Victoria Heights, Barratt Homes

Construction starts on new 160 home community at Alphington, Exeter

News Desk
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Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 9:30pm

Construction work has now started on a brand new community on the outskirts of Exeter.  Barratt Homes' Victoria Heights in Alphington, South of Exeter will be made up of 160 two, three and four-bedroom homes, suitable for first time buyers, families and people looking to downsize or retire.

Foundations for the new homes are now being laid and work to convert an existing barn and refurbish a row of traditional cottages is also underway. The development will include public open space and landscaped planting along with wildlife habitat protection and enhancement and new road, pedestrian and cycle links. Existing hedgerows and important trees are being retained and new trees will also be planted.

The development represents an investment of £24 million into the local economy, supporting up to 500 jobs with sub-contractors, material suppliers and service providers, and nearly £3 million contributed to wider community benefits through the Section 106 and CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) payments. The development will include 29 affordable homes with a mixture of rent and shared ownership in partnership with a registered social provider.

Strict Covid safety procedures and protections have been put in place at the construction site including site signage and welfare facilities, designated site access and walkways, enhanced risk assessments and a nominated Social Distancing Marshal, together with additional training and support for employees and sub-contractors.

The new homes at Victoria Heights are now available for sale. Virtual and socially distanced, pre-booked appointments can be booked online and via the nearby sales office at Minerva, Exeter where a full range of Covid safety measures are in place.

Just a few miles from Exeter on the outskirts of Alphington, Victoria Heights is extremely well-located, being close to all the shopping and leisure opportunities Exeter has to offer, whilst also being within easy reach of the beautiful countryside of South Devon. Exmouth and Dawlish beaches are both less than 15 minutes away and the wilds of Dartmoor national park are just half an hour's drive away. The homes are well-placed for commuters, being close to the A30, giving easy access to both the A38 and M5 as well as both of Exeter's railway stations.

Nicki Reid, sales director for Barratt Homes Exeter said: "We are proud to be pressing ahead with the construction of these much-needed new homes in Alphington. It's great to see the new community starting to take shape, along with the preparation of the open public spaces and wildlife protection and enhancement. The new homes at Victoria Heights offer great variety in terms of size and style and combining traditional design with modern, highly efficient materials and technologies.

To register your interest, find out more or book a virtual or in person appointment, visit or call 0333 3558 491

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