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OCTOBER 2017

OAKLANDS HAMLET MEETS DEMAND IN FAMILY HOMES HOTSPOT

31/10/2017

eMoov’s latest National Hotspots Index has revealed the areas in the UK experiencing the highest property demand from home hunters.

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STRONG GROWTH SEES COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIPS SOUTH EVOLVE

30/10/2017

Countryside, one of the UK’s leading home builders specialising in placemaking and urban regeneration, has seen another year of significant growth within its Partnerships South team and made organisational changes in preparation for further expansion.

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COUNTRYSIDE AND LONDON BOROUGH OF BROMLEY COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR CHURCHILL QUARTER

26/10/2017

Following its selection as the London Borough of Bromley’s preferred development partner earlier this year, Countryside is delighted to announce that a development agreement has been completed between the two parties.

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JUMP ON SHORE AT THE DOCKS, ST MARY’S ISLAND

25/10/2017

Award winning home builder Countryside has recently launched its latest collection of homes on St Mary’s Island in Chatham, Kent. The Docks at Azure is the final phase of homes to be built on Britain’s first strategically planned island, which marks the end of this 20-year development.

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RESIDENTS MOVE INTO FIRST AFFORDABLE HOMES AT ATELIER DEVELOPMENT IN HARLOW

23/10/2017

The first affordable homes for rent completed at the Atelier development in Harlow, Essex have been handed over to residents.

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New Homes blog

MUCH MORE THAN A HOMEBUILDER - BY ANDREW CARRINGTON

20/10/2017

At Countryside, we do more than build homes. Whilst we pride ourselves on our credentials as a leading homebuilder, we are also proud to be a ‘placemaker’.

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COUNTRYSIDE RAISES OVER £55,000 FOR KENT AIR AMBULANCE

18/10/2017

Award-winning home builder Countryside recently hosted a charity ball in aid of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, at Hever Castle in Kent. 406 guests attended the event on the 12th of October, raising in excess of £55,000 so far.

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FIRST HOME FOR CHATHAM BUYERS THANKS TO BANK OF MUM AND DAD

18/10/2017

Research from Legal & General revealed that 62% of under 35s received support to purchase their home . With a little help from their parents, first time buyers, Natasha Housman (25), and boyfriend Nick Hooper (26) secured a two-bedroom apartment at Horsted Park in Chatham, Kent and also took advantage of Countryside’s Bank of Mum and Dad scheme.

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EARLY BIRDS IN STOCKPORT SNAP UP NEW BRINNINGTON HOMES

18/10/2017

Savvy Stockport home buyers have already snapped up 30% of the new three-bedroom homes at Countryside’s upcoming Blackberry Vale development in Brinnington, Stockport. Prices start from £159,950.

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SOUTH OXHEY APPRENTICES BEGIN LAYING FOUNDATIONS FOR THEIR FUTURE

16/10/2017

Countryside, a leading UK home builder specialising in place making and urban regeneration, together with their partner Home Group and Three Rivers District Council have launched an apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Joe Brennan Training (JBT) at their £172 million redevelopment in South Oxhey, Hertfordshire.

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New Homes blog

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A COUNTRYSIDE GRADUATE - BY LIAM D’UNIENVILLE

13/10/2017

We are proud to offer an annual Graduate Scheme which commences every September and continues over a two-year period.

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MOVE IN FOR THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT GMV

13/10/2017

With Christmas fast approaching, house-hunters still have the opportunity to purchase their dream home at Greenwich Millennium Village, SE10, a joint venture between Countryside and Taylor Wimpey, with the backing of the Mayor of London.

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BILL DING VISITS ST MARY’S ISLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

13/10/2017

With UK Construction Week beginning on the 9th October, award-winning home builder, Countryside, arranged for their company mascot ‘Bill Ding’ to visit St Mary’s Island Primary School, near the site of its development. On Thursday 5th October, an assembly was held to educate pupils about staying safe in and around construction sites, as Countryside is in the process of completing the latest phase of homes at its Azure development on St Mary’s Island.

