AN AWARD-WINNING property developer has secured more than £500,000 worth of sales in the last month at an apartment development in Huddersfield.
Brockholes-based Conroy Brook said the success at its Somersbury Court scheme showed its ability to perform in what remains a difficult market.
The success was underlined by Huddersfield estate agent and chartered surveyor, Chris Jowett, who said: “Selling apartments has been a real challenge since the downturn, but Conroy Brook has risen to the challenge with tremendous enthusiasm and zest.
“The development at Somersbury Court exudes quality and this has been one of the determining factors in making progress, and resulted in 50% of the apartments now being sold.
“The finish and specification is second to none and Somersbury Court is, in my opinion, the best modern purpose-built apartment block in Yorkshire.
“The developers have taken a great deal of care and thought in producing a unique development with luxury fittings, very large curved glass balconies and communal areas of the highest quality.”
The company has found that the main reasons customers are choosing Somersbury Court are downsizing from a larger family home, security and ease of maintenance.
Sales executive Christine Jackson said: “Somersbury Court offers security, low maintenance, convenience and modernity.
“But the residents have also developed a real sense of community and warmly welcome any new owners – they really are our best advert!
“A new conservatory – The Somer House – is also being planned for later this summer which we are sure will enhance the community spirit even further.”
Ms Jackson said there were signs of the housing market slowly beginning to recover – with average property values increasing over the last 12 months in the local Huddersfield market and the number of completed house sales in England and Wales up by 49% from last year.
She said: “This will help to revive the confidence in house purchase. The ideal situation would be for a period of stabilisation in the housing market over the next few years.
“Everyone in the industry – government, banks, estate agents, valuers and surveyors – has a collective responsibility to maintain control of the housing market as far as possible, whilst satisfying housing demand on a national level.”