A new canalside apartments development which is under construction in Hemel Hempstead is opening its doors for the first time in October to give visitors a first look at the site.
Bellway is building 170 one, two and three-bedroom apartments at Apsley Quay, in the suburb of Apsley.
The first customers have already reserved their new homes off plan, and buyers can only view the development by appointment prior to the launch.
The developer’s launch event will take place at the development, located off Frogmore Road, on Saturday, October 26.
Each of the new homes will have a private balcony or terrace, with many enjoying views over the Grand Union Canal.
There will also be two separate landscaped podium gardens for use by residents of each apartment building.
As part of the plans, Bellway will be is investing £1 million in community infrastructure, including £80,000 to improve the canal towpath, £10,000 to install an Induction Loop hearing system for pedestrians in Durrants Hill Road and £20,000 to improve junctions at Lawn Road and London Road.
Greg Allsop, Sales and Marketing Director for Bellway North London, said: “Apsley Quay is in a perfect location for young professionals and commuters.
“Hemel Hempstead, which has been voted into the top 10 commuter towns, has a nearby railway station, and Apsley Station is also just a short walk away, both providing trains into London in about half an hour.
“It means residents here will be able to access the capital and surrounding towns easily whilst also being able to come home and relax in a scenic location.
“We are expecting a lot of interest from London buyers as Hertfordshire is fast becoming a hotspot for commuters. In fact, a recent study by Hamptons International reported that neighbouring town St Albans was the fourth top location for London commuters buying a home, with 47 per cent of house purchases being made by first-time buyers coming from London.
“The release of the first plots for sale at Apsley Quay, at an off-site launch held at Shendish Manor in Hemel Hempstead, was a real hit with buyers, so we predict that our on-site launch will be even more popular.
“By visiting the development, buyers can talk with one of our sales advisors and find out which home would be right for them. The sales advisors will also be able to offer advice on the schemes we are offering at the development, including Help to Buy.”
Help to Buy enables buyers to purchase a new-build home with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage.
The remaining 20 per cent is provided in the form of an equity loan from the Government, which is interest free for the first five years.
A selection of one and two-bedroom apartments are currently available to reserve at Apsley Quay, with prices starting from £252,995 for a one-bedroom apartment and £314,995 for a two-bedroom home.
For more information visit bellway.co.uk