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L&Q to launch an exclusive collection of apartments at popular Beaulieu neighbourhood this Spring

Providing an affordable route onto the property ladder in Essex, L&Q is launching an exclusive collection of one- and two-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments at The Arbour on the 4th and 5th March – forming part of the award-winning Beaulieu neighbourhood. The new homes offer an exciting opportunity for smaller households, including young professionals, couples and singles, to secure a newbuild apartment in the popular development situated close to the buzzing city of Chelmsford.

The new collection of apartments will add to the existing family homes already at The Arbour, which is fast-becoming a vibrant, community-spirited neighbourhood. Offering starting prices of just £78,750 for a 35% share of a one-bedroom apartment, the new homes will give first time buyers the opportunity to purchase in an increasingly popular area.

Claire Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director at L&Q, comments: “Our new launch of one- and two-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments at Beaulieu offers a rare opportunity for young professionals to experience life at this award-winning neighbourhood. Available through Shared Ownership, deposits for our new homes are significantly lower than similar properties on the open market in Chelmsford, providing a more accessible route to home ownership at this sought-after development.”

L&Q’s Shared Ownership apartments have been designed to minimise energy consumption, while providing comfortable and modern living spaces. Contemporary Symphony kitchens are complete with soft close doors and drawers, as well as integrated appliances including an oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, allowing buyers to move straight in without worrying about additional costs. Bathrooms in each apartment are finished with a stylish chrome plated bath, shower and basin tap. Apartments are available in three different specifications: Classic Contemporary, Timeless Warmth and Cool Style.

Nestled within the 176 acres of green public space which makes up Beaulieu, The Arbour, is ideally situated for those who enjoy exploring the outdoors. Admirals Park and Tower Gardens are also short drive from the development. For those who like keeping fit, Admirals Park provides an open green space for an assortment of outdoor activities – including RunFit Essex and Essex Bootcamp. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, so locals can expect to spot numerous species when taking a stroll.

A 7-minute drive away is the bustling hub of Chelmsford, meaning homeowners at The Arbour are never too far from a vast array of cafes, restaurants and bars – including well-known favourites, Miller & Carter and Turtle Bay. The historic city centre also has a number of independent and high street shops. For days out close to home, the area benefits from a diverse array of local activities including Chelmsford Theatre, an escape room or Chelmsford Racecourse.

For busy young professionals seeking nearby amenities, Beaulieu Square is a short walk from The Arbour, offering a number of essential shops and facilities on the doorstep, including Sainsbury’s Local and Beaulieu Dental Surgery. The square is also home to independent café Coffee Squared, whose menu offers locally sourced ingredients from across Essex.

For commuters or day trips into the capital, residents at The Arbour enjoy easy links by train, with Chelmsford Railway Station offering journeys of less than 30 minutes into central London. Beaulieu train station is set to open in 2026, which will create further transport links across the east of England for residents. Chelmsford also has excellent access to the A12 and A130, offering direct connections to the M25. For journeys further afield, Stanstead Airport is only a 30-minute drive away.

Prices for L&Q’s new Shared Ownership homes start from £78,750 for a 35% share of one-bedroom apartment (FMV: £225,000) and £98,875 for a 35% of a two-bedroom apartment (FMV: £282,500).