Leading housebuilder Weston Homes has launched the latest phase of high quality new homes in Colchester, Essex, at its luxury mixed-use development Hawkins Wharf. The Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Helen Chuah was present to cut the ribbon at the official VIP launch, as well as mark the exclusive opening of the new Sales and Marketing Suite and show homes.
The second phase of Hawkins Wharf is an exclusive collection of 75 superior specification one, two and three bedroom apartments, with many benefiting from tranquil views over the River Colne in one of the most desirable locations in Colchester. When complete, Hawkins Wharf will comprise 221 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and seven, three/four bedroom townhouses, as well as commercial and retail space.
Potential buyers will be able to view the show homes by visiting the new Hawkins Wharf Sales & Marketing Suite, which will be open daily between 10am and 5pm.
Bob Weston, Weston Homes Chairman and Chief Executive, comments: “Hawkins Wharf has created a benchmark for high quality living in Colchester, with homes that offer outstanding value for money, luxurious and spacious interiors, a fantastic location and unspoilt views of the river.
“The development has proved to be extremely popular amongst a wide range of buyers, and the second phase is the latest launch of desirable new homes which are tailored to suit a variety of styles for modern living.”
Hawkins Wharf also offers attractive investment opportunities for purchasers with yields of over 7% annually, which is a fantastic rate of return when compared to the banks. In fact, the local letting agent is so confident that the homes can be rented out, they will even guarantee for the rent to be paid for one year if investors are unable to find a tenant .
All homes are finished to Weston Homes’ trademark high standard. The new range of kitchens now come complete with integrated stainless steel appliances and choice of designer units and worktops, with a standard that can’t be beaten anywhere else in the area.
All bathrooms now benefit from an increased specification which make them even more luxurious and along with the en-suites offer a haven of relaxation featuring ‘Roca Laura' wall hung sanitaryware with contemporary chrome taps and heated towel rails. Wooden floors feature throughout halls, kitchens, dining and living areas in the apartments.
An integral part of the development is the £250,000 Topsail footbridge linking The Hythe with the town centre. It provides a focal point for the Hythe area and easy access for residents to get from one side of the river to the other.
Although Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain, dating back to pre-roman times, it has become a thriving, modern centre for the surrounding area. There is a wide range of shopping, entertainment and cultural venues as well as numerous restaurants, pubs and bars.
Colchester is also extremely well serviced in terms of commuter connections, with London Liverpool Street less than an hour away by train. The platform at the Hythe Station has also been extended and upgraded to accommodate the larger intercity trains direct to London Liverpool Street, and the A12 provides a fast route to the M25 and on to London.
Weston Homes has a proud history of building homes in Colchester, with strong links to the community and they also sponsor Colchester United Football Club’s stadium, which is named the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Prices at Hawkins Wharf start from only £117,500 for a one bedroom apartment. For further information, please contact the Hawkins Wharf sales and marketing suite on 01206 796 950