02 Dec NEW HOMES FOR MEDIEVAL VILLAGE IN SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
Leading housebuilder Weston Homes has launched Prospects in Southend-on-Sea, a contemporary scheme of 92 one, two and three bedroom apartments designed around landscaped gardens. Located in the historic neighbourhood of Prittlewell, home to a renowned Royal Anglo-Saxon burial chamber, Prospects offers high-quality homes with prices starting from £177,500 and a new dedicated sales suite open to prospective buyers.
Situated off Fairfax Drive, the apartments are located across three buildings of up to four storeys high, with a tonal brick façade. There are a variety of modern layouts for the apartments, all offering warm open-plan living and dining areas. Each home at Prospects has a private balcony or terrace leading off the living area, and an allocated parking space.
Prittlewell was originally an established medieval village, with neighbouring Southend-on-Sea named for being at the south end of the village. The village dates back to Prehistoric times, with the Romans, Saxons and Vikings all building on the settlement and by Medieval times it is well documented in the Doomsday Book.
Several notable archaeological discoveries have been made across the town, with a Royal Anglo-Saxon burial chamber unearthed in 2003. The burial chamber contained important metalwork artefacts, some over 1,400 years old, and is praised as being as important a discovery as Tutankhamun’s tomb. The collection of artefacts is now on display in Southend Central Museum having toured the world. Today, Prittlewell is a popular neighbourhood of Southend-on-Sea, offering residents leisure amenities and transport links, a short drive from the seafront.
Prospects is ideally located for commuters, with easy transport into central London whilst offering a charming seaside lifestyle. Prittlewell Railway Station is a ten minute walk away for trains reaching London Stratford in 47 minutes and London Liverpool Street in 56 minutes, with another direct train line into London from nearby Southend Central Station. The centre of Southend-on-Sea can be reached in 17 minutes’ walk for a selection of restaurants, bars and cafes, and 19 minutes’ walk to Victoria Shopping Centre offering a wide variety of high-street shops.
At Prospects, all of the apartments have an open plan reception room for living and dining, with a fully-fitted designer kitchen, leading onto a private balcony or terrace. The kitchen offers buyers a choice of Oakwood units, with integrated Zanussi appliances and a choice of quartz stone worktops. Each kitchen also benefits from a Fascino stainless steel sink with integrated removable chopping boards and an instant boiling tap.
Each bathroom will be Weston Homes’ new ‘Generation 2’ specification, providing a Fascino Smart Shower and Smart Bath, Fascino digitally controlled Smart Tap, RAK Ceramics, heated chrome towel rails and vanity units in a choice of colours. The apartments are beautifully finished with Forest Oak doors and polished ironmongery, and buyers will have a choice of white oak or ebony oak strip flooring, as well as a choice of woven carpets for the bedrooms.