Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Sovereign Park.
Sovereign Park is extremely convenient for travel into Shrewsbury as well as further afield. Bus services to the town centre and railway station run every 20 minutes, stopping a few minutes walk away, and additional services between Shrewsbury town centre and Bridgnorth pass close to the development. Shrewsbury has direct train services to Birmingham, Wrexham, Holyhead, Cardiff, Manchester and London Euston.
There is a Co-op convenience store a few yards away, and a Sainsbury superstore at nearby Meole Brace Retail Park. A series of pleasant walks, some passing through Rea Brook Valley Country Park, link Sovereign Park with the picturesque town centre where, within a compact area, long-established independent traders and high street chains are interspersed with pubs, cafés and restaurants. Half-timbered shop fronts counterpoint modern shopping malls, and the busy indoor market opens four days a week. The town Square hosts specialist markets & occasional entertainments, and recycling receptacles for household packaging, glass and textiles, can be found in the local Asda car park.
Entertainment venues include a Cineworld cinema and the excellent Theatre Severn, which presents films and live shows in a superb waterside building. The beautiful Old Market Hall has been transformed into a showcase for film and digital media, and The Hive Music and Media Centre hosts live music and films alongside an exciting programme of youth training.
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre,with four swimming pools and a gym, is one of several sports facilities around the town. Meole Brace Golf Course is around a mile away, and the area’s outdoor amenities range from Quarry Park in the town centre to attractions like Attingham Park, Haughmond Hill, and the vast expanse of the Shropshire Hills, just ten miles away.
When you leave the car at home and explore the local area by foot or bicycle, you get to know it so much better. And by using local shops and services, you’ll help to keep the neighbourhood vibrant and prosperous. Every place has its own personality, and once you move in you’ll soon find your favourite walks, and the shops you like best. As a starting point this map shows some of the most useful features and services within a short stroll or bike ride.
Sovereign Park is in he catchment area or Mereside C of E Primary School. Children may apply for a place at any Shrewsbury secondary school, the nearest three being The Priory School, Belvidere School and Meole Brace School. Many pupils go on to Shrewsbury Sixth Form College or Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology for their final year. There is a choice of dentists and medical facilities in the town, and GP surgeries within walking distance include the Marden Medical Practice, with a convenient pharmacist set alongside the surgery.
Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, SY2
Open Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
We’ll keep it brief, because a lot has happened over the past seventy-five years. Around 100,000 new Miller homes, for a start. A lot of new ideas in building technology. Loads of awards, like Major Housebuilder of the Year, Large Housebuilder of the Year, Best Sustainable Development, and Private Housebuilder of the Year. That last one’s important because it’s from First Time Buyer magazine, so it’s about real people and their experiences.
Listening to you
Four times every year, we ask an independent research company to find out whether our customers would recommend us to friends. Our current rating is 97% positive (2012 average).
That’s about more than great houses. It’s about keeping in touch, helping you find what you want, helping you buy it once you’ve found it, telling you how the building’s coming along (by email, SMS, or the post). It’s about listening, and being there if you have a question or a problem. It’s about our incentives, offers and assistance schemes (please check them out), and dedicated websites that help people in a new neighbourhood to get to know each other. Yes, we get excited by new ideas and technologies, but essentially we’re just old fashioned, home loving people.
Quality homes. In quality places.
Building homes is what we do, and we do it exceptionally well. Over the past 75 years, we’ve seen what people really like about the homes we build and, well, we build on that experience.
So you know that behind the kerb appeal there’s a structure that meets the highest professional standards. You know that the beautifully proportioned rooms are impeccably finished and decorated. You know that every detail has been checked, inspected (and admired). You know all that because of the way the door feels when you open it, the crisp clean edge of the paintwork, the way your whole home just works. That’s experience.
What you may not realise, at least until you have the pleasant surprise of seeing your fuel bills, is that we are also absolutely committed to the most environmentally friendly movements in homebuilding. This means we use low-carbon construction methods (even zero carbon on occasion) but it also means that our homes are highly energy efficient in everyday life.
And finally, location location location. Some people want country quiet, some want urban convenience. All we can do is try to find the very best spot for every taste. So we try to put urban where it’s also pretty quiet and rural where it’s also pretty convenient. And the views? Well, we can’t move mountains (and wouldn’t if we could) but we will try to make sure your new home is pointing towards one if there’s one available, and something else nice if there’s not.
Service is too small a word.
We think of it as a relationship. Even if it never gets beyond the electronic stage we’ll do our very best to help you find what you’re looking for, and do it as unobtrusively as we can. You choose the channels, and we go away when you ask us to.
When you visit one of our developments, though, we have a chance to meet properly and talk. We enjoy that. We’ll show you homes we think you might like (or ones very like them if they’re not finished yet) and tell you about special offers that might interest you.
If you decide to buy, we’ll help in every way we can. We can give you information about mortgages and lawyers if you want it, although we’re careful not to become too close to anyone working on your behalf because we don’t want any conflicts of interest. Then we’ll keep you informed as your new home is being built, and invite you round at the appropriate time to choose things like kitchen worktops and bathroom tiles. If you want to measure up for carpets and curtains, we’ll do our best to arrange things.
When you get your keys, there’s a meeting to go over all the important stuff like stopcocks and thermostats, and we’ll also leave you full instructions. But here’s the best part. We don’t go away. We’ll leave you in peace, of course, but if you need help or advice we’ll be on hand for as long as you need us. That’s the kind of relationship we like.
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