High Quality Homes, Built With Care

A selection of new homes at a Crest Nicholson development

We're a leading developer with more than 55 years' experience

Our aim is to build homes our customers will be proud of. Our award-winning developments feature attractive homes with quality specification. We build each property using careful methods of construction and a keen eye for detail. Before moving in day, every part of a new home is assessed against rigorous Crest Nicholson quality control standards.

About us

Creating Vibrant, Sustainable Communities

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Thriving developments in great locations

We know that being close to what you need matters. We build homes in great locations where both existing and new residents can both enjoy access to useful local amenities. Low energy lighting, water efficient appliances and carefully chosen building materials all reduce environmental impact, helping you live a lower-carbon lifestyle. We aspire to create developments and spaces that promote health, happiness and well-being. Places we know our customers will enjoy living in.

Our purpose

Ways we can help you move

Help to Buy: equity loan

Buy your first home with just 5% deposit

If you are a first-time buyer, Help to Buy: Equity Loan is the Government backed initiative which does exactly what it says, it helps you buy a brand new home. Requiring a deposit of just 5% of the purchase price and a £500 reservation fee, owning your own home could become a reality sooner than you expected.

How does help to buy work
First Homes


Purchase a new build home at a 30% discount compared to open market prices.

Eligibility criteria apply*.

How does First Homes work
Deposit Unlock
Deposit Unlock

For first time buyers and home movers, it’s the key to your new home

Are you saving for a deposit for your first home or finding it challenging to move home when you have low equity? Deposit Unlock could be exactly what you’re looking for.

How does Deposit Unlock work
Home Reach

Get onto the property ladder with part buy-part rent

Buy up to 75% of a new home and pay a low monthly rent on the remaining share. Your budget decides the size of the share you buy, rather than the size of your new home. If buying outright isn’t an option for you, part buy-part rent offers an alternative route to get you onto the property ladder.

How does Home Reach work

Let us help you sell your existing property to enable you to reserve your new Crest Nicholson home.

We will arrange for valuations and viewings, and manage the sale of your existing property, providing you with regular progress updates and paying your estate agent fees.

How does Smoothmove work
Part Exchange

Need a buyer for your current home?

If you are an existing home owner, selling your current property can make buying your new home more complicated than necessary. With Part Exchange, we buy your existing home, providing a guaranteed* chain-free cash buyer for your existing property. You can enjoy a streamlined process with professional support throughout and you can remain in your existing home until your new one is ready.

How does Part Exchange work

Proud to be a five-star house builder

Our reputation is everything to us. Over 90% of our customers would recommend Crest Nicholson to a friend, based on their own experience. We will do whatever we can to ensure your new home journey is as smooth as possible, and that you will be happy to recommend us too.

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Great quality, great experience

There are so many benefits to buying a brand new house. The quality of the homes and the specifications throughout were superb. The sales team was very attentive and gave us regular updates, they were responsive and helpful with any questions we had. We also had a great experience with the site build team which made the purchasing experience very smooth

What our customers say

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