Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Located on the southern edge of Middlesbrough, Brookland Park is ideally situated for travel throughout the north-east. Buses into the town centre pass around 500 yards from the development, and Middlesbrough train station, which is less than three miles away, offers local services as well as travel to Newcastle, Gateshead Metrocentre and Carlisle. Shops at The Oval, around half a mile away, include a pharmacy, a hairdresser, a Co-op food store and a post office. Within approximately a mile, there is also a small precinct in Acklam with a convenience store, bakeries, a newsagent, an off-licence, food takeaways and other services, and the Parkway Shopping Centre, with Tesco Extra, Iceland, Superdrug and other stores. The development is also convenient for the Pavilion Shopping Park, where there is a recycling centre, and for Teesside Shopping Park as well as the traditional shops and malls of Middlesbrough town centre.
Leisure and cultural activities range from live drama, music and comedy at venues like Middlesbrough Theatre, the Town Hall and the Empire to several excellent museums and galleries, including the highly respected Institute of Modern Art. Middlesbrough has two cinemas and a wide choice of pubs, clubs, restaurants and nightclubs. Sport and fitness amenities include the Rainbow Centre, beside the Parkway Shopping Centre, with a swimming pool, gym, squash courts, sports hall and sauna, and cycling studios at the Neptune Centre. Three miles away, Middlesbrough Sports Village offers an athletics stadium, gym, skatepark, velodrome and sports pitches. The municipal golf course, one of two nearby courses, is just one and a half miles from the development.
Outdoor leisure options include nearby Hemlington Lake and Recreation Centre, a large park with woodlands, a fishing lake, a skatepark, football pitches, a running circuit and a play area. There are several other parks, gardens and playgrounds around the town, and for more adventurous walkers the North Yorks Moors National Park is just eight miles from Brookland Park. The development is within walking distance of a choice of primary and secondary schools, including Acklam Whin Primary School, rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, and St Clare’s RC Primary School, assessed as ‘outstanding’. For secondary education, Acklam Grange and Outwood Academy are both recognised as good overall with outstanding features. GP services at the Bluebell Medical Centre are around ten minutes’ walk away, and the James Cook University Hospital provides a round-the-clock A&E department.
Low Lane, Acklam, Middlesbrough, TS5
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
From the A19
Leave the A19 at its junction with the A174, following signs for Whitby. After half a mile, bear left and follow signs for Whitby and Redcar. Stay in the left hand lane, and turn left at the traffic lights. At the roundabout take the second exit then follow signs for Brookland Park.
From the A174 Westbound
Stay on the A174 through Ormsby and carry straight on past the next turn-off for Middlesbrough Centre (A172). Around a mile further on, bear left to leave the A174 following signs for Hemlington, then bear right at the fork in the road. Turn right at the T-junction to cross over the A174, then at the Blue Bell roundabout take the first exit, onto Low Lane (A1044). Half a mile on, go straight ahead at the traffic lights then at the roundabout take the second exit and follow signs for Brookland Park.
Sat Nav: TS5 8UJ
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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