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Agenda

2 Bedroom Homes

Balne Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2QN

Price range
£149,995 - £152,995
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About Agenda

Agenda is located on Balne Lane in Merchant Gate, a vibrant new commercial quarter in the heart of Wakefield. The development is a few minutes’ walk from Wakefield Westgate train station and Trinity Walk shopping centre.
The development consists of a collection of two bedroom Livorno homes, designed over three floors and ideal for first-time buyers.

Agenda’s central location, transport links and nearby amenities makes it the perfect choice for young professionals and commuters. All the attractions, shops and entertainment of the city centre are on your doorstep.

Local Area

ON THE DOORSTEP

Agenda is located right in the heart of Wakefield and therefore close to everything Wakefield city centre has to offer. 

If you are studying in the city, Agenda is the ideal place to live. Wakefield College is a couple of minutes’ walk away and offers A-level as well as further education courses. 

Local attractions include the Theatre Royal, a four-minute walk from home, where you can watch musicals, comedy performances and much more. Wakefield Museum is also in this part of town, where you can learn more about the area and take a look at the special exhibition gallery.

Eating and drinking out is easy when you’re living in the centre of Wakefield. Popular Italian restaurant Sloanes is a three-minute walk from home, while LaLa’s and The Elephant and Castle are also a short walk away.

 

Local area information for Wakefield

SCHOOLS AND LEARNING 

Wakefield St Johns Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School is 0.6 miles away from Agenda and was rated good by Ofsted on last inspection. Wakefield Lawefield Primary School is 0.8 miles away and is also rated as good. 

Another option for the younger members of your family is St Austin’s Catholic Primary School. Located 0.9 miles away, it also received a good rating from Ofsted. 

Wakefield Girls’ High School is an independent day school 0.2 miles away with provision for students aged four to 18. Wakefield City Academy is a 1.6-mile drive from Agenda. It has consistently been ranked as outstanding by Ofsted and is open to pupils in school years 7 to 11. 

Higher education
Agenda is located next door to Wakefield College. The college offers a range of higher education, professional and business courses to more than 10,000 students. Its A-level pass rate has exceeded 95% for the past six years and the college received a good rating in its latest inspection.

 

Education information for Wakefield

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Keeping fit
Lifestyle Fitness Wakefield offers more than 40 fitness classes seven days a week and is 1 mile from Agenda. It also has a variety of equipment and saunas, as well as air-conditioned studios.

Anytime Fitness Wakefield is also close by in Burgage Square, around the corner from Agenda. This gym is open 24/7 for ultimate convenience and as well as having the latest fitness equipment, also offers training and coaching services.

Staying healthy
New Southgate Surgery is 0.7 miles from Agenda. It provides GP services as a well as a variety of speciality services, including a weekly diabetic clinic and a minor ailments clinic four mornings per week.

Grove Surgery, also 0.7 miles from the development, offers same-day and routine appointments, as well as telephone consultations.

Pinderfields Hospital is 1.4 miles away and is part of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. There is an accident and emergency department, as well as speciality clinics and outpatient services.

The nearest dentist to Agenda is Mydentist located on Bond Street 0.2 miles away. 

Health information for Wakefield

GETTING AROUND 

You can also make the most of Wakefield’s freecitybus service, which has buses running throughout key attractions in the city centre every 10 to 12 minutes from Monday to Saturday. The closest stop to Agenda is 0.1 miles away at Wakefield Westgate station.

Travelling outside of Wakefield
Road connections are also easily accessible from Agenda. The M1 and M62 run close to the city, giving fast and reliable links to the rest of the country.

Getting around the rest of the UK is easy when you’re living in one of these new homes in Wakefield, as Wakefield Westgate train station is right next door to the development. Services run direct to Leeds, Doncaster and London King’s Cross, among other destinations.

If you want to travel further afield, Leeds Bradford Airport is 20 miles away. You can board flights to a range of domestic and worldwide destinations such as Southampton, Budapest and Venice.

Transport information for Wakefield

SHOPPING

Agenda is in the centre of Wakefield which means there are many different shopping opportunities right close by. The Ridings Shopping Centre is 0.4 miles away, where you will find a Morrisons supermarket and stores including Marks & Spencer and Boots.

