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Orchards Rise sales launched

A flagship housing development in Swindon has reached a new milestone following the launch of a new phase of homes.

The Orchards, which will include David Wilson Homes’ Orchards Rise and Barratt Homes’ Orchards View developments signals a new chapter at Wichelstowe, one of the largest local authority joint venture agreements in the country which collectively will deliver 296 homes.

David Wilson Homes has released a range of three and four bedroom properties which are currently on sale from its former Canalside development – the inaugural phase to launch at Wichelstowe in 2019. The Orchards Rise show homes and marketing suite will launch this winter and homes will be available to move in to in spring 2023.

Louise Ware, sales director for Barratt David Wilson Homes South West, said: “The launch of Orchards Rise will come as welcome news to house hunters who are in need of high quality, energy efficient housing. The range of properties available, which includes a mix of contemporary and traditional-style homes, will help encourage a balanced, mixed community at the development and I’m confident it will emulate the success we previously experienced at Canalside.

“We’re extremely proud of the work we’re doing at Wichelstowe and it’s great to see the community developing just as we hoped it would.”

Wichelstowe project director, Daniel Pavely, added: “We’ve already started to see the emergence of a brand new, cohesive new community here in Wichelstowe and it’s exciting to see our vision truly coming to life. The launch of Orchards Rise at The Orchards marks another important milestone for the development and we look forward to welcoming our new neighbours to this stand-out new community and one of Swindon’s most significant new addresses.”

Three bedroom homes at Orchards Rise are currently priced from £345,000 and four bedroom homes are currently priced from £395,000. Via a new interactive site map, prospective buyers now have the opportunity to take a virtual tour around the development to get a feel for what it would be like to live at Orchards Rise. Visit:

The Wichelstowe development is being built by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes in partnership with Swindon Borough Council which will deliver 3,000 new homes over the next 20 years, along with new schools and community facilities. The 250-hectare site on the southern edge of Swindon will include extensive open spaces, nature conservation areas, playing pitches and allotments. 

Orchards Rise is a development of two, three, four and five bedroom homes. As part of this neighbourhood residents can enjoy 12km of new nature trails, play areas, 200 acres of open space and walks along the Wilts and Berks canal. Homes are within a 15-minute walk of M&S and Waitrose, PureGym and The Hall and Woodhouse restaurant. There’s also a range of schools for children of all ages within easy reach.

Junction 16 of the M4 and Swindon train station are both within a ten-minute drive, providing easy access to Bristol and London.

Show homes at David Wilson Homes’ Orchards Rise development are expected to launch in December.

Homes at Barratt Bristol’s Orchards View development will be released within the next few weeks and will be on sale from its Wichel Fields site on Mill Lane.