St William, part of the Berkeley Group has launched The Arches in Watford - a collection of 92 suites, one and two bedroom apartments. With prices starting from £318,000, the new homes are available for occupation in early 2021.
The Arches is located an eight minute walk from Bushey Rail Station, which offers excellent transport connections, with journey times into London Euston in under 19 minutes. Watford's growing social scene and varied retail offering has recently earned the title of 'the best area to live and work from home' by property giants, Zoopla.
Enjoying a desirable location within the town, The Arches is expected to be popular with first-time buyers and young professionals looking for a home with a good commute into central London, whilst benefiting from the tranquillity of country life nearby.
Adding to the appeal for first time buyers, Help to Buy is also available; meaning buyers will be able to secure a new home in one of the country's most popular towns with just a five per cent deposit and a Government equity loan of up to 20 per cent. In addition, the introduction of the Stamp Duty holiday means buyers could potentially save up to £15,000 when purchasing a property before March 2021.
The Arches is surrounded by greenery, providing an attractive landscaped setting for residents. Each property boasts private outdoor space in the form of a balcony and terrace. Residents can also enjoy exclusive access to The Heritage and The Finch - landscape gardens that overlook the adjacent River Colne and provide access to communal outdoor Wi-Fi.
Residents will benefit from the area's extensive outdoor offering with twelve of Watford's parks awarded a Green Flag status which is presented to the best parks in the country.
Social life on your doorstep and London just moments away
The Arches is conveniently located to take advantage of both Bushey and Watford's thriving social scene. Bushey is home to many independent shops and restaurants, whilst Watford High Street provides an extensive range of amenities and services.
Nearby transport connections are excellent with direct trains reaching London Euston in less than 19 minutes from Bushey Rail Station, which is just an eight minute walk away from The Arches. Road connections are equally accessible, with both the M1 and M25 nearby, providing access to surrounding towns, including St Albans, Hatfield and Milton Keynes - with 68 under croft parking spaces at The Arches, residents have easy access to their car to explore the nearby towns.
Contemporary designed with architecture and interiors
The site was previously used for over approximately 100 years for the production, storage and distribution of gas to Watford. The gasholders have since been demolished and the proposals involve the regeneration of a prominent Brownfield site close to Watford Town Centre.
The wider redevelopment of the site includes the delivery of the refurbishment of the Grade II Frogmore House and gardens, along with the convenience of the brand new Lidl immediately supermarket adjacent to The Arches.
Designed by architects John Thompson Partners, the gated apartment development takes inspiration from the site's former use as a gasworks, with brick detailing, geometric bathroom and kitchen tiles and a colour palette that is sympathetic to its heritage.
The architecture combines seamlessly with the modern specifications found within each home. Features including stone worktops, appliances from Bosch, USB sockets, fibre optic broadband, Sky-Q compatibility and CCTV building entry combine to provide residents with a high standard of modern living.
Sean Ellis, Chairman of St William, said:
"The Arches offers buyers something that is rare to find in Watford - high-quality, contemporary new homes in an exclusive building, set within attractive landscaped grounds.
"The Arches will play a significant role in ambitious wider plans for the area - collective private and public sector investment of more than £1.5 billion is expected over the coming decade, making this an ideal time to secure a part of the town's future."