Allison Homes East gets into the team spirit by volunteering at Mini Olympics in Grantham

Over in our East region, 10 members of staff volunteered their time last week to support the running of the inspire+ Mini Olympics, which was held in Grantham near our The Orchards development.

inspire+ is a sports education charity that aims to positively impact young people’s lives by ensuring that the next generation is ‘healthy, happy and active’, through innovative educational and community initiatives. They are also one of the country’s largest PE and school sport apprenticeship providers and support young people through community provisions, mainly delivered during school holidays.

Each year, the charity holds the Mini Olympics as an end of year celebration that brings all the schools the charity works with together. The event begins with an opening ceremony, with each school representing a different country, where the children perform a dance and display the banners they created for the event. Over the three days, over 2,500 young people take part in a variety of sports and activities, before the final day wraps up with an impressive closing ceremony.

This year, the event took place at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre on Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June, and 10 members of our East team attended across the three days to offer their support, including meeting the students from the buses, marshalling them through the opening and closing ceremony, and supporting them throughout the activities.

The volunteers included Chloe Goodwin, Laura Newton and Jo Morton on the first day, CEO of Allison Group John Anderson, Courtney Goodwin, Paula Merrill and Zoe Evans on the second day and Steph Dunbar, Arya Craig and Tareena Page on the final day.

John Anderson, who was also the judge for the banner competition, said: “At Allison Homes, giving back to the communities we build in is at the core of what we do. I was delighted to see that so many members of our team volunteered to assist with this excellent event and we all look forward to taking part in more opportunities like this in the future.

“A huge well done to all of the students, who were fantastic, and a big thank you to inspire+ for arranging such a wonderful event.”

 

To find out more about inspire+, visit https://www.inspireplus.org.uk/. For more information on the Mini Olympics, head to https://www.inspireplus.org.uk/mini-olympics/.

The Orchards is now over 70 percent sold, with a selection of three and four bedroom homes still available to purchase. To find out more, visit https://allison-homes.co.uk/development/the-orchards/.

Allison Homes offers sizzling savings of up to £25,000 this summer

To kick start the summer season, we are offering property seekers sizzling savings worth up to £25,000*, to help them move into a brand-new home this summer.

Those who reserve selected Allison homes by Friday 20th September can receive an exclusive bundle, allowing them to step onto or up the property ladder more easily. As part of the bundle, homebuyers will have extras and upgrades included or benefit from financial incentives, such a contribution towards their mortgage or deposit or 100% Part Exchange.

Across both our East and South West regions, we are also hosting Sizzling Summer Savings Events on the below dates throughout June and July, where property seekers can discover the exclusive packages on offer and start their new home journey.

South West

  1. Saturday 22nd June at High Moor View or Buttercross Meadow
  2. Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June at Primrose Meadows
  3. Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July at Weavers Place
  4. Saturday 13th July at Foxglove View

East

  1. Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July at Tudor Reach, Harriers Rest, Kings Meadow or Venus Fields
  2. Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July at Frampton Gate or The Orchards
  3. Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July at Abbey Park or The Oaks

Michele Jones, Head of Sales at Allison Homes South West, said: “We wanted to celebrate the start of the summer season and help property seekers enjoy the warmer months in a fantastic new home, so are thrilled to be offering buyers with savings worth up to £25,000.

“Our goal at Allison Homes is to connect buyers with home of their dreams and we hope that our exclusive offers make the homebuying journey that much easier, allowing new homeowners to focus on the excitement of starting life in a thriving new community.”

For more information on the savings and packages on offer, visit https://allison-homes.co.uk/summer-offer/.

 

*T&Cs apply. This offer is open to UK residents, aged 18+ and is only available when purchasing selected homes from Allison Homes. The offer is subject to lender’s approval and the purchaser must enter into a reservation agreement with Allison Homes in relation to a qualifying home and must complete by 20th September 2024. Individual incentive offers and full T&Cs can be found at https://allison-homes.co.uk/summer-offer/.

Allison Homes given the green light to build 175 new homes in Barrowby

We have received resolution to grant full planning permission, following unanimous support from South Kesteven District Council planning committee, to build 175 new homes in the Lincolnshire village of Barrowby, just two miles west of Grantham.

Situated on Low Road, the 7.9-hectare site will consist of 122 three, four and five bedroom open market homes and 53 affordable homes that will be available through Affordable Rent, Shared Ownership and the First Homes scheme. Future residents will also enjoy a network of new public open spaces, including a new on-site playground and walking routes.

