Developers claim work is “progressing well” at a new home’s development in Hemel Hempstead, where the sales and marketing suite based on site is now open to the public.
Housebuilder Bellway is building 170 one, two and three-bedroom canalside apartments at Apsley Quay, off Frogmore Road, 59 of the apartments will be affordable homes for local people.
The first plots at the development were sold at an off-site launch held at nearby hotel Shendish Manor in the summer and at Bellway’s Homebuyers Event in London in October, and there’s now a new selection of one and two-bedroom properties for sale.
Apsley Quay has proved to be popular, with the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme already helping a large proportion of customers plan their move.
Hertfordshire is known for its commuter friendly location. Hemel Hempstead itself is one of the top 10 commuter towns to invest in according to The Daily Telegraph.
Nurse Sally Chapman, who attended the Homebuyers Event, said: “The development which has caught my eye is Apsley Quay. Living in Bishops Stortford, I understand the transport connections to work and Hemel Hempstead is an ideal spot to commute to and from.
“I know Apsley Quay is on the waterfront and that really appeals to me as well. I can already see myself in that brand-new apartment.”
Sales and Marketing Director for Bellway North London, Greg Allsop, said: “Apsley Quay has been a popular development for quite a while now, even though we have only just opened on site to the public.
“Hemel Hempstead is in a brilliant location for London commuters.
Add to that the thoughtfully designed homes that we have on offer, and that makes Apsley Quay an exceptionally desirable place to live.”
The Help to Buy scheme enables customers to buy a new-build home up to the value of £600,000 with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage.
The remaining 20 per cent is provided in the form of a Government-backed equity loan, which is interest free for the first five years.
In addition to the homes that Bellway will be providing, the housebuilder will also be contributing about £1 million in the form of a Community Infrastructure Levy to improve local infrastructure and facilities.
There’s currently a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments available to reserve at Apsley Quay from £265,000.
The on-site sales centre is open seven days a week, with a showhome scheduled to open in February next year.