Expectations exceeded on every level


Helena Morrissey, her partner and six year old daughter originally had no plans of moving house. However, things changed when they found out about the new townhouses coming to the brand new Parkgate scheme, in Shirley.

The couple registered their interest for the new builds in summer last year and kept their eyes on the Bloor Homes website, eagerly waiting for the homes to be released. With their wait over, Helena and Mark reserved their dream home at the first opportunity that they could in January 2014. The house itself was a long way off being completed back in January, but Helena and Mark were so convinced that the house was going to be perfect, they were happy to reserve it totally off plan.

Since the day they reserved, to the day they moved in, Bloor Homes kept the couple updated and involved with every little detail. “Bloor Homes we’re amazing. I was really pleased about being involved with the design, being able to choose the fittings, the tiles I wanted in my bathroom. We saw the house grow and it was a really personal experience, which Bloor Homes let me be a part of”.

For Helena, it was all about the location and the opportunity she had to purchase a townhouse, something she’s always fancied.  Offering both a peaceful location, with tranquil views over Shirley Park and the vibrancy of a socialising and relaxing new environment, the brand new Parkgate development was perfect for Helena’s little girl to grow up in. Helena said “There is a lovely playground for my daughter to play in and the house is on the bus route for when she starts secondary school, there’s a park where she can meet friends and for us the convenience of bars, shops and restaurants right at our doorstep. We couldn’t have asked for more”.

With sales managed by Ruxton Estate Agents on behalf of Bloor Homes, Helena commented on how helpful Dawn from Ruxton’s was throughout the whole buying process. She says’: “Dawn was brilliant, really helpful and very friendly. She chased up all of our queries and kept us updated at all times”. Helena was equally delighted with the service she received from the Bloor Homes’ site managers: “We cannot fault any one of them; they have all been extremely helpful. Thanks to site manager Clive Vickers, we had a really positive experience with Bloor’s. We can’t thank him and the team enough, for making the moving process as smooth as possible and for making us feel so welcome in our new home”.

Life has really changed after moving in at Parkgate Mews for Helena and her family. Although still developing, Parkgate Mews not only offers a great location, but also a thriving new community. As more and more neighbours move in, Helena feels a real sense of a community coming to life. “I already know more of my neighbours in the space of a couple of months than I did in 12 years at my old house, which is only a mile up the road!”

Helena and her family are still thrilled with their new home.  “Waking up in a beautiful house with wonderful views over the park is a pleasure money cannot buy” she said. Helena then commented on the design and the quality of the house as though “it was built with the resident in mind. The house has been designed beautifully offering interesting features, well-proportioned rooms and feeling of space everywhere”. 
Helena continues: “The house has definitely been built with care, giving the feel of a solid and quality build. Other new builds can often feel flimsy and boxy, but not this one and that’s why I would definitely recommend a Bloor Home to my friends.

Helena and her family feel extremely lucky in being able to purchase one of the homes at Parkgate. “Our expectations have been exceeded on every level. Thank you Bloor Homes for our perfect dream home and we look forward to many happy years here.”

For more information on the available homes remaining at Parkgate Mews please contact Ruxton Estate Agents on 0121 704 0100 or our Midlands regional office on 01827 302000