After a year of working on site at High Wood in Lancaster, these aerial images show the progress made on Story Homes’ stunning development of executive homes.
Taken in early July, the photos show the first phase of houses, many of which are now completed and occupied by happy customers. Just eight months on from the sales launch of High Wood, 37 properties have been purchased, most of them off plan.
The High Wood development will deliver 197 new homes on the land surrounding the former Lancaster Moor hospital building. This sustainable community of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes offers a mixture of detached, semi-detached, terraced and town houses; designed and finished with a mix of natural stone, render and brick.
Working closely with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the scheme has also helped to provide funding to redevelop the hospital building into apartments. Marie Hodgson, the HCA’s Head of Area for Lancashire & Cumbria, said: “It is great to see the development at High Wood taking shape – it is a prime example of the vital role that the HCA plays by working with developers to unlock sites and create much-needed new high-quality homes.”
One of the first residents at High Wood, Jonathan Smith said of the development: “High Wood is what Lancaster has needed for years; an executive development in tranquil surroundings, appealing to young and old alike. We are really impressed with the Story product as the houses are stunning yet sensibly priced.
“We absolutely love the quality and finish of our new home and the rooms are fantastically spacious, light and airy. We think that the company and the development is very family friendly. The view is great and the tree lined drive sets it all off. We really are impressed and look forward to making High Wood our family home for decades to come.”
Jonathan and his family purchased a four bedroom detached home on the development after reserving off plan in late 2013. Jonathan, 32, wife Stephanie, 30 and son Thomas, one, moved into their new home in May 2014.
Story Homes has recently been shortlisted for a Lancashire Business Award thanks to the High Wood development. The short listing in the BIBAs ‘Construction Company of the Year’ category was made earlier this year and the winner will be announced in September.
Credit: Imagery by Peter Lewis of Barrow in Furness.