Weston Homes ahead of schedule with launch of new homes in Basildon

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The high demand for new homes in Essex has led to the launch of the latest phase of 112 one and two bedroom luxury apartments at the popular Morello Quarter development ahead of schedule. Referred to as ‘the Docklands of Essex’, Weston Homes have also upgraded their signature high specification exclusively for the new homes in the Essex town of Basildon, which is undergoing a regeneration into one of the UK’s most modern towns as part of the £2 billion “More Basildon” Vision.

Morello Quarter benefits from a desirable location in close proximity to the M25 motorway, Southend Airport, which will offer flights to a number of European destinations from April 2012, and is located only a short walk from Basildon train station, with excellent commuter links into London on the award-winning C2C line. The C2C line was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Public Transport Operator of the Year category at the 2011 London Transport Awards and has been named on the shortlist again for the 2012 awards.

Morello Quarter appeals to a wide audience of buyers including young professionals, first time buyers and investors and when complete, will comprise 425 luxury one and two bedroom apartments. Investment buyers at Morello Quarter will also be able take advantage of a strong tenant market in the area and the prospect of excellent returns on your investment.

Wayne Mearns, Director at independent investment and property management consultants Belvoir Lettings, comments: “What makes Morello Quarter really stand out and help to attract a long waiting list of tenants is the fantastic interior specification and the vast amount of living space that you are getting for an apartment. With two billion pounds of regeneration underway in Basildon, this has really seen the area take off and will create thousands of jobs.

“We are seeing more and more people moving from London who are recognising the potential of the area, the quick and easy train links into the Capital and the quality of the new build apartments, which I believe has made Morello Quarter Basildon’s leading residential development.”

As part of the “More Basildon” Vision, Morello Quarter is an integral part in the transformation and regeneration of Basildon into one of the UK’s most modern towns, transforming the town centre and surrounding areas and putting the area firmly on the map ahead of the London 2012 Olympics Games. As well as new homes, the vision involves the creation of a new Sporting Village, which is earmarked as a training camp for the Olympics Games and will give local residents access to an Olympic size swimming pool, gymnastics centre, fitness suites and an athletics track with grandstand.

Bob Weston, Chairman and Chief Executive of Weston Homes, comments: “The demand for homes at Morello Quarter has been excellent and led to us starting work ahead of schedule to launch the new phase of 112 one and two bedroom apartments for the start of the New Year.

“Morello Quarter benefits from a high specification finish, excellent transport links and value for money homes, which is why the development has been consistently popular with a range of buyers. We have had many purchasers at Morello Quarter who have bought because they are just moments away from Basildon train station and can take advantage of the direct services into London.”

Each home at Morello Quarter boasts spacious bedrooms and living areas that benefit from ample light, a designer kitchen complete with integrated appliances, luxurious bathrooms with ceramic tiling and chrome fittings, and high quality fitted wardrobes in the master bedrooms. Morello Quarter comprises of four contemporary buildings rising from four to ten storeys in height.

The buildings have sleek tiered facades with balconies, expanses of glazing, terraces and penthouse roof gardens. South-facing landscaped gardens, decks and terraces on various levels provide ample amenity space and form a “green hub” in the town centre. Morello Quarter also boasts a lift to all floors of the development and beautifully designed communal areas for all residents to enjoy.

The C2C Fenchurch Street Line, adjacent to Morello Quarter, provides a short 30 minute commute into Central London, which means that buyers can take full advantage of the London lifestyle and still enjoy Basildon’s own excellent cafes, restaurants and retail facilities.

Prices at Morello Quarter range from £129,000 to £165,000. For more information, please contact Morello Quarter’s sales and marketing suite on 01268 520 512, email morello.quarter@weston-homes.com

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