St Luke’s Park
Award-winning developer Countryside, in Partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has launched its exciting new development at St Luke’s Park in Runwell, Essex.
Located at the former Runwell Hospital site, the development opened its marketing suite in April 2016 to allow potential purchasers the chance to secure three, four and five bedroom homes in the developments first phase.
The development, which is made up of approximately 580 units includes one and two bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five bedroom homes to suit a variety of buyers. St Luke’s Park is located within 200 acres of landscaped grounds with the development including tranquil woodland walkways, sensory garden, ponds, bat house, refurbished Grade II listed chapel, community facilities and land for a proposed new primary school.
Michael Montgomery, Project Manager at Countryside Properties PLC commented: “The site is 580 units and we are probably on building on about three quarters of the ground that we have got.”
Work on phase one of the development began in August 2015 and is expected to be completed by March 2017, with Phase two of the development commencing in August 2016. Prices at the development range from £350,000 up to circa £750,000.
Michael added: “To be honest, work on the project is going pretty quick. There have been some infrastructure problems and service issues etc., but nothing major to worry about. It seems major at the time because there is a lot of blood, sweat and tears that go into something like this but it all seems to be getting behind us now.”
Runwells falls within the borough of Chelmsford and is close to the districts of Basildon and Rochford. It has excellent rail connection into London from nearby Wickford station and is ideally situated for road travel to Southend or London. With an array of shops in close proximity and numerous schools, the St Luke’s Park development is ideally placed for your new home.
The houses are all constructed of traditional brick and block with UPVC windows and composite doors. An excellent specification will feature throughout with contemporary fitted kitchens and a full range of energy efficient integrated appliances whilst the modern, hotel-style bathrooms feature sleek fixtures and fittings.
The Pear, an attractive two bedroom house features a well-equipped kitchen plus living/dining area opening onto the garden. The first floor boasts a master bedroom with fitted wardrobe and a second double bedroom plus luxurious bathroom.
Known as Beech, Aspen and Pine, the three bedroom houses are split over two floors. The first floor of The Beech boasts two double bedrooms plus a third bedroom which could be used as an additional bedroom or a study. The property also includes an allocated car parking space or garage. On the first floor of The Aspen you will find an impressive master bedroom with fitted wardrobe, en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom which makes this an ideal family home. The Aspen also includes a garage. At the Pine, this stylish home includes a well equipped kitchen and a separate living/dining room. This provides plenty of natural light and access to the rear garden. On the first floor you will find a generous master bedroom with a fitted wardrobe, plus two further bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom. This property also includes an allocated car parking space or garage.
Referred to as Holly, Elder, Willow and Spruce, the four bedroom homes at St Luke’s offer generous living conditions over two floors. The Holly includes a well-equipped kitchen that opens into a light-filled family/dining area. A separate living room has French doors opening into the garden. The formal dining room with feature bay windows sits at the front of the house, providing a perfect space for entertaining. Flexible bedroom accommodation can be found on the first floor with an impressive master bedroom with fitted wardrobe and luxurious en-suite. This property comes with a double garage. As well as a well-equipped kitchen, The Elder comes with a handy utility space, family/dining area, and separate living room and dining room. With an impressive master bedroom, the property also boasts a further three generously sized bedrooms. The stylish kitchen at The Willow offers a separate dual aspect living room with feature wood burner. The master bedroom comes complete with dressing area and fitted wardrobe plus en-suite bathroom. Three further generously sized bedrooms could alternatively be used as a hobbies room or home office. Starting at £515,000 The Spruce offers accommodation over two floors including a well-equipped kitchen that opens into a light-filled family/dining area with separate living room. The master bedroom features fitted wardrobes and a luxurious en-suite.
At St Luke’s, the five bedroom properties are known as Oak, Chestnut, Sycamore and Mulberry. At Oak, the home comes with a stylish kitchen, family/dining area plus separate living room and formal dining room. Five generously over sized bedrooms are located on the first floor offering a well designed master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and luxurious en-suite. Four further bedrooms include a guest bedroom with an en-suite shower room. On the first floor of The Chestnut you will find a well-designed master bedroom with dressing area with fitted wardrobe and en-suite, plus a second double bedroom with an en-suite. The second floor offers flexible accommodation which could be used as additional bedroom or a cinema/media room. At The Sycamore a grand entrance leads you through to an expansive kitchen, family/dining area and separate living room complete with wood burner. Accompanying the master bedroom are a further four bedrooms, two boasting an en-suite. This property also includes a double garage. Finally, The Mulberry consists of an open plan kitchen, family/dining/breakfast area providing plenty of natural light with two double doors to the garden. The first floor offers a generous master bedroom, plus two further bedrooms and a home office. The second floor offers flexible accommodation which could be used as additional bedrooms or cinema/media area.
Countryside Properties are known for creating places of character and quality, designed to strengthen people’s sense of belonging and build enduring value for all. They achieve this through creating new homes and neighbourhoods of lasting quality.
The whole site is expected to be complete in around six years. For the work that has already been undertaken at St Luke’s, the development has been awarded an NHBC Pride in the Job award. The award is typically presented to the Site Manager but Michael is keen to stress that the award is not just for him.
He said: “One man didn’t build this site. I have a good team on site and to be honest when it comes to awards, I’d rather it go to the whole site. It was a team effort and when I say that, I don’t just mean by staff but all of the trades as well.”
H&S Insulation Ltd
H&S Insulation Ltd was set up in October 2015 to work alongside our successful drylining company as the directors seized upon an opportunity to provide a quality service within the insulation industry. H&S Insulation Ltd currently provides cavity wall, loft and timber wall insulation.
Whilst the company is in its infancy, H&S Insulation Ltd has an Operators Director with over 25 years’ experience in this field.
H&S Insulation Ltd plan to work closely with their clients to ensure programmes are completed to the highest standards, on time and within budget.
H&S Insulation Ltd understand the challenges faced by their clients in the industry and work closely with them to help find solutions to overcome any problems which may arise on site. H&S Insulation Ltd can also provide advice and help on specifications and materials if required.
H&S Insulation Ltd is pleased to be involved with one of Countryside’s flagship sites and they look forward to working closely with them in the future.