Feb 2016



Work is underway to build 20 new luxury homes in a North Yorkshire market town.
Mulberry Homes Yorkshire is building the properties – consisting of 12 homes and eight apartments - on the site of a former care home in Reeth Road, Richmond.
Several of the homes in Richmond have already been sold ‘off plan’ but developer Mulberry expects interest to increase even further now the building work has started.
When completed in January 2017, the homes will overlook the historic Temple Grounds and have panoramic views across Richmond and the Swale Valley.
Andrew Garrens, Head of Development at Mulberry Homes Yorkshire, said: “In partnership with our local contractor Randall Orchard, we are delighted to have started work on these new homes.
“Given the location, overlooking the Temple Grounds, we had to be meticulous when it came to the planning of the homes but we believe that when completed early next year, they will be very much in keeping with the area, and enhance it even further.
“We have had lots of interest in the homes and expect that now people can see work is underway that it will become even more of a reality, so we would urge anyone who is interested to get in touch quickly so they don’t miss out.”
The homes start from £200,000 for a two-bedroom apartment through to £600,000 for a five-bedroom home.
Mulberry have received funding support of £2.4 million from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), through its Builders Finance Fund, which is aimed at helping smaller developers get projects off the ground.
Executive Director, North East Yorkshire, Naz Parkar said: “This investment demonstrates how the HCA’s work with local communities meet their priorities for new homes, jobs and growth, by working locally with our partners.  In a small market town like Richmond these 20 new homes have the potential to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.”
The scheme will be known as The Orchard because Mulberry will be planting apple, pear and plum trees in a communal area overlooking the Temple Grounds. The company has also received planning permission to remove a large eucalyptus tree in the centre of the development, which could have blocked the sun-light for some of the homes. Mulberry will be replacing this with a number of small trees dotted around the development.
People interested in finding out more information about the development can contact the Mulberry Homes sales office on 01609 531314 or email kath.stansfield@mulberryhomesyorkshire.com