New homes in Kent displayed at St Pancras station


Thursday 22nd April 2010

Plans to build new homes in Kent went on public display for one day only at St Pancras train station in Kings Cross this week.

Representatives from new home builder Hillreed Homes displayed the new homes in Ashford at St Pancras Station, in order to promote a high speed commuter service from Ashford International directly to St. Pancras main line station.

Hillreed Homes had a stand in the main concourse of the train station, in order to promote their new homes in Essex and promote Ashford as a popular place to live.

The new home developer wanted locals and commuters to realise that within 37 minutes they could be in Ashford where the average price of a three bedroom new house built by Hillreed Homes starts from £200,000.

The idea was to promote the train service and the value of homes compared to those located closer into London.

Jo Richards, marketing and corporate manager said: "It was an extremely successful day. It gave us to opportunity to talk in depth to interested parties who live in London but had not realised the benefits of moving out. Other people were looking at investment opportunities and a number who actually work at the station showed interest particularly as many get discount on rail travel".

Brigid Burnham, head of communications for Ashford's Future commented: "With property prices up to a third lower than in the capital, a positive welcoming atmosphere, exciting leisure facilities and a quality of life unmatched by city dwelling, Ashford is a great place to live".