The feel good factor at Graylingwell Park
Graylingwell Park in Chichester is proving it has the feel good factor with around 20 people in the medical profession having already chosen to set up home at the award-winning scheme.
The largest carbon neutral development in the UK is a partnership between Linden Homes, Affinity Sutton and the Homes and Communities Agency.
Investors may want to investigate the ‘medical’ interest too as five of the 20 have opted to rent rather than buy and given the development’s close proximity to St Richard’s Hospital, it’s likely to be a trend that continues.
Natalie Flint, sales director of Linden Homes Guildford, says: “The people buying vary from nurses and doctors to medical sales representatives. With such a hectic profession, Graylingwell Park provides a perfect haven to come home to; whether you want to relax at home, take a stroll around the 85 acres of stunning parkland or easily pop into town.”
Around half of the ‘medical’ purchasers have chosen to buy through shared ownership. Yvette Ruggins, sales director at Affinity Sutton, explains: “Shared ownership is an affordable way to get onto the property ladder and it’s well documented that many professionals within the medical industry are not paid enough to take the step onto the ladder without assistance, so being able to buy a share of your home can work out much more affordable – and for many people, it’s their only route into home ownership.”
Graylingwell Park has environmental sustainability and community at its heart, with high quality, energy-efficient homes set in glorious surroundings, yet it’s less than a mile from Chichester’s historic city centre.
A new community garden has recently opened for residents to grow their own fruit and vegetables, with everyone who takes part benefiting from the produce. There will also be an orchard, farm shop and community hall.
Graylingwell Park is perfectly located; while it is surrounded by glorious green parkland, it is just a short walk to St Richard’s Hospital and less than a mile from Chichester’s historic city centre which offers a comprehensive range of shops, bars and restaurants. Reaching the coast is easy too, with the stunning beach of West Wittering around ten miles away.
For more information on homes available for outright sale through Linden Homes, where prices start from £199,995 for a newly built one-bedroom apartment, contact Linden Homes on 01243 781494 or visit www.lindenhomes.co.uk
For more information on homes available through shared ownership, where prices start from £49,650 for a 30 per cent share of a one-bedroom apartment and buyers only need a deposit of just £2,483, contact Affinity Sutton on 0300 100 0303 or email , alternatively visit the website: www.affinitysutton.com
Information about Graylingwell Park can also be found on www.graylingwellpark.com
Photograph 1: The new homes in Nightingales at Graylingwell Park. www.graylingwellpark.com
Photograph 2: The stunning open parkland surrounding the new homes at Graylingwell Park. www.graylingwellpark.com
Notes to Editors:
Graylingwell Park has been created out of a progressive partnership between Linden Homes, Affinity Sutton, the Homes and Communities Agency, Chichester District Council and English Heritage to provide a sustainable and environmentally responsible development offering 750 new homes, 300 of which will be affordable homes, and exceptional community amenities.
Since 2010, Graylingwell Park has been awarded:
- Built Environment: Best Use of Mixed Development in the Green Apple Awards
- Best Sustainable Development and Best Brownfield Development in the What House? Award
- Sustainable Larger Social Housing Project of the Year 2010 by Inside Housing and Sustainable Housing in association with the Chartered Institute of Housing.
- Best Low or Zero Carbon Initiative by Housebuilder Magazine
- Highly commended for Most Eco Aware Project in the 2011 First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards
Linden Homes won the Gold award for ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ and a Silver award for ‘Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year’ in the 2012 What House? Awards. Affinity Sutton has recently won ‘Social Housing Provider of the Year’ for its innovative approach to green homes in the Sustainable Housing Awards 2012.
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