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Work on Knutsford Nears Completion with All New Homes Sold Off-Plan

Hillcrest Homes and Cruden are due to complete construction on its Knutsford town centre development this week with all new homes having been sold off plan.

The scheme, consisting of 13 high quality Georgian inspired houses, is the first town centre new build residential development in nearly 10 years and demand was high from the outset with properties reserved even before construction began in December 2013.

Hillcrest will be handing the keys to the new homes to residents this week along with an innovative Well-Being Welcome Pack; the result of an exciting new partnership with leading skincare and nutritional experts, Arbonne. Each of the homes at Norbury’s Yard will be furnished with complimentary health and wellbeing products, including vegan and non-parabin body wash products and nutritional aids such as vitamin and protein drinks, encouraging residents to embrace a healthy new lifestyle as they start this new chapter in their lives.

The scheme was designed in partnership with Altrincham based architects Calder Peel FGP whose lead architect, Andrew Lightfoot, grew up in the town and is built around a car-free courtyard, which also provides a pleasant new pedestrian gateway between the Moor and the town centre.

The properties incorporate the finest architectural flourishes found in the area whilst providing a high specification and many contemporary and characterful features, such as first floor utility rooms, Juliet balconies and a secure underground car park. The homes fronting Church Walk even offer individual bridges providing access over the River Lily to their front doors.

Says Sales and Development Manager for Hillcrest and Cruden, Stewart Chance, “A lot of time, energy and passion has been invested in the design and development of this scheme so we feel a huge sense of achievement to have completed it and to have sold all of the homes off plan.

“Knutsford is a fantastic place to live and each of the new residents at Norbury’s Yard is looking forward to starting a new chapter of their lives here. It’s therefore very fitting that we’ve chosen this scheme to launch our partnership with Arbonne; we hope it will deliver complete customer satisfaction and complements a lifestyle that provides a sense of total wellbeing,” he adds.

Local King Street based estate agents, Stuart Rushton & Co, handled the sale of the homes. Says owner Stuart Rushton, “This development is an excellent example of the phenomenal appeal of a high quality home with an extensive specification in the Knutsford area. In the last twelve months, the market has picked up and high calibre properties, such as those at Norbury’s Yard, have had several buyers lining up to purchase them.

“The town’s appeal is stronger than ever with many more buyers at all stages of the housing ladder looking to enjoy its rare combination of modern café culture, heritage, countryside and community,” he adds.

Hillcrest will now move its attention to the delivery of new residential developments at Altair in Altrincham (59 apartments), Goostrey (four contemporary detached homes), and Hale (eight homes on the site of the former library).

Hillcrest and Cruden Complete Work on Norburys yard 1


(L-R) Welcoming residents to their new home: Stuart Rushton of Stuart Rushton & Co Estate Agents in Knutsford, Stewart Chance of Hillcrest Homes, Simone Milner of Hillcrest Homes and Andrew Lightfoot, Lead Architect at Calderpeel FGP in Altrincham