Being surrounded by friends in a comfortable environment can really make a residence into a home, as Neha and Prashant Saxena discovered by living at Weston Homes’ Morello Quarter, Basildon over the past two years. Within walking distance to a theatre, shopping complex and supermarket, as well as being around 35 minutes to London by train, there is plenty on offer at Morello Quarter.
A popular commuter town, Basildon is a short distance from both the City of London and Essex countryside. Morello Quarter is situated in the centre of the town, just a five minute walk from Basildon Station and the well-known Eastgate Shopping Centre (home to over 100 retailers).
Neha said: “The location is excellent, very convenient for the centre of Basildon with lots of shops just around the corner! Gloucester Park is also a short walk away for when I’m feeling active or want to lay in the sun with my friends. I work in Basildon so I am only a short drive away, but when we want to go into London the train station is so close.”
A 32 year old Software Consultant, Neha and her partner, Prashant, a 34 year old Software Consultant, previously lived in another part of Basildon before deciding to move to be close to their friends, as well as having the opportunity to personalise their apartment at Morello Quarter. “Having been guided through the decorating process by Weston Homes, we are ecstatic with how our apartment will look. It has so much promise, and, being a little discerning, I was able to consider a range of finishes before making my decision.”
Now close to her friends, Neha is enjoying a busy social life at Morello Quarter: “It’s really nice being in the same block or just around the corner from a few friends of ours, and being so close to the centre of Basildon it’s very convenient to meet people for a coffee or drink; we can even walk across to the bowling alley if we’re feeling adventurous. Our apartment is open-plan, and we enjoy entertaining, so it’s fun to just invite our friends around for an evening and they don’t have far to go at the end of the night”.
Morello Quarter comprises 426 one and two bed apartments with the fourth and final phase recently launched. All benefit from open-plan living spaces, high-quality Oakwood designer fully fitted kitchens. Landscaped communal gardens surround the blocks with decks and terraces forming a peaceful green space. Balconies face all sides offering views of Basildon town centre and expanses of glass allow a large amount of natural light to flood the apartments.
The apartments are fully customisable, with a choice of wooden flooring, bedroom carpet, kitchen finish and fitted wardrobes to the master bedrooms. Neha adds: “it’s lovely to be able to make the apartment really ours; I went for a modern look facilitated by Weston Homes’ staff who made the process really painless. It’s so much nicer than having to re-decorate from the previous owners; everything is fresh, clean and new”.
Morello Quarter has proved very popular with buyers, with three blocks already sold and the final phase containing 209 one and two bedroom apartment having already sold over 40%.
Prices at Morello Quarter currently start from £133,000 for a one bedroom apartment. The final phase has been launched, with over 40% of the final phase already sold.