ALL the homes at a new housing development in South Ockendon, which only opened to the public last year, have now been reserved – demonstrating the strength of the housing market in Essex.
Housebuilder Bellway’s Highland Park development, off Arisdale Avenue, has provided 113 new homes for the local area, including one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses.
The development has been popular with local home-hunters and first-time buyers wanting to move out of London, due to its transport links and local amenities.
Emma Hamlett, Sales Director for Bellway Thames Gateway, said: “The property market in South Ockendon has proven to be really strong and we’ve sold all the homes at Highland Park well ahead of schedule.
“A recent survey by Hampton International put Thurrock as the fifth most popular place in the UK for first-time buyers wanting to move out of London, with 39 per cent of home sales in the borough being to people meeting that description.
“South Ockendon, which lies within the borough of Thurrock, is close to the M25 and Ockendon station, which provides trains into London in around 30 minutes, making it the perfect location for commuters – and this has certainly been a significant factor for buyers at Highland Park.
“We have seen a real community develop at the site as people move into their new homes and enjoy all the benefits of life here.
“Although all the homes at Highland Park have now been reserved, we are continuing to help meet the growing demand for new housing in the area at our developments at Devonshire Place in Grays, just four miles from South Ockendon, and St George’s Park in Hornchurch, only six miles from Highland Park, so home-hunters don’t need to panic that they’ve completely missed out.”
Prices currently start from £239,995 for a home at Devonshire Place, with prices at St George’s Park to start from £292,995. For more information on Bellway developments in the area, visit www.bellway.co.uk.