Community is key as Great Sankey development passes two year milestone
Two years on from the first show homes opening, Taylor’s Chase in Great Sankey, Warrington, has welcomed over 100 families who are settling into life in one of the areas newest communities.
With over 60% of homes now sold across its two developments, The Brook and The Oaks, Taylor’s Chase truly is forming a brand-new community.
Sian Pitt, sales director at our Lancashire division says: “When we launched The Brook shortly followed by The Oaks in 2018, we knew they would be hugely popular because of their location. Many of our customers either commute to Manchester or Liverpool for work or want to live close to amenities. Taylor’s Chase ticks a lot of boxes.”
Featuring a total of 236 new homes and a new play area, Taylor’s Chase is a key component of the wider Omega site, one of the largest mixed-use development sites in the North West.
Omega is a £1bn development on 233ha of the former Burtonwood Airbase. It is breathing new life into a former brownfield location, delivering jobs and investment to Warrington over the next 25 years.
The wider venture includes new homes, shopping and leisure facilities, vibrant green spaces including a 35-acre park, and the new Barrow Hall Park primary school, which sits alongside Taylor’s Chase, while around 50% of the masterplan is set aside for commercial use.
Within a five-minute drive is Westbrook where there is an ASDA, and Gemini Retail Park is within 10 minutes’ drive, which boasts an M&S, Ikea, Boots and Next.
Following the national lockdown earlier this year, we conducted a survey that revealed a quarter of UK movers have switched up their priorities for future homes.
Sian adds: “Proximity to green open space is now the most important feature for home buyers, making developments like Taylor’s Chase even more appealing given the parkland and green space that is incorporated as part of the wider Omega venture.
”A quarter (25%) also agreed that finding a home within a strong community is more important to them after-lockdown. The survey actually showed this figure increased to a third (33%) of those aged 18 to 35, and 42% for those who are either expecting a child or have young children under 10-years-old.
“At Taylor’s Chase, 50% of buyers are 35 and younger so this just shows that we are catering to the needs of what those buyers want.”
The Brook currently has three and four-bedroom homes that start from £289,995 for a three-bed detached Warwick to £496,995 for a four-bedroom detached Henley.
The Oaks currently has three and four-bedroom homes available including the three-bed Oxford Lifestyle starting at £379,995 and the four-bedroom Sunningdale priced at £453,995.