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New builds in Essex: We showcase 9 great new developments

PUBLISHED: 11:45 12 June 2018

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You can’t beat that feeling of walking over the threshold of a brand new home that has only been lived in by you. Essex Life showcases a selection of some of the local developments offering you exactly this opportunity

1) Beaulieu

Centenary Way, off White Hart Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 6TD | Contact Countryside Properties Ltd on 01245 597277

Describe the development

Beaulieu is a vibrant new district of 3,600 homes set around 180 acres of green open spaces, divided into a number of distinctly designed neighbourhoods. These include Beaulieu Chase, Beaulieu Heath and Beaulieu Keep.

What makes this development so special?

The development offers true community living and a wealth of new amenities. The different neighbourhoods are planned around a new and vibrant square which features a variety of shops and community facilities, including a new Sainsbury’s Local, health centre, dentist and a number of food outlets.

In addition, a community centre will provide organised activities and events for residents. 180 acres of green open spaces, ranging from formal parks, village greens and community gardens to natural meadows and an orchard, will connect the neighbourhoods.

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Who will these homes appeal to?

Beaulieu offers a wide range of housing from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses to suit different buyers and lifestyles. Beaulieu is ideal for families, as the development is set to benefit from two new primary schools plus a new secondary school.

Local Life

Beaulieu residents can enjoy diverse shopping, dining and leisure facilities in Chelmsford, one of England’s most vibrant cities. Bond Street and the Meadows Shopping Centre boast a range of high street stores and leisure facilities.

Transport Links

An express bus currently runs from the development to Chelmsford train station every 20 minutes, however ultimately Beaulieu is set to benefit from a new on-site station. For those travelling by road, the A12 can be easily reached, while for international travel, Stansted Airport is approximately 20 miles away.

Current Incentives

A wide range of incentives are available, including Help to Buy, the Bank of Mum & Dad scheme, a Stamp Duty contribution, Part Exchange and more.

What is the price range?

Three-bedroom houses start from £499,995, four-bedroom houses from £524,995, five-bedroom houses from £769,995 and apartments are coming soon, so register your interest.

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Bell Mead Heights

High Street, Ingatestone, CM4 | Contact Savills on 01245 269311

Describe the development

A collection of 11 two-bedroom luxury apartments.

What makes this development so special?

Bell Mead Heights is an exclusive collection of 11, two-bedroom luxury apartments created by Marden Homes, positioned just off the High Street in the heart of Ingatestone. These bright, spacious homes offer the best in contemporary rural living within easy reach of the capital.

Most of the apartments have two bedrooms with two bathrooms and all are finished to a high standard with modern fitted kitchens. Each apartment has underfloor heating throughout, allocated parking, a 125 year lease, share of the freehold and a 10-year LABC warranty.

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Who will these homes appeal to?

Professional couples and commuters to London.

Local Life

Ingatestone village provides a good selection of shops including two supermarkets, restaurants, delicatessens and a range of traditional pubs. Further to the south, Shenfield and Brentwood provide a more comprehensive range of shops and restaurants.

There is highly regarded schooling locally including the Anglo European School in Ingatestone, Brentwood School, St Martin’s School in Hutton and to the north King Edwards Grammar School and Chelmsford County High School for Girls.

Transport Links

Ingatestone is very popular with rail commuters. The railway station is within easy reach providing a service to Liverpool Street from 27 minutes. The A12 can be found at the southern edge of Ingatestone or to the north at Margaretting.

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Crossrail is scheduled to arrive in Shenfield in 2018, which will then provide a commuting service to not only the east end of London but also the West End, and beyond to Heathrow and Reading, without having to change trains.

What is the price range?

Prices start from £385,000.

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Regent Place

Regent Way, Brentwood CM14 | Contact Savills on 01245 269311

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Describe the development

Two, two-bedroom bungalows and nine, three and four-bedroom houses.

What makes this development so special?

Regent Place is a fine collection of new homes set within private landscaped surroundings on the fringes of Brentwood’s vibrant town centre. Occupying the site of the former Highwood Hospital, this superb range of bungalows and houses has been sensitively designed and created by Tern Developments.

Who will these homes appeal to?

Families, retired couples and commuters to London.

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Local Life

Brentwood is the quintessential Essex town and one of the few that still boasts a traditional high street running through its centre, which features some of the UK’s biggest retailers as well as independent boutiques. Restaurants and pubs are plentiful in the area and offer flavours from around the world. The town offers many fine amenities, from its numerous national parks to the Brentwood Centre which is a gym, swimming pool, squash court and concert hall all in one.

