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25 Nov 2022


With strong demand for property across the United Kingdom, Hong Kong property buyers now have ease of access to a wide range of new homes from the UK’s largest housebuilder.

JLL Hong Kong and leading UK housebuilder Barratt Developments are excited to announce that for the first time they will be offering more than 50 developments across the UK for sale in Hong Kong. These new properties offer everything from modern rural country homes to spacious city centre apartments. 

Neil Bowron, Director at JLL said: “In addition to London, international homebuyers are looking at different regions of the UK and finding many great towns and cities with excellent transport and outstanding schools which meet all their requirements.

Growth in southwest England

The southwest of England has been performing well. The vibrant city of Bristol for example, which is just under two hours from London, has been voted as one of the best, safest, and happiest places to live in the UK. It’s also a major centre for the creative industry and attracts top talent from around the world to companies such as the BBC and Aardman Animations, the creators of Wallace & Gromit.

The latest regeneration project in the city is Temple Quarter and is part of the government’s Levelling Up plan which will bring thousands of new homes and jobs to the area. Transportation is also being improved with the aim to better connect Bristol with the West of England, thanks to the £540-million City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement and £132-million rail investment with the West of England Combined Authority’s in MetroWest.

Barratt Homes currently has six projects in the southwest to fit every family size, including Parish Brook, Wichel Fields, Blackberry Park, Great Oldbury, Lyde View, and Royal View.

Lyde View is in the newly created Lyde Green village on the outskirts of Bristol, which has two, three, and four-bedroom homes available. Residents will be just a short walk from Ofsted rated Outstanding Mangotsfield Primary School, and many shops and restaurants at Emersons Green Retail Park. Just outside the historic market town of Bridgewater sits Royal View, which currently has three and four-bedroom homes available. Residents have great views overlooking the Quantock Hills and are near to Bridgwater train station, and the river Parrett. Parish Brook is on the outskirts of Nailsea, a small town in the north Somerset countryside, just 30 minutes from Bristol. It features a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Steve Mariner, Sales Director of Barratt Developments said: “Our developments in the southwest offer attractive designs, in excellent locations close to top-rated schools and transportation networks, at prices that leave plenty of room for growth.”

Greater Manchester powerhouse

The city made famous internationally thanks to its football teams is continuing to deliver as one of the most exciting places to live in England. Transformative projects such as the regeneration of Trafford, the airport expansion, and High Speed 2 eventually making its way to the city, are bringing investment and jobs to Manchester.

Greater Manchester and the areas surrounding it is also a hotspot for both local and foreign property investment and prices have risen by more than 11 per cent over the past year and 29 per cent over the past three years. The average sold price for a property in Greater Manchester over the past 12 months is £223,337.

Barratt currently has two developments just outside Greater Manchester. The first is Centurion Village, in Leyland, which offers three and four-bedroom homes and provides a rural lifestyle with outstanding schools nearby and a short 10-minute drive to the M6 motorway. The second development is Bowland Meadows in Longridge, which has two, three, and four bedroom homes and is just a 30 minute drive to the city of Preston.

“Greater Manchester remains attractive to buyers in Hong Kong. With more attainable prices and a big city feel with a good transportation network,” said Mariner.

Scotland attracting foreign investors

JLL Hong Kong and Barratt Homes are also launching projects in Scotland.

According to the Department of Trade, foreign direct investment into Scotland has seen an increase of 29 per cent in 2021, the third largest increase of any region in the UK.

The coastal city of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city where the average house price has increased by 2.1 per cent over the past year according to JLL Research. The average price for a flat stands at £103,236, a semi-detached home at £206,861, and a detached home at £364,343.

“Scotland is attracting foreign investment across multiple sectors, and Aberdeen is an exciting city that’s growing and helping to put this part of Scotland on the map for foreign property buyers,” notes Bowron.

Barratt Homes has three notable projects in Aberdeen. Riverside Quarter has two and three bedroom homes available that are just a 10 minute drive to the city centre. Westburn Gardens is located a 15-minute walk from the city centre, with selection of one and two-bedroom apartments currently available. A new phase is also coming soon which will feature one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.

Meanwhile, Hopecroft features modern four-bedroom homes. Situated in the countryside with costal views, yet just a six mile drive to Aberdeen city centre, residents here can have the best of both worlds.

To view the range of homes in London and across the UK visit www.barratthomeshk.com or call Joseph Au, Senior Sales Manager, Barratt Homes on +852 9727 7731 or email Joseph.Au@barratthomeshk.com

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