Norwich is a thriving, historic city that is fast becoming one of Britain’s best places to live, and Orbit is offering first time buyers an excellent lifestyle opportunity; not just to take that vital first step on the local property ladder, but to be part of a stylish new riverside community
St Anne’s Quarter is a spectacular new development, set within the original city walls of Norwich. The development is in a great location, set on the old St Anne’s Wharf site, between King Street and the River Wensum, and offers a comprehensive choice of apartments, from studios to penthouses, for outright sale or with shared ownership (Help to Buy: Equity Loans are also available to qualifying purchasers on outright sale properties.)
Orbit has over 50 years’ experience of building new communities, and it is this experience that is finally allowing St Anne’s Quarter to fulfil its potential, and help Norwich to regain its former stature as a riverside city. Despite its central location, the area adjoining King Street had stood derelict and unloved for more than 20 years. Various plans for the site have come and gone, but finally, thanks to a comprehensive regeneration programme aimed at creating a sustainable community, including residential and commercial properties and a scenic riverside plaza, this location is quickly emerging as one of Norwich’s most sought-after addresses.
The Lady Julian footbridge across the Wensum was optimistically opened in 2009, amid high hopes of connecting a future residential community to the far bank, which is now home to a riverside complex offering restaurants, bars, bowling, the graVity trampoline park, a multiplex and an IMAX cinema, all clustered around a waterfront piazza. At last, the launch of Orbit’s St Anne’s Quarter in 2018 will allow the bridge to finally do its intended job, and provide its inhabitants with easy access to a wealth of appealing local facilities and leisure amenities.
As well as a fabulous location, underground parking, and impressive landscaping that includes attractive public and communal open spaces, buyers at St Anne’s Quarter are assured of the excellent build quality, service and extras that Orbit guarantees for all its customers. Every spacious apartment has a National House Building Council (NHBC) 10-year warrantee, and includes Bosch and Zanussi kitchen appliances as standard.
The City of Norwich as a whole is a compelling place to live, with its combination of pretty medieval streets, two stunning cathedrals, a wealth of bars, pubs and eateries, huge selection of theatres, historic buildings and museums, and a breadth of shopping venues that make it one of the country’s top destinations for weekend breaks. The Cathedral Quarter and historic cobbles of Elm Hill are picture-postcard pretty and draw camera-wielding tourists from all over the world.
As well as offering the delights of modern city living, Norwich is only 30 minutes from the unspoilt Norfolk coastline, and the delightful beaches of Wells, Brancaster and Holkham. On top of all this, Norwich is the only UK city set entirely within a National Park, with theglorious waterways and villages of the Norfolk Broads right on its doorstep.
St Anne’s Quarter is just a third of a mile from Norwich Station, making it perfect for commuters to towns and cities along the Great Eastern Main Line. Peak time journeys to Cambridge take just an hour and 13 minutes by train, Peterborough is reached in an hour and 27 minutes, and London Liverpool Street is just an hour and 50 minutes away via half-hourly services.
A welcoming marketing suite, including a fully dressed show apartment, is now open at St Anne’s Quarter and further information can be found by visiting orbithomes.org.uk.
One and two bedroom apartments for outright purchase are available from £163,000, with shared ownership options coming soon.