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Many Opportunities For Homebuyers In Essex

Posted 30 April 2021 by Keith Osborne

There's a busy new homes market in Essex, with plenty of developments for buyers to consider across the county...

Right now, Essex house-hunters have an abundance of possibilities in the new homes market, with housebuilders working hard to meet demand with a real variety of homes to suit different purchasers’ requirements.

Weston Homes recently unveiled an impressive entrance lobby and three show apartments at its flagship scheme in Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Central, which is aiming to bring some London glamour to the town. The striking Victoria Central foyer which has a two-storey glass façade flooding the spacious room with vast amounts of natural light. With modern soft furnishings in warming tones, the foyer is inviting and comfortable with an artistic central light feature and beautiful decorative touches

Victoria Central is providing 217 contemporary apartments in a central location just moments from Southend Victoria station. Following the successful off-plan launch, it is already over 40% sold ahead of completing in 2023.

Victoria CentralThe three show apartments have been designed by interior specialists Haus at Victoria Central and have been dressed to appeal to any age group, the palette and décor subtly take reference from the development’s location in Southend-on-Sea with colours of candy floss pink and navy hues throughout. They range in size from 542 sq ft for the one-bedroom apartment, and 761 sq ft and 951 sq ft for the two-bedroom apartments. All three apartments offer a main bedroom with an en suite and open-plan kitchen/living/dining room, whilst the two bedroom apartments also offer a guest bedroom and family bathroom.

The homes at Victoria Central are priced from £185,000 and buyers can reserve their selected property simply by paying a £1,000 deposit. Buyers make an individual appointment with the sales team to visit between 10.00am and 5.00pm daily. Find out more from Weston Homes.

There are more new show homes to view in Maldon, courtesy of Crest Nicholson at its Wycke Place development. The are the four-bedroom ‘Romsey’ and ‘Keswick’ houses which have been expertly dressed by interior designers Killer5, whose design director Rebecca Charles said of the ‘Romsey’: “We wanted to create a contemporary style with a glamorous edge throughout the house to reflect the sophisticated vibe of the local area. We also utilised lots of different textures in the fabrics and finishes to give the open living space an elegant feel.”

Located on the southern edge of Maldon, the development comprises a collection of 74 one-, two-, three- and four bedroom homes offering a high specification and spacious open-plan layouts. A selection of them are available through schemes such as the government backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan and the housebuilder’s own Part Exchange initiative.

Wycke PlaceKaren Coulson, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson Eastern, commented: “Our new show homes provide prospective buyers with the opportunity to get a feel for the elegant design available at Wycke Place. This area is perfect for working professionals and families looking to make the most of town and country living in Maldon, without having to compromise on great travel connections. We look forward to welcoming house hunters for a socially distanced tour of the show homes.”

Prices at Wycke Place start at £325,000 for a two-bedroom home, £390,000 for a three-bedroom home and £510,000 for a four-bedroom home. The on-site sales suite is open between 10.00am and 5.00pm daily. Find out more from Crest Nicholson.

The Warley HQ development is a conversion of the former headquarters of the Ford Motor Company and Hamptons International is marketing this collection of 330 luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments on behalf of developer Land Charter. The conversion will span across seven floors and include luxury penthouses, each finished to a high specification. All apartments come with a parking space. The first completion are due this spring.

Warley HQA house manager is on hand for the residents’ convenience and will be able to assist with everything from organising residents events, to reserving a meeting room for business or the dining room for pleasure. The Trattoria café will serve fresh coffee and food and there is even an app to pre-order meals. There will be a range of flexible workspaces, from hot desks to meeting rooms and high-speed internet. A host of wellness features will offer the perfect work/life balance, including a yoga room and gym. Communal gardens boast BBQ and picnic areas and are surrounded by beautiful woodland. Underground parking, bike store and electric chargers make flexible commuting possible and Brentwood station is just 20 minutes’ walk away.

Prices are from £275,000 with Help To Buy available. Find out more at www.hamptons.co.uk.

Case study: Dacre and Daria

Dacre Pell (31), a relationship director at Santander, and his partner Daria moved into their new home at Countryside’s Meadow Rise just in time for Christmas,

He began his property search having recently put his home in Great Notley – also a Countryside property – on the market. Having grown up in Essex and was keen to stay in the county: “I knew it was safe and a great place to raise children in the future – I really don’t think I could ever leave,” he said. “I lived in Great Leighs where I grew up, then I moved to Chelmsford, then to Great Notley and finally I have bought at Meadow Rise in Braintree.”

Having sold his property, Dacre moved in with his sister in Great Leighs whilst he embarked on the journey to find the perfect home with his partner. His father heard that a new residential development was being built in the area and recommended he take a look. He said: “To be honest I wasn’t looking at new builds, there are many others already in the centre of Braintree which personally are not to my taste. However, when I looked at Meadow Rise, I absolutely loved it – in a way, it’s timeless.”

Dacre and Daria“The development is close enough to London that the commute for work is more than manageable as well as being able to enjoy the Essex countryside lifestyle – you get the best of both worlds.

“We bought a spacious two-bedroom apartment which is just perfect. I love the modern finish throughout, especially the living area. Being on the ground floor, the apartment benefits from a lovely shared garden with double doors to bring the outdoors in – it’s a real highlight of the property and I can’t wait to build my life here.”

Dacre was overjoyed with his purchase and the wonderful customer service he received from Countryside. “Every member of the team supported me throughout the buying process – a lovely touch was the follow ups from the sales team once the sale had completed.” He adds “We even received a lovely present upon completion – I cannot express the level of support and detail we’ve seen from Countryside, it’s something I have not experienced before, I will definitely be recommending them to family and friends.”

Prices at Meadow Rise currently start from £374,995 for a three-bedroom house, with Help to Buy available for first-time buyers. Find out more at [email protected].


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