New Shared Ownership Homes Launching at L&Q’s The Arbour

On the 11th and 12th June, L&Q is launching a new collection of one-bedroom apartments, two- and three-bedroom houses, and three-bedroom maisonettes at The Arbour, a brand-new neighbourhood which forms part of the award-winning development of Beaulieu. Situated on the outskirts of Chelmsford, L&Q’s Shared Ownership homes at The Arbour meet an acute demand for affordably priced homes in the area, where the average property price has seen a 3% growth over the last 12 months. *

An increasingly popular district for young professionals and families, The Arbour offers an opportunity for local people to take their first step onto the housing ladder in a picturesque new neighbourhood, located on the historic site of one of Henry VIII’s former palaces. Creating a pocket of affordability, the new homes can be secured with deposits starting from just £3,500.

Clare Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director at L&Q comments: “Following the amazing reception that our previous phases of homes at The Arbour have received, we are excited to launch 11 new Shared Ownership homes to this growing community, in an area where local people are feeling priced out of a thriving and competitive property market.

It is an extremely exciting time for the ever-expanding neighbourhood at Beaulieu. With an array of on-site amenities, and outdoor spaces nearby, we expect that our new homes will be very popular with young professionals, growing families, and couples looking for a balance between the city and the countryside.”

The homes themselves can be designed to fit the individual style of the resident, with a choice between three specifications: Classic Contemporary, Cool Style, and Timeless Warmth. Contemporary Symphony kitchens come complete with soft close drawers and doors, as well as fully integrated appliances, including an oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, and fridge/freezer. In the bathroom, the natural wood effect bath and basin panels, and neutral wall tiles are complimented by the white three-piece bathroom suite and chrome plated bath, shower, and basin taps. With a built-in wardrobe in most main bedrooms, downlighters in the bathroom and kitchen, and TV points in the lounge and main bedroom, the homes are ready for residents to move straight in.

The Arbour benefits from many amenities in close proximity. The development is home to a brand-new all-through school, The Beaulieu Park School, as well as a nursery, education centre and a community centre. Offering convenience in a countryside location, Beaulieu Square is reachable from The Arbour on foot, meaning residents enjoy easy access to a range of shops and facilities, including a Sainsbury’s Local, takeaways, Beaulieu Dental Surgery, and the Spring Lodge Veterinary Surgery. Plans for a new Health Centre, train station, and a further primary school are also underway, alongside 176 acres of green public space, lush newly planted woodlands, and landscaped communal gardens, which will enable residents to make the most of the outdoors.

A 7-minute drive away, Chelmsford City Centre is home to a wide variety of retail high street and independent shops, as well as restaurants, bars, and the Riverside Leisure Centre. The city also offers a multitude of opportunities for fun weekend activities including the Chelmsford Museum, the Chelmsford City Miniature Railway, and Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, meaning residents are never short of fun things to do close to home. On warm summer days, and crisp Autumn evenings, those living at The Arbour have a variety of walking paths, meadows, and cycle routes to explore in the surrounding countryside.

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For commuters, London Liverpool Street can be reached from Chelmsford Railway Station in 34 minutes. This journey to work will become even quicker in the coming years, with the addition of Beaulieu’s own railway station. Residents travelling by car can enjoy easy access to the A130 and A12, plus quick links to Stansted Airport.

Prices start from £68,250 for a 30% share of a one-bedroom apartment (FMV: £227,500), £111,000 for a 30% share of a two-bedroom house (FMV: £370,000), and £112,500 for a 30% share of a three-bedroom home (FMV: £375,000).

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Editors Notes

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