Mrs Christine Bateson, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, observed her final formal engagement at Annington’s The Crescent development, where she, alongside a number of representatives from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council, celebrated the launch of refurbished former Ministry of Defence homes which were surplus to requirements. The visitors were invited for an exclusive viewing of The Crescent, located on Cavalry Crescent, which launched in late April. Once complete, The Crescent will offer 53 two and three-bedroom homes.

The visit, which took place on Tuesday 23rd May, provided an opportunity for the Mayor to meet with senior representatives from Annington and view the newly-repurposed homes which have been completely refurbished and revived. Also in attendance, were local councillors Alison Carpenter, Karen Davies, Amy Tisi, Kashmir Singh and Helen Taylor, alongside the Chief Executive of the Council and representatives from Windsor Lions Club.

The event proved an opportunity to demonstrate Annington’s commitment to sustainably returning homes back to the community, and allowed the visitors to see first-hand the difference that Annington is making with the refurbishment works that are now well underway at these spacious family homes, set on an attractive cul-de-sac in Windsor with rarely-available off-street parking.

Mrs Christine Bateson, Mayor at the time of the event, comments: “It was a really interesting visit looking at houses which have been refurbished to such a high standard, with high standards of sustainability in mind. It shows how it can be done. We hope the people who move into these homes will be happy in the centre of Windsor with all the amenities it has to offer and only a 10 minute walk into town, and as residents of the Royal Borough.”

The visit also offered an opportunity for the Mayor and Councillors to find out more about the sustainable measures in place at The Crescent, where an extraordinary 99.44% of waste has been recycled or recovered, and concluded with the opportunity to tour the show home and the wider new neighbourhood.

David Tudor-Morgan, Chief Operating Officer at Annington, adds: “It was a privilege to welcome representatives from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council to The Crescent to learn about the ongoing works here and discuss the importance of delivering high quality housing in Windsor. By completely refurbishing these properties, which have until now served the extremely important purpose of housing Armed Forces personnel, we believe we have found a sustainable way of reviving and repurposing existing homes. As data reveals that construction is responsible for 15% of all UK carbon emissions come, we are significantly reducing the carbon impact of housing delivery, whilst helping to strengthen what is already a thriving and well-established community.”

The Crescent is located in the heart of Windsor town, within walking distance from the historic royal castle and the aptly-named The Long Walk. Homeowners can enjoy local artisanal pubs and restaurants while exploring Windsor’s bustling high street, while speedy rail links from Windsor’s two train stations offer access to central London in an hour. For trips further afield, Heathrow airport is just a short drive from The Crescent.

Prices at The Crescent start at £465,000 for a two-bedroom home. To find out more and book a viewing of the fully-furnished show home, which is open seven days a week, contact the selling agent Hamptons on 01753 925071 or email thecrescent@hamptons.co.uk.