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Lime Grove wins Three Awards at the UK Property Awards (IPAX) 2020

Our homes at Lime Grove in Tuffley, Gloucestershire have scooped up three awards at this year’s UK Property Awards; the largest and widely recognised programme throughout the regions. Lime Grove features a total of 19 homes and has won awards in the categories ‘Residential Development’, ‘Architecture – Multiple Residences’, and ‘Development Marketing’.

The award’s judging panel of over 80 industry experts is chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best and Lord Waverley; members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament. The panel selects winners based on project design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability.

Our Founder and CEO Evan Maindonald says: “We are thrilled to have secured these awards for Lime Grove. The judges’ decision indicates that our approach and passion for building design-led and sustainable homes is the right way to go. In addition, the awards put Tuffley on the map of house hunters who are looking for a thriving and aspirational community.”

With the first of Lime Grove’s three-building phases due to complete this winter, interested buyers are invited to carry out a virtual viewing of the 19 new homes, which consist of seven apartments and 12 family houses. Alternatively, house hunters are invited to schedule an appointment to visit the newly opened show home, where safety measures such as hand sanitiser and facemasks are in place to respect current COVID-19 guidelines.

Lime Grove is being built on the former grounds of Tuffley Primary School, which also briefly housed the Tuffley Resource Centre. Having stood empty since 2014, the dilapidated building had been in dire need of a new purpose. As such, we have secured planning permission to create Lime Grove. Already incorporating the government’s Future Homes Standard 2025, which asks for new homes to be built without gas boilers, Lime Grove will be a completely gas-free development. In addition, all properties will utilise Ground Source Heat Pumps, a highly efficient, renewable energy source that has a low environmental impact and reduces carbon output by as much as 70%.

The existing structure of the school building is being protected and preserved but will benefit from a 21st-century makeover to feature seven stunning two- and three-bedroom apartments. Naturally, we have named these ‘Schoolhouse Apartments’ to pay tribute to the building’s history. In addition to the apartments, we are creating 12 new family homes, using timber frames; one of the most sustainable building materials available.

Located on the surrounding grounds of the apartment building, the houses are part of either ‘The Oak’, ‘The Lime’ or ‘The London’ collection. The latter differentiates itself by consisting of four semi-detached four-bedroom houses, whereas ‘The Oak’ and ‘The Lime’ properties are detached and feature either five or four bedrooms. All family homes boast private gardens and the apartments benefit from their own outside space as well. To celebrate the school’s Victorian architecture and design, the exterior of the newly-built homes will feature a colour scheme that mirrors that of the existing building.

Equal attention to detail is being paid to the properties’ interiors, which flawlessly connect each room to create a homely feel. Whilst the Schoolhouse Apartments measure between 595 to 959 sq. ft. and embrace the building’s Victorian architecture with high ceilings and spacious layouts, the family homes are spread across three storeys, ranging from 1,270 to 1,935 sq. ft. in size. Branded fixtures contribute to the residences’ high-quality feel and include stylish Paula Rosa kitchens with Siemens and Neff appliances as well as bathrooms that are embellished with elegant Villeroy & Boch suites. To give buyers additional design choices, MELT has teamed up with much-loved Habitat to offer a selection of optional furniture packages.

With prices starting from £210,000, all of the homes benefit from the stamp duty holiday and can be purchased using Help to Buy. The opened show home is located at Grange Road, Tuffley, Gloucester, GL4 0DJ. Opening hours are from 10 am to 4 pm, Friday to Monday, and due to COVID restrictions by appointment only. To book your time slot, please contact our team on 01452 346 174, email sales@limegrovegloucester.co.uk or visit www.limegrovegloucester.co.uk

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