Bellway has sold more than half the homes at a development in Melksham where land has been allocated for a new village hall.
Bellway South West will hand over a parcel of land at Bowood View to Melksham Without Parish Council so a new village hall can be built and will pay £500,000 towards the costs.
There will be 150 homes in total at Bowood View. More than 40 homes have been handed over to their owners so far and many more have been reserved off-plan.
Sales Manager for Bellway South West, Rachel Way, said: “Bowood View has proven popular with people from Melksham and surrounding villages who are looking to secure a new home in this thriving area of Wiltshire.
“Even through a difficult time for the property market, we continued to receive enquiries from people who were looking to move. It is a positive sign for the local economy that people are keen to remain in the area.
“As soon as we were able to reopen the development, appointments were quickly taken up. Changes to stamp duty have also generated an increase in people committing to a move.
“Bowood View demonstrates the wider benefits new developments can bring to communities. As well and the investment in a new village hall, Bellway is providing affordable homes for local people, contributing more than £700,000 to secondary education and a further £45,000 for public art.
“New homes must be accompanied by infrastructure to support the new residents and this will certainly be the case here.”
Strict safety measures have been adopted and people can visit the showhome by appointment. The four-bedroom Wroughton showhome is a detached house with an open-plan kitchen and dining area, a separate living room and dining room which can also be used as a playroom, study or home office. A three-bedroom detached Shipton house is also available to view.
Bellway has made video tours of various house types available on its website page for Bowood View so people can familiarise themselves with the homes before their appointment.
Bellway has received the highest five-star rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF). This means more than nine in 10 customers who responded to an industry survey would recommend Bellway to a friend.
At Bowood View, a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes are available to purchase, with prices currently ranging from £219,995 to £378,995.