Houses selling out fast at Kings Hill
Following excellent sales in 2014, the success of Help to Buy and the imminent arrival of a third school, new properties at Kings Hill – recently named by the Daily Telegraph as one of the best places to bring up a family - are fast running out and there will be a gap before more are built.
“Once our current phase of house building is completed there will be a lull until we start development of the next Kings Hill neighbourhood,” said Susan Davies, Liberty’s estate manager on behalf of 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.
“Whilst we aim to provide an even supply of new homes to the market, we are finalising design and phasing of the planning consent which was granted late last year for a further 635 homes and we will then need to put in new infrastructure before we can invite home builders to start construction.
“Realistically, it will be some months before the next phase of housing will be available. So, apart from the remaining properties in the current development and a small development of top-end apartments which are yet be built, availability is dwindling fast.”
Another driver in the excellent sales record at Kings Hill is Help to Buy, but, said Hillreed’s Claire Keulemans: “there are concerns that the scheme could change and not be so widely available after the election so this is a key point in the market for people looking to buy a home at Kings Hill.”
Kings Hill is a contemporary 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.
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 on the doorstep.
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.
Currently available at Kings Hill are:
Bellway’s ‘Signature’ collection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes with prices currently ranging from £242,995 - £548,995; Crest Nicholson’s ‘Woodland Place’ two and three-bedroom cottages and four and five bedroom houses from £275,000 -£495,000 and Hillreed’s ‘The Poppies’, a development of two, three, four and five bedroom homes from £264,950 – £539,950.