Peterborough show homes at major developments to re-open

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Major developments are set to re-open in Peterborough on Saturday.

Persimmon Homes’ on-site marketing suites and show homes have been closed since March 25 when the UK-wide Covid-19 lockdown was introduced.

But it is planning to re-open its sites in Cardea and Hampton Gardens, while its sister brand Charles Church will re-open its Lakeside development in Hampton, with customers welcome by appointment.

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Persimmon said its sales staff have all received training to ensure they know how to keep visitors safe.

Persimmon is re-opening its show homes, including at CardeaPersimmon is re-opening its show homes, including at Cardea
Persimmon is re-opening its show homes, including at Cardea

Nick Phillips, director in charge of Persimmon Homes East Midlands, said: “We are delighted that we are now in a position to be re-opening these developments.

“The health, safety and wellbeing of the public and everyone who works on our sites remain the top priority.

“Our sales advisers have worked extremely hard to help existing and new customers during this difficult lockdown period and continue to be able to via phone and email. Reservations and completions have, in fact, remained strong despite no face-to-face contact.

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“Even so, being able to meet with house-hunters, albeit at a safe distance, is an important step forward and will be a help for many people. Looking around the show homes to see the type of properties on offer is also valuable for many people.

“We look forward to welcoming people to our developments in the days and weeks to come.”

Persimmon CEO David Jenkinson said: “We support the Government’s view that the housing sector has a key role to play in the UK’s economic recovery. The urgent need for new homes has not been diminished by Covid-19 and the new measures announced by the Government will re-open the housing market and allow people to get moving again.

“Our sales colleagues can now begin to return to site but staff and customer safety remains our first priority and we have put in place new protocols and training procedures to enable them to restart operations safely.

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“Persimmon decided not to access any form of government support during the shutdown period and has maintained its commitments to its colleagues and communities in full throughout.

“Now, as we re-start activity, this decision is also enabling us to get back to work swiftly and safely. Persimmon is open for business and we are looking forward to welcoming customers back to site and continuing to play our part in rebuilding Britain’s economy.”

Initially, sales consultations will be on a pre-booked appointment basis only. To book, visit or call the Hampton Gardens team on 01733 797 005, Cardea on 01733 907847, and for Lakeside Edge visit or call 01733 797030.

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