A Spotlight On: The Arches

Berkeley Group is committed to building quality new homes that provide contemporary interiors and highly desirable outside space, all designed with wellbeing in mind. In this article, we are shining a spotlight on one such development, The Arches

Where Is The Arches?

The Arches development is located in Watford, Hertfordshire, only a stone’s throw away from the historic town of Bushey. Perfectly positioned for commuters, Bushey Railway Station, only an 8-minute walk away, connects you to London Euston in just 19 minutes, and St Pancras International in only 36 minutes. Frequent flyers will love the close location to the M1 and M25 motorway, which gets you to Luton Airport in 24 minutes and Heathrow Airport in just 31 minutes. 

Key Features of The Arches

The Arches comprises 92 new homes across five floors, including a selection of contemporary suites, one and two-bedroom apartments, with parking available. Outdoor space is central to The Arches’ architectural structure, which is why each apartment has either a private balcony or terrace, and all residents have access to plenty of landscaped gardens spread across the extensive grounds. The convenient location, excellent transport links and superb onsite facilities make The Arches a perfect place for professionals, couples, and families to call home.

Greener Living

A commitment to sustainability is reflected in every aspect of this development; each apartment is equipped with water and energy-saving appliances, such as a dual-flush toilet and energy-efficient white goods, to help you live more sustainably. 

Furthermore, the development features an intelligent, eco-friendly rain collection system; blue roofs are located on top of the outdoor podiums and geo-cellular attenuation tanks underground to help collect and slowly release rainwater for controlled drainage. 

Residents also have a range of sustainable transport options on hand, with cycle parking and electric car charging points available, alongside the great public transport links

Social Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor spaces at The Arches have been as carefully designed as the interiors; the numerous podium gardens filled with flowers and lush greenery encourage residents to reconnect with nature and make new connections with fellow residents. 

The Heritage and The Finch are resident-only gardens that boast communal Wi-Fi connectivity for outdoor working or catching up with friends. The gardens also run adjacent to the River Colne, which provides the perfect backdrop for socialising with neighbours.  

Social Outdoor Space

Enhanced Quality of Life 

The Arches has been thoughtfully designed to provide residents with a perfect balance between work and home life. The location of the development is ideal for busy families as it has convenient transport links for travelling to the city while being situated within a short distance to some of the best schools in the area. 
Each apartment is designed with luxury and wellbeing in mind, from the natural light-filled rooms to the top-quality appliances, designer fitted kitchens and bespoke bathrooms.
Maintaining your health and fitness also could not be easier, with a David Lloyd Health club nearby, as well as The Grove golf club only moments away. In addition, there is also a vast network of foot and cycle paths along the River Colne to explore, on the doorstep.  

Enhanced Quality of Life

Things to Do in Watford

Watford is the home of lush greenery, with twelve of its parks being awarded the superior Green Flag status. The beautiful 14-hectare Oxhey Park is only a four-minute cycle ride away and boasts plenty of sculpture trails, a children’s play area and even an outdoor gym. For leafy woodland and exciting nature trails, visit the nearby Cassiobury Park, or if you have young children, take the four-mile journey to Aldenham Country Park, home to the 100 Aker Wood and also the home of Winnie The Pooh.

For entertainment, you will be spoilt for choice. If you are a sports fan, head to Vicarage Road Stadium, home of Watford FC, to catch a Premier League football match, or if live shows are more your thing, head to Watford Palace Theatre for an array of theatre plays and live music events. Shoppers will love exploring well known high-street brands in Watford’s Town Centre, and once you are finished shopping, you could even take in a movie at their nine-screen cinema or knock down some pins at the bowling alley. 

For a taste of something different, take a short stroll to the lovely town of Bushey to find an array of independent shops, cafes, bakeries, and restaurants, or for a dash of culture, visit the incredible Bushey Museum and Art Gallery to learn more about the local history. 

Families will also love the impressive selection of educational establishments in the local area. For example, Bushey and Oxhey Infant School is very popular for younger children and was awarded ‘good’ by Ofsted, while Watford Grammar School for Girls and Watford Grammar School for Boys are popular choices for older children and were both awarded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

The Arches offers a unique combination of a superb location, modern amenities, and a close-knit community. These popular suites and apartments are selling fast, so head to The Arches web page for more information on the latest opportunities.