26 July 2021

Generator unveils ‘most exclusive’ houses at Laureate Fields





Generator Group is launching The Tennyson at its Laureate Fields development in Old Felixstowe on Saturday 31st July between 10am and 5pm.

To be released is a collection of just four Tennyson houses, all offering exceptional views towards the Bawdsey Estuary, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At 1,959sqft, The Tennyson is the largest house type available at Laureate Fields.

This unique home accommodates a second living room featuring a full-width balcony on the first floor to maximise views across the countryside and estuary. The properties also comprise a master suite, second en-suite double bedroom, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor with a W/C and spacious open-plan kitchen/ dining/ living space on the ground floor with separate utility room.

The contemporary German engineered kitchen offers Silestone composite stone worktops and a full range of integrated appliances including induction hob, multi-function dishwasher and wine cooler. With large bi-fold doors to the south-facing garden and engineered oak timber floors, the open-plan living space is flooded with natural light and offers the perfect space to entertain.

The homes feature high-quality fixtures and fittings including oak veneered doors with chrome handles, brushed steel sockets and light switches; while bathrooms benefit from ceramic wall tiles with a feature wall, wood-effect Amtico floors, high-quality ceramic sanitaryware, steel baths and rain showers. There is also a large garage to keep your car, bicycles and paddleboards.

Ellie Miners, Sales & Marketing Manager at Generator Group, said: “We’re delighted to invite people to take a look inside The Tennyson at our exclusive 'Dusty Shoe' Launch. These beautiful four-bedroom houses, the largest and most exclusive at Laureate Fields, have just been completed and buyers will have chance to be one of the first to view them. Spaces are limited, so please get in touch early to avoid disappointment.”

Laureate Fields is situated next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches north from the sea along the banks of the River Deben. From your door, you can enjoy picturesque country rambles or take a leisurely walk to Felixstowe Ferry, with its clapboard cottages, houseboats and ancient fishermen’s inn.

Prices for The Tennyson start from £750,000. Two-bedroom apartments and two, three, and other four-bedroom houses are also available with prices starting from £230,000.

Help to Buy is available at Laureate Fields to first-time buyers purchasing a property up to £407,400. Those that qualify will be able to purchase with a deposit of just 5% topped up by a 20% Equity Loan, interest free for five years.

The Sales & Marketing Suite is located at Ferry Road, Felixstowe, IP11 9LN and is open Thursday-Monday, 10am-5pm.

To book your visit, call 01394 763024 or email [email protected]



14 July 2021

Help to Buy: Your questions answered.





Laureate Fields was recently shortlisted for Best First Time Buyer Family Home at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards and is a great first purchase for families looking to put down roots as well as young professionals looking for a starter home. In 2021, the Government introduced their new Help to Buy scheme, so we’ve put together this Q&A to help answer your questions.

What is the purpose of Help to Buy?

Help to Buy makes it easier to get on the property ladder. Since the Financial Crisis in 2008-9, first-time buyers with a small deposit had struggled to get a mortgage for a new home. In 2013, the Government introduced a Help to Buy Equity Loan to reduce the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, thereby making mortgages more accessible and more affordable.

How does it work?

All you need is a 5% deposit, and the Government will top it up with a 20% Equity Loan. This will enable you to get a more affordable 75% LTV mortgage for the remaining amount of the purchase price. What’s more, the Equity Loan is interest free for the first five years so your monthly repayments will be lower than they otherwise would have been.

Most people’s salaries go up after five years so when the interest kicks in you should either be in a better position to afford it, or you can increase the size of your mortgage to pay back the Equity Loan.

From year six, monthly interest on the Equity Loan is 1.75% and this will rise by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus 2% each year in April. When you do decide to pay back the Equity Loan, the amount you pay is worked out as the percentage of the Equity Loan against market value of your home at the time you choose to repay. This means you’ll have to pay back more if the value of your property has increased, but also less if it has fallen.

Unit type: Two-bedroom apartment
Purchase price: £230,000
20% HTB Equity Loan: £46,000
5% deposit: £11,500
*Monthly repayments:£730.31


*Based on typical 1.99% interest rate and 25-year mortgage term.

Who can use Help to Buy?

You must be a first-time buyer, meaning you haven’t owned a home or land anywhere in the world now or in the past. This includes part owning a home with someone else or inheriting a property. The property must be used as your primary residence, so usually you won’t be able to rent it out until you have paid back the Help to Buy Equity Loan. There may be certain circumstances where you can rent your property for a short period of time, but this will need to be approved by your local Help to Buy Agency.

Can I buy with my partner?

