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New Phase Launched At Urban Village In Barking

Posted 5 September 2023 by Helen Christie

Weston Homes is launching Edmund Rise at Abbey Quay, a riverside urban village in Barking…

Weston Homes has launched Edmund Rise, the first building within Phase Two of Abbey Quay, a spectacular 6-acre riverside urban village in Barking. 

Building on the resounding success of Phase One, which is now sold out, WhatHouse? Award-winning developer Weston Homes is excited to introduce the start of Phase 2 which includes a vibrant new Residents' Hub, providing an inviting space for work and socialising right within the heart of this exceptional development.

Abbey Quay offers a collection of 1,089 mixed tenure one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments set in striking contemporary buildings, ranging from seven to 29 storeys. These new homes all have their own private balcony or terrace, alongside 22,281 sq.ft of commercial and leisure space which is planned to include a new pavilion restaurant, local shops, cafés, gymnasium and community hub.

Edmund Rise is an impressive building offering 100 one- and two-bedroom apartments, each benefitting from a private balcony or terrace, with views of either London, the River Roding, Loxford Plaza or the attractive, landscaped podium garden. Working in partnership with Barking and Dagenham Council, Weston Homes have allocated a number of apartments within Edmund Rise that are available to buy at just 80% of their market value but still giving their buyer 100% of the ownership as part of the Discount Market Sale (DMS) scheme. The scheme is available to eligible buyers who have lived or worked in the United Kingdom for over 12-months (other criteria apply). 

Adjacent to Edmund Rise is the new Residents' Hub, exclusively for Abbey Quay residents. This hub offers a range of amenities, including a concierge service, parcel collection, communal spaces for socializing and meeting neighbours, as well as comfortable seating and workspace options.

In addition to Edmund Rise, Phase 2 will also see the launch of two further residential buildings, Jasper Wharf and Edward Point, with Edward Point offering Shared Ownership homes, which will be available to buy this autumn.

Abbey Quay directly overlooks the River Roding, a tributary of the River Thames, and is bordered by London Road and Abbey Road, overlooking Abbey Green park, just a short walk from Barking’s mainline and London underground station.

Loxford Plaza, a large public square overlooking the river, is the centre of the urban village with a pavilion restaurant, outdoor seating and river views. Central to life at Abbey Quay is the Residents' Hub, with its concierge service and comfy seating areas. The Community Hub offers flexible leisure spaces including a dedicated event facility which can be hired by the wider community. Maker’s Yard is a second public square, bordered at ground level by employment space for creatives and business start-ups, complete with cafes and space for outside exhibitions and market/deli stalls.

All the apartments at Abbey Quay feature contemporary, open-plan living areas, opening onto balconies or terraces, complete with bespoke designer kitchens and luxurious bathrooms, all finished to the highest specification with modern London living in mind. The homes offer a premium fully inclusive specification and are equipped with superfast full-fibre broadband. The contemporary kitchens by Oakwood Kitchens have quartz stone worktops and splashbacks, a wide range of integrated appliances and stainless-steel sink, tap with integrated instant boiling and cold filtered water facility and neat integrated soap dispenser. The bathrooms have Arctic white suites, walk-in Fascino smart showers or bathtubs, heated towel rails, integrated vanity storage, a mirror with de-mist feature and a choice of floor and wall tile colours and finishes. 

Abbey Quay (Weston Homes)

Alongside the Discount Market Sale scheme, Weston Homes also provide their unique worry-free First-time SecureBuy (FTSB) scheme, which allows first-time buyers to reserve and then conditionally exchange contracts on a home off-plan for just a £500 reservation fee, with a requirement of only a 5% exchange deposit and then, six months before build completion, the buyer can apply for a mortgage. The FTSB scheme can be used in conjunction with the Discount Market Sale scheme.

Suzanne Aplin, group sales and marketing director at Weston Homes, says: "We are delighted to unveil the launch of Edmund Rise, the first residential building within Phase Two of Abbey Quay as well as a new Residents' Hub. Building on the tremendous success of Phase One, we are pleased to witness this exceptional development taking shape and becoming a vibrant reality. Situated at the heart of Barking, this urban village offers the perfect blend of convenience and tranquility. Amidst lush greenery and thoughtfully landscaped areas, residents will enjoy a serene ambiance while being just a short walk away from the bustling town centre and a wealth of nearby amenities. Abbey Quay epitomizes modern living at its finest, and we eagerly look forward to seeing this exciting new community thrive and flourish."

Prices for the homes in Edmund Rise start from £433,000 for a private sale apartment and from £335,200 for the Discount Market Sale apartments available to local buyers working or living in the United Kingdom. The marketing suite and show home are open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.  

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