Transport Links

Road and rail connections around the town are good with the A12 and M25 providing access to London and Brentwood’s mainline railway station taking you into London Liverpool Street via Stratford within 38 minutes.

What is the price range?

Prices start from £525,000.

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Bonham Grange

Church Road, Bulphan RM14 3BJ | Contact Balgores on 01708 259539

Describe the development

Bonham Grange is a luxury development of 19 executive, five-bedroom, detached houses.

These beautiful family homes will set new standards for build quality and a luxury specification throughout, all set within a peaceful, private community.

What makes this development so special?

Nestled in the Essex countryside, the development combines elegance with traditional design. The properties are surrounded by rolling fields and green pastures which are perfectly complemented by the impressive landscaping. Sweeping driveways and mature trees ensure that you enjoy seclusion and tranquillity throughout the development.

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Local Life

Dress up for a night of indulgence at the many wine bars and exclusive restaurants in nearby Brentwood or take advantage of the superb views of London and surrounding areas from the close by nature reserves at Langdon Hills and Langdon Visitor Centre, which covers some 461 acres of land, together with Thorndon Park.

Transport Links

It’s only five minutes by car from Bonham Grange to West Horndon Railway Station, from where you can reach London’s Fenchurch Street in 27 minutes. Just 8 miles from home, trains from Shenfield Station can take you straight in to London Liverpool Street Station in just 23 minutes and straight through to the West End in just a few minutes more. The convenient A127 is just 5 minutes by car providing easy access to the glorious beaches of Southend and its expanding airport.

Current Incentives

Part Exchange is considered.

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What is the price range?

Prices start from £1,425,000.

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Hanbury Place

Hospital Approach, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7WS | Contact Countryside Properties on 01245 807487

Describe the development

Hanbury Place is a collection of two, three and four-bedroom, traditionally styled houses.

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What makes this development so special?

The homes are ideally placed, set within woodlands and beautifully landscaped grounds. They provide the best of both country and city living in an ultra-convenient location on the doorstep of the city of Chelmsford. Each home perfectly blends the best elements of traditional local architectural styles and comfortable modern day living.

Contemporary design features include open plan kitchen, living and dining areas, plus glazed double doors opening onto rear gardens to provide seamless living between indoor and outdoor spaces. Selected four-bedroom homes have a dressing room in addition to an en suite in the master bedroom. A high quality specification includes fully-equipped kitchens with a range of integrated appliances. Stylish contemporary bathrooms boast chrome accessories, thermostatic showers and heated towel rails.

Who will these homes appeal to?

The homes will appeal to a wide range of people, from young professionals and retirees to those wanting a larger family home.

Local Life

Chelmsford provides residents of Hanbury Place with a wide choice of cultural, shopping, dining and leisure facilities. The city also has many high achieving schools, including two high performing grammar schools in King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys and Chelmsford County High School for Girls.

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Transport Links

London commuters benefit from direct rail services from Chelmsford station to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes. For road travel, the A12 is within easy reach of the development, connecting to London, the M25 and the wider motorway network.

Current Incentives

Help to Buy is available on all homes.

What is the price range?

Available homes start at £399,995 for a three-bedroom home and £449,995 for a four-bedroom home.

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Belgrove Place

Ribbans Park Road, Ipswich, IP3 8XH | Contact Savills on 01473 234800

Describe the development

A collection of stunning apartments and townhouses in a beautiful Victorian building.

What makes this development so special?

Belgrove Place is a collection of luxury homes nestled in a tranquil neighbourhood in the suburbs of Ipswich. This iconic, locally listed building was once a striking Victorian hospital. Restored to its former glory, Belgrove Place retains many of its historical elements including high ceilings and period features.

With landscaped gardens and plenty of parking, these homes provide a unique and convenient living experience. Each home is generously proportioned and filled with light, while outdoor terraces create an even greater sense of space. All homes are finished with quality in mind, using contemporary accents and a focus on natural materials to enhance the feeling of relaxed luxury.

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The finishing touches and craftsmanship make all the difference, such as refurbished classic Victorian radiators, Silestone worktops, Siemens kitchen cooking appliances and integrated dishwashers and washing machines.

Who will these homes appeal to?

First-time buyers, upsizers, downsizers and investors.

