Eight homes reserved at Orchard Place as Lovell and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk recently opened the development’s marketing suite.
Housebuilder Lovell has reported that its much-anticipated new homes in King’s Lynn were in high demand at the recent VIP opening of the scheme. The pre-show home VIP launch – for homeseekers who have previously registered interest in the development – attracted more than 70 visitors over the two days with eight homes reserved and seven ‘early bird’ reservations taken on properties not yet released.
“It was an incredibly busy weekend and very exciting to see such a positive response to our first release of properties,” said Lovell Regional Sales Manager Adrian Garrood. “The high number of reservations demonstrates the strong demand which exists for these attractive, quality homes in an area where there is currently very little new-build housing. The majority of our purchasers are first-time buyers with most opting to use the Government-backed Help to Buy: Equity loan scheme.”
The development, taking place through a partnership between the council and Lovell, will see 130 homes built over the next 27 months. The site forms part of a major housing development plan which includes sites known as Lynnsport 1, 3, 4 and 5 and in total will create 361 new open market sale and affordable homes over the next four years.
Cllr Alistair Beales, Cabinet Member for Corporate Projects, said: “This is a major milestone in this development. We’ve had over 130 enquiries about these properties through the website and a further 20 leaving text numbers. We were delighted to be able to welcome them to the sales office so that they could see the plans and plots in detail. There is a clearly a demand for modern housing in King’s Lynn and this development will help us meet that need.”
In addition to meeting housing need, the partnership approach has also led to training opportunities and apprenticeships as well as jobs in the area.