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NEW NLA INSIGHT STUDY PUBLISHED: LONDON’S TOWNS

13/10/2017

The New London Architecture (NLA) research, championed by Countryside, examines the evolution of London and its towns, and explores London’s potential future as a truly polycentric city.

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HUYTON SCHOOLCHILDREN GET A LESSON IN HEALTH AND SAFETY

13/10/2017

Huyton pupils were given an important lesson in health and safety by homebuilder Countryside, who paid a visit to Roby Park Primary School last week as part of its ongoing community safety initiative.

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OPEN PLAN LIVING A ‘MUST-HAVE’ FOR HOUSE HUNTERS

11/10/2017

Bright, open-plan living is a top priority for UK house hunters, as recent statistics show that buyers are looking for homes that offer modern, family-friendly layouts.

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COUNTRYSIDE DELIVERS LESSON IN CONSTRUCTION TO LOCAL STUDENTS

11/10/2017

As part of UK Construction Week 2017, two groups of Year 10 students from The Gilberd School in Colchester enjoyed an interactive talk about the construction industry from Countryside during their Resistant Materials GCSE lessons on Monday 9th October.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT AT CAMBRIDGE SHOW HOME

11/10/2017

When choosing a new home, the interior styling of a property is a major deciding factor for many buyers, according to a new survey. Knowing the importance of first impressions, homebuilder Countryside worked with interior design specialists, DAPA Interiors, to ensure the Windham, an exceptional show home at Countryside’s Abode development in Great Kneighton, Cambridge, really had the wow factor.

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REVAMPED ESTATE A ‘HOTSPOT’ FOR LIVERPOOL HOUSE HUNTERS

11/10/2017

A rejuvenated Norris Green estate has become a ‘hotspot’ for Liverpool’s first time buyers, as young house hunters snap up new homes at The Avenue, NGV Liverpool.

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SPECTACULAR SPACES FOR CRADLEY HEATH FAMILIES

11/10/2017

Finding the perfect home to suit every family member can be difficult, especially with large age-gaps between children and their resulting needs and interests. However, thanks to Countryside’s Spectacular Homes initiative, finding the ideal family home has never been easier.

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NEW SHOW HOMES UNVEILED IN BRINNINGTON

11/10/2017

A stylish new show village has been unveiled at Countryside’s highly anticipated Blackberry Vale development in Brinnington, where 10% of the properties have already been snapped up by local buyers.

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COUNTRYSIDE BUILDS FRIENDSHIPS AT HEYFIELDS

11/10/2017

One in five houses in Britain are semi-detached*, meaning that 20% of UK house owners share walls, a garden, or even a driveway with their neighbour.

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New Homes blog

CUT THE COMMUTE FROM YOUR COUNTRYSIDE HOME - BY ANDREW LOVEDAY

09/10/2017

The daily commute to work can have a huge impact on quality of life, with new research revealing that the average Brit loses 16 days a year commuting to and from work, leaving two-thirds of workers willing to relocate to make their commute shorter.

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CELEBRATION AS GMV REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

06/10/2017

Greenwich Millennium Village, a joint venture between Countryside and Taylor Wimpey supported by the Mayor of London, has hit an important construction milestone, reaching its highest point on the Latimer Apartments, part of the latest phase, consisting of houses and apartments.

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COUNTRYSIDE SELECTED TO DELIVER £40M REGENERATION SCHEME IN HOXTON

04/10/2017

Countryside, one of the UK’s leading home builders specialising in placemaking and urban regeneration, can confirm today that a development agreement has been signed with Hackney Council to develop new homes for social renting, shared ownership, and outright sale at St Leonard’s Court in Hoxton.

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HOUSE-HUNTERS IN AWE OF AURA SHOWHOME

03/10/2017

A striking new home, The Rossellino, has been unveiled by Countryside at Great Kneighton, in Cambridge. Ideal for those searching for a property to impress, the new show home is part of the Villas collection at Aura, and has been designed to include striking contemporary features and an outstanding level of attention to detail.

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COUPLE GET A HELPING HAND TO GET ON THE ESSEX PROPERTY LADDER

16/03/2017

Proving extremely successful since launching in 2013, Help to Buy continues to benefit home buyers, with over 220,000 households having bought their first home thanks to the scheme.

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