A leap for­ward

For new homes in Wat­ton

EDP Norfolk - - PROMOTION -

The lat­est re­lease of new homes at a hugely pop­u­lar site in Wat­ton has co­in­cided with the an­nounce­ment that the Nor­folk-based house builder be­hind the devel­op­ment has com­mis­sioned an eye-catch­ing piece of pub­lic art for the site – em­pha­sis­ing the at­trac­tive streetscap­e and grow­ing com­mu­nity feel which is al­ready de­vel­op­ing there.

Hare’s Green at Wat­ton Green was launched less than a year ago by Abel Homes, which is it­self based in the town. The fam­ily-owned firm is build­ing 98 en­ergy-ef­fi­cient fam­ily homes, com­plete with the top ‘A’ rat­ing for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and in­clude fea­tures such as photo-voltaic so­lar pan­els, un­der­floor heat­ing, triple glaz­ing and high levels of in­su­la­tion, as well as fi­bre broad­band direct to each home.

More than ten years ago Abel Homes com­mit­ted to com­mis­sion­ing a piece of pub­lic art­work from a lo­cal artist for each of the sites where it builds new homes, to act as a fo­cal point for each new com­mu­nity.

In June the firm an­nounced that it had com­mis­sioned the north Nor­folk­based

Holkham Forge Part­ner­ship to create a six foot high danc­ing hare sculp­ture to be in­stalled at Hare’s Green. The hare is an in­te­gral part of lo­cal folk­lore, with the town sign de­pict­ing a hare jump­ing over a bar­rel – ‘wat’ was the lo­cal di­alect name for hare, and ‘ton’ for bar­rel.

The art­work will be placed on one of the five pub­lic green spa­ces which form part of the new com­mu­nity – spa­ces which are de­signed to create a sense of space and com­mu­nity for those mov­ing onto the site.

The lat­est re­lease of new homes at Hare’s Green means there is a va­ri­ety of house types now avail­able, in­clud­ing two-, three- and four bed­room houses, and three-bed­room bun­ga­lows. Prices range from £175,000 for a two-bed­room house with garage, up to £335,000 for a de­tached four-bed­room home with dou­ble garage.

• The show home at Hare’s Green is open from Thursday to Mon­day, 10am-4pm; view­ings can be ar­ranged at other times by appointmen­t. For more de­tails of the new homes, visit www.abel­homes.co.uk.

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