The MP for Eastleigh Mims Davies has been visiting The Pavilions, Barratt Homes’ development in West End, Hampshire.
Mims Davies visit marked New Homes Week (May 14 – 18) and the 60th anniversary of the five-star housebuilder.
Mims Davies, who was given a tour of the development including the Grade II listed building, said:
“The Pavilions is a testament to how a new scheme can bring much needed homes to a community while at the same time adding real value by integrating contemporary designs with a handsome existing building.
“Locally my constituents want homes in sustainable locations with character and this ticks the boxes. With our stamp duty cut for first time buyers it’s a great time to get on the housing ladder. Our Help to Buy scheme together with growing supply means there are real opportunities for all.”
Barratt Homes managing director Jon Green, who accompanied Mims, said:
“We’re extremely proud of The Pavilions and are getting terrific feedback from residents. It was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to Mims the quality of our work and high levels of customer satisfaction we are achieving.”
The Pavilions is close to beautiful woodlands and an excellent selection of shops and leisure facilities. Near to West End and Hedge End, the development offers easy access to Southampton and the M27, with its links to surrounding towns and cities.
Barratt Homes was founded by Sir Lawrie Barratt back in 1958 and it the UK’s largest housebuilder, building more than 17,300 homes last year. Over the past 60 years it has built 450,000 houses, helping some 2.8 million families make their home.
The five-star house builder is creating a selection of one, two and three-bedroom homes at The Pavilions, a vibrant new community in West End, which has won a prestigious “Built for Life” accreditation.
A government endorsed industry standard, ‘Built for Life’ approval is designed to give homebuyers confidence that important design elements during the planning process have been checked. Developments are judged on a rigorous 12-point system, all of which must be satisfied to achieve the award.
The centre piece of the development is the transformation of the main grade II listed building, to provide one and two bedroom apartments together with its handsome character gatehouses which provide three bedroom homes. Now known as Henman House it has been named after architect Charles Henman, the man who designed the building back in 1848.
Barratt will also lovingly restore the historic ornamental gardens which once stood in front of the main house.