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Modern living in historic Farnborough

21st April 2011 Print
The apartments at Farnborough Central enjoy a unique and historic location.

With a setting steeped in aviation history, Redrow’s apartments and townhouses in Farnborough are perfect for those looking for a home with a difference.

The award-winning housebuilder is transforming part of the world-famous former Royal Aircraft Establishment into a thriving new homes development.

The unique mix of historic conversions and new-build apartments alongside the art deco-inspired contemporary townhouses has already been proved to be a hit with homebuyers. You too could be relaxing in a new home surrounded by a rich history, which is being preserved for future generations.

Close to the heart of town, the apartments are perfect for first time buyers and downsizers, while the spacious four-bedroom homes are ideal for families in search of more space.

Redrow’s homes are adjacent to the ‘heritage quarter’ and alongside two of the most interesting aeronautical legacies of the former RAE – a pair of Grade I listed wind tunnel buildings. The largest, a 24 ft wind tunnel, was used to test full-sized aircraft prototypes, while the transonic wind tunnel was used to test aircraft including Concorde.

Tonia Tyler, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said:
“With their historic location and art-deco influenced modern designs, the apartments and townhouses will appeal to buyers looking for something special from their new home.”

A range of one and two-bedroom apartments are priced from £149,950 and four-bedroom, three-storey townhouses from £264,950.

Redrow has a number of tailor-made incentives designed to help homebuyers, including the Government-backed HomeBuy Direct scheme. Available on some of the apartments at Farnborough Central, it is open to customers whose annual household income is less than £60,000 and provides an interest-free equity loan of up to 30 per cent of the purchase price - jointly funded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the developer.

Customers will own 100% of their home from day one – but initially may only have to pay as little as 70% of the purchase price. They can start purchasing the remaining share in instalments after just 12 months.

Each new home is fitted out with Redrow’s high interior specification, including contemporary kitchens, with floor to ceiling units and top name appliances, and sleek bathroom suites. They also have all the benefits associated with being brand new including easy maintenance, energy efficiency and no need for costly repairs or renovation.

The new homes at Farnborough Central are conveniently situated next to IQ Farnborough, a vibrant business park with offices, a café, crèche, heritage centre and a four-star hotel and leisure complex.

With journey times from Farnborough mainline station to London Waterloo of less than 45 minutes, it’s the ideal place for commuters to call home.

To be part of the new community at Farnborough Central visit the sales and marketing suite off Fowler Lane, open daily from 10am to 5.30pm.

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The apartments at Farnborough Central enjoy a unique and historic location.