further progress at £6.0m chesterfield housing development

The developers behind the popular £6.0m Chesterfield-based Ringwood Meadows have confirmed that 10 out of the 11 houses on the second phase of the project have now been sold; with the first purchases expected to be this June, and building work on this Phase scheduled to be completed in the Spring.

Rockliffe Homes, which is building a total of 37 new two, three and four bedroom modern and contemporary family homes, confirmed that it is also on track to announce the launch of the third and final phase of the development in July.

With interest in the remaining plots already attracting interest from buyers, according to local estate agent Wilkins Vardy which has been appointed to oversee sales, the success of the development to date is reflective of the ‘very pressing’ need for more housing in and around Chesterfield.

Rockliffe Homes’ Development Director Alex Spencer-Mills, said: “Whilst Ringwood Meadows is ideally located next to beautiful open countryside, as well as local amenities including everything the Hollingwood Hub has to offer which makes it a very attractive option to buyers, we have been delighted by the level of interest that there has been from people looking to settle in the area.

“It is great that we have been able to provide families and young professionals with access to well appointed, quality homes – going some way to addressing the very pressing need for more properties for sale in the local area.

“We are also delighted to be able to offer the Help to Buy scheme to purchasers which is a fantastic initiative dedicated to helping people who are looking to make their way onto the first rung of the property ladder to fulfil their ambitions.”

The 37 homes that make up the Ringwood Meadows development, which got underway last year thanks to financial backing from the Homes & Communities Agency, now known as Homes England, as part of the £3 billion House Building Fund, is expected to be fully occupied by late Spring, 2019.

Today Rockliffe Homes also confirmed that it has secured additional funding from the Homes England which will allow it to acquire and develop new sites in the region with a focus on bringing high quality homes to areas experiencing a housing shortage.

Commenting on the development Craig Johns, Senior Transaction Manager at the Homes England, said: “Providing a loan to Rockliffe Homes, will not only create 37 new homes in Brimington, but will also support Rockliffe Homes in its continued expansion. It is fantastic that our investment will not only increase the number of homes available for local people but will also create skilled jobs on brownfield land.”

Dan Elliott, managing director of Chesterfield based estate agents Wilkins Vardy, said: “We have been met with superb levels of interest for this development. We already have names and numbers of people wanting to reserve on phase 3, which will be released in the summer.

“We know that there is real demand for quality, family housing in and around Chesterfield, and so it is not surprising that so many people are responding quickly to what promises to be a very practical yet picturesque development.”

Architectural view of Phase 2 of Ringwood Meadows, Chesterfield