Four plots in the newly released third phase of a riverside eco-housing development on the edge of Nottingham have been snapped up by eager homebuyers.
The 31 homes in Phase 3 of the Trent Basin scheme, which stretches along Trent Lane to Colwick Park, were released for sale only just before Christmas.
But the development on the banks of the River Trent, which will include a further 200 homes and a new school over the next few years, has seen an unprecedented take-up over the Christmas period.
The news comes as the effects of Covid-19 see buyers flocking to the river front as they look for the health benefits of outdoor space, at the £100m sustainable development featuring low carbon-emission homes, where residents share a commitment to use energy responsibly.
The last available property in Phase 2 of the scheme, which also featured 31 homes, was reserved this week, and potential homeowners can now reserve the remaining plots in Phase 3, ahead of their scheduled completion in late Spring.
Estate and letting agent William H Brown took over the marketing the properties in March 2020, when there were 10 plots remaining in Phase 2. Since then, the agents have sold 15 plots – even during the lockdowns and Tier three restrictions.
Kerri Bywater, new homes area partner for William H Brown, said: “We’re delighted but not entirely surprised at the rapid take-up of these beautiful new eco-homes, particularly as people are clamouring to live healthier lifestyles as a result of Covid-19..
“We took over instruction to market the properties as we went into the first lockdown. The first week that we could conduct viewings was after the first lockdown in June, and we saw 10 viewings in one weekend, leading to a sell-out in phase two.”
Highlights drawing in buyers include the spectacular views over the River Trent, the inclusive feel of the Trent Basin community, the sustainable build ethos and its handy location linking the city to the river and Colwick Country Park.
Phase one enjoyed a successful launch in 2016, followed by Phase two in 2018, and developer Blueprint Regeneration has been delighted with the take-up so far.
“We found that people were wanting to come out of the city centre as the outdoors became so vital for people on a daily basis,” said Kerri. “Working from home and not needing to be in the city centre has also drawn people to make the move.”
Phase 3 of the development will consist of a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes to suit a range of buyers. Many feature open-plan living, spacious kitchens and first-floor balconies.
Three typologies of homes draw inspiration from the red brick, industrial heritage of the wider area and their immediate context, while incorporating generous terraces that overlook the waterfront.
Prices start from £260,000.