21st June 2023

Acorn Property brings new homes to Nailsea

Press Release by Acorn Property

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

There will be 17 two, three and four-bedroom open market houses along with seven properties allocated for affordable housing. Each carefully designed new home will be built to a high-quality specification, with energy efficiency at the forefront of the design. Features will include superior 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.

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 benefit from parking and private gardens.

“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 Robin Squire, Regional Managing Director, Acorn’s Bristol Region.

“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.”

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

“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,” said Steve Chambers, Director and Head of Residential Investment at Barwood Capital.

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

Acorn Property Group is an independent, South West-focused housebuilder. Its previous developments in the area also include Marine Place, a collection of nine homes set within the cliff face on Clevedon seafront, plus the Brackenwood and St Joseph’s Gardens developments in Portishead. Its recent projects in Bristol include Brandon Yard and Alliance House, together with the award-winning Brooks Dye Works neighbourhood in St Werburghs. New homes are also coming soon to the picturesque village of Wrington, Somerset.

Barwood Capital invests responsibly in a range of real estate opportunities in the UK regions, including commercial and residential projects – with the aim of unlocking value and generating strong and sustainable growth and has £515m AUM. The Barwood Residential Investment Platform (BRIP) provides equity to house builders and property developers. BRIP seeks long term relationships with experienced developers and typically targets schemes of 5-20 open market units in attractive locations with demonstrable demand. Barwood has   almost 450 homes at varying stages across the UK regions.