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Always wanted to eat in the Officers’ Mess? Well, now you can live in it!

That's the name of the new phase on homes offered by Taylor Wimpey on the site of a former barracks

Taylor Wimpey has released a new phase of homes at its Shorncliffe Heights development in Folkestone. Officers Mess offers a choice of one- and two-bedroom apartments and three-, four- and five-bedroom houses, located on the former MOD Shorncliffe Garrison barracks off Royal Military Avenue.

Residents at Shorncliffe Heights will benefit from a wealth of new facilities including a pavilion, sports pitches and play areas, which will be delivered as part of the redevelopment of the barracks. The new homes at Officers Mess are also close to areas of green open space such as the Seabrook Valley, as well as a choice of shops, primary and secondary schools and transport links, making it an ideal place for young couples, growing families and downsizers to call home.

Jason Stokes, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “Shorncliffe Heights is about so much more than building houses. It’s a brand new community and we’re delighted to have already welcomed many residents into their new homes. Our latest phase, Officers Mess, offers a range of houses and apartments to appeal to a range of people and we’re excited to see the community continue to grow.

“Our sales information centre at Officers Mess is open by pre-booked appointments only and we have strict social distancing measures in place to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees. Our sales team is also on hand to help customers remotely and they will guide you through every step of your journey to a new home at Shorncliffe Heights.”
As well as the homes available at Officers Mess, there is also a choice of three-bedroom houses available at Valley View and Somerset Place at Shorncliffe Heights, with prices from £260,000.

The sales information centre is off Royal Military Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3EF and is open from Thursday to Monday between 10am and 5pm by pre-booked appointment only. To book an appointment to visit the development, or to speak to the sales team to find out more about the homes available, visit here.


David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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