This Winter, award winning L&Q at Beaulieu* are launching the latest phase of 24 one and two- bedroom Shared Ownership apartments at Beaulieu – the renowned residential neighbourhood moments away from Chelmsford, Essex’s eclectic ‘capital city’.
The joint venture between L&Q and Countryside will bring a total of 3,600 new homes to the area, in addition to new schools, health facilities, and retail outlets. Following the success of previous phases, the new homes will be meeting a high demand from first time buyers looking to live in a flourishing community with excellent commuter links into Central London.
Helping families take their first step onto the property ladder, the highly anticipated launch on 21/22 November will consist of 15 one-and two- bedroom apartments available through Shared Ownership and a further 9 apartments launching in December.
Sales and Customer Service Director for L&Q’s Counties region, Christine Osborne comments: “Beaulieu is a highly successful suburban community that we are excited to be a part of. We’re seeing interested buyers from within Chelmsford and surrounding towns of Essex moving into Beaulieu for its idyllic suburban location, surrounded by acres of open space and convenient links into central London. We are continually inundated with interest from first time buyers looking for their starter homes that is both affordable and part of a great welcoming community at Beaulieu.”
Beaulieu is the ideal suburban hotspot for city workers. Chelmsford Rail Station is just three miles from the development, with trains reaching Stratford in just 25 minutes and London Liverpool Street in 34. Connections are only set to grow as Beaulieu will benefit from its own rail station, offering direct links into London. In addition, a new relief road will connect residents directly to the A12, and surrounding roads provide convenient access to Stansted international airport – a 16 mile journey via the A130.
For those looking to stay closer to home, there is no shortage of nearby entertainment and health facilities. Chelmsford has been awarded the Purple Flag award for its fun and welcoming nightlife – local favourites include The Golden Fleece and The Orange Tree, loved for their selection of cask ales and excellent food. Beaulieu will feature 180 acres of open green space that ranges from open meadows to manicured gardens. For those looking to keep fit, the new Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre boasts two pools, an ice rink, and a number of sports clubs for all ages.
Beaulieu homes come with integrated kitchens featuring Electrolux and Zanussi appliances. The contemporary bathrooms are fitted with white sanitaryware and ceramic tiling, while the carpeted master bedrooms have ample storage with built-in mirrored wardrobes. Every home will have at least one allocated parking space.
Prices start from £53,750 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment (full market value £215,000) and £70,625 for a 25% share for a two-bedroom home (full market value £282,500).
Coming in Spring 2021, L&Q are set to launch The Arbour, a collection of 255 homes available through Shared Ownership. The homes will be a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, and two and three-bedroom houses, which will be a natural extension of the existing community in Beaulieu and will be offering a high specification as standard. There are no added or hidden costs for the inclusion of carpets, fittings and essential appliances, ensuring homes are fully equipped for buyers as soon as they move in. Once a buyer purchases an L&Q home, L&Q will continue to manage the home and neighbourhood, supporting its residents every step of the way.