Local Life

Ipswich has a diverse range of shops, restaurants and cafes for Belgrove Place residents to enjoy. The recently developed Marina waterfront, together with the beautiful rolling lawns and wooded areas of Christchurch Park, offer leisure and recreation opportunities.

Take advantage of the various gyms and sports centres nearby as well as many excellent independent and state schools. Belgrove Place will meet and exceed the demands of your modern lifestyle, whether you are focused on work, education or leisure. In short, the homes at Belgrove Place will put you at the heart of one of the most vibrant and popular areas of Suffolk.

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Transport Links

For train travel Belgrove Place is less than one mile from Derby Road Railway Station with services to London’s Liverpool Street taking from one hour ten minutes and services to Cambridge and Norwich available too. Ipswich is only 54 miles from Stansted Airport and 12 miles from the busy port of Felixstowe.

What is the price range?

Prices start from £180,000.

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Priory Hall Retirement Village

Dame Mary Walk, Off Colchester Road, Halstead, CO9 2FF (Sat Nav CO9 2ET) | Contact Hallmark Developments (Essex) Limited on 01787 472491

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Describe the development

A thriving established retirement community with one and two-bedroom apartments as well as two-bedroom cottages with communal lounge and orangery, an estate manager and a 24 hour care line.

What makes this development so special?

It is an Essex village style development set in landscaped grounds with many established trees and shrubs, and built to a high specification.

Who will these homes appeal to?

The over 60s looking to downsize and spend the kids’ inheritance (although that is optional!)

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Local Life

Priory Hall Retirement Village is ideally located within Halstead, a traditional market town with great leisure and shopping facilities.

Transport Links

There is easy access to town and beyond with bus stops directly outside the development covering routes to Halstead, Braintree, Sudbury, Chelmsford and Colchester.

Current Incentives

Legal fees up to £500 are paid when using a nominated solicitor.

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What is the price range?

One-bedroom apartments start from £165,000, two-bedroom apartments from £250,000 and cottages from £295,000.

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Rosemont Developments’ Constable Mews

Upminster | Contact Beresfords on 01708 222200

Describe the development

A modern collection of three-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses.

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What makes this development so special?

Location, location, location. Constable Mews is very close to the town centre and equally a short stroll from the railway station with its access to the capital.

Who will these homes appeal to?

Commuters and downsizers who want London convenience but Essex prices. The homes would also be great for families, as some of the best schools in the area are within walking distance.

Local Life

Upminster boasts a charming, understated town centre with a park and historic church on one side and shops on the other. There is a great selection of high street retailers such as Boots, Waitrose and an M&S Food Hall and you can eat and drink at Pizza Express, Prezzo, Costa and Café Nero, plus you’ll find lots of long-standing local businesses such as Swan Books and the department store Roomes.

There’s also a restored windmill and the sanctuary of Clock House Gardens to explore, while country parks fringe the town to the north and south.

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Transport Links

It’s just 22 minutes into Fenchurch Street, combined with the District Line through to West London, and a two-stop hop on a branch line to Romford with its Liverpool Street and soon to commence Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) service. By car it is only a short distance to the M25’s J29.

What is the price range?

Guide price from £670,000 to £700,000.

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Choice Properties’ Culyers Yard

Brentwood | Contact Beresfords on 01277 231515

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Describe the development

A stunning group of one and two-bedroom luxury apartments.

What makes this development so special?

Culyers Yard couldn’t be more central, in the heart of Brentwood town centre, just yards from the shops, restaurants and bars but at the same time only a short distance from Shenfield Common with its lake and woods. Brentwood Station is also within a short walk with a direct service to London Liverpool Street plus the soon to commence Crossrail service. Culyers Yard also has the advantage of being serviced by a lift.

Who will these homes appeal to?

Culyers Yard is ideal for downsizers because of the easy maintenance and convenience, plus City commuters who are looking for luxury, easy living.

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Local Life

Brentwood is surrounded by countryside and country parks. The vibrant town centre has major retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Waterstones, Boots, New Look, Dorothy Perkins, Next, Fat Face and many more. There’s also a real ‘café culture’ feel with brands such as Zizzi, Prezzo, Café Nero and Starbucks.

Transport Links

With a direct rail service into London Liverpool Street, Brentwood is also one of the TFL stations on the new Elizabeth Line service. The major London arterial road, the A12, can be accessed north and south of the town with the junction for the latter also being J28 on M25.

What is the price range?

Guide price from £350,000 to £375,000.

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