"We definitely have an exciting few months coming up in fact, this may be the most show homes weve launched in such a short period of time."
They include a show village of seven properties at Woodford Garden Village, in Woodford, near Stockport, plus four fully furnished show homes at King’s Moat Garden Village, in Chester.
Completing the mix are two showcase properties at The Pastures, in Backford Cross, and another new show home at nearby Ledsham Garden Village.
Anna Evans-Kerr, head of sales at Redrow Homes (NW), based at Daresbury, near Warrington, says: “We definitely have an exciting few months coming up – in fact, this may be the most show homes we’ve launched in such a short period of time. We’ll begin with The Pastures at the end of August and will then have a programme of openings through to the end of November.
“Lockdown halted many people’s plans to move and now things feel like they are slowly getting back to normal – or as near normal as they can be - we feel these show home openings can’t come at a better time. And, of course, when they do open, they will all be subject to our new Covid-19 social distancing protocols to ensure the safety of customers and staff.”
Customers don’t have to wait until show homes are ready, however, as all four developments are already open for people to reserve their new home off-plan, view existing show homes or travel to a nearby development where similar properties can be explored.
“In fact, there’s a strong argument to act now and not to wait for the show homes to be ready,” says Anna, “especially if buyers want to be sure of benefiting from the Stamp Duty Holiday and, potentially, Help to Buy before the incentives change in 2021.”
All of the planned new show homes are from Redrow’s Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection and are designed to inspire potential purchasers, as well as show off the wide range of specification choices and potential upgrades available to customers.
At Woodford Garden Village there will be a mix of three and four-bedroom show homes, including the Leamington Lifestyle – a larger than average three-bedroom detached home where every bedroom has an en-suite and the main bedroom includes the luxury of a walk-in wardrobe.
The Leamington Lifestyle will also be one of four fully furnished show homes at King’s Moat Garden Village, off Wrexham Rod, Chester, together with the four-bedroom detached Marlow, Sunningdale and Richmond.
“This is one of our newest developments, in a prime location close to Chester city centre, Chester Business Park and the King’s School. Savvy customers are already buying off plan but we can’t wait to be able to show people inside some of the properties too,” Anna adds.
Also selling successfully off-plan is The Pastures, in Backford Cross, not far from Chester and close to the Cheshire Oaks designer shopping outlet and leisure park. It will have a three-bedroom detached Letchworth and four-bedroom Marlow show home.
Just a few miles away at Hawthorn Court, part of Redrow’s popular Ledsham Garden Village, a fully furnished four-bedroom Kensington will help promote the townhouses, semis and apartments that make up this phase.
Construction work is back in full swing at all four locations, subject to new Covid safe working practices including a dedicated Covid-19 supervisor on every site, enhanced signage and PPE, plus strict social distancing in place which must be adhered to by all trades.
Special measures are also in place to keep customers safe too, as Anna explains: “We’ve put a range of steps in place to ensure the safety of both our customers and our staff. These include asking visitors to wait in a designated area until invited in to the sales centre by the sales consultant. We’ve also installed hand sanitiser stations and rearranged our furniture and seating areas, and, in line with other retailers, we will also be asking customers to wear a face covering while visiting our sales centres.
“Where we have existing show homes open, visitors are welcome to view them and will be given disposable gloves to wear during the tour. Although our sales consultant won’t be able to accompany them around the property, there is plenty of signage within the properties and consultants will also be able to use digital technology to show them the development and individual properties.”
To find out more about these and other Redrow developments across Cheshire and parts of Merseyside and North East Wales visit www.redrow.co.uk/northwest
To find out more about Redrow’s social distancing protocols for customers go to www.redrow.co.uk/visiting-us