Yes, you can make a joint application with your partner if you will both live in the home as your only residence and are both first time buyers. Applying together is a good way to combine your incomes to get a bigger mortgage.

What properties are available?

In the East of England, Help to Buy is available to those purchasing a property of up to £407,400. This means all of our one and two-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom houses at Laureate Fields are available with Help to Buy as well as many of our three-bedroom houses.

Once I’ve found a home that I like, how do I arrange a Help to Buy mortgage?

Simply contact our sales team and we’ll put you in touch with our affordability team. They will ask you a series of questions about your circumstances, income and monthly outgoings to assess how much you could borrow and whether or not you’re eligible for Help to Buy. If you can afford the property you’re after, they can either help you find the best mortgage for you, or you can contact your own mortgage broker.

Laureate Fields currently offers a premium collection of two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses, with prices starting from £230,000. Call 01394763047 to book a viewing or for more information, contact us.


For Immediate Release - 14 June 2021

Doing our bit to light up the lives of loved ones.



Generator Group is proud to sponsor Suffolk Remembers on Monday 21 June.

Organised by St Elizabeth Hospice, Suffolk Remembers is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of loved ones no longer with us and is open to everyone.

Over 5,000 candles will be lit on Felixstowe Seafront between 9pm and 10pm with musical performances from Ipswich singer, Roma Manteiga-Nicholson, and well-known soprano Christina Johnston from Framlingham starting from 8.30pm. There will also be an opportunity for the public to see the first statue for St Elizabeth Hospice’s 2022 fundraising art trail the Big Hoot Ipswich.

To dedicate a candle to a loved one, visit the dedicated Suffolk Remembers webpage. Simply follow the ‘Dedicate Now’ link to complete your details and select how many candles you would like to dedicate. There is a suggested minimum donation of £5 per candle.

Each year St Elizabeth Hospice has to generate £12.9m to help improve the lives of those they support, and they can’t do it without donations from the community.

Commenting, Ellie Miners, Sales & Marketing Manager at Generator Group, said: “We are proud to sponsor such a wonderful cause. St Elizabeth Hospice provides care for thousands of people across the community. They rely on donations not only to ensure patients have the best quality of life before they pass on, but also to support families through their grieving. Everyone is welcome, so come down to the seafront and light a candle for your loved ones.”

For more information, visit https://suffolkremembers.stelizabethhospice.org.uk.


For Immediate Release

Doors open to new sales & marketing suite and show house at Laureate Fields





Generator Group is proud to sponsor Suffolk Remembers on Monday 21 June.

Developer Generator Group has opened a new sales & marketing suite and four-bedroom show house at Laureate Fields in Old Felixstowe.

The new show house is from the premium Wordsworth range. The 1,594sqft detached property offers a master suite, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor with an open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, separate living room and study on the ground floor.

This L-shaped home lets in plenty of natural light to maximise the feeling of space and features high-quality fixtures and fittings including oak veneered doors with chrome handles, brushed steel sockets and light switches, and engineered oak floors across the open-plan kitchen/dining/family room and entrance hallways.

Contemporary German-engineered designer kitchens come with Silestone composite stone worktops with matching splashbacks and a full-range of integrated appliances, while bathrooms benefit from porcelain wall tiles with a feature wall, high-quality ceramic sanitaryware, a steel bath and separate rain shower.

Ellie Miners, Sales & Marketing Manager at Generator Group, added: “Due to popular demand, buyers now have a meet-and-greet sales and marketing suite and beautifully furnished four-bedroom house to explore. The Wordsworth is the perfect family house with the master suite concealed in the wing of the L and three equally proportioned double bedrooms that the children won’t need to fight over. They can make noise in the family room and leave the parents to unwind in the separate living room, which is conveniently positioned beneath the master suite.”

The development is situated next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches north from the sea along the banks of the River Deben. From your door, you can enjoy picturesque country rambles or take a leisurely walk to Felixstowe Ferry, with its clapboard cottages, houseboats and ancient fishermen’s inn.

Prices for The Wordsworth start from £549,950. One and two-bedroom apartments and two, three, and other four-bedroom houses are also available with prices starting from £230,000.

Help to Buy is available at Laureate Fields to first-time buyers buying a property up to £407,400. Those that qualify will be able to purchase with a deposit of just 5% topped up by a 20% Equity Loan, interest free for five years.

Phase one is 90% [check] sold and a number of properties have recently been released in phase two, which are ready to reserve off-plan. The final phase, phase three, is to follow and due to commence construction early summer of this year.

Laureate Fields is located at Ferry Road, Felixstowe, IP11 9LY and the new sales and marketing suite is open Thursday-Monday, 10am-5pm.


