Accrington site will support 97 new homes

New homes

Simple Life, a provider of Build to Rent (BTR) housing, is developing 47 new two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in Accrington, with first lets beginning in December 2021, and completion expected in spring 2022.

The site, named Ribblesdale Place, will deliver 97 new build homes, including 50 properties for open market sale, by housing developer, Countryside.

As part of Simple Life’s environmental and wellbeing initiatives, this scheme will feature a mix of planted trees and gardens, contributing to a greener development and a sustainable future.

Located just one mile north of Accrington town centre, the site benefits from excellent transport links, including Accrington’s eco-friendly train station, just one mile away, and the M65 motorway, providing quick access to the north and south of the region.

The town is situated between Blackburn, Burnley, and Preston, with Manchester just a short drive away.

Alec Maullin, from Simple Life, said: “We are very pleased to bring this new development to Accrington.

“The attractive Victorian town has plenty of high street shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as the leafy benefits of Oak Hill Park.

“There are also a number of sporting grounds, including Simple Life sponsored, Stanley FC and Accrington Cricket Club, so it is ideally placed to suit customers from all walks of life.”

He added: “Alongside this, the development is situated next door to Accrington Stanley Community Trust Sports Hub, a host to various exercise classes and sporting events providing lots of opportunity for residents to stay active.

“Ribblesdale Place is also within close proximity to a range of ‘outstanding’ OFSTED rated schools, providing basis for families to grow, and developing a neighbourhood our customers can be proud to be part of.”

Mark Hadfield, managing director, Merseyside and Cheshire West, Countryside, said: “We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Simple Life to provide much needed new homes for Accrington and to create a sustainable community.

“Ribblesdale Place is situated in a great location, surrounded by the beautiful Lancashire countryside and with excellent connectivity to nearby towns and cities. It offers the best of both worlds for both buyers looking to put down roots and for those wishing to rent a high quality home in an up and coming area.

“Throughout the build of this development, we will also be working closely with the local community to offer job opportunities and provide a positive, local economic impact.”

Simple Life said it identifies and invests in areas which have an under-supply of high quality and attainable rental homes.

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