Simple Life to build new homes at Ribblesdale Place in Lancashire

Simple Life will deliver a new mixed-use scheme – named Ribblesdale Place – in Lancashire, which will include 97 homes.

Norwich Green, Rochdale by Simple Life who are building the new Ribblesdale Place scheme - Countryside | BTR News
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Build to Rent housing provider, Simple Life will deliver a new mixed-use scheme – named Ribblesdale Place – in Accrington, Lancashire. The development will total 97 new build homes. 47 Build to Rent homes will include a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes, with a further 50 properties for open market sale by housing developer, Countryside. The first lets will begin in December 2021 with completion expected in Spring 2022.

As part of Simple Life’s environmental and wellbeing initiatives, the Ribblesdale Place scheme will feature a mix of planted trees and gardens – contributing to a greener development and a sustainable future.  

“We are very pleased to bring this new development to Accrington.  

“The attractive Victorian town has plenty of high street shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the leafy benefits of Oak Hill Park. There are also a number of sporting grounds, including Simple Life sponsored, Stanley FC and Accrington Cricket Club, so it is ideally placed to suit customers from all walks of life. Alongside this, the development is situated next door to Accrington Stanley Community Trust Sports Hub, a host to various exercise classes and sporting events providing lots of opportunity for residents to stay active.

“Ribblesdale Place is also within close proximity to a range of ‘outstanding’ OFSTED rated schools, providing basis for families to grow, and developing a neighbourhood our customers can be proud to be part of.” 

Alec Maullin from Simple Life

The Ribblesdale Place site is one mile north of Accrington town centre. The scheme benefits from excellent transport links – including Accrington’s eco-friendly train station one mile away. The M65 motorway also provides quick access to the north and south of the region. The town is situated between Blackburn, Burnley and Preston, with Manchester just a short drive away.  

“We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Simple Life to provide much needed new homes for Accrington and to create a sustainable community. Ribblesdale Place is situated in a great location, surrounded by the beautiful Lancashire countryside and with excellent connectivity to nearby towns and cities. It offers the best of both worlds for both buyers looking to put down roots and for those wishing to rent a high quality home in an up and coming area.

“Throughout the build of this development, we will also be working closely with the local community to offer job opportunities and provide a positive, local economic impact.”

Mark Hadfield, Merseyside and Cheshire West, Countryside

Simple Life identifies and invests in areas which have an undersupply of high quality and attainable rental homes. Residents have the benefit of an experienced landlord – as well as professionally managed homes. Some of the key benefits include 24/7 maintenance services and flexible contracts. There is a clear value of community at each Simple Life development with onsite events and engagement – a perfect place to call home for families and working professionals.