For Immediate Release - 28 May 2021

Vote for Laureate Fields to win Best First Time Buyer Family Home.



The Tate at Laureate Fields was recently shortlisted in the ‘Best First Time Buyer Family Home’ category at this year’s First-Time Buyer Readers’ Awards.

Voting closes midnight on 6 August and you can vote for Laureate Fields by visiting http://www.ftbawards.com/poll/best-first-time-buyer-family-home-2021/

The Tate range is a spacious 1,150sqft three-bedroom family house where over 50% of purchasers were first-time buyers.

With prices at £399,950 and available on Help to Buy for first-time buyers, this contemporary family home features a luxurious master suite for the parents with a ‘his-and-hers’ dressing area, two further double bedrooms for the children, and an open-plan downstairs living space benefiting from engineered oak flooring and German designer kitchens. There are high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout including oak veneered doors with chrome handles, brushed steel sockets and light switches, and ceramic sanitaryware in the bathrooms.

A generous rear garden provides enough space to kick a football around or have swings and a climbing frame and there is a carport which can be used to store bicycles, camping gear or golf clubs.

Laureate Fields’ safe, tree-lined streets offer the perfect setting for family life. There is a large central green to socialise with the neighbours and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the banks of the River Deben is on the doorstep – perfect for walks, cycle rides or building dens in the woods. The seafront is just 10 minutes by foot to build sandcastles and collect shells with the children – and nearby Felixstowe station offers direct trains to Ipswich for a 26-minute commute to work.

Now in its 12th year, the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards are some of the most acclaimed in the industry and celebrate of some of the many lengths that are gone to in order to help aspirational buyers on to the housing ladder.

Ellie Miners, Sales & Marketing Manager at Generator Group, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for the First Time Buyer Awards. The Tate has been extremely popular with first-time buyers, most of whom have been young families. Felixstowe is a great area to bring up children and The Tate comes with a fantastic spec, plenty of space for entertaining and a bit of privacy for the parents with their own master suite. Please vote for us so we can beat the competition to win the award.”

Help to Buy is available at Laureate Fields meaning first-time buyers can purchase with a deposit of just 5% topped up by a 20% Equity Loan, interest free for five years.

Call 01394763047 to book a viewing or for more information.



For Immediate Release - 11 March 2021

Generator Group unveils new show apartment at Laureate Fields.





Developer Generator Group has launched its new show apartment at Laureate Fields in Old Felixstowe.

Laureate Fields offers a premium collection of one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses, with prices starting from £174,950.

Large windows let in plenty of natural light to maximise the feeling of space with high-quality fixtures and fittings including oak veneered doors with chrome handles and brushed steel sockets and light switches feature throughout. Contemporary German-engineered designer kitchens benefit from a full-range of integrated appliances with engineered oak floors across the open-plan kitchen/dining/living space and entrance hallways. Ceramic-tiled bathrooms benefit from a feature wall and high-quality sanitaryware.

Commenting, Max Turner, Sales Manager at Savills Ipswich, said: “We are very pleased with the rate of sales at Laureate Fields and are delighted that buyers now have a show apartment to view the premium quality finish produced by Generator. Old Felixstowe as a location is a mix of coast, country and town and Laureate Fields has attracted all types of buyers – young professionals, families and downsizers – from the local area, Ipswich, London and beyond.”

Ellie Miners, Sales & Marketing Manager at Generator Group, added: “Our beautifully furnished two-bedroom show apartment will help buyers to imagine themselves living at Laureate Fields and get a feel for the quality of the fixtures and fittings on offer. When starting this development, we wanted to deliver a premium product with a contemporary design and specification – and that is why Laureate Fields has sold so well. We look forward to welcoming people through the doors.”

The development is situated next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches north from the sea along the banks of the River Deben. From your door, you can enjoy picturesque country rambles or take a leisurely walk to Felixstowe Ferry, with its clapboard cottages, houseboats and ancient fishermen’s inn.

Help to Buy is available at Laureate Fields meaning buyers can purchase with a deposit of just 5% topped up by a 20% Equity Loan, interest free for five years. With the government’s Stamp Duty holiday continuing until the end of June there is also no Stamp Duty to pay for homes priced below the £500,000 threshold.

Phase one is 90% sold and a number of properties have recently been released in phase two, which are ready to reserve off-plan. The final phase, phase three, is to follow and due to commence construction early summer of this year.

Laureate Fields is located at Ferry Road, Felixstowe, IP11 9LY and the show home is open for viewings from 10:00am to 5:00pm Thursday to Monday.

Call 01473 234800 to book a viewing or for more information.