On Friday 20th December, The Right Worshipful Mayor of Gloucester, Councillor Colin Organ, joined fellow councillors and senior members from Crest Nicholson to officially unveil the first building at The Waterfront at Gloucester Quays. The event celebrated an exciting milestone for this £85m project located on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.
Comprising 362 one and two bedroom apartments along with 49 two and three bedroom houses, the first residential phase at The Waterfront is well underway, with residents moving in over Christmas. During his visit, the Mayor was taken on a full tour of the show apartments in the Marketing hub plus visited site for an update on the progress of the development so far.
Mayor of Gloucester Councillor Colin Organ commented:
“I am delighted to officially open the first building at The Waterfront. It is fantastic to meet with all those involved and learn more about the vision for this new community. This is an impressive development and something the wider community can be proud of. It will provide much needed new homes in a central Gloucester location, for first-time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder, as well as local downsizers. It is a pleasure to see Crest Nicholson developing an already vibrant and integrated community, evolving a place that people will be proud to call home for years to come.”
Sandra Dixon, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson South West said:
“It is an honour to welcome the Mayor of Gloucester to The Waterfront and this is a perfect occasion to celebrate the opening of the first building as residents start to move in. We are proud to continue to play a part in the ongoing redevelopment of the wider Gloucester Quays area and delivering much needed housing for a range of buyers.”
Externally, The Waterfront has been designed to pay tribute to the industrial heritage of the site, taking inspiration from the red brick warehouses lining the water’s edge. The contemporary homes and apartments feature a luxurious interior style and the apartments benefit from private parking and secure cycle storage – highly sought-after amenities for residents in a busy central location.
Located in the heart of Gloucester, The Waterfront is a short stroll from the vibrant retail outlets and a selection of trendy shops, restaurants and bars. Meanwhile Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucestershire College are also on the doorstep. For commuters, trains to London Paddington take under two hours while nearby Swindon, Cheltenham, Bristol and Cardiff are easily accessed by car or train.
Prices currently start from £185,000 for a one bedroom apartment with the Government backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan available on selected plots. The Sales and Marketing Hub and two show apartments are open daily. For more information call 01452 404988 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/developments/the-waterfront-at-gloucester-quays.