Simple Life has partnered with Vistry Partnerships and Wakefield District Housing to build 140 two and three bedroom, eco-friendly properties in the village of Normanton, West Yorkshire.
Simple Life is one of the leading providers in build-to-rent housing having already built over 3000 properties across the UK.
The £21m development, named Ashfield Park, is housed on a former railway storage yard, providing a new lease of life to a previously derelict area, which has been vacant for many years.
Ashfield Park will deliver 72 homes exclusively for rent through Simple Life, Vistry Partnerships will offer 35 homes for open market sale through the Linden Homes brand whilst Wakefield District Housing will provide 33 properties for shared ownership. With sustainability at the heart of this scheme, all Simple Life properties will come fitted with a charging point for an electric or hybrid car as standard, with several houses offering solar windows, providing natural sunlight as a source of power.
Commenting on the new development, Niamh Waldron, ESG director at Simple Life said: “In line with our plans to enhance biodiversity in our homes wherever possible, we have a select number of houses at Ashfield Park planted with Wildlife Friendly gardens, including wildflower areas with butterfly and bee friendly seed mix, as well as the increased number of trees to ensure the benefits therein can be fully realised.
“The evidential positive impact on both the environment and personal wellbeing of our residents by including the addition of trees forms the basis for this development and we look forward to working closely with our residents to ensure all can benefit from our eco enhanced site.”
Andrew Poyner, Managing Director at Vistry Partnerships Yorkshire commented, “We were delighted to bring this residential opportunity forward with our partners at Simple Life and Wakefield District Housing, offering a wide range of ownership and rental options across the development.”
With the continuing growth in the north of England and the current regeneration project taking place in Normanton town centre, it is the ideal time to be creating opportunities in regions such as Wakefield. With major cities within commuting distance, Ashfield Park provides easy access of both the train station and the M62 motorway.
The scheme is also well served by primary and secondary schools, as well as being within three miles of Snowhill Retail Park and a commutable distance to X Scape Leisure Complex which occupies an indoor ski slope, bowling alley, cinema, shops and restaurants – something for everyone.
All Simple Life properties will be available unfurnished with fully fitted kitchens including all major appliances, such as an oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. These homes are now available and open for applications, with the development expected to complete later this year.