Development in Chichester gains national award

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A CENTRAL Chichester regeneration development has claimed a national newspaper award for best new scheme.

The Square, Eastgate, created Seaward Properties Ltd gained the accolade for The Best New Regeneration Project, at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2011 held at the Dorchester Hotel.

According to the judges, who were a panel of industry experts, the development ‘enhances the local area and contributes positively to the community’ and offers something completely different and bringing a new life to the city centre, said judges of the housing scheme built on the site of a former snooker hall.

The mixed-use scheme consists of 25 town houses with four and five bedrooms at Lower Walls Walk, and 41 apartments with one, two and three bedrooms. 22 of the apartments are for shared ownership sale and rent through Hyde Martlet Housing Association. In addition, the commercial space has been taken up by Brasserie Blanc, Cook and, shortly, Art for All.

David West, Managing Director of Seaward Properties said: “The development has been one of the most important building projects in Chichester in recent years and has become a key focal point of the broader regeneration of the Eastgate area of the city.” The Square, Eastgate, offers both apartments and townhouses. Gordon House and Richmond House have one, two and three bedroom apartments, most with balconies or Juliet balconies.The development came in response to a public survey in 2005 which revealed residents favoured distinctive developments. Richmond House prices start at £329,950. The townhouses are elegant properties with four or five bedrooms, from £575,000. For more information visit www.seawardproperties.co.uk or call 01243 790581.