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History in the Making as Redrow Prepares to Celebrate the End of an Era

When Redrow launched its Lancaster Place development in Widnes four years ago the housebuilder paid tribute to the history of its location.

Now the award-winning building company is set to make history of its own as it prepares to sell the final few properties there.

It is the end of an era for the Widnes homes collection where just nine properties remain. And Jason Newton, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), has applauded the success of Lancaster Place while looking to the future for its new residents.

“Lancaster Place has been an extremely popular development, thanks to the quality of the Redrow properties, and the rich heritage of its location.

“The area is steeped in history which gives it depth and character, and makes it a fascinating place in which people want to live.

“Widnes has its place in the history books as the town where Paul Simon wrote Homeward Bound and which gave birth to Roy Chadwick, designer of the famous World War Two Lancaster bomber, among many other things.”

The original Blenheim show home at the development paid homage to Simon and Chadwick with rooms inspired by the two great men.

One room featured scrolls of sheet music and a hand-written inscription of the lyrics of Homeward Bound, song Simon wrote at Widnes train station in 1965.

In another of the bedrooms, Redrow celebrated one of the most famous aircraft of the Second World War, the Lancaster Bomber, after which the development is named, with a striking piece of wall art depicting the bomber.

In this, local and community history month, Jason said it was important to remember and celebrate the heritage of the places in which we live and added: “Now it's time for the new residents to create their own.”

Nine more homeowners can help to do that as Redrow gets ready to sell the final four and five-bedroom properties at Lancaster Place.

All detached, they are from the company's stunning Heritage Collection, with homes inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and which combines traditional exteriors with bright and open, contemporary interiors.

Properties are currently available from £371,995, but anyone wishing to create their own home history needs to move quickly: “As we release the final homes for sale, we are expecting a lot of keen and eager buyers,” added Jason.

For more information about homes available at Lancaster Place, and a range of incentives to help you get the keys to a brand new property there, visit the marketing suite and show home from Tuesday to Sunday between 10am to 5.30pm,, and on Monday between 11am and 5.30pm.

Alternatively visit or call 0151 378 8839.

Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: