Developer Revolutionises The House Buying Journey In Cambridgeshire
01 Jun 2012

FOR many of us, buying a brand new home is probably the biggest financial investment we will make – so we want to be made to feel special before handing over our hard-earned cash.

Now forward-thinking developer Linden Homes is helping to revolutionise the housebuying journey for customers and visitors in Cambridgeshire – with an exciting, hands-on purchasing process.

A far cry from the converted double garage-cum-sales centre offered at many new homes developments, Linden Homes has created an impressive touchy-feely visual feast – designed to help potential buyers get the most from their house buying experience.

The recently launched St Michael’s Chase development in Longstanton is the only Linden Homes development in the country to offer the new-look sales office.

It has customised two three-storey homes to provide the ultimate sales experience – from details about the company and a purpose-built customer services area, right down to examples of fixtures and fittings used in the building of the new homes.

A walk through of the vibrant sales centre includes:

  • A ‘home from home’ customer services area with comfy sofas and plasma screen TV.
  • A separate office to discuss financial and personal aspects of your reservation in privacy.
  • An options centre to assist customers in their selection of the latest styles of kitchen units, tiles and other essential components.
  • An area dedicated to energy efficiency – with an example of the type of insulation used and a cut away example of the latest energy saving mega flow boiler.
  • A dedicated room to give customers an insight into what Linden Homes is building in the area – including eye catching displays of developments in Huntingdon and St Ives. A separate room will showcase some of the award winning developments throughout the rest of the Linden Group
  • News of Linden Homes’ parent company Galliford Try, with examples of some of the major construction projects it has undertaken, including Centre Court’s retractable roof at Wimbledon, civil works at Olympic Park in London and the refurbishment of St Pancreas Hotel.
  • And finally, the top storey will offer a room with a view, quite literally! A large window using the same durable frame and double glazing as featured in all Linden’s new homes will give visitors the chance to enjoy some breathtaking views of the Cambridgeshire countryside.

Linden Homes’ sales director Steve Garton said: “We are immensely thrilled to be launching what we believe will be a sales centre to revolutionise the house buying process.

“We are confident that this exceptional sales centre will change the way customers think about buying a new home – giving them the opportunity to see just what goes into making their house a home and exactly what they are getting for their money.”

Steve added: “With our long-standing association with Cambridgeshire and current presence around the county, it means that this location lends itself perfectly to this wonderful customer-based facility. We have invested heavily in this initiative to ensure that the sales centre not only enhances the customer journey, but gives buyers an insight into what Linden Homes as a company is all about.”

St Michael’s Chase comprises a stunning selection of 77 stylish homes just off Over Road – with the range of two bedroom apartments and maisonettes and three, four and five-bedroom traditionally-built homes offering something for everyone.

A fabulous new three-storey show home, complete with breathtaking interior design, has just opened at the development which complements the existing, outstanding five bedroom three-storey show home.

St Michael’s Chase is perfectly positioned close to a number of local primary schools and the acclaimed Swavesey College, and with Cambridge City Centre just 10 miles away – it also makes it the ideal location for commuters.

Longstanton is connected to Cambridge, Huntingdon and St Ives via the Guided Bus Way, offering a regular park and ride timetable.

Linden Homes expects to be on site for around three years. St Michael’s Chase will be open 10.30am – 5pm, Thursday to Monday. Alternatively contact the sales team on 0844 8707581 for current prices and availability.


For further information please contact:

Cetti Long
Media Matters PR
Linden Homes Midlands
Tel: 01733 371363.

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All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home and may include optional upgrades and extras which involve additional cost. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale. Please check with our sales consultants for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.