Work underway at Countryside’s new 248-home development in Highbridge

Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, is pleased to be making progress at its Isleport Grove housing development in Highbridge, where it is working with its partners to bring a range of affordable and high-quality homes to the area.

Construction work is now underway at the site, located on the eastern fringe of Highbridge, which is set to benefit from 248 new homes, 30% of which will be affordable and 35% for the Private Rented Sector. The first homes on site, a collection of 2-4 bedroom properties, are set to be complete by Autumn 2023.

As part of the scheme, Countryside is working with Sigma Capital Group, one of the leading providers in the build-to-rent market, to deliver 87 build-to-rent units at the development under their private rental brand, Simple Life. Simple Life delivers properties in areas experiencing an undersupply of high-quality, professionally managed rental homes.

Countryside and Sigma have been developing their partnership in the South West region in recent months, announcing their first deal together at the developer’s nearby Strawberry Grange scheme in Bridgwater at the end of last year.

Darren Dancey, Managing Director, South West, Countryside, commented:
“I am delighted with the progress being made at our Isleport Grove development and pleased to be strengthening our partnership with Sigma to support local housing need and deliver a mix of high-quality homes for those in the region. As we head into 2023, I look forward to seeing the scheme continue to reach key milestones, with the show homes due to launch later this year.”

Kate Tuckey, Development Director, Sigma, commented:
“We are proud of our longstanding partnership with Countryside, having worked together for over 15 years, and are thrilled to be developing this relationship in the South West. We are pleased to be part of another of Countryside’s schemes in the Somerset area and are excited to see the development progress over the coming months.

“All our Simple Life homes are pet friendly and come with plenty of space, gardens and fitted appliances and we look forward to serving communities across the South West as we work together to bring professionally managed, high-quality rental homes to a region facing growing demand.”

In close proximity to the M5 Junction 22 interchange, Isleport Grove is perfect for commuters, with its excellent transport connections opening up access for residents to the South West.

The location is also a fantastic option for families and those who love the great outdoors, with Burnham-on-sea beach and Apex Park just a short drive away from Highbridge. This latest milestone marks a positive step for Countryside’s ambitious development plans in the South West, as they continue to progress their other schemes in Bath, Bridgwater and Bristol. Countryside is set to launch its show homes at both Isleport Grove and Strawberry Grange in spring/summer 2023.

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