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CALA Homes has taken positive steps to promote eco-living at its flagship Oxfordshire development, Wolvercote Mill, with car charging points and numerous other sustainable solutions featuring across the site.

Presenting a bespoke collection of 95 three and four-bedroom homes, Wolvercote Mill is located in a desirable OX2 North Oxford location, ideal for growing families, professionals and downsizers alike. Sustainability runs throughout the development, with eco-friendly features incorporated within the landscape of the site, as well as the fabric of the homes.

The development provides the opportunity to live more sustainably, with those homes benefitting from a garage readily fitted out with their own private car charging points for an electric vehicle. For those plots without a garage, additional car charging points have been installed across the development for residents and general public use.

However, the true appeal of the development lies in the fact that owning a car isn’t a necessity when living in this prime location. With an additional bus stop due to be incorporated within the new Mill Square, an improved bus service will run through Wolvercote Mill, providing residents with easy access to Oxford City Centre. In addition, Enterprise Car Club spaces will be available at the site to be used by both residents and the wider public, providing self-service vehicle rental by the hour or day.

Wolvercote Mill is equally well kitted out for those who choose to get out and about on two wheels. Bike stores are provided in every home, with two to three racks per plot, encouraging residents to choose cycling as their first option of transport. New cycle routes through the development provide a quiet cycle journey along the River Thames into Oxford City Centre in just 20 minutes.

In terms of the properties themselves, CALA has taken great care to select high quality materials which offer enhanced levels of insulation and work to create a more energy-saving and cost-efficient home. A high amount of electricity will be generated through solar panels installed across the site. This will not only power the communal spaces within the apartment blocks, but a good proportion of excess electricity will also be fed back into the grid. And within the landscaping of the site, a sustainable drainage system will harvest and filter polluted storm water from nearby roads, allowing it to be released harmlessly into the neighbouring Mill Stream. 

Gavin Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director for CALA Homes Chiltern, said: “Wolvercote Mill is at the forefront of sustainability and offers prospective homebuyers the opportunity to not only live in an idyllic prime Oxfordshire setting, but to enjoy a more ethical lifestyle. This is a flagship development for CALA and it truly offers the best of both worlds. Residents will be able to enjoy aspirational living in a contemporary home tucked away in an idyllic riverside setting, with village amenities on the doorstep and the diversions of the thriving city of Oxford close by.”

To find out more about the homes at Wolvercote Mill and the incentives applicable at this current time, CALA’s sales teams are available to assist remotely via 01865 988 046 . Alternatively, visit www.cala.co.uk for more information. 

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