More than 100 homes have been sold at Redrow’s Riverside View, alongside the River Lune in Lancaster, after the area was transformed from a derelict eyesore into a dream development.
The property collection has been built on an old industrial site where factory buildings had closed down in 2001, leaving it to fall into disrepair.
Redrow has since helped to transform the redundant wasteland into an attractive quayside development, with high quality housing. And its confidence in the area has paid off for the company – and house buyers – with two-thirds of the properties now sold, and high interest in those which remain.
And for those keen to see the transformation first hand and stake a claim on one of the remaining properties, there’s a special open house event taking place at the development on New Quay Road this Sunday, October 23.
“Riverside View has been a popular development for Redrow since its launch in 2014,” said Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire).
“Of the 159 private sale homes, 106 have now been sold which is wonderful news and proves how the area has been beautifully brought back to life.”
Redrow’s development features a variety of property styles - the Heritage Collection with its Arts and Crafts inspired exteriors; some specially designed, exceptional townhouses and apartments; plus the Abode Collection, which is more contemporary, with apartment-style living spaces, underfloor heating and fashionable wetrooms.
It means Riverside View has universal appeal, according to John Harrison, managing director of Houseclub Estate Agency, in Lancaster.
John said: “It comes as no surprise that Riverside View has been so popular, not least because it is a quality product with great properties finished to an excellent standard. It is a lovely riverside development with a fabulous outlook, and yet within walking distance of the city centre.
“While interest in both styles of homes will come from a mixed range of buyers, I think the Heritage Collection appeals to traditional families or executive couples, while the Abode collection appeals to the younger generation if you will – the young or up-and-coming professional, who prefers the clean, open plan design, the luxury features like underfloor heating on the ground floor and, simply, the low maintenance required.”
And his praise for the development by the River Lune was echoed by John O’Neill, manager of The Chamber, North Lancashire, who said: “It’s great to see the continued investment in Lancaster and the district by national companies such as Redrow. It’s a show of confidence in the future of the region and the fact that young professionals and families are now actually seeking to settle here. The development is a great example of urban redevelopment on a brownfield site.
“The new Heysham bypass, The Bay Gateway, is scheduled for completion at the end of October and this will greatly enhance quick access to the M6 motorway and ease a lot of the historic congestion around Lancaster and Morecambe. A lot of investors are now really seeing the potential of the area, especially considering Lancaster is a Heritage City and so close to many areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as very good transport links to all major cities, including London.
“Redrow Homes are a Chamber Ambassador member, our top level of membership, and it’s great to see them investing in the regeneration of the district with these quality developments.”
Home at Riverside View start at £109,995 for a one-bedroom Hayeswater apartment to £319,995 for the Heritage Collection, four-bedroom detached Canterbury home. Three-bedroom Abode properties start at £239,995.
And help is available on all the homes with the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which allows buyers to take out a 20% equity loan, interest-free for five years to reduce the initial cost of their new house, and pay only a 5% deposit. On a property priced at £109,995, for instance, Help to Buy reduces the initial cost to just £87,996.
People can find out more about Help to Buy
and the Riverside View development at a special Open House event on Sunday, October 23, between 11am and 4pm, when a number of different properties will be available to view along with the fully furnished show homes. Doors will be thrown open to the Abode 1050 and 1150 styles, plus four-bedroom detached Stratford, Canterbury and Cambridge family homes from Redrow’s Heritage Collection.
Riverside View is a five-minute drive from the centre of Lancaster, and the train station a mile away offers regular trains to Manchester, Preston and beyond. It neighbours two acres of public open space and future additions will include a children’s playground.
For more information call 01524 487682 or go online at www.redrow.co.uk/riversideview
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 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: www.redrow.co.uk