Construction starts in Somerset town

Construction has started at Bucklands Place, Nailsea, a development of twenty-four homes from Acorn Property Group.

There will be 17 two, three and four-bedroom open market houses along with seven properties allocated for affordable housing.

Each home will be built with energy efficiency at the forefront of the design. Features will include insulation, PV panels and electric car charging infrastructure.

Every house will also have an EPC rating of A, potentially saving the new owner a significant amount on their energy bills compared to an older home.

Robin Squire, regional managing director, Acorn’s Bristol Region, said: “We’re always striving to take a bespoke approach to each of our developments and to create homes that fit well within their immediate surroundings. Bucklands Place is no exception and has a distinct character that will fit perfectly with the surroundings,” explained

“The development is within easy reach of Nailsea’s thriving town centre and the surrounding countryside, with easy commuting links to Bristol, and we hope the combination and variety of homes available here will help to foster a diverse community.”

Adjacent to woodland, the natural setting has informed the design of Bucklands Place, contributing to the character of the local area, with features to preserve its biodiversity including hedgehog corridors and new bat and bird boxes.

All properties will have parking and private gardens.

Acorn is developing Bucklands Place in partnership with Barwood Capital, which acquired the site in July 2022 through its Residential Platform.

Steve Chambers, director and head of residential investment at Barwood Capital, said: “Our focus is to help bring forward high quality residential developments in the UK regions and given Nailsea’s popularity as a commuter town, together with the bespoke approach that Acorn has taken with this development, Bucklands Place is likely to see strong demand when the homes are available for sale.”

The new homes are due to be launched for sale later this year and ready starting from spring 2024.