Award-winning Beal Homes has begun groundworks for a hotly-anticipated development in the East Yorkshire town hailed as one of Britain’s best places to live.
St Mary’s View in Beverley will offer a stunning selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes, as well as three-bedroom bungalows, including many of Beal’s most popular and latest house types.
The £23m development will feature 90 homes, with the first buyers expected to move into their new properties in summer 2022.
St Mary’s View offers an exceptionally rare opportunity for househunters to secure a luxury new home in a select development just a short walk from Beverley’s charming town centre.
The tree-fringed site is just a stone’s throw from Beverley’s beautiful Westwood pasture, one of East Yorkshire’s most popular walking spots and also home to the town’s picturesque racecourse and golf course.
Almost 600 potential buyers have already registered their interest in St Mary’s View, although there has been no marketing activity for the development before now.
The start of works on the 7.3-acre site, off Poplars Way, around a mile from the heart of the town centre, will generate further interest in the development and househunters are now being urged to join the registration list to ensure they are invited to the sales launch later this year.
St Mary’s View follows the outstanding success of Beal’s fastest-selling development ever, which is also in Beverley. The 55 homes at St John’s Fold, close to Beverley Minster, were snapped up within 12 months, with the final buyers moving in last autumn.
The Sunday Times has named Beverley as one of the UK’s Best Places to Live, saying the history, culture, shops, restaurants, pubs and green spaces in the “gorgeous Georgian market town” all contribute to an outstanding quality of life.
With its cobbled streets, magnificent Minster, historic architecture, excellent schools and other facilities, Beverley has always been a popular choice for homebuyers. In recent years its appeal has increased with the opening of the popular Flemingate shopping and leisure destination and an influx of prestige retail brands, including Jo Malone, Jigsaw, Space NK, The White Company and Hotel Chocolat.
Sue Waudby, Beal Sales and Marketing Director, said: “The beginning of work on site signals to homebuyers that they will soon have the opportunity to secure a new luxury Beal home close to the heart of Beverley.
“Developments of this size in a location such as this, very close to the Westwood and a short walk to Beverley town centre, are extremely rare and we are confident St Mary’s View will be in high demand.
“Beverley offers a quality of life and range of attractions and facilities that is very difficult to beat anywhere and its appeal is growing all the time.”
Beal Construction Director John Goodfellow said: “We’re excited to be on site with another development in Beverley following the success of St John’s Fold.
“We’re working with our long-established supply chain within the region, including several contractors who worked on St John’s Fold, so this will deliver a significant economic boost as well as creating much-needed new homes for local people.”
The groundworks are being carried out by East Coast Construction, based in Brandesburton, East Yorkshire, just a few miles from the site.
East Coast Construction Managing Director Phil Reed said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this project by Beal Homes and look forward to working with our client to support the delivery of high-quality housing for the local community.
“We’re delivering a full groundworks package at the St Mary’s View site, installing all the main roads and drainage system, as well as foundations for the first 12 houses, in preparation for Beal’s own teams starting work on site by mid-September.”
Founded more than 50 years ago, family-owned Beal has become established as the leading independent housebuilder operating in Hull, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, having delivered more than 75 high-quality developments across the region.
Earlier this year Beal was awarded a coveted five-star rating by the Home Builders Federation – one of only four housebuilders based in Yorkshire to earn the status.