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New apartments in Carnarvon Road

New apartments in Carnarvon Road

People are moving into fabulous new apartments on the former Southend College site in Southend-on-Sea

Residents from the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s waiting list were allocated 16 of the new 2 bedroomed apartments for rent and the remaining 40 are being sold on a shared ownership basis, and these are being snapped up fast.   Shared ownership is a perfect way for people to get their foot on the property ladder and these new homes are available to people either living or working in the Borough.  Please visit our website for pricing, floor plans and more details about how shared ownership works.

The apartments have been built to Code 3 level of the Code for Sustainable Homes which include solar panels.  All homes have laminate flooring or have been fully carpeted and the shared ownership apartments have fully integrated kitchen appliances which helps keep down moving in costs.

Estuary Housing Association acquired the freehold interest of Phase 1 of the former Southend College Site, Carnarvon Road, Southend-on-Sea, from Hollybrook  to develop 56 new homes together with 56 car parking spaces. The total cost of the scheme was £12m.  Homes England provided £1.2m with the balance being funded by Estuary Housing.

Carol Cairns, Head of Home Ownership and Supply in the South East for Homes England said, “Homes England is committed to supporting developments that meet the needs of the local community so it’s great to see Estuary Housing Association doing just that by providing both affordable rent and shared ownership apartments. The fact that these homes have been built to Code 3 level of the Code for Sustainable Homes has the added benefit of energy efficiency, ensuring reduced fuel bills.”

Cllr Tony Cox, cabinet member for adults and housing, said: “We are delighted that Estuary Housing has completed phase one of the development on the site of the former Southend College. The homes enable those on the council’s housing list to find their new home.

“Genuinely affordable rented accommodation is crucial to address the national housing crisis, and these new Estuary Housing properties will offer tenants secured, comfortable, good quality housing.”

“Southend-on-Sea remains one of the key growth development areas for Estuary where we currently own just over 1500 homes.  We hope to continue to be able to develop much needed homes in the area for local people and are constantly looking for new sites. Paul Durkin, Chief Executive


To find out more about purchasing one of these fabulous news apartments, visit our sales page.