Summerfields is Waterford’s newest planned ‘urban village’. Within walking distance to the city’s main educational and employment centres, WIT and the IDA industrial park, its aspect is onto the rolling landscape of the surrounding countryside.
The adjacent Outer Ring Road provides a congestion-free link to the City Centre and minutes drive to Waterford University Hospital, UPMC Whitfield Hospital, numerous large retail parks and the stunning seaside towns of Dunmore East and Tramore. With numerous public transport options on the doorstep, residents will enjoy painless commuting.
The stunning Waterford Greenway is within easy cycling distance and offers tranquil, scenic and safe cycling for families Along the Greenway, families can enjoy the magnificent Mount Congreve House and Gardens, Suir Valley Railway, Kilmeaden Village and comfortably cycle all the way to Dungarvan where there are shuttle bus transfers to bring them home. The close-by Tramore Road river path offers traffic-free walking and cycling right into the city centre.
Summerfield’s will have a home to suit everyone from single professionals, couples, starting or growing families and the elderly. The homes all have maintenance-free brick-faced exteriors with UPVC gutters, fascias and ultra energy-efficient windows. Internally the homes feature an airy, open-plan format with dual aspects to ensure all homes maximise natural light throughout the house. The homes will all be A-rated energy performance meaning lower energy bills, EV (electric vehicle) charging points reinforce the strong focus on near-neutral carbon footprint.
New homes will be 70% more energy-efficient and emit 70% less carbon dioxide than 2005 performance levels. An A-rated 3-bedroom semi-detached house at Summerfields is likely to be approximately €800 a year cheaper to heat than a similar house built before 2005.
Future-proofing through design
The development has been carefully designed to allow families to grow within their own residential unit. The 3 & 4 bedroom semi-detached units have planned for an additional sunroom and attic extension. If constructed this will increase the house floor area by an additional 50%