Both Barbourne and Northwick have access to local convenience stores, pubs, takeaways and other retailers along the main roads skirting the areas. Nearby Worcester city centre offers a good range of high street shops.
Schooling in the area is good, with two local primary schools and many independent schools in the region. The areas also benefit from a local health centre and access to allotments.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, the close proximity to the River Severn offers beautiful riverside walks. And Gheluvelt Park, named in the top 3 parks across the country in 2015, separates the areas of Barbourne and Northwick.
The Pitchcroft, Worcester’s famous racecourse, is within walking distance of the development. Sport fans can also enjoy premiership rugby from the Worcester Warriors, and top-flight cricket.
Worcestershire boasts a relatively low unemployment rate with high UK migration into the area.
The region is recognised as a strategically strong location due to its position on the motorway network. To the east of the city, the Worcester Growth Corridor (including Worcester SIX) development is forecast to bring 6,800 jobs to the area by 2024.
Proximity to Worcester’s centre allows easy access to the city’s railway stations. These provide services to Birmingham, Cheltenham, Gloucester and London. GWR has put a two-hour service from Worcester to London Paddington into its timetables for 2018. They are planning to increase services to the capital to two per hour.
Junctions six and seven of the M5 provide easy access to the North and the South West.