A Warm Welcome at Knights Quarter

Sovereign welcomes you to Knights Quarter, Winchester. As one of the UK’s top shared ownership providers, we have 20 years’ industry experience and are passionate about helping people – from first time buyers to downsizers - love where they live. We are committed to building high-quality, sustainable homes with flourishing, long-lasting communities. As a leading Housing Association, we are not-for-profit; every penny made is reinvested to ensure we can continue to deliver affordable housing schemes. 

The benefits of an energy efficient home have never been so important – especially in the current economic climate. Household energy bills have increased substantially this year, and while the Energy Price Guarantee will limit this second increase to 27% [1], homeowners will still be paying significantly more on their energy bills than they were this time last year. 

Did you know…

Our homes produce 6 times less carbon than the average UK home [2]

Knights Quarter is in the heart of Winchester, a beautiful city with a rich historic past and an eclectic mix of period buildings. Perfectly placed, only half a mile from the city centre, and just a short drive away from the beautiful Hampshire countryside, Knights Quarter boasts excellent commuter links to the capital – you can be at London Waterloo in just 61 minutes [3]. The shared ownership apartments at Knights Quarter allow you to buy a share of the property – usually between 25% and 75%. Over time, you can choose to buy more shares, and you can even go on to own your home outright, should you wish to do so.

We are committed to building homes that are environmentally friendly and have made strides towards building carbon zero homes. As we move forward with our environmental targets, our new build properties are significantly greener than their older counterparts and offer lower running costs on household utilities such as heating and hot water.

Did you know…

A new build apartment is 46% cheaper to heat than an older property of the same type [4]

The homes at Knights Quarter have been specifically designed to reduce CO2 emissions and allow our residents to live more sustainable lifestyles. The homes are more energy efficient; they will play an important role in saving you money. We achieve this by:

  • Installing increased thermal insulation above and beyond the required standards Installing double glazed windows 
  • Following best practice to reduce thermal bridging and air leakage
  • Utilising low energy light fittings which use 80% less energy than traditional bulbs
  • Providing sufficient drying space to minimise reliance on tumble drier
  • Installing energy efficient appliances 
  • Using photovoltaic panels in communal spaces

Earlier this year, the Home Builders Federation (HBF) released their ‘Greener, Cleaner, Cheaper’ report that analysed data from 1.7 million homes across the UK. The report found that combined bills for older homes were, on average, £1,029 [5]. The estimated yearly energy cost for Knights Quarter properties is £414 [6], meaning that buying new could save you £615 on your heating and hot water bills.

What are you waiting for? Discover our shared ownership apartments available at Knights Quarter.

Figure depends on typical usage, which government believe for an average UK home to be £2,500

[2] Based on EPC report for the property

[3] Timings are approximate only and have been taken from South Western Railway

[4] Figures taken from HBF Greener, Cheaper, Cleaner report

[5] Figures taken from HBF Greener, Cheaper, Cleaner report

[6] Based on the properties EPC report