As well as building new homes, we are providing land for a community facility for Barrowby and over £669,000 in S106 contributions, which will go towards improving existing sports facilities, expanding healthcare capacity and delivering a dedicated footway and cycleway linking the site to Grantham.

The development will also deliver a net gain in biodiversity, meaning that the scheme will improve the amount of natural habitats for wildlife, compared to the current use.

Georgina McCrae, Planning Director at Allison Homes East, said: “We are extremely proud to have received unanimous support to build 175 new homes in Barrowby. This development will bring a host of benefits to the local community, both economically and environmentally, and provide much needed, high-quality housing. A big thank you to Barrowby Parish Council and Officers at South Kesteven District Council for working collaboratively with us to design this exciting new development.

“At Allison Homes, we have been investing in Lincolnshire for many years and are very excited to be continuing our commitment to the county with this development in Barrowby.”

Our East region is currently providing new homes at three developments in Lincolnshire – The Orchards in Corby Glen, Frampton Gate in Frampton and Tudor Reach in Kirton in Lindsey. Find out more.

Apprenticeship success: Poppy and Leland’s remarkable achievement

We are celebrating the achievements of two of our apprentices, Poppy Ludgate and Leland Moore, who have completed their apprenticeship programmes months ahead of schedule. The impressive achievement is a testament to their commitment to learning and the quality of training that we offer. 

Poppy Ludgate, who has been attending Peterborough College, joined us in 2022 as a carpentry apprentice. She has been honing her skills under the guidance of the group’s central region, working on our developments in Cambridgeshire, including the Manning Road development in Bourne.  

Poppy is currently shadowing some senior roles to gain additional perspectives and insights before concluding her apprenticeship. Sharing her positive experience of the programme, Poppy said: “I have really enjoyed my time here. It has been great to learn whilst also being ‘hands-on’ and putting into practice what I’ve been shown, as well as mixing with all the people on site and understanding how the different trades rely on each other.” 

Leland Moore, another carpentry apprentice, has been based at our ‘Harriers Rest’ development in Wittering, Cambridgeshire. Leland, who was shortlisted as ‘Construction Apprentice of the Year’ at the 2023 Peterborough Telegraph Apprenticeship Awards, has also completed his course months ahead of schedule. 

Reflecting on his achievement, Leland said: “Finishing my apprenticeship early feels amazing and I’d like to extend my thanks to Allison Homes for the support and guidance they’ve given me. I’m very grateful for the chances I’ve had here and I’d love to come back one day, after I’ve gained more experience and skills.” 

John Anderson, CEO of Allison Homes, expressed his pride and optimism for their futures, saying: “We are immensely proud of Poppy and Leland’s accomplishment. With such promising starts to their careers, we look forward to the possibility of them returning to Allison Homes one day, in site manager positions or similar.” 

We have a history of nurturing talent, enjoying a long-standing partnership with Stamford and Peterborough Colleges (both part of the Inspire Education Group). This year, we have 13 apprentices, including three first-year apprentices specialising in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, and customer care, as well as ten second-year apprentices who are focusing on bricklaying and carpentry and joinery. 

“Our apprenticeship programme is a significant investment in the future and one that we are wholly committed to. We believe in empowering our apprentices to become skilled tradespeople who will benefit not only Allison Homes, but the entire construction sector in the future” John added.  

“It’s been a delight to see our apprentices flourish during their time with us, developing the skills necessary to succeed as highly capable and dedicated tradespeople.” he concluded. 

The success highlights the vital role of apprenticeship programmes in shaping a skilled and prosperous future for the construction industry and the future certainly looks bright for Poppy and Leland. 

Allison Homes East secures land for over 130 new homes in Somersham

We are thrilled to announce that our East team has acquired a site in the Cambridgeshire village of Somersham, where over 130 new homes will be built.

 

The development will provide a total of 131 properties, 40 per cent of which will be affordable. Our East team will also contribute around £1.2m towards local infrastructure improvements through the Community Infrastructure Levy and deliver 10 per cent net gain in biodiversity through on and off-site habitat improvements.

 

The site will include a range of open market sale homes, including two, three and four bedroom properties, and affordable homes available through rent and shared ownership for local homebuyers.

 

Construction work on the development is due to commence in summer 2024 and be completed in spring 2027. The doors to the development’s show homes will be opening early next year for property seekers to tour.

 

This new development will be our East region’s fifth site in the local area, following the success of Cromwell Fields in Bury, which is now sold out, Whittlesey Green in Whittlesey, Abbey Park in Thorney and Harriers Rest in Wittering.

