Family are first to move into development

A family in Newton-le-Willows have become the first people to move onto Morris Homes’ College Place development after using the housebuilder’s ‘Part Exchange’ scheme to sell their old property in just one week.

Tony Lamble, 41, a locksmith and his wife Cheryl, 39, owner of a printing and design company, wanted to move to a larger property with their sons Lewis, Reece and Ewan, but were worried about unreliable property chains after a previous sale fell through.

To give them a hassle-free move, the Lamble’s used Morris’ Part Exchange scheme, which saw the housebuilder buy the couple’s previous home for 100 per cent of its market value. They were then able to buy and move into their dream four-bedroom Wharfdale home at College Place within just three months.

Tony said: “We had been wanting to move to a larger home for a number of years as, with our sons growing older, we wanted the space for them to be able to have their own rooms instead of having to share, and College Place seemed like the perfect place for us to settle.

“Since putting our home on the market before, only for the offer to be withdrawn, we had been reluctant to get caught up in another chain, and we were beginning to think that we were never going to be able to move.

“When we visited College Place and found out about the Part Exchange scheme, we realised that we would be able to sell our home without the worry of the offer falling through. Morris made the process really easy and our home was sold within a week.”

Chris Minshall, regional sales director at Morris, said: “We understand that moving home can be a stressful process, and with our Part Exchange scheme we help to remove the risk of buyers getting stuck in an unreliable property chain.

“It’s great to welcome the Lamble family as the first people to move into a home at College Place. The development has generated a lot of interest among buyers seeking a new property in Newton-le-Willows, with its peaceful location close to the town centre, and we’re set to welcome more families to the site soon.”

Morris has a selection of three and four-bedroom homes on sale at College Place, with prices starting from £182,750.

To learn more about the schemes and properties available visit College Place at Crow Lane East, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9TT, open Thursday to Monday 10:30am-5:30pm, call 01925 225758 or visit