Trinity Walk Shopping Centre is 0.6 miles from Agenda, which is home to big-name retailers such as Pandora and River Island, as well as eateries like Pizza Express and Handmade Burger Co.

Wakefield’s markets
Wakefield Market is 0.4 miles from the development and conveniently located next door to the city’s bus station. It opens six days a week with stalls selling everything from art to bespoke curtains. 

The Outdoor Market is open five days a week where you can find fresh produce such as seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables. 

There’s also a food, arts and crafts market every second Saturday of the month, held outside Wakefield Cathedral. It’s the perfect place to buy local produce and handmade goods. 

Local area information for Wakefield

UP AND COMING

Agenda is part of a wider regeneration of the area by the English Cities Fund in partnership with Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and Network Rail. It includes a significant investment in office, retail and leisure space to attract more investment to the city.

The city of Wakefield itself is fast becoming one of the north’s most important business hubs. A multi-million pound regeneration project is underway, bringing exciting new investment to the city, including a new multi-screen cinema.

The first phases of the Merchant Gate residential, office and leisure development have been completed. Regeneration work is already underway on the Civic Quarter, which has involved making improvements to listed Victorian buildings, as well as redesigning and pedestrianising key areas of the city.

A mixed-use development is also being constructed at the Victorian Rutland Mills complex. The 2-hectare site is located opposite the Hepworth Wakefield.

Local area information for Wakefield
Nearby Schools
Wakefield St Johns Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School
0.6 Miles
Wakefield Lawefield Primary School
0.8 Miles

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Finance

Whether you’re buying your first home or an existing homeowner looking for more space, we will guide you through the options available to help buy your new home.

The government backed Help to Buy scheme allows you to secure your new home with a 5% deposit. 

With our Assisted Selling Plan, we will organise the sale of your existing home for the best possible price, allowing you to reserve your new home with us. In some cases we will offer to buy your existing home in part exchange.

The recent Stamp Duty reform has divided house prices into different tax bands to make buying a new home more affordable. 

You can also personalise your home with an Optional Upgrade Package. Your Customer Experience Manager will advise on our range of standard and optional upgrades, including wardrobes, kitchen appliances and flooring packages.

Which option is best for you?

HELP TO BUY EQUITY LOAN 


Buy a new home with 5% deposit

This scheme allows you to own 100% of your home and only pay 80% of the price upfront. You provide the 5% deposit and the government will lend you up to 20% as an equity loan. You can then apply for a mortgage based on the remaining 75% of the house price.
 
The equity loan is interest-free for five years and the scheme is available on new build homes up to the value of £600,000. 

Find out more

 

Help to Buy Equity Loan Example
TYPICAL EXAMPLE WORKED ON A £150,000 STRATA HOME

ASSISTED SELLING PLAN


A bespoke selling plan for homeowners

The Assisted Selling Plan is designed to help homeowners climb the property ladder. As part of the scheme, we will organise the sale of your existing home, making sure you receive the best possible price. This will allow you to reserve your new home with us.

We will create a personal selling plan, including a review of the property market in your area and an agreed sale price for your home based on two independent valuations. We will work closely with the nominated estate agent to arrange all viewings and enquiries. All offers will be presented to you, and our Customer Experience Manager will guide you through the negotiation process. 







Once you accept an offer we will track the sale of your home, while you start planning for your brand new one.
 
If your chosen home is ready within a four-month period, we may offer to buy your existing home in part exchange.
 

 

HELP TO BUY EQUITY LOAN 


Buy a new home with 5% deposit

This scheme allows you to own 100% of your home and only pay 80% of the price upfront. You provide the 5% deposit and the government will lend you up to 20% as an equity loan. You can then apply for a mortgage based on the remaining 75% of the house price.
 
The equity loan is interest-free for five years and the scheme is available on new build homes up to the value of £600,000. 

Find out more

 

Help to Buy Equity Loan Example
TYPICAL EXAMPLE WORKED ON A £150,000 STRATA HOME