TWO new show homes have officially opened at WV Living’s latest housing development scheme in Wolverhampton and are now available for virtual and physical viewings, with contractor Willmott Dixon.
The £34m project, which is being funded by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s housing development company WV Living, will welcome visitors to explore the fully furnished Langley property – a four-bedroom townhouse – and the Hayes – a three-bedroom townhouse either in person or online.
Once complete, The Marches development in Wednesfield village will include 266 energy-efficient homes, offering 210 two, three and four-bedroom houses, and 56 two-bedroom apartments.
Dan Doyle, operations director at Willmott Dixon, said: “After starting on site at the end of 2019, we are delighted to see the progress that has been made on this project throughout 2020 – despite the limitations of Covid-19. By implementing strict health and safety precautions, we have been able to stay on site and ensure the project proceeds to move forward to meet the customer’s timescales.
“Not only have we adhered to social distancing on the construction site, but we have also helped to implement these measures during the tours of the show homes by offering online viewings using Matterport camera technology. This will allow potential buyers to view the properties virtually – supporting social distancing practices and providing WV Living with added value.
“At Willmott Dixon, we believe we have a purpose beyond profit and that includes leaving a lasting positive legacy in the areas where we work. Throughout this project, we have committed to investing ten per cent back into the local community, equating to a monetary value of £3.5m, which will see us provide apprenticeships, work experience and NVQs to local people, as well as ensuring at least 80% of local spend and labour is within ten miles of the site.”
The development, which forms part of WV Living’s aspiration to build over 1,000 new homes over the next four years and support the regeneration of Wolverhampton by providing good quality new homes, will include market sale, affordable housing for rent, shared ownership and Help to Buy properties, and is expected to complete in Spring 2022.
Councillor Jacqueline Sweetman, City of Wolverhampton Council cabinet member for city assets and housing, said: “The development delivers on our promise to create hundreds of much-needed homes for the city and our residents. We will continue in our pledge to encourage the development of energy-efficient homes across the city, creating modern communities that reflect the aspirations of our residents.
“I am delighted to see this development is continuing to gather pace and reach a key milestone. The Marches will inject further life into the already very vibrant Wednesfield village.”
Mark Taylor, director and chair of Company Board, said: “We are delighted to be able to open the doors to our latest show homes, they will allow potential homebuyers to see the space, quality features and attention to details that our homes provide. The flexible living spaces are designed to meet the needs of today’s families, whether you are working or relaxing.
“We are very proud of our top-quality development at The Marches. These homes are beautifully designed, energy efficient, close to public transport, schools and green spaces. We are really excited for visitors to see these fantastic new properties.”
View both properties online here:
‘Langley’ – 4 Bedroom Townhouse: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=o7oHmh2cc8y
‘Hayes’ – 3 Bedroom Townhouse: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=nGjdQYTNjLK