Leading Housebuilder celebrates win for Nature-Friendly Buckinghamshire Development
A major new homes development in Aylesbury has won silver for ‘Best Public Realm’ at the WhatHouse Awards 2019.
Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Kingsbrook development explores ways to help nature thrive as beautiful new homes are built.
The award recognises the work that the housebuilder has done alongside the RSPB and Aylesbury District Council to create an environmentally friendly housing development to encourage nature to flourish.
The partnerships seek to ‘set the benchmark for nature-friendly housing in Britain’.
The WhatHouse Awards Judges, said: “These are homes alongside nature – economically viable as a housing scheme, but with biodiversity and eco-systems integral to the success and balance of the neighbourhood.
“Barratt and David Wilson Homes is committing more than £81m to the infrastructure of the development, including three new parks, allotments and orchards. Oakfield Village has attained the Built for Life ‘outstanding’ award, having met 12 conditions ranging from integration to community infrastructure.”
In total, Kingsbrook will be around 2,500 homes, 250 acres of wildlife rich space, two new primary schools and site for a secondary school and three community spaces, as well as health and sport facilities and new parks and nature reserves.
Throughout the development there are plenty of native planting and ecological features such as bird and bat boxes, swift bricks and wildlife corridors.
Around 60% of Kingsbrook is made up of green space. As well as an orchard, this includes ponds, parks, meadows and nature reserve. These features have been implemented to cultivate a sanctuary for wildlife and to create spaces where people and nature can exist harmoniously.
Simon Francis, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “We are honoured to have received recognition for our beautiful Kingsbrook development. Our vision is to deliver real biodiversity gains and disprove the common misconception that housing developments and biodiversity are mutually exclusive.
“At Kingsbrook, residents are invited to embrace the idea of living and working in a nature-friendly development and to become active participants in green spaces and conservation projects.
“We are very happy that residents and the local community are now starting to really enjoy our development and we are looking forward to creating more wonderful spaces for the local community to enjoy.”
Recently, residents were invited to a community tree planting event where six trees were planted by residents, Barratt and David Wilson Homes employees and children from the local nursery.
A thriving new community at Kingsbrook will see the creation of three distinct villages providing residents with all of the essentials that they need on their doorstep.
Within a short drive, homebuyers can explore the bustling town of Aylesbury, offering a range of shops, cafes and fine restaurants to choose from.
For commuters, there is also excellent transport links direct to London with the A41 nearby and trains from Aylesbury arriving in London in less than an hour.
There are plenty of schemes house hunters can use to help them when reserving a property at a Barratt and David Wilson Homes development, including Help to Buy, Part Exchange and Movemaker, all designed to make the moving process that much simpler for buyers.
To register an interest in any of the properties at Kingsbrook, please visit the on-site sales and information centre, open: Monday 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00am to 5.30pm.
For more information about any of Barratt and David Wilson Homes developments in the area, visit the website at www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk, alternatively, call the sales line on 0333 355 8500 or 0333 355 8501.