The first homes to be built as part of a multi-million-pound regeneration of an area of Harlow are set to be showcased to the public. Regeneration partners Countryside and Home Group will reveal new homes which are being built on the site of the former Briars, Copshall Close and Aylets Field housing estate.
The homes have been designed to pay tribute to Harlow’s identity as the world’s first ‘sculpture town’. Harlow features works by world famous sculptors such as Auguste Rodin and Henry Moore throughout its streets, squares and public spaces. Countryside and Home Group are preparing to make their own artistic and architectural mark on Harlow, with the launch of Atelier – a striking new collection of homes for first time buyers and families, just two miles from the town centre.
Launching on Saturday 8th April, Atelier, meaning ‘artist’s studio or workshop’, is a contemporary collection of 143 one and two-bedroom coach houses and two, three and four-bedroom houses. The first phase will see the delivery of 50 unique, design-led homes for sale, built in a contemporary architectural style around two central garden squares. A mixture of coach houses and different house designs will create a varied and interesting street scene, with parking, dedicated cycle and pedestrian routes, and a new community centre providing a focus for local clubs and events.
Amanda Nesbitt, Associate Sales and Marketing Director at Countryside Partnerships South comments: “Harlow is benefiting from significant regeneration, which is transforming the shopping and leisure areas. Atelier, situated on the site of the former Briars, Copshall Close and Aylets Field housing estate, will greatly enhance and improve the local area, catering for those seeking to upgrade their homes, offering a perfect option for young professionals commuting into London and families seeking a stylish, secure and low maintenance new home.”
Toyin Falade, Home Group’s head of sales and marketing, said: “These homes will combine the best of both worlds. They will be modern and energy efficient while at the same time exhibit a design flair that will create an organic feel to the neighbourhood and a sense of individuality. Focusing homes around central gardens will create a sense of neighbourhood and belonging.”
The one and two-bedroom coach houses are ideal for first time buyers and young professionals, with undercroft parking and bike storage on the ground floor and a triple aspect, open plan living, dining and kitchen space on the first floor, along with a double bedroom and bathroom. For growing families, there is a good variety of larger homes available, including fabulous detached four-bedroom houses providing spacious, light-filled accommodation spread over three storeys. A high specification contemporary kitchen and large open plan living/dining space is located on the ground floor with double doors opening onto the garden. The first floor offers two generous sized bedrooms and a family bathroom, with the vast master suite located on the top floor with a private balcony, alongside a fourth bedroom.
Harlow is surrounded by many sought after market towns and villages packed with quaint shops, pubs and restaurants, in the heart of London’s commuter belt. The town boasts the UK’s first pedestrian thoroughfare as well as an indoor mall, The Harvey Centre and a contemporary shopping centre, the Water Gardens, all offering a range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. Atelier is located next to The Aspire Academy Primary and Secondary School for children age 4-16 and the Stewards Academy Secondary School is just a short walk from the development.
Close to the M11, M25 and A414, Harlow is well located for easy access to London, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. Four trains per hour leave from Harlow Town to London Liverpool Street, with journey times from 31 minutes, while the town also serves as a regional bus hub for the area, with regular services to Epping tube station on the London Underground.