Christmas comes to Kings Hill
The festive season at Kings Hill officially got underway when the lights of the 17ft Christmas tree in Liberty Square were switched on.
The huge Norway spruce, which is about a third of the height of London’s Trafalgar Square tree, was donated by Kings Hill New Homes, a marketing forum which includes Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust, Kent County Council and house builders developing on site at any one time – currently Bellway Homes, Crest Nicholson and Hillreed Homes.
The group also provided 500 shiny silver baubles to decorate the tree.
The special Christmas event was organised by the Kings Hill office of Ward and Partners to raise money for chYps children’s charity and Louise Wright, the charity’s ambassador, officially switched the lights on.
The evening also included carols sung by Discovery School choir, visits to Santa’s Grotto, tombola and raffles.
“The event was very well attended by residents and people working at Kings Hill and the evening was a great success,” said Susan Davies, Liberty’s estate manager on behalf of Kings Hill New Homes. “We were delighted to support the community by providing the Christmas tree and it certainly gives Liberty Square a very festive feel.”
Kings Hill is a modern garden village where masterplanning developer Liberty Property Trust and Kent County Council are creating a vibrant community where people can have a live/work/play lifestyle.
It was recently endorsed by the Daily Telegraph, which named it as one of the best places in the country to raise a family, adding that homes at Kings Hill are highly sought after, a fact illustrated by the speed at which new houses sell.
To date Kings Hill has almost 2,750 new homes together with shops and cafes – including Waitrose and Costa Coffee, schools and extensive community, leisure and sports amenities. There are also over 200 businesses in the business park providing some 5,000 jobs.
Planning permission has just been granted for a further 635 much needed homes, a new primary school – the third at Kings Hill, an extension to the community centre, additional allotments, trim trails and sports pitches for Kings Hill Sports Park. Land will be gifted for the development of a place of worship.
Three brand new developments are currently underway at Kings Hill, all of which have show homes open to the public.
Bellway’s ‘Signature’ is a collection of seventy-six properties - two, three, four and five bedroom homes with prices currently ranging from £242,995 - £548,995; Crest Nicholson’s ‘Woodland Place’, has current availability of two and three-bedroom houses from £280,000 and four-bedroom homes from £442,500 and Hillreed’s ‘The Poppies’, a development of two, three, four and five bedroom homes - all of which are new designs to Hillreed’s portfolio with prices starting from £269,950.