Local house buyers swap old for new at Empress Heights

Since its launch just nine months go, Crest Nicholson’s latest development in Southampton is already proving to be popular among a range of house buyers. Empress Heights – situated on College Street – offers a low maintenance lifestyle for first-time buyers and seasoned house owners alike, and the proof is in the pudding!

Local buyers Caroline and Ian Bettridge (47 and 48 respectively) were tired of living in a dated home and the thought of having endless work to do on their one bedroom flat in Portswood was daunting. After some internet surfing, the couple were drawn to the stress-free way of life that the apartments at Empress Heights could offer.

Caroline, an office manager based in Chandlers Ford, commented: “I stumbled across Crest’s website after getting fed up with our old flat. It needed a lot of work doing to it and that was the last thing Ian and I wanted to do be doing in our free time. A new build was the perfect option for us so we visited the show home at Empress Heights and were instantly excited by the fresh, modern and more importantly, low maintenance (!) one bedroom apartments on offer.

“We’ve basically swapped our old property in for a lovely new one and will soon be moving into our new home. We chose a one bedroom apartment with a south facing balcony so that we can benefit from some nice outdoor space whilst being right in the city centre.”

With its prime location, Empress Heights is just a stone’s throw from the local shops and restaurants and offers quick access to public transport, enabling residents to embrace city life.

Ian added: “We just have the one car between us so it was important that we live somewhere with easy access to the roads into Marchwood for my security job and a nearby bus route for Caroline.

“We were lucky in that Empress Heights seemed to tick all the boxes for us; we’ve actually managed to get a bigger apartment than our old one and Crest even offered to contribute towards the flooring throughout the property. Caroline and I are really looking forward to getting settled in now and being able to relax in comfort knowing that we don’t have to do any fixing!”

Built to the high specification associated with Crest Nicholson, the modern apartments, duplexes and penthouses provide fully fitted kitchens with stainless steel Bosch appliances and all bathrooms and en-suites contain classic white Roca suites, complemented by chrome Hansgrohe taps and a heated towel rail. Designed with a low-maintenance lifestyle in mind, purchasers can expect to find a sleek and contemporary finish at Empress Heights.

Prices for one bedroom apartments will start from £132,950 and £152,500 for a two bedroom apartment. For more information, please call 0870 751 3960. Alternatively you can visit www.crestnicholson.com/empresshieghts.

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