 

Sophie Kendal, Head of Land and Partnerships at Allison Homes East, said: “We are very proud to have acquired this land in Somersham, and to be continuing our commitment to providing Cambridgeshire with much needed, high-quality housing.

 

“This new development forms a huge part of our growth plans, and will provide a total of 131 new homes, new jobs and training opportunities for local people, and bring benefits to the local economy. We are looking forward to commencing construction work and introducing ourselves to the Somersham community.”  

Updates on our new development in Somersham will be shared on our website in the coming months. Find out more about our East region and our current Cambridgeshire developments.

Newark school gets new sports kit thanks to Allison Homes East sponsorship

We have sponsored a school based near our Kings Meadow development in Fernwood, allowing them to purchase a brand new sports kit.

 

Our East team donated £1,000 to Claypole CofE Primary School, which is just a five minute drive away from the development, to allow them to purchase a new sports kits for their students. We also previously sponsored the school’s 2023 Summer Fayre and made a donation to be used as a prize in the raffle.

 

The school ran a competition amongst its pupils to design the kit and the winning entry was submitted as the final design. The kits will be used for a range of different sports such as netball, hockey and tag rugby, including on competition days.

 

Mr Wells at Claypole CofE Primary School said: “We are very grateful to Allison Homes for this generous sponsorship. It was great to have the children get involved with the design process and we are very happy with how the kits have turned out.

 

“Sports and exercise are great ways to build confidence, encourage teamwork and promote wellbeing, so having the right kit and equipment to play in is a huge benefit for our school.”

 

Kelly Toms, Sales and Marketing Director at Allison Homes East, said: “We are very proud to have sponsored Claypole CofE Primary School and are delighted with how well the kits have turned out. 

 

“Giving back to the communities we build in is incredibly important to us at Allison Homes and we will continue to find opportunities to do so going forward. We wish Claypole the best of luck in all their future matches.”

 

Located off Great North Road, Kings Meadow consists of a stunning range of three, four and five bedroom homes.

 

To find out more about the properties available, visit Kings Meadow, or contact the sales team on kings.meadow@allison-homes.com or 07920 725146.

Allison Homes East donates £750 to three Lincolnshire primary schools’ book fundraisers

We have proudly donated a total of £750 to three primary schools in Lincolnshire, to allow the schools to purchase brand new books for their pupils to enjoy.

 

St Augustine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy and Uffington CofE Primary School, both in Stamford, and Market Deeping Community Primary School in Marketing Deeping each received £250.

 

The donations were facilitated via Usborne through the schools’ local, independent Usborne partner, Sarah Freeman from The Little Book Snug, as part of the Usborne Community Book Pledge. Usborne is a leading children’s book publisher which works frequently with local schools and nurseries.

 

Market Deeping Community Primary School said: “We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Allison Homes for their generous donation of £250 towards the purchase of new books from The Little Book Snug. Their contribution will help to enhance the learning experiences of all our age groups.”

 

Jo Oliver, Year 6 Teacher and Curriculum Lead at St Augustine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the kind donation we have received. We have chosen to spend the money on books for our struggling readers to help foster a love of reading.”

 

Emma Clayton, Teacher at Uffington CofE Primary School, said: “We encourage all our pupils to read widely and often, as we are aiming for them all to become confident and independent readers who choose to read for pleasure. Thanks to this donation, each class has received eight new books (comprising of fiction and non-fiction titles) to enjoy both in school and at home. We really appreciate this act of kindness.”

 

Kelly Toms, Sales and Marketing Director at Allison Homes East, said: “We understand the importance of encouraging a love of reading and storytelling from a young age, so we are delighted we have been able to contribute to that cause with these donations.

 

“Sarah at The Little Book Snug does excellent work in the Lincolnshire community, and we are proud of both this and past collaborations we have completed with them.”

 

Our East region has a range of homes available at three developments in Lincolnshire –To find out more, visit The Orchards, Frampton Gate and Tudor Reach.

 

To find out more about Usborne and The Little Book Snug, visit their website.

Allison Homes East sponsors new kits for youth football team in Norfolk

Over in our East region, we have sponsored a youth football team based in Thorpe St Andrew, near our popular development The Oaks in Norwich, allowing them to purchase brand new kits for the whole team.

 

Thorpe St Andrew FC is a grassroots football club, which aims to provide opportunities for football participation and development for all people, in a safe and respectful environment, regardless of age, religion, race and ability.

 

Our East team have sponsored the Under 7s Tigers, who were excited to debut their brand new kits at a recent match.

 

Simon Hayhoe, Coach for Thorpe St Andrew Under 7s Tigers, said: “We are very grateful to Allison Homes for this sponsorship. Operating a club like ours comes with a lot of expenses, and having the kits taken care of is truly a blessing. It allows us the flexibility to allocate our resources to other important aspects of the club, ensuring that it thrives.”

 

Kelly Toms, Sales and Marketing Director at Allison Homes East, said: “At Allison Homes we are always keen to get involved with and support the communities we build in, so we were delighted when the opportunity to sponsor the Tigers came to us.

 

“It’s wonderful to see the children enjoy the wellbeing benefits, increased confidence and comradery of team sports and we wish them the very best of luck in all their future matches.”

 

Located off Tillett Way, The Oaks is a stunning development comprising of three, four and five bedroom homes, in a desirable location with excellent transport links, a thriving community and plenty of modern amenities.

 

The Oaks is open Thursday to Monday, from 10am to 5pm. To find out more about the available homes, visit The Oaks or contact the sales team on theoaks@allison-homes.com or 07483 073632.

 

To find out more about Thorpe St Andrew FC, visit their website.

Allison Homes East donates bricks for Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire students’ bricklaying competition

In our East region, we have donated three pallets of bricks to Inspire Education Group, for use in a bricklaying competition at Stamford College.

 

Inspire Education Group recently hosted skills competitions in the construction, motor vehicle and engineering sectors for students of Stamford, Peterborough, Cambridge Regional, Grantham, Boston and West Anglia colleges.

 

Under the construction branch, bricklaying and carpentry competitions were held, where students were given four and a half hours to carry out a piece of work which was then judged by industry professionals. A total of six winners were chosen, three per discipline, and awarded tools and Screwfix vouchers.

 

We supported the bricklaying competition by donating three pallets of bricks for the students to use in their creations. Our East team’s Construction Manager, Paul Vasey and Site Manager, Andrew McPartlin then attended the event as part of the judging panel.

 

Peterborough College student Leonie Mcdougal was awarded first place, with Jesse Avery-Morgan from Stamford College coming in second and Botond Lados from Grantham College in third.

 

Paul Vasey said: “We were delighted to make this donation and lend our expertise to support this bricklaying competition. The students’ work was exceptional, and we hope that they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

 

“Many of our trade apprentices come from these colleges, so it was fantastic to continue our long-standing relationships and see first-hand the students’ talents and skills. It is hugely important to us at Allison Homes to encourage young talent in the construction sector and we look forward to welcoming new apprentices in the next academic year.”

 

Ryan Lewis, Assistant Head of Faculty – Curriculum Construction, Motor Vehicle and Technical Skills at Inspire Education Group, said: “We are extremely grateful for the donation from Allison Homes for the College’s Construction Skills Event and for their continued support and partnership.

 

“Partnerships with leading industry employers like Allison Homes ensure what our students are learning aligns with the evolving needs of the industry and underscores a collective commitment to address industry challenges and foster a skilled workforce.”

Former landowners return to visit Allison Homes East’s Corby Glen development

Following the success of our East region’s popular The Orchards development in Corby Glen, the previous landowners returned to see how the development has progressed and see the plans for its future.

The Orchards is an elegant development comprised of 66 two, three and four bedroom homes in the attractive village of Corby Glen, surrounded by open countryside and within easy reach of Bourne, Stamford and Grantham.

Since its launch, a number of property seekers have found their perfect home on the development, and the site is now over 50 per cent sold.

Former landowners Brian and Jill Walsingham, Neville Bish, and Stuart and Christine Bish recently visited the development, where they met Charlotte Barber, Sales Manager for The Orchards, Construction Manager Paul Vasey and Site Manager Wayne Green.

During the visit, the former landowners were able to view the available homes, take a tour of the site and learn more about the development’s progress.

Stuart Bish said: “Personally I welcomed the opportunity to view progress and thank Allison Homes for taking the time to show us round and answer our questions.”

Paul Vasey said: “It was a delight to have the previous landowners back at The Orchards. We at Allison Homes East are incredibly proud of this development and of all the happy buyers we have had so far, and it was great to share our success with them.

“The Orchards is an excellent development in a desirable location, and with just a few homes remaining we would highly encourage anyone who is interested in a home in the area to get in touch as soon as possible to avoid missing out.”

The Orchards is open Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm. Visit The Orchards to find out more about the development and the available homes, or call 07485 395156.