From 2019, the much-anticipated Crossrail will be completely up and running, linking areas of East, Central and West London with one fast and simple train line. Property along the Eastern branch of the new Elizabeth Line has already seen values increase 43% since May 2010, compared with the regional average of 36%. Those looking to reap the rewards of the new travel links into and across the capital can find a selection of brand new homes on offer at Countryside’s Kings Park development in Harold Wood, Essex, located adjacent to the station from where services will start in three years’ time.
The newly launched Allerton apartments at Kings Park will suit purchasers on the hunt for better value outside the capital with great transport links: which Harold Wood can certainly deliver on both fronts. What’s more, the homes at Kings Park are available through the London Help to Buy scheme, which allows buyers to purchase with as little as a 5% deposit, the Government will then provide an equity loan of up to 40% of the property’s value, which is interest free for the first five years.
Kings Park offers an impressive collection of homes, designed to a high quality, contemporary specification. Boasting a beautiful parkland setting, with tree-line avenues and green open spaces, Kings Park feels a million miles from central London, despite being less than half an hour by train from London Liverpool Street.
David Everett, Managing Director of Countryside New Homes and Communities Central region comments: “Improvements to infrastructure is one of the top things that property hunters look for when considering investment, and the Elizabeth Line is one of the most significant updates to London’s transport system in decades. Naturally, those looking for a property with a lot of potential for growth will be looking at the 40 stations along the route, of which Harold Wood on the eastern end of the line appears to be very popular. We’ve already had several investors at Kings Park, as well as those simply looking to make the most of the improved transport links when they open in 2019.”
The Allerton Apartments are a collection of one and two-bedroom apartments, each and every one benefiting from outside space in the form of either a terrace or balcony and allocated parking. All homes benefit from spacious, open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas which are flooded with natural light thanks to full height glazing. The master bedroom suites feature integrated wardrobes and luxurious en-suites in the two bedroom apartments, making for the perfect escape.
Boasting an impressive specification, these stylish homes are built to complement modern lifestyles. Kitchens feature contemporary gloss white units, stone worktops and dark grey ceramic floor tiling, with brushed steel fixtures and fittings. Bathrooms are complete with stylish white sanitaryware, chrome accessories and oak details.
Kings Park is within easy walking distance of a great range of local amenities, including a Post Office, supermarket, bakery and restaurant. Nearby Brentwood is home to a wider selection of bars and eateries, high street and independent boutiques, while for even greater choice, Romford is just a three mile drive away, offering a vast array of nightlife, two multiplex cinemas, a wide range of restaurants, historic market and bustling Liberty Shopping Centre.
Commuters will be well placed at Kings Park, with Harold Wood station just a short walk away, providing quick and easy journeys into Central London, with Crossrail reducing journey times by up to 19 minutes when is launches. By road, Kings Park has easy access to the A12, A127 and M25 for fast connections into and around London, Kent and Essex, with easy access to the M11 for travel to Hertfordshire and Cambridge.