Following the completion of the final property at its Manor Farm development in North Hykeham, Barratt Homes has now handed over the keys to all of the community’s residents.
The Aurelius Way new homes site first launched in November 2004 and, close to 1,000 properties later, the leading homebuilder has recently welcomed the last of its homebuyers.
Manor Farm has been a community hub for new and existing residents since the beginning and has hosted a wide range of activities over the years, such as a British seaside-themed event and Macmillan Coffee Mornings.
Having left a lasting legacy in the community, Barratt Homes has also contributed to a shift in the pattern of homebuying in the development’s 17-year lifespan. Formerly, properties were purchased after physical appointments and viewings whereas now, thanks to new technology, new homes can be purchased through a virtual process.
Maureen Rook (63), a Receptionist for the NHS, was the final resident to join the community and partially used Barratt Homes’ NHS deposit contribution scheme to move from Kent to be closer to her family in North Hykeham.
Upon moving in, Maureen was greeted by Tony Lamb (Site Manager) and Steve Duncan (Sales Adviser) to receive the keys to her brand new home.
Maureen said: “It’s nice to move into a well-established area and having already had a chat with my neighbours, it seems to be a community full of friendly people.
“It’s a new beginning for me. I’m really looking forward to being closer to my son and his family as they’re now only 10 minutes up the road.
“Manor Farm offered just what I needed, which was to move sooner rather than later. Steve told me everything I needed to know before purchasing and as soon as I viewed the house, I thought it was lovely.”
The community is home to plenty of public open space and play equipment, which has contributed to the perfect setting for growing families over the years.
Originally named Oak Tree Farm, the development features mature oak trees, as well as newly-planted trees, that will blossom for years to come.
As part of the initial planning agreement, Barratt Homes invested the funds required to build a new primary school, whilst a nursery, Co-op, fish and chip shop and hairdresser’s can also be found at Manor Farm.
Jan Ruston, Sales Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “It’s the end of a thoroughly enjoyable era for us at Manor Farm and we’re very proud of how the development has taken shape over the years.
“We were delighted to welcome Maureen to the community as our final resident to move in and we hope she enjoys many happy years here making memories with her family.”
For people looking for a new home like Maureen, Barratt Homes is encouraging property seekers to visit its sister development Fernwood Village, which is little over 15 miles away.
For more information about any nearby developments, call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8472 or visit www.barratthomes.co.uk.