Stars and locals snap up homes at Marlborough Park

This Is Wiltshire: TOP DRAWER Town players Tommy Miller, Gary Roberts and Paul Benson have moved into Marlborough Park TOP DRAWER Town players Tommy Miller, Gary Roberts and Paul Benson have moved into Marlborough Park

MORE than 50 per cent of the newest properties at the £22m Marlborough Park development have been snapped up after a record opening two weeks – and new residents include Swindon Town stars.

The 31 home Crescent building in Piper’s Way is the latest sales launch by developer Places for People and opened to the public two weeks ago.

There are only 15 properties left after strong demand from people wanting to step onto the property ladder.

Most of the Crescent properties have two bedrooms, en suites and two balconies, while the four bedroom maisonette and the penthouse apartment boast sun terraces and floor to ceiling windows.

The development has even proved popular amongst the town’s top footballers as several Town players were amongst the new homeowners moving in this week. The area is just a few minutes drive from the County Ground and has easy access to the M4 – and enjoying the Park life are Robins Tommy Miller, Gary Roberts and Paul Benson.

Tom Mahood, sales manager at Places for People said: “To sell over half of the properties in the first two weeks in the current challenging economic climate is a real testament to the quality of the homes and innovative design at Marlborough Park.”

One person who has just bought a new home at the Crescent is Danielle Kottnauer.

She said: “I had been renting and had always wanted to step onto the property ladder, but could never find the right place until I saw Marlborough Park.

“It is close to everything – there are shops, cafes and leisure facilities nearby. I am looking forward to putting down roots at Marlborough Park for years to come.”

Earlier this year, the development won a top national award.The nine-phase construction project, which started in early 2009 and is set to be completed in five years, will eventually feature 615 homes, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to large houses.

Phase one comprises a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, as well as two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Back in May, the development scooped a best large development award in the national First Time Buyer Awards, which is organised by the national trade magazine First Time Buyer.

Developer Places for People has also been named as Best Landlord at the RESI Awards, another industry competition, for its practices at Marlborough Park and elsewhere.

Elliott Stiling, group sales director, said: “We’ve put a lot of effort into both the development here and how we treat tenants and clients. So to win these awards is quite an accolade.”

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9:27am Wed 17 Oct 12

Davey Gravey says...

Is that the place that looks like butlins and has a view of a roundabout? Lovely
Is that the place that looks like butlins and has a view of a roundabout? Lovely Davey Gravey
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9:31am Wed 17 Oct 12

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

I'd hardly call a couple of footballers for a second rate under-performing football club "stars"...
I'd hardly call a couple of footballers for a second rate under-performing football club "stars"... The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man
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9:36am Wed 17 Oct 12

PaisleyRed says...

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man wrote:
I'd hardly call a couple of footballers for a second rate under-performing football club "stars"...
what a complete tit you are sir!
[quote][p][bold]The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: I'd hardly call a couple of footballers for a second rate under-performing football club "stars"...[/p][/quote]what a complete tit you are sir! PaisleyRed
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10:00am Wed 17 Oct 12

RichardR1 says...

The first phase of this development didn't exactly go to plan, in fact off plan.
The first phase of this development didn't exactly go to plan, in fact off plan. RichardR1
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11:42am Wed 17 Oct 12

Even Angrier Monkey says...

This development does look a step above pretty much every other bland, generic block of flats that has been built in the town centre.
This development does look a step above pretty much every other bland, generic block of flats that has been built in the town centre. Even Angrier Monkey
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1:13pm Wed 17 Oct 12

silvergran says...

Obviously none of the commentators have been inside - I have and the flats are very nice and as for the roundabout, it makes a change to look at instead of the TV lol.
Obviously none of the commentators have been inside - I have and the flats are very nice and as for the roundabout, it makes a change to look at instead of the TV lol. silvergran
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5:10pm Wed 17 Oct 12

villageoldman says...

When growing up Marlborough Road was the best address in Swindon , then they build a relief road called Pipers Way. Now with this development and the Front Garden just one big congestion. Progress!!!!!
When growing up Marlborough Road was the best address in Swindon , then they build a relief road called Pipers Way. Now with this development and the Front Garden just one big congestion. Progress!!!!! villageoldman
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5:55pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Blackmalkin says...

I've watched these being built. Steel frame and plywood. Horrible. Wonder what the parking arrangements are like when people actually start to move in? And you get a glorious view of Burmah Castrol's old head office (OK, that's being knocked down eventually to make space for yet more boxes).

I fear colossal negative equity beckons for anyone buying one of these - best to hang onto it for at least 10 years.
I've watched these being built. Steel frame and plywood. Horrible. Wonder what the parking arrangements are like when people actually start to move in? And you get a glorious view of Burmah Castrol's old head office (OK, that's being knocked down eventually to make space for yet more boxes). I fear colossal negative equity beckons for anyone buying one of these - best to hang onto it for at least 10 years. Blackmalkin
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6:53pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Oliver Dummassie says...

Don't the properties have a lovely view of Coate Water
Don't the properties have a lovely view of Coate Water Oliver Dummassie
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10:09pm Wed 17 Oct 12

rednwhitedynamite says...

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. rednwhitedynamite
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9:16am Sat 20 Oct 12

Always Grumpy says...

villageoldman wrote:
When growing up Marlborough Road was the best address in Swindon , then they build a relief road called Pipers Way. Now with this development and the Front Garden just one big congestion. Progress!!!!!
I can't see how Pipers Way could be called a relief road for Marlborough Road! I would say It's more of a relief road for Croft Road.
[quote][p][bold]villageoldman[/bold] wrote: When growing up Marlborough Road was the best address in Swindon , then they build a relief road called Pipers Way. Now with this development and the Front Garden just one big congestion. Progress!!!!![/p][/quote]I can't see how Pipers Way could be called a relief road for Marlborough Road! I would say It's more of a relief road for Croft Road. Always Grumpy
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