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Ship spotting at Centenary Quay

After having lived on cruise ships as part of his job for over six years, Tom Driscoll was ready to buy his first home, but wasn’t entirely willing to give up on the sea just yet. His biggest criteria for his new home was that he needed to see the cruise ships sailing in and out of his home town in Southampton.

After coming back to dry land in 2017 Tom looked for the perfect place to call home for eighteen months. Tom viewed Centenary Quay at the start of his house hunt and was drawn to the waterside development straightaway thanks to its uninterrupted views of the Solent, as well as its strong sense of community.

Speaking of his purchase, Tom said: “My one and only criteria for my new home was being able to see the cruise ships sailing in and out of the city, which I appreciate is quite unusual! After having spent so much time on ships, I was looking for somewhere with a strong sense of community and faces to recognise when I step out. I’ve only been in the flat for a few months, but I’m already a regular at Mettricks coffee house where the staff remember my morning order and I am enjoying trying out the different restaurants on the waterfront.

“It’s not just me enjoying my new flat, I always seem to have friends visiting me to enjoy the view and the great vibe at Centenary Quay!”

Tom purchased his apartment with the government’s Help-to-Buy scheme, which allowed him to buy with only a 5% deposit. He also benefitted from the government’s stamp duty holiday for first time buyers.

Apartments at Centenary Quay start from £185,000 and are all eligible for Help-to-Buy. Those interested can visit or call 02381650031 and speak to a member of the sales team.

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