Spicerhaart Part Exchange & Assisted Move has won a contract to work with family-owned building contractors, Tyson Construction.
Established in 1949 and based on the Fylde Coast, Tyson is a Principal contractor that works across a wide range of sectors including affordable housing, commercial developments and ecclesiastical, education and healthcare projects, offering new build and refurbishment services.
Most of Tyson’s projects are housing developments; it builds its own schemes for private market sale, and has also built a solid reputation for delivery of affordable housing to housing associations, either by winning work through competitive tendering or through ‘land-led projects.’
And although contractual work is the mainstay of the business, Tyson also likes to work on one ‘speculative’ housing development every year.
This year, that project is The Gables; a new development of 19 two-bedroom, two bathroom luxury apartments in the coastal town of Lytham St Annes, in Lancashire.
Tyson has not worked with a part exchange partner before but wanted to be able to offer part-exchange on The Gables, due to the type of buyers most likely to be interested in purchasing the properties as Philip Helm, Head of Business Development at Tyson explains.
“Due to The Gables being located near shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and the style and size of the apartments, the development is going to appeal to two main types of buyers; second homeowners looking for a ‘holiday’ home, and retirees.
“It is because of the second group that we wanted to be able to offer part exchange and assisted move. The Gables are perfect retirement apartments, but many older people looking to downsize, are put off from moving because of the stress and cost of it all. By offering part exchange, we can make the process as easy as possible for them.
“We decided to work with Spicerhaart Part Exchange and Assisted Move because they are a very reputable company and we know they have delivered for other developers.”
Neil Knight, Business Development Director at Spicerhaart Part-Exchange & Assisted Move added:
“The Gables is a wonderful development – beautiful apartments, with balconies, terraces and landscaped gardens, set in a thriving community located close to the sea – perfect or downsizing, so are really pleased Tysons has chosen to work with us on this project.
“Through our funded part exchange service, we work with specialist, cash-rich buyers to enable us to guarantee the purchase of Tyson’s customers’ existing properties. While our assisted move service utilizes our extensive estate agency network to sell the homes of potential buyers who do not meet the criteria for part exchange.”
Phil concludes, “We like to have a really personal, family approach to all our work, and will be holding open days every Saturday until the development is completed in the autumn. This will give potential buyers the chance to ask us anything they want about the apartments – the construction, the specifications and even the option of tailoring certain aspects to suit their own tastes. I think the fact we will also be able to offer them about part exchange will be a real draw.”