Work is progressing well at a new Bovis Homes location in West Malling, with show homes due to open this spring.
Construction work at Pippins Place on the eastern edge of the Kent village started last year and the first homes were released for sale in the summer.
Two show homes are to open in the housebuilder’s four-bedroom Aspen and five-bedroom Birch house styles in February while the first new residents are expected to move into their completed homes in early Spring.
Candice McCabe, marketing manager for Bovis Homes, said: “The first homes are beginning to take shape at Pippins Place, and we are looking forward to opening a permanent sales office and show homes on site very soon.
“West Malling is highly sought-after among home-hunters because it is a charming village with a range of great restaurants, gastro pubs and boutique shops, and it is within easy reach of London.
“Pippins Place itself is just a 10-minute walk from the train station which has regular services into London taking less than an hour, so it’s the perfect location for commuters who work in the city but want to live away from the hustle and bustle.
“And there will be plenty to enjoy for those who come to live here as the development will include a country park, a children’s play area and an orchard. It will be a pleasure to come home to a property at Pippins Place.”
The development will be made up of 250 homes, which will include 150 three, four and five-bedroom properties for private sale and 100 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership. The affordable homes will range from one to four-bedroom properties.
The properties are being built on 44 acres of land to the south of the A20 London Road, with more than half the site providing green space, including a new country park.
A range of sustainability measures are planned for the scheme including solar panels and electric vehicle charging points at every house. There will also be measures to protect biodiversity including bird boxes and badger and hedgehog highways across the site.
Bovis Homes is part of Vistry Group, which also includes Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Pippins Place is a joint venture between Vistry Kent and Wates Developments.
Natalie Flint, residential investment director at Wates Developments, said: “We have worked with many Vistry regions over the years, with Pippins Place being the first joint venture with Vistry Kent.
“The development has been carefully designed to minimise its impact on the environment and deliver sustainable new homes which will become an integral part of the local community in West Malling.
“We are pleased to see that construction at Pippins Place is now well underway and look forward to seeing the first new homes taking shape.”
There’s currently a choice of three, four and five-bedroom Bovis Homes houses available to reserve at Pippins Place, with prices starting from £459,995. To find out more, visit bovishomes.co.uk.