According to new stats by Halifax, the monthly cost of owning a home for first-time buyers is 4% lower than the cost of renting an equivalent property. For those looking to leave renting behind, make the leap into their first home and alleviate any extra costs, a new build home with energy-saving features is the ideal option. Showcasing a modern specification, unrivalled waterside location and stunning surroundings, Inland Homes’ award-winning Southampton development Meridian Waterside is perfect for first-time buyers, where the final phase of apartments has now launched.
An already established and welcoming community, Meridian Waterside is a landmark new waterfront development along the banks of the River Itchen. With three stunning showhomes available to view, Southern House will provide the final opportunity to purchase at this dynamic development, with 105 apartments ranging from one, two and three bedrooms.
Vicki Noon, Sales and Marketing Director at Inland Homes, comments: “New build homes are a fantastic option for first-time buyers looking to save money, especially on household bills. Our apartments in Southern House have a number of energy-saving features including solar panels and underfloor heating, helping to lower energy bills and save residents money in the long term.”
Set across nine storeys, apartments in Southern House will enjoy Inland’s signature high-quality specification which includes contemporary kitchens with slimline worktops, stylish glass splashbacks and a range of integrated appliances as standard. Bathrooms and ensuites feature Minoli tiling, Quartz worktops and a stylish LED feature recessed mirror.
Residents at Meridian Waterside can benefit from a selection of bonus features to add ease to their lifestyle, including lift access to all floors, one private car parking space for each home, cycle storage and cosy underfloor heating for the winter months. Designed to save homebuyers money on household bills whilst benefitting the environment, Southern House enjoys photovoltaic solar panels on the roof, electric car charging points, double glazing and low-energy lighting.
Set against a stunning waterside backdrop, Meridian Waterside has been developed with the local environment in mind. Alongside private space in the form of a balcony or terrace for buyers to enjoy the fantastic views across the River Itchen and beyond, residents will have access to communal landscaped podium gardens with a unique wildflower meadow area, as well as a new riverside walkway running the length of the development, perfect for relaxed summertime strolls and sunset runs. Ideal for families looking for a little more space, the children’s play area provides younger residents with a space to burn off some energy.
With Southampton undergoing an extensive £80 million transformation, the new homes at Meridian Waterside present an excellent opportunity for investors. Set against a tranquil waterside backdrop, the properties are in a central location ideal for renters, with the chance for potential price growth as new amenities continue to open in the area. New homes are also known for being more eco-friendly than second-hand homes, with first-class insulation helping to lower household bill costs for renters and their landlords.
Southampton has much to offer residents at Meridian Waterside, with an array of shops and restaurants in the city centre as well as an opportunity to discover an area rich in history with multiple museums and a chance to walk the medieval walls. Locals also have access to a waterfront backdrop with superb riverside walks, walks along the coastline and a selection of award-winning parks. Southampton is ideally located for all types of travel, with London Waterloo directly reachable in 1 hour and 15 minutes from Southampton Central Station. By road, the M27 and M271 connect locals to the rest of the South.
Prices for the apartments in Southern House at Meridian Waterside are from £195,000. For further information, contact the Sales Team on 02380 014484.