Housebuilder Pays Homage To Upton’s Heritage At New Homes Launch

STEWART Milne Homes has launched its latest collection of 180 new family homes in Upton with the help of cadets from the Upton Air Cadets. Members of the 2184 (UPTON) A.T.C joined the housebuilder to officially unveil four new show homes at its Upton Pines development this weekend (4th March). Upton Pines is a collection of new homes comprising 33 apartments and 147, two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, all available to buy on and off plan now. Flight Lieutenant, Jim Laird, Flying Officer Cathy Hughes, Warrant Officer Chris Laird and Wing Commander Challoner from the squadron were given an exclusive tour of the new show homes. The Upton Air Cadets have been based at the site off Arrowe Park road for around 50 years and will soon be relocated to a new fit-for-purpose base within the Upton Pines development. Flight Lieutenant Jim Laird said: “Stewart Milne has been very supportive in our relocation we hope to be in our new premises in the summer. We were honoured to be asked to mark the official launch of the new homes and share some of the area’s heritage with the team here. “The homes look great and they will hopefully attract new families to the area and perhaps we may even see some new recruits in our squadron when families begin to move in.” Stewart Milne will also honour the link that the squadron has to the area by naming streets at Upton Pines after people who have had strong influences on the Upton force over the past few decades. The main road through the development will be named Atholl Duncan Drive, after an instructor and World war 2 veteran Dr Atholl Duncan, who spent more than 30 years working with the young cadets in Upton and as a local GP in the same area. Members of his family were also among the first to get an exclusive look at the new community this weekend. Lynne Vogel, Sales Manager at Stewart Milne Homes said: “The Upton Air Cadets are a significant part of the past and present community here. Upton Pines is based on the site of the former ATC base which we’ve helped relocate and we wanted to honour the heritage of the site by inviting them onsite. “The new street names which will be unveiled over the next few weeks, will commemorate the cadets who have had an impact on the young people here, starting with Dr Duncan, whose history will become a firm part of the development.” Lynne Vogel added: “Upton Pines has already proven popular with home buyers in the local area and we’ve sold several homes off plan. It’s a must see development and I would encourage people to come and visit the show homes for themselves and get a real feel for how their new home could look.” The show homes at Upton Pines are now open to the public from Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm. For further information on the range of homes available at Upton Pines visit www.stewartmilnehomes.com