Gleeson Launches New Homes Development in Thorne


Gleeson has marked the official launch of its fourth development in the Doncaster area by welcoming local Councillors to the King Edward Court development in Thorne to ‘cut the sod’ for the first homes which have already been bought off-plan by local people.

When complete 70 semi and detached homes will stand on the piece of vacant land just off King Edward Road.  The first phase of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes have now been released for sale with prices from £95,995 or £76,796 with the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Joining Gleeson’s Regional Director, Bryan Simpson and Sales Manager, Kay Lightfoot for the Ground Cutting Ceremony was Councillor Jane Nightingale, Cabinet Member for Housing and Thorne’s Ward Councillors Mark Houlbrook and Susan Durant.

On viewing progress of the new development Cllr Nightingale said, “Gleeson’s new homes are a welcome addition to Thorne. I am particularly pleased that the prices of the homes are affordable for first time buyers, many of whom aren’t aware that they can afford to get onto the property ladder.  We will be doing our best to promote the development to locals who are keen to buy their first home.”

Bryan Simpson added, “It was a pleasure to welcome the ward councillors to our development, their digging skills were so good we might ask them to join our construction team!  Gleeson specialises in building low cost homes which are affordable by local people.  Our policy is to build on brownfield sites which not only transforms what is often derelict land but our Community Matters programme and we are now looking for a local junior sports team to sponsor plus we would welcome applications from school leavers who are interested in joining our apprenticeship scheme”.

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