Award winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson has opened a 15-acre Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) at its sought-after Fernhurst development in Surrey. The space has been designed to attract wildlife to the area just south west of London and will provide a safe, natural habitat for a range of wildlife, including bats, butterflies and a number of bird species.


The space will also be used for hedgerow planting and will play host to a number of beautiful tree species such as the Common Oak (Quercus robur) and Sweet gum (Liquisambar styraciflua). The public will also be able to enjoy a range of native bird species at the park, including the Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) and the Meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis).


Eileen Guihen, Head of Sales & Marketing at Crest Nicholson South, said: “We take pride in building communities at Crest Nicholson, and that includes looking after the wildlife that surrounds our developments. We have decided to create a green open space to encourage and strengthen the growth of natural ecosystems in Surrey, while also offering the public an outdoor space within which to enjoy the nature and support their wellbeing.”


The space will also include a number of surfaced and unsurfaced pathways throughout to create a variety of routes for different interests. The 1.6km surfaced footpath from the car park, loops around the site and provides access to a play area, picnic area, and natural play trail. The footpath also makes the route suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.


Crest Nicholson’s Ferhurst development is ideally located between Camberley and Farnborough town centres, both less than a 15 minute drive away and offering residents an excellent array of local restaurants, high street retailers, cafes and pubs. For those with families, the development is situated near an excellent selection of schools, including Grange Community Junior School, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and Hawley Primary School, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.


Residents will also benefit from nearby transport connections. The development is situated just off the M3, allowing easy access to London, Basingstoke and the M25, while nearby Farnborough train station offers direct services to London Waterloo in just 34 minutes.





Selected homes are available to purchase through the Government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, and Crest Nicholson’s Part Exchange and SmoothMove schemes. Prices start from £399,950 for a two bedroom home, £434,950 for a three bedroom, and £539,950 for a four bedroom. To find out more, please call 01276 861 550 or visit