Hotly Anticipated New Development Launches in Colchester

With homebuyers continuing to test the UK market and surveyors reporting an increase in demand*, Crest Nicholson is pleased to announce that its hotly anticipated brand new Colchester development, Rosewood, is launching this weekend (Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June), bringing a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments, two and three-bedroom houses and four-bedroom family homes to the popular town.

The launch marks the first phase of the development at the former Severalls hospital site in Mile End. Initially, Rosewood will deliver 248 new homes styled in a traditional village setting with contemporary elevations and will create a mix of properties for a variety of purchasers from first time buyers and commuters to families and downsizers. With room sizes which are larger than many new and second hand homes, the properties provide spacious, light-filled living spaces.

Annette Cole, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Eastern, comments: “To be launching our first phase of Rosewood is very exciting. It is set in a fantastic location, close to Colchester town centre as well as the railway station, and we have created a mix of homes suitable for most types of homebuyer. Colchester has something for everyone from some of the top schools in the country to fantastic shopping and leisure facilities, as well as fast and easy access to London.”

The development is a short walk or bus ride into the bustling town centre. As Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester blends a mix of historical buildings including the imposing Roman Colchester Castle, with a truly modern cultural centre. The town offers a wealth of high street shopping opportunities including the award-winning Williams & Griffin’s department store which houses a mix of high street and designer brands and a large Waitrose for any food needs. The town offers the best of town and country living with the beautifully kept Castle Park the centre of town and just a short drive out of the town can take you into the stunning Essex countryside.

Colchester is also ideal for families looking to be in the catchment area for top performing local schools including the Colchester Royal Grammar School for Boys and Colchester Girls High Grammar School, both of which consistently top the league tables with 100% exam pass rates. The University of Essex is also situated on the outskirts of the town.

The development is in a fantastic location for commuters with two train stations in the town both offering services into London Liverpool Street, from Colchester North Station the train takes just under an hour whilst Colchester Town station offers links in one hour, ten minutes. Colchester Town Station also runs trains to the nearby seaside resorts of Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze. For those travelling by roads and air, the A12 is easily accessible from the town with a recently opened new access way, feeding into the M25 and the rest of the country while London Stansted Airport is less than an hour’s drive along the A120.

The development is also within close proximity with Colchester Business Park, resulting in a very straightforward commute for workers.

Thanks to the environmentally-friendly features of the homes, the development has been awarded Code 4 in the Code for Sustainable Homes, which results in lower running costs and a reduction in environmental footprint.

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