community.”

Residents in Swanton Morley will find the village amenities at their fingertips, such as a primary school and doctor’s surgery, alongside a convenience store, butchers, delicatessen, two country pubs, a village green, a 14th century church and three commons.

Those who enjoy outdoor activities can easily reach the Broads and coast within an hour's drive. Furthermore, the market town of Dereham is only three miles away, offering regular farmer's markets, a shopping centre, and a selection of independent restaurants and cafés. Within a 30-minute drive, visitors can explore Norwich, known for its historic landmarks and independent shopping scene.

Louise Saunders concluded that: “We are proud to transform the existing homes at Worthing Fields and their surroundings into an appealing and desirable place to live. The development is being carried out with the goal of establishing a new community in Swanton Morley through the reintegration regeneration of these homes. The initial release of homes is expected to attract a wide range of buyers including those looking to get on the property ladder and families. and those looking to downsize.”

The development is close to several transport links, including a bus offering regular services to Dereham and Norwich. By car, residents are near the A47, which connects with Peterborough, Norwich and King’s Lynn, as well as London via the A11. Norwich train station provides services to London Liverpool Street in under 2 hours.

Prices for the homes are expected to start from £170,000. For more information about Worthing Fields, visit www.worthingfields.co.uk, or contact the selling agent William H Brown on 01362 692238 or worthingfields@williamhbrown.co.uk.