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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.

Cut the Commute from Your Countryside Home - by Andrew Loveday

As a housebuilder, we understand the importance of local transport connections and how they can be a deciding factor for buyers when searching for their new home. We select strategic locations for our developments, ensuring that residents have access to good transport connections, helping them to maximise their time with family in their new Countryside home.

We have a range of developments across the UK, and each of them are within close proximity to a choice of transport options.

Great Kneighton, Cambridge

Located in Trumpington, just minutes from Cambridge city centre, Great Kneighton supplies residents with excellent transport facilities and connections to get to and from central London as well as the local area.
By road: Great Kneighton is less than five minutes from the M11, which will provide residents with a direct route to the North Circular, Docklands and the City.
By rail: Cambridge train station is less than two miles from the development and offers regular services to London’s Liverpool Street and Kings Cross station.
By bus: For those that work more closely to their home at Great Kneighton, the Council runs a Park and Ride service that stops at five sites around the city. The closest stop to the development is just two minutes away. The Cambridge Guided Bus runs every ten minutes and goes directly through the development, which connects residents to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge city centre, St Ives and Huntingdon.

St Paul’s Square, Bow, London

St Paul’s Square is located in one of the most vibrant parts of East End London, therefore it comes as no surprise that the area is flooded with a variety of travel links, within easy reach! The development is popular with city professionals and its excellent location allows our buyers to have an easy commute, every day, twice a day.
By road: Close to the A11 and A13, residents have easy access to the City and central London as well as the M25 and Essex. The Blackwall Tunnel is a 15-minute drive away which connects the London Borough of Tower Hamlets with the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
By train: Devons Road DLR Station, Mile End Tube Station, Liverpool St Station and Oxford Circus are all a short distance away and present various options for residents to get around central London.
By bus: Within a mile of the development there are ten bus stops offering five different routes around and throughout central London.

Greenwich Millennium Village, Greenwich, London

Also located in London, GMV offers not only the usual transport option but others that residents may never have used before during their commute to work!
By rail: North Greenwich, just 0.9 miles away, offers the Jubilee and DLR lines taking the resident city professionals to Canary Wharf within two minutes and in Stratford in nine minutes!
By ferry: The Thames Clippers service from North Greenwich pier takes commuters as far as Westminster. Weekly, monthly and annual tickets are available to purchase.
By cable car: The new cable car line provides frequent connections to the Royal Docks, also leaving from North Greenwich Pier.

Galton Lock, Smethwick, West Midlands

Galton Lock is a perfect choice of location for modern living, with various options for commuting into the city of Birmingham.
By road: Located 4.2 miles from Birmingham city centre, residents are just a 20-minute drive from the city.
By rail: Within two miles there are a selection of tram and train stations delivering fast and frequent services, including National Rail, into town and the surrounding area.
By bus: The six local bus stations offer six different routes to travel in and around the city.

Transport connections have always been and will continue to remain a high priority when building new developments. We also help to provide funding for the creation or improvement of infrastructure. We have given funding to the new train station at our Chelmsford development, Beaulieu. The existing Chelmsford Station is one of the busiest commuter stations in the Anglia region, so we are pleased that we are contributing towards something that will help make journeys for our residents easier and less congested.

We aim to tick all of the boxes for our residents to ensure that a Countryside home is the perfect home for them! For more information about developments in London and the rest of the UK, be sure to visit the website.

Andrew Loveday,
Group Sales and Marketing Director

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