We interviewed one of our customers at Wingfield Court to find out what they thought of their brand new home.
Rykneld Homes, in partnership with North East Derbyshire District Council and contractors Westleigh have developed 50 new homes - a mix of 23 bungalows and 27 houses.
The development - Wingfield Court - replaces 45 non-traditionally built houses on the Alma estate. The scheme is part of Rykneld Homes and the Council's long term regeneration plans for non-traditionally built properties. Similar new build projects to replace older homes have already been successfully carried out in Eckington, Killamarsh, and Grassmoor.
We interviewed Patricia in her new home, who said "There are lots of differences between my old home and this new home, this one is brand new and lovely! Now that I’ve moved in you can really tell the difference from my old one.
"I’ve always lived on Beeley Close in North Wingfield all my life in various different properties on the street. I was in my last home for around 60 years and it received new kitchens and bathrooms but that is nothing in comparison with this new home.
"As I’ve lived here all my life I was really glad to stay in North Wingfield with the community that I grew up with. I already knew lots of people around here and the people moving into the new homes are already from the area so you know they are nice people and everyone looks out for each other." said Patricia.
"My friends and family who have visited say that they like it here and how it is laid out. Their reaction has been "wow!", everyone thinks the estate, homes, and gardens are absolutely beautiful."
We asked Patricia what her favourite part of the home was, "I like everything! It’s all really nice, I never used to sit in my kitchen but now I’m in here a lot listening to the radio and I can see what’s going on outside the window. The front and back gardens are really nice too.
"Following the consultations everyone I spoke to was glad that the work was happening and that they had the chance to move into a brand new home. Once everyone saw the finished result they couldn’t wait to move into these properties.
"The Rykneld Homes Customer Liaison Officers that I dealt with have been really great – they are more than helpful and nothing is too much trouble. They helped me with boxes and bubblewrap for moving, as well as bringing carpet samples and helping with other bits of settling into my new home."