Bridge Homes - ThornesGate, WF2
Bridge Homes, combining urban living with green spaces
Bridge Homes is pleased to exclusively develop the old Redcats site at Horbury Road, transforming a brown-field area into a dynamic community with beautiful, quality homes that cater for both traditional and contemporary tastes.
Ideally located to take advantage of the surrounding green spaces, yet close enough to Wakefield to enjoy all the city has to offer, ThornesGate is the perfect combination of rural and urban living. Much of the development will overlook Wakefield City Golf Club, while access to the A642 will mean attractive commute times to nearby centres.
The first phase will be mix of house styles, including traditional red brick two, three and four bed homes, plus two stunning contemporary four bed homes with feature balconies. Phase one will be 20 homes, due for release in Autumn 2017. Remaining phases will be released in stages, bringing the site total to around 90 homes that will also include apartments for over 55’s.
- Popular commuter area
- Green spaces
- Traditional & contemporary homes
- Private parking to all homes
Wakefield City centre has a vibrant atmosphere, day and night. Attracting major retailers like Debenhams, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and also plenty of independent outlets, there’s everything a shopper needs without having to travel very far. Evenings in the town centre are just as lively, with plenty of bars and restaurants catering for everyone’s taste in food and drink. In nearby, Horbury you’ll also find a good choice of shops and local businesses, from salons to cafés, along the busy high street. If you prefer something a little more energetic than shopping and dining, no problem, the local area has enough facilities to satisfy the most active of residents. For golfers, the City of Wakefield Golf Club is right on your doorstep - literally! Choose one of our contemporary homes right on the edge of the course for the best view. If golf isn’t your sport of choice, there are lots of other ways to spend your down time. How about indoor skiing at Xscape? You can also rock climb, see a movie or find a place to eat there too. Other popular places to relax are: Pugneys, where you can sail, windsurf or stroll round the lake; Newmillerdam country park; Nostell Priory, one of the National Trust’s most visited stately homes or simply enjoy the miles of canal tow paths by foot or bicycle. For culture lovers, the Hepworth Gallery is on your doorstep and Yorkshire’s famous sculpture park is few minutes drive away. Wakefield also hosts a number of events. There’s the annual Rhubarb Festival - two days of fun to celebrate the local delicacy, and LitFest - a week of poetry, writing workshops and readings, to name just two. In Yorkshire, we’re famous for being friendly and welcoming. ThornesGate is a community that reflects those qualities. You’ll feel right at home from the moment you arrive.
As well as a good choice of state and independent schools in Wakefield, there are excellent primary and secondary schools nearby, including some popular church schools and well established high schools within the local area. Wakefield College has recently undergone a modernisation programme and it offers a good range of subjects at higher and vocational level, plus some degree level courses. Other universities within a short travelling distance are Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Huddersfield and York.
Brilliant for commuters, the M1 is close enough to be convenient but not close enough to disturb the peace at ThornesGate. It provides drivers with speedy access to destinations north and south and with the intersection of the M62 just a couple of junctions away, travelling east and west couldn’t be easier too. Wakefield City centre is a short hop away, with both Westgate and Kirkgate rail stations being on mainline routes to London (less than two hours journey time to Kings Cross from Westgate) and only 10 minutes by train into Leeds centre. Regular bus services also run right past ThornesGate towards Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Wakefield.
Wakefield and nearby Horbury have excellent local health centres and clinics. Wakefield’s main NHS hospital Pinderfields, was opened in 2010 after a £250million redevelopment of the old site.