Construction begins as Beal Homes breathes new life into former Humber Growers site
Huge early interest in Turpin’s Heath - Beal's newest development
Construction has begun on a luxury development that will bring new life to a derelict former salads production site.
Award-winning housebuilder Beal Homes’ newest development, Turpin’s Heath, will feature 71 three and four bedroom properties and a choice of 12 different house types on the former Humber Growers site at Welton, East Yorkshire.
The 8.5-acre development on Common Lane is proving hugely popular with families and young professionals with 13 properties already sold off-plan.
Sue Waudby, Sales and Marketing Director at Beal Homes, said: “We’ve seen extremely strong demand at Turpin’s Heath even before establishing a sales presence at the development.
“People are attracted by the semi-rural, village feel and the accessibility of the location. It’s so convenient for travelling into Hull or to Leeds and York, via the A63, and Brough rail station is close to hand.
“It’s also really well placed for excellent local schools, with Welton Primary School and South Hunsley Secondary School just a few minutes’ walk away.
“A key feature of the development will be an attractive, fully landscaped area of green open space, with a children’s play area, forming almost a quarter of the site, so residents will have a lovely amenity right on their doorstep.”
Beal is investing £20m into the development, which is due to be complete in two years.
Every home at Turpin’s Heath is designed for modern life, boasting open, contemporary living spaces. Prices range from £234,995 for The Malham, a three bedroom detached home with feature bay window and master bedroom with en-suite, to £394,995 For The Runswick, a four bedroom house with impressive central hallway and two feature bay windows.
The intense early interest in Turpin’s Heath follows the success of Beal’s nearby The Wickets development, built in 2014 on the site of the former St James’ Infant School in Welton. The eight detached four-bedroom properties at that development all sold off-plan within weeks of release.
It also mirrors the strong demand for Beal’s flagship West Hill development, which comprises 130 mainly detached three, four and five bedroom homes on a prime site amid woodland and former farmland on the Willerby/ Kirk Ella border in East Yorkshire.
Mrs Waudby said prospective buyers could view all of the house types available at Turpin’s Heath at West Hill and added: “As well as being a highly sought-after development in its own right, West Hill is a great showcase for Turpin’s Heath.
“While the Welton development takes shape, we can arrange for potential buyers to visit West Hill and see the same property types that will be available at Turpin’s Heath. They can experience the quality of the design and build, giving them added confidence to buy off plan.
“With the development in its early stages buyers can also maximise the unique opportunity we offer to customise every aspect of the property to suit each buyer’s personal tastes and lifestyle – even the internal layout. They really can create their personal dream home, exactly as they want it.”
The site has been disused since 2010 when Humber Growers consolidated operations at nearby Ellerker.
The start of construction follows a comprehensive programme of site clearance and preparatory works, including the demolition of redundant offices, warehousing and glass houses. Foundations are now nearing completion on six of the 21 properties released in the first phase of the development.
Beal Construction Director John Goodfellow said: “This is a prime example of brownfield regeneration.
“The former Humber Growers site had fallen into dereliction and become something of an eyesore. This high-quality development will bring a redundant site back to life and make it a highly attractive place to live.
“Our previous development in Welton is just a stone’s throw away and very quickly became integrated within the village. From that we’ve got to know the area well and developed good links with the local community. We’re sure Turpin’s Heath will enhance the local area, as The Wickets has done.”
The development is named after Welton’s greatest claim to fame as the place where legendary highwayman Dick Turpin was captured.
In 1738, Turpin, under the alias John Palmer, lodged at Welton’s Green Dragon inn, after stealing horses from Lincolnshire. It was there that he was apprehended by the police, unmasked as Turpin, and tried and hung in York the following year.
Beal has been building high-quality homes in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for almost 50 years and has developed an exceptional reputation for quality and customer service.
The company claimed the Housebuilder of the Year title in the prestigious Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2017, in addition to being named Housebuilder of the Year in the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards 2016 and winning the Best Customer Satisfaction Initiative award at the 2015 national Housebuilder Awards.