Church Farm Customer Lounge & Show Home Open

This month saw the official unveiling of our new show home and customer lounge at Church farm, Radley, with Staff & Stakeholder ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday 14th followed by a community launch on Saturday 16th.

We were very pleased with the turnout at our Easter-themed family opening day.

“It was brilliant to be able to welcome so many people of different generations to our event on Saturday. We are committed to creating a real sense of community within our developments so to see people interacting with each other and enjoying the event means we’re on the right track.” said Graham Flint, Managing Director of Pye Homes. 

As well as an Easter Egg hunt and bughouse decorating, popular local author, Teresa Heapy, met families and provided readings of her story ‘The Wonder Tree’ along with a selection of her other books in the living room of our new show home. Children who attended the event were gifted a tree sapling from our Blenheim Estate for them to take home and plant, showcasing our commitment to sustainability. Providing the soundtrack to the day was the Abingdon Music Centre’s Singing for Pleasure group, a choir comprised of mainly members over the age of 60. In keeping with our commitment to source locally, local business Wells Farm Shop provided visitors with hedgehog and badger cupcakes in a nod to the site’s higher-than-average biodiversity net gain which incorporates natural landscaping to encourage and protect local wildlife, including the introduction of badger corridors.

The event saw the official unveiling of the site’s unique new customer lounge designed by Sarah Mather of Interiors by Casa and a new show home designed by Rachel Nacer from Rasalo Interiors. Both feature a range of upcycled and recycled furniture, as well as handmade and locally sourced furnishings and upholstery. The interiors also reflect the wider biodiversity of the site and incorporate a lot of greenery and plant life. The show home is often the first opportunity for people to get a feel for what their new homes will be like, and we felt it was important ours should reflect the wider sustainable ambitions of the site and for people to feel comfortable and welcome along with our ambition for the wider community.

Also launched was the new ‘Choices room’ which aims to give customers an elevated experience when it comes to choosing options for their new home. Complete with samples of carpets, tiles, flooring, worktops, and kitchens as you would expect, it also has suggested décor schemes, paint and wallpaper ideas, plus space for every buyer to consider their interior décor as a whole, to really make the experience of buying a Pye Home an exciting one.

Church Farm, which is being built in partnership with Radley College, includes 63 houses that will be available as part of an affordable rent scheme in partnership with South Oxfordshire Housing Association (SOHA).

For more information about Church Farm click here.

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