First look at new homes as Shape Homes York launches

The first high quality homes pioneered by Shape Homes York are being unveiled on a brand new website.

At, the 140 spacious and low-energy bungalows, apartments and houses at Lowfield Green are revealed for the first time together.

Shape Homes York is pushing the boundaries of traditional house building by addressing climate change, optimising space and using ground-breaking design and building techniques to shape a place people will want to call home.

Spaced around a substantial green space near Acomb’s bustling high street, among those on offer are two-bedroomed bungalows, two-, three- and four- bedroomed houses and apartments.

The much-needed homes will be available for sale on the open market and for shared ownership. Also on the site will be six self-built homes, and 19 homes built by community group YorSpace which offers yet more choice.

Expressions of interest are already being received and reservations will start from August 2020, with the first homes ready to move into in early 2021. The new green space will be open and ready for use by the local community in 2021.

Sales prices will be announced over the coming weeks. Information will be shortly confirmed around how priority will be given to those who need to buy a bungalow to support their health and wellbeing.

Cllr Denise Craghill, executive member for housing and safer neighbourhoods, said: “I’m delighted to be able to invite you to to view this fabulous range of homes at Lowfield Green.

“All are being built to high environmental standards in keeping with the council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency and to provide very low energy bills to residents.

“I’m particularly pleased we can offer the city’s heroic key workers a chance to buy a share in these new ‘homes for heroes’. They and other eligible households can buy through our shared ownership scheme.

“Whether you’ll be working from home or want a short bus or bike ride into the city centre, Lowfield Green is ideally placed. If you’re looking for a choice of good schools and excellent facilities, with green open space on your doorstep, you’ll find you have room to grow and thrive here.

“Visit the site now to find out more and to express your interest.”

Peter Docwra, managing director of Ashtons Estate Agents, said:

“We’re not surprised to have had lots of expressions of interest in this very special landscaped site and in the innovative homes being built here.

“Lowfield Green’s desirability stems from the design of the unique and incredibly spacious new-build homes. They’re way ahead of their time as well as being set in a garden site with landscaped open spaces.

“There’s nothing else on the market that compares with Lowfield Green and the living experience it offers. And it’s all within a short stroll of the extensive amenities in the centre of Acomb.

“Come and join us at and find the home you’re looking for.”

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