Esther McVey and Philip Davies visit The Exchange, Shipley

Esther McVey visits The Exchange, Shipley


Esther McVey and Philip Davies visit The Exchange, Shipley


Our MD, Sarah Barraclough, was delighted to meet the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Esther McVey, and Shipley MP, Philip Davies, to show them around The Exchange, Shipley, on 9th October.

Our visitors were full of praise for The Exchange, as it provides affordable, sustainable new homes for local people, and was built on a derelict site that we redeveloped with the help of a grant from Homes England. Esther McVey shared her thoughts on Twitter, saying: “This is an unbelievable site and project, which shows exactly how an industrial area can be totally regenerated. The amount of change and land reclamation that needed to be done at this site was quite incredible but look what’s been achieved. Skipton Properties is building better and more beautiful homes that are in keeping with the hills of Yorkshire, at a price people can afford, and where people want to live.”

Sarah Barraclough added: “We are experts at taking unloved, neglected areas and completely transforming these often difficult sites into genuinely beautiful homes that blend seamlessly with the surroundings and benefit the local community. On this particular brownfield site, we worked closely with Homes England to make sure we had the infrastructure to fulfil our vision. For The Exchange to be picked out by the Housing Minister as a shining example of new build homes is testament to the hard work of our team.”

Of the 85 homes available at The Exchange, the majority were bought by first-time buyers, many of whom also made use of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. We’re delighted to have helped so many local people get on the property ladder, and we’re keen to continue working with Esther McVey and her department to find ways to regenerate disused land and fund and build sustainable homes that are fit for the future.

See for yourself why The Exchange has been such a hit with buyers and ministers alike! Only three one bedroom apartments, priced from £87,500, are still available and if you reserve now we’ll cover the cost of your flooring and have you in your new home in time for Christmas! Click here to find out more.

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