FAMILIES come in all shapes and sizes, and Annington’s selection of new three and four-bedroom homes at The Crescent, Carterton, in West Oxfordshire, have been designed to appeal to a wide range of buyers with a variety of house types.
“The houses themselves are very beautiful, with plenty of different designs and layouts, so there are lots of options to suit people’s different needs,” explains Paul Stachura, New Homes Sales Manager at the selling agent Connells. The first 14 homes to be released at the development, which go on sale on 8th November, have more than half a dozen different house types, to create a varied and interesting street scene as well as providing options for different lifestyles.
While the outside appearance and internal layouts of the homes vary widely, there are common factors that make them all equally appealing, says Stachura. “Every one of them has a garage and a parking space which is fantastic – on a lot of new developments parking can be problematic, but here even the two bedroom homes have a garage and parking space. All the houses in the first release also have en- suites.
“The homes are ready to move into, with carpeting, Karndean flooring and Symphony fitted kitchens inside and turf in the garden all included as standard, so there are no hidden costs for extras. In fact, compared to other new homes in the area they are really affordable, especially for people using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme or discounts for the armed forces,” he says.
In total, Annington is building 135 brand new homes on the site of former MOD homes that were linked to RAF Brize Norton. While Annington refurbishes homes where possible, six blocks of apartments that were built in the 1960s of reinforced concrete panels couldn’t be brought up to modern standards, so the decision was taken to demolish them and to recycle the waste as a useful raw material for the new development. In the end, Annington was able to recycle over 90% of the demolition waste, which was crushed, tested and certified as fit for reuse then and turned into construction material for footpaths and minor roads and as a bed for drainage areas.
Approximately 2,500 tonnes of material was reused, and doing the crushing on-site saved a total of 250 journeys with an eight-wheeler lorry, significantly reducing contributions to landfill sites and air pollution. Charlotte Marinos, Senior Project Manager at Annington comments: “At Annington, we are making a conscious effort to greatly reduce demolition materials from going to waste at our construction sites, including The Crescent in Carterton. With steps being taken across the nation within all industries to reduce negative environmental impact, we want to make sure we are at the forefront of this movement.”
The Crescent is a great place for those who want a more eco-friendly lifestyle as it is in walking distance of Carterton town centre. “It’s not a big town, but it has shops and supermarkets and there are lots of local amenities, including schools and plenty of activities for families such as a sports centre and skate park,” says Paul Stachura. The development itself includes a large play area and two additional smaller play spaces, so children will love exploring the varying levels of play equipment, taking them on exciting and imaginary adventures.
“Carterton is on the edge of the Cotswolds,” he adds, “so in 10 minutes you are out in the beautiful countryside, and within striking distance of major towns such as Oxford and Swindon. People really like the location, especially being in walking distance from the town, and there’s a lot of interest in the homes from people who are local and have watched them going up.”
Properties at The Crescent start from £289,950 for a three-bedroom semi-detached house. Homes will be available to view from 8th November, with the marketing suite and show home opening on 15th November. For further information and to register your interest, please call Connells on 01993 847309.