We continue our series of interviews with leading estate agents by speaking to Nick Hapgood, manager of Hamptons International in Epsom, Surrey
Could you please give us a brief introduction to your company and the areas in which you operate?
In the latest of our ongoing series of interview with senior figures in the new homes industry, Marc Da Silva poses the questions to John Elliott, managing director of Millwood Designer Homes.
Where in the South East of England do you cover? We develop new homes across the whole of the South East as well as London.
Guildford is a vibrant town located 27 miles south-west of London on the A3 London to Portsmouth road. The town is within easy reach of the M25 motorway and boasts regular rail services to London. Guildford is the official county town of Surrey, with a large university population. The historic cobbled High Street includes many striking buildings, including the Guild Hall and the Royal Grammar School, founded in 1509 and expanded in Elizabethan times.
Waterfords New Homes department has launched The Burrows, five-bedroom luxury home in Camberley. With secluded surroundings, the property offers luxury living within walking distance of the town centre.
Redhill in Surrey is a large town in the heart of the London commuter belt that boasts a range of entertainment, shopping and commercial facilities and good transport links. From here, London is accessible by rail in 40 minutes and direct services to Gatwick Airport take just 12 minutes.
We recently caught up with Thea Heaton, sales manager for boutique developer Newcourt Residential, at the company's latest new homes development, Graburn Place. This scheme of just four luxury executive homes is located in East Molesey, close to Hampton Court.
Each home is individually designed but shares a common high specification and a wealth of distinctive fixtures, fittings and finishes.
Woking is a historic town situated south west of London in the Surrey commuter belt. London is some 25 away minutes by train and the town is close to both the M3 and M25 motorways.
Woking was first recorded as a monastery site in the 8th Century, though modern Woking has built up around the Basingstoke Canal, which opened in 1794, and the railway station, built in 1838.
Communities nationwide are set to benefit from thousands of new affordable homes under a new multi-million pound deal.
A total of 13 housing associations will receive a share of £208million in loans, offered at an attractive rate, to help deliver in the region of 4,800 new affordable homes.
Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey will see more than 1,000 new homes built.
"Since 2010 we've delivered 170,000 new affordable homes - but we want to go further," said Housing Minister Kris Hopkins.
Up to 2,500 new homes could be built as part of a new town on the site of Wisley Airfield in Surrey. Initial designs for the proposed town on 116 hectares of greenbelt land next to the A3 include a wide selection of new homes, including affordable properties, as well as shops, sports facilities, medical provision and a new school.
With an average of 2.4 people per household, it is estimated that the planned new town would have a population similar to that of the Burpham area of Guildford, which explains who so many new homes would be needed.
Continuing his series of interviews with leading estate agents from around the UK, Stephen Maunder speaks to Jason Tebb, founder and managing director of Ivy Gate
Could you please tell me a bit about Ivy Gate and the services you provide?