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Aircraft Technical Engineer, Chris Wild (38) originally moved south from the Midlands six years ago, to be closer to his work at Heathrow airport. Looking for a prime investment and to make his second step up the property ladder, Chris has recently upsized into a beautiful new two-bedroom home at Crest Nicholson’s Barkham Place in Wokingham, Berkshire.


Previously, Chris had been living in a one-bedroom starter home in Colnbrook, when he started searching for a larger property, that would be within easy commuting distance to his work. Having already seen Crest Nicholson’s Upper Longcross development in Surrey and being impressed by the build quality, Chris kept his eye out for upcoming developments in the area and was delighted to find Barkham Place.


Speaking about the Part Exchange process, he said: “I was already aware of the scheme, as my brother had used Part Exchange on his house a couple of years ago, which worked out really well. For me, it made the whole moving process really easy and stress-free, as I didn’t have to wait for a buyer on my previous property. Three local estate agents came to do a valuation of my property at Colnbrook and they offered me £230,000 which I found to be extremely fair and was delighted to accept.”


When asked why he was attracted to Barkham Place in Arborfield Green, Chris said: “Having not originally been from the local area, my colleagues had recommended Wokingham to me. When I came to have a look around Barkham Place, I was drawn to the tranquillity of the beautiful countryside surroundings. Plus, I can still drive to work in around an hour, so the commute is convenient as well. Compared to other new-build developments I had visited, I felt that Crest Nicholson’s properties were finished to a much higher specification and had a bit more style.”


He continued: “There has been a lot of change in the area, and a good influx of new residents, particularly in the last few weeks. I have met a few of the neighbours and the community is really starting the grow. I know there are also plans in terms of new amenities and local shops.”


The finest address in Arborfield Green, and within easy reach of Reading and London, Barkham Place is a stunning new collection of apartments and houses, where luxury comes as standard. Adjacent to Hazebrouck Meadow, and with Waterman's Lake almost on the doorstep, residents at Barkham Place enjoy a rural countryside setting and relaxed lifestyle on the outskirts of Wokingham.


Barkham Place has a variety of homes available including one-bedroom apartments starting from £250,000 and two to four-bedroom homes, ranging from £375,000 - £650,000. For more information please call 01184 024768 or visit