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Southend Airport Expansion Spells Good News For Travel Lovers In Essex

Bellway Homes’ Ekco Park offers homebuyers a place of solace on the sunny Essex coast as well as easy access to Southend-on-Sea town. It is also an ideal location from which to travel to 16 cities across Europe.  Southend Airport, just 10 minutes from the development, has announced plans for a multi-million pound expansion to increase the convenience and comfort of flights, and overall travelling experience for passengers. Travellers will also benefit from Easy Jet’s plan to increase the number of flights from the airport.

Bellway Homes’ Ekco Park

Bellway Homes’ Ekco Park

Southend airport is already introducing new routes to Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow, and is set to offer faster departure routes in 2018 to destinations such as Budapest, Vienna and Milan. The renovation will include a new private jet base for flights, attracting celebrity and VIP passengers. The Stobart Jet Centre will provide a flexible and stress-free way to travel into central London, and is expected to cater for 5,000 flights a year in the next five years. Helicopter transfers are already available to and from Canary Wharf or Battersea Heliport, which will get passengers to central London in 10 minutes.

Ekco Park includes a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes. The modern houses feature different designs to appeal to various audiences, including first-time buyers, families, professionals and investors.

Annette Hurst, Sales and Marketing Director from Bellway Essex comments: “Southend-On-Sea is ideal for residents to enjoy the calming ambience of the coast, or embark on an exciting journey overseas. Southend offers a prime location for an effortless commute to London or to many cities across Europe. We urge potential buyers to visit our show home to see the development for themselves, and its fabulous setting.”

The Hutson is one of the three-bedroom homes featured in Ekco Park, with an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. On the ground floor, the kitchen features a Zanussi gas hob and built-in single oven, a Zanussi cooker hood and an integrated fridge freezer. Upstairs, the master bedroom includes an en suite, with a contemporary family bathroom for the remaining two bedrooms to share.

The Hutson is one of the three-bedroom homes featured in Ekco Park

The Hutson is one of the three-bedroom homes featured in Ekco Park

As a traditional seaside town, residents of Ekco Park can enjoy peaceful walks on Westcliff beach or explore the longest pleasure pier in the world. Ideal for families, the pier features over 60 rides and attractions to seduce the thrill seekers and provide a fun day out. Further Southend attractions include an Adventure Island Family Fun Park, a Sea Life Adventure Aquarium and the Kursaal bowling alley and amusement arcade. Priory Park is also two minutes from the development, with beautiful formal gardens, recreation areas and children’s playgrounds.

Ideal for residents who enjoy the luxuries of shopping, Southend High Street is a mere ten minutes away, with a range of popular retailers and independent boutiques. The high street includes a weekly market and a twice monthly farmer’s market. Famous for its fish and chips, seafood and ice cream, Southend also caters for international cuisines, and has a number of wine bars and traditional pubs to choose from.

For train commuters, Prittlewell Station is a short ten minute walk away from Ekco Park. Direct trains to London leave regularly and get commuters to London in less than an hour. Alternatively, major roads nearby include A13 and the A127, and the M25 can be reached in approximately 35 minutes.

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