Simple Life has announced that it will build new Build to Rent homes at Ashfield Park in West Yorkshire. In a partnership with Vistry Partnerships and Wakefield District Housing, Ashfield Park will deliver 140 new homes – a mix of two and three bedroom, eco-friendly properties in the village of Normanton.
72 homes will be exclusively for rent through Simple Life, and Vistry Partnerships will offer 35 homes for open market sale through the Linden Homes brand and Wakefield District Housing will provide 33 properties for shared ownership.
“We were delighted to bring this residential opportunity forward with our partners at Simple Life and Wakefield District Housing, offering a wide range of ownership and rental options across the development.”Andrew Poyner, Managing Director, Vistry Partnerships Yorkshire
Ashfield Park, the £21m development is housed on a former railway storage yard, providing a new lease of life to a previously derelict area which has been vacant for many years. With sustainability at the heart of the scheme, all Simple Life properties will be fitted with a charging point for an electric or hybrid car as standard, with several houses offering solar windows providing natural sunlight as a source of power.
“In line with our plans to enhance biodiversity in our homes wherever possible, we have a select number of houses at Ashfield Park planted with Wildlife Friendly gardens, including wildflower areas with butterfly and bee friendly seed mix, as well as the increased number of trees to ensure the benefits therein can be fully realised.
“The evidential positive impact on both the environment and personal wellbeing of our residents by including the addition of trees forms the basis for this development and we look forward to working closely with our residents to ensure all can benefit from our eco enhanced site.”Niamh Waldron, ESG Director, Simple Life
With major cities within commuting distance, Ashfield Park provides easy access to both the train station and the M62 motorway. The scheme is also well served by primary and secondary schools – as well as being within three miles of Snowhill Retail Park and a commutable distance to X Scape Leisure Complex which occupies an indoor ski slope, bowling alley, cinema, shops and restaurants.
All Simple Life properties will be available unfurnished with fully fitted kitchens – including all major appliances such as an oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Homes are now available and open for applications with the development expected to complete later this year.