Independent developer Lockley Homes has announced plans to ramp up the company’s activity in 2020 with new sites and new senior staff members to be announced in coming weeks.
Joint managing director Karl Lockley said: “The relief that we have now got a stable government and that Corbyn is out of the equation means that businesses like Lockley Homes can return to investing in growth.
“We are hopeful that a more ‘can do’ attitude will permeate through the economy, and that working with planning officers across the region to find elegant and acceptable solutions to development projects, we can literally build on our current success.
“There is clearly a renewed sense of optimism running through the county and this is reflected in an upturn in house sales that we are seeing.”
At Kingsbrooke, Lockley Homes’ second development in the village of Colwall, near Malvern in Worcestershire, there are only four properties remaining.
Kingsbrooke consists of ten properties including two 2 bedroom bungalows, two 4 bedroom houses and six spacious two bedroom apartments.
All but four of the large “Sky Bungalows” – as Lockley Homes have called them – in Connolly House have been sold with prices ranging from £475,000 for a 1,344 sq ft two bedroom penthouse to £525,000 for a 1,689 sq ft two bedroom apartment.
Work on the site is virtually complete with the other properties already occupied by their new owners.
Development is also well underway at Lockley Homes’ development of eight properties in Marmalade Lane at Honeybourne, near Broadway, and these will include two 2 bedroom houses, three 3 bedroom houses, two 4 bedroom houses and one 2 bedroom bungalow. Prices range from £300,000 to £625,000.
Lockley Homes also has four other sites it has publicly announced are in the pipeline including plans for nine luxury bungalows and farmhouse-style properties on a two acre site in Broomhall Lane on the southernmost tip of the new Worcester “super village”.
The company has been granted planning permission for eight 3 bedroom townhouses in Pope Iron Road, Worcester and work will start in early March.