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Milestone sale for housing developer

Sales executive, Joanne Miller with the 100th buyer Mr Park.
Sales executive, Joanne Miller with the 100th buyer Mr Park.

A housing developer has celebrated its 100th sale since starting up less than three years ago.

And Ascent Homes is continuing its work in Northumberland with 150 properties currently under construction.

The first and second developments – Windsor View in Newbiggin and Plessey Green on the outskirts of Blyth – are both completed and sold out, while at its third development, The Maltings in Alnwick, only six apartments remain from an original 37.

That scheme recently beat off strong competition to scoop the coveted residential property award at the prestigious RICS Renaissance Awards because of Ascent Homes’ impressive and sensitive conversion of derelict buildings on the site of the former Alnwick Brewery.

Work is taking place on housing at Wayside Point in Ellington, Meadow View at Bebside, Hemingway Court in Ponteland and at Allerburn Gate, Alnwick.

Duncan Bowman, development director, said: “It gives me great pleasure to see that we have sold 100 homes since we started.

“The government’s Help to Buy Scheme has undoubtedly been a big incentive for many of our buyers, but our success cannot really be attributed to just one factor. We have nailed down the specification in our homes too.

“We also have a great sales and marketing team who are passionate about the company and its ability to change the landscape in this part of the world.

“We are still continuing to take on many sites.”

Mr and Mrs Park, who recently bought a three-bedroom detached home with a garage at Meadow View, Bebside, were the 100th house buyers to move in.