Finding his feet at Colchester: Alex Wynter discovers his ideal starter home at Hawkins Wharf, Colchester

21-year old Colchester United FC defender Alex Wynter was recommended Hawkins Wharf by his teammate and friend Gavin Massey and immediately fell for the development. Travelling from his hometown of Croydon, Surrey into Colchester every day was becoming too much, however, following his purchase of a two bedroom apartment at Weston Homes Hawkins Wharf situated in the heart of Colchester, he was able to focus more on football than commuting.

Alex Wynter commented: “I wanted to purchase somewhere close to Colchester United’s training ground and the Weston Homes Community stadium where we play home matches, which was also close to the A12 so that I can visit my family, who live in Croydon within an hour and a half. I like modern design and definitely wanted somewhere that I could style myself and make my home, and Hawkins Wharf was ideal as it was so close to the stadium and very easy for travelling thanks to it’s excellent transport connections.

Coming from Surrey and playing for Colchester FC, the commute became far too much and was not what I wanted after a long day. Being ten minutes from training here at Hawkins Wharf means that after a hard day I can be home and relaxed in the time it used to take me to drive an eighth of the way back to Croydon.”

Overlooking the picturesque River Colne in the heart of Essex, Hawkins Wharf is ideally located to take advantage of the varied shopping, dining and outdoor activated that Colchester offers. The development of 221 one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as seven three-bedroom apartments is within half a mile of Colchester Hythe Rail station and a short walk to the campus of the University of Essex.

“I have bought a spacious two bedroom apartment, the whole process of buying was smooth and efficient and I was kept up-to-speed throughout the whole process. My teammate and friend Gavin Massey has also purchased in Hawkins Wharf and showed me around the area and town. Colchester has everything I need and I enjoy popping in to browse the shops after training when I need some retail therapy!”

Weston Homes have used space intelligently within the residences at Hawkins Wharf, with interiors designed to flow from room to room and an envious specification. All properties come with fully fitted designer Oakwood kitchens featuring integrated appliances, bathrooms feature ‘Roca Laura’ and ‘Laufen Pro’ suites as well as a selection of polished or unpolished ceramic tiling, chrome brightwork and heated towel rails.

All apartments benefit from generous outdoor space with either balconies or terraces overlooking the River Colne, the new pocket park in the development, or the city of Colchester.

Hawkins Wharf is enviably located and Colchester was recently named as a prime commuting hotspot. Colchester station, around two miles from the development and reachable through local services from Hythe station, provides direct, fast links into Liverpool Street station within 50 minutes. The A12, which is also easily reached from Hawkins Wharf, provides quick access to the M25 and Central London whilst Stansted is half an hour away.

Hawkins Wharf is now fully reserved, for more information about other Weston Homes developments launching soon, please call Weston Homes on 01279 873 300

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