10 March 2017

According to research, 38% of homeowners aged 55 and over in the UK are planning to downsize to a smaller property. Whether that’s to be closer to family, reduce running costs or prepare for retirement, an apartment at Locking Parklands could be the answer.

At St. Modwen Homes we understand that it takes more than bricks and mortar to make a place a home, especially if you’re leaving a family home behind. It’s about creating a community and that’s exactly what we’re doing at Locking Parklands.

By downsizing to an apartment at Locking Parklands, not only will you reduce your living expenses – council rates, utility bills and maintenance costs can be significantly lower for a two bedroom apartment than for a large family home – you’ll also spend less time cleaning and maintaining your property; leaving you more time to spend with family, take up a new hobby or make the most of everything right on your doorstep. 

Located on the former RAF Locking site, Locking Parklands is surrounded by mature trees and open green spaces and, with Weston-super-Mare less than five miles from the development, you can be on the beach enjoying the Somerset coast in just over 10 minutes. If you prefer limestone to sand, Mendip Hills, an Area of National Beauty, is less than three miles away, where you can take in the stunning views, explore ancient woodland and discover the wildlife and archaeology of the area. 

When it comes to design, all our apartments benefit from higher than average ceilings and large windows in every room, creating bright and open living areas full of natural light. So even though you’re downsizing, you won’t feel confined in your new home. Each property boasts two bedrooms, with a luxury en suite shower room and built-in wardrobes to the master bedroom, as well as an open plan kitchen and living area that leads to a terrace or balcony; giving you outdoor space without the hassle or upkeep of a garden. With two allocated spaces per apartment you’ll have no trouble parking either and, with access to visitor parking, there’s plenty of space for friends and family too. 

Moving to a smaller property can be a great opportunity to de-clutter and simplify your surroundings and also means less packing and unpacking along the way, just make sure you keep or pass down anything that’s of sentimental value. 

Sound ideal? A range of two bedroom apartments are currently available to purchase at Locking Parklands with prices that start from £174,995. Anyone wanting to find out more can visit the Marketing Suite and Show Homes, which are located on Cranwell Road and open Thursday to Monday, inclusive of the weekends, between 10am and 5.30pm. Alternatively, call 0844 243 4848 to make an appointment. More information can also be found over on our development page, on Twitter and Instagram (@StModwenHomes) or on the Locking Parklands Facebook page. 

Share this article:

< Back to Blog

St. Modwen Homes Limited. Head office & Registered Office: Park Point, 17 High Street, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2UQ. Company Registration: England & Wales 9095920