West Winds
Sam Jones

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New housebuilding name debuts in North Yorkshire

A new name in the housebuilding industry is set to commence its first development as Leeds-based Ashfield Homes prepares to launch West Winds, a range of luxury detached homes in Scotton, near Knaresborough.

Plans have been submitted for the construction of four properties off New Road which, subject to approval, will start later this summer. The newly-formed company has appointed development partner, Ashfield Building Group, to carry out a £1.5m contract to construct West Winds, which has a Gross Development Value of circa £3.5m.

Planned over three storeys, the homes offer a choice of four and five bedroom living ranging in size from 192sqm to 245sqm. Their bespoke design has been driven by award-winning architects, Bowman Riley, led by associate director Collin Briggs and architect Nikoleta Christopoulou in conjunction with Ashfield Homes’ in-house development team. Ashfield Building Group will oversee every aspect of construction, from the site preparation to the interior fittings and finish.

The properties at West Winds will feature grey slate roofing and natural stone to harmonise with their surroundings. Full-height glazing and balconies will be included to the rear elevations. The homes will be marketed by estate agency Preston Baker, who negotiated the procurement of the land on behalf of Ashfield Homes and provided valuable industry sales data which was utilised in the final design.

West Winds looks set to be the first of many collaborations between Ashfield Building Group, a Leeds-based contractor established for over 20 years, and Ashfield Homes, a stand-alone company which was launched in January with private financial backing. Ashfield Building Group will be one of Ashfield Homes’ key delivery partners for a long-term programme of new build housing with a Gross Development Value of £10m per annum.

Steve Secker, chairman of Ashfield Homes, said: “West Winds epitomises the type of high quality bespoke development which fits Ashfield Homes’ business model as we look to build at locations throughout Yorkshire in the coming years. Scotton is a very sought-after location and we are pleased to be introducing the Ashfield Homes brand here. Ashfield Building Group will be a highly reliable partner for our first project. They have a wealth of experience in bespoke new build homes and will be a very safe pair of hands in the successful delivery of West Winds.”

Brendon Quinlan, managing director at Ashfield Building Group, said:

“West Winds marks the start of an exciting journey for Ashfield Homes. Ashfield Building Group is delighted to be part of that journey and this project will be an impressive arrival in the new homes market. The exceptional design quality of this development is a credit to the work of Ashfield Homes and Bowman Riley. We are looking forward to bringing their concept to fruition.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Sam Jones .

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