New homes at developments in the historic city of St Albans are getting snapped up by buyers looking for a lively yet green place to live outside of London - but still easily within the capital's commuter belt.
With a growing number of foreigners investing in London's housing market, residential development firm Weston Homes has opted to launch its latest scheme, Aura, which features a collection of 189 new homes in leafy Edgware, north London, at an exclusive exhibition at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. Located on the site of the former Edgware Football club, Aura will comprise of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and three-, four- and five-bedroom townhouses set in landscaped grounds.
Every week we'll tell you about the events being held at new homes developments across the UK over the next seven days, as well as recent news you may have missed. Find out about the launch of the very latest developments, the unveiling of new show homes, open days and much more.
Marc Da Silva continues his weekly series of interviews with senior figures in the housebuilding industry by putting some questions to Bob Weston, chairman and managing director of renowned regional developer, Weston Homes.
As the first phase of the development almost sells out, there's one final opportunity for homebuyers to secure a brand new apartment at Hawkins Wharf, the popular development in Colchester from award-winning housebuilder Weston Homes. And thanks to the NewBuy initiative, it can be snapped up with a deposit of less than £6,000.
The launch of the Veritas development in Cambridge went off with a bang this week. Weston Homes' chief executive Bob Weston was there to welcome guests to his company's latest development in the popular University town and his team put on quite a show with fireworks to entertain guests. Unfortunately the planned guest appearance of Team GB rower Alex Patridge, who bagged a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, was not to be, however he is attending the Lyon Court development launch in Hitchin tonight.
Situated close to the campus of the University of Essex in Colchester, Weston Homes' Hawkins Wharf is proving to be a popular choice for the town's large student population and with rental yields estimated at up to 7% per annum, the development has understandably attracted the attention of property investors.
While I only get to see a fraction of the awards entries in person during the judging process, one of the perks of my role as editor of whathouse.co.uk is that I get to go out and about around the country all year round, so I get to see an awful lot of new homes at other times. I'm always pleased when I see a scheme I've really liked on site earlier in the year is entered for an award, and even more so if the judges decide to recognise its excellence.
Former What House? Housebuilder of the Year Weston Homes enlisted the help of an Olympic hero at the launch of its latest development of new homes in Essex. Gymnast Max Whitlock, won two bronze medals at London 2012 and brought them along to the launch of Silverhind in Chigwell, a collection of 14 high-specification luxury apartments in one of the county's most sought-after residential areas.
There are just a few new homes remaining for sale at Countryside Properties' The Green at Fortuna Park in Colchester following a high level of sales at the development.
Only 3 three-bedroom houses remain for sale priced from £185,000 and only three of three-bedroom ‘uberhaus' homes with ‘bonus' rooms are available priced from £225,000.