Crest Nicholson hosts successful open weekend for Southampton buyers

Award-winning house builder, Crest Nicholson, has hosted a successful open weekend at its latest development in Southampton. First-time buyers and existing home owners were invited to the launch of a brand new show home and to find out more about the Government-backed Help to Buy initiative at the city centre development, Empress Heights.

The event was well attended by interested buyers keen to view the stylish two bedroom show apartment, with particular interest from new purchasers. The sales team were on hand all weekend to conduct tours and explain its popular Help to Buy scheme, which offers new and existing home owners the chance to own 100% of their home but only pay 80% of the price. Through the initiative, buyers need just a five per cent deposit to secure a new Crest Nicholson home and could qualify for some of the best mortgage rates on the market through high street lenders.

The collection of one and two bedroom apartments and duplexes at Empress Heights offer a city centre lifestyle with a taste of modern luxury at an affordable price. Situated on College Street, Empress Heights’ location makes it ideal for entertainment, shopping and sport.

Christine Tiernan, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson South, said: “This is an exciting time for prospective buyers in Southampton. Empress Heights is proving particularly popular among first-time buyers alike and thanks to our Help to Buy scheme, stepping on or moving up the property ladder as an existing home owner has been made that much easier and more affordable.”

Through the Help to Buy scheme, prices for a one bedroom apartment at Empress Heights start from £104,760 and £128,400 for a two bedroom apartment. For more information, please call 0870 751 3960 or visit the Sales and Marketing Suite which is open from daily (10am – 5pm) and until 7pm every Thursday. Alternatively you can visit

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