Customers move into Churchfields development ahead of Christmas

A mother and son are thrilled to have their own house for Christmas and can’t wait to decorate it.

Zara Wood and her 11-year-old son, Oliver, have moved into their new home at Citizen’s Churchfields site in Kidderminster being built by Vistry Partnerships.

Zara said: “I was previously living in a flat up the road, but it wasn’t suitable for us as my son is autistic and needs space in a garden
“I was quite shocked when I was offered this place. It’s amazing and it’s what I have been wanting for a very long time as I’ve been living in flats since my son was a baby.

“Not only is the garden good for my son, but I can spend time in it too and it’s lovely to have separate floors so I can relax while I am downstairs, and he is in his room.”

Zara said she loves that she is the first person to have lived in the house and it doesn’t need to be decorated.

She added: “It’s fantastic that we have moved into our new home for Christmas. My son is so excited he keeps saying that we can decorate the front of the house – it will be great! I am looking forward to making the rest of the house Christmassy too.

“I love my home and I am so happy where we are – I will definitely not be moving again.”

Citizen have worked with Vistry Partnerships on the Churchfields site in Kidderminster which is made up of 246 homes – 100 for outright sale and 146 affordable homes. An 1802 warehouse on the site has also been converted into one- and two-bedroom flats.

Executive Director of Development at Citizen Nick Byrne said: “We are thrilled to hear how much Zara loves her new home and are so pleased that she has plans to make it a special Christmas there.

“At Citizen we want to provide a home which is a foundation for life and it’s brilliant we have done this for Zara. We hope she has a lot of happy memories in her home.

“Work started on our Churchfields site in summer last year and we are pleased to see the homes being handed over to our customers.”

Churchfields is one of five sites that we are working on with Vistry Partnerships. The others include the 600-home development at Lea Castle, an 88-home development at York Road in Birmingham, an 82-home scheme at Ridge Hill in Dudley, and the recently completed 210 home Hall Green development in Birmingham.

Regional Managing Director at Vistry Partnerships Darren Beale said: “It’s great to see customers moving into the homes we have built, and we’re thrilled to hear they are happy.

This site represents a significant contribution to the new-build affordable local housing market in the area and we hope that the local community will benefit from these new homes.

We wish all the customers moving into the homes at Churchfields all the best and a Merry Christmas.”