Leading house builder Weston Homes has launched a guided virtual tour of the show apartment at their impressive development Springfield Park in Maidstone, Kent. Providing 502 new apartments overlooking the peaceful River Medway, the development is set to complete in Spring 2022 and is part of the area’s wider transformation into a sought-after place to live and work.
Springfield Park is located at the northern edge of Maidstone, overlooking the River Medway and towards Whatman Park beyond. The 502 apartments are located across four contemporary buildings; The Colombier, The Atlas, The Imperial, and The Creswick (a 17-storey tower offering spectacular views). Using innovative technology in partnership with Reevo 360, Weston have unveiled a guided virtual tour of the two-bedroom show apartment, showcasing the lifestyle on offer to potential buyers. The first release of new homes at Springfield Park is proving incredibly popular and currently stands at 70% sold within buildings The Imperial and The Creswick.
Maidstone is undergoing an extensive regeneration, with developers and town planners working together to breathe new life into the town. Launched last year, there are now direct trains from Maidstone East station reaching London Bridge in 46 minutes with an average of 110 trains a day, making the town a new hot-spot for commuters. The construction of Springfield Park also coincides with the £3 million regeneration of Maidstone’s town centre, which is connecting its public realms and honouring the town’s cultural heritage.
The 750 sq. ft. show apartment is located in The Creswick building, providing two bedrooms with fitted storage, an open-plan kitchen and living area, a family bathroom and a private terrace showcasing the views available. Potential buyers can either browse the virtual tour on the Weston website at their leisure, or request a guided tour with a trained sales agent. The Weston sales agent will send the buyer an encrypted link and share their screen, able to talk the buyer through the property as they would during a face-to-face viewing.
Weston highlight that a key reason for choosing to work with Reevo 360 is that the guided tours can be joined by up to 50 people at a time, allowing parents, children, financial advisors or lawyers to join in, which suits their key demographic of first-time buyers and downsizers well. The technology behind Reevo 360 took 18 months to develop, and involves a bespoke camera rig capturing interior and exterior images, which are then presented alongside RICS floorplans, creating a smooth and comprehensive tour for the viewer.
The first residents moved in Springfield Park at the start of the year, with the entire scheme set to complete in Spring 2022. Each home embodies Weston’s high standards which includes fitted kitchen with Zanussi and Fascino appliances, luxury bathrooms with Fascino Smart Showers and Baths, and a choice of quartz stone worktops. There is polished