St. Modwen Homes


For the second time in as many months, Branston Leas near Burton-on-Trent has been named one of the top regeneration projects in the UK, this time in the national First Time Buyer Awards.

Shortlisted in the Best Urban Regeneration category, the development has been recognised for the vast improvements it has brought to the area and local community, including more than a hundred new homes, local shops, a sports pavilion and the creation of a new bluebell wood; all of which have helped attract a large number of first time buyers to the development.

A major regeneration project, Branston Leas is being delivered by St. Modwen and its housebuilding business, St. Modwen Homes.

Bev Hall, Sales and Marketing Director at St. Modwen Homes, said: “Providing homes for first time buyers is vital to ensuring a stable and successful property market. This has always been a key focus for us as a housebuilder so it’s incredibly rewarding when developments such as Branston Leas succeed in attracting a large number of first time buyers.”

First time buyers account for 52% of the people who have purchased a new home at Branston Leas in the past 12 months.  

Bev continued: “Designing homes for first time buyers means that practicality and clever internal layouts are key. St. Modwen Homes is known for taking well-loved traditional features and combining them with contemporary design features such as floor to ceiling windows and open plan living to create light and spacious rooms. We don’t believe that first time buyers should compromise on design and quality and therefore all our homes are fitted with high quality finishes and appliances as standard.”

To date, St. Modwen Homes has delivered 64 new homes, with construction underway on the next 204 properties at Branston Leas. Additionally, over 90,000 hours of employment have been created, with 1,500 new jobs due to be generated throughout the entire development. St. Modwen has also extended the local school, Rykneld Primary School, providing 160 new school places. Additionally, working with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and The Woodlands Trust, 17,000 trees have already been planted at Branston Leas Wood, which will become part of the National Forest when complete.

The winner of the award will be decided by an online public vote that will run until midnight on Monday 10th April. Anyone wishing to vote can do so at

There is currently a range of two, three, four and five bedroom homes to buy at Branston Leas, with prices starting from £159,995 for a two bedroom house.

The Marketing Suite and Showhomes at Branston Leas are open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 0844 243 4898. Alternatively visit or follow the housebuilder on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (@StModwenHomes) and on the Branston Leas Facebook page.