Cricketer Mark Butcher returns to fast-selling Fortis at Drayton Garden Village

Renowned England cricketer Mark Butcher is set to launch the latest collection of one and two bedroom apartments at Weston Homes’ new development within the highly acclaimed Drayton Garden Village.

The launch, on 15 January, saw the official opening of a new show apartment allowing prospective buyers the opportunity to get a first look at the high-specification properties available.

Former England captain Mark Butcher will revisit the Middlesex site after he officially launched the opening of the development in March 2012. Since the launch 50% of the development has already been sold owing to the demand for high-quality properties in the area.

Arranged in a four-storey block many of the 88 apartments feature balconies from which to enjoy the views over the landscaped gardens in the central courtyard, while others have large private terraces perfect for entertaining in the summertime. The one and two bedroom properties with attractive prices from £188, 500 offer a great first step onto the property ladder for young professionals and families as well as an unmatched property investment for would-be landlords.

Bob Weston, Managing Director and Founder of Weston Homes, comments: “Fortis as part of the Drayton Garden Village is not only great value money, well-connected to transport links and of excellent quality, it also shares the history and legacy associated with the former RAF site at West Drayton.

“West Drayton has been dramatically transformed from derelict brownfield site into an entirely new neighbourhood. Our involvement in this project has been exciting and buyers will find that the properties we are offering are second to none.”

When all phases have been completed, Drayton Garden Village will comprise a sustainable community of 773 homes, an 80 bed care home, play area, office space and a shopping parade. A model for sustainable development, an innovative Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy centre is under construction on site and each home will contain an innovative Heat Interface Unit (HIU) to control heating and hot water, providing substantial benefits to residents in helping to reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint.

Fortis is in close proximity to junction 15 of the M25 and the M4 junction 4a and just five miles from Heathrow Airport. West Drayton Rail Station is only a short walk away from Fortis, with direct services to London Paddington in 23 minutes, London Marylebone in 47 minutes and London Kings Cross in 55 minutes, enabling easy access to central London. Residents will also benefit from the new Crossrail scheme, which will provide a quick and direct commute to central London, the Square Mile and Docklands, upon completion in 2017. A recent study by leading property firm GVA has revealed that potential buyers could also benefit from major long-term regeneration due to the site’s close proximity to the Crossrail station at West Drayton. Other projected benefits of the project suggest that the Crossrail route could raise both commercial and residential property prices by up to 25% to the tune of £5.5 billion along the route between 2012 and 2021.

Prices currently start from £188, 500 for a one bedroom apartment. Potential buyers can view the new show apartment at Fortis by visiting the sales and marketing suite, on Porters Way, UB7 9GH, open daily between 10am and 5pm, or call Weston Homes on 01895 438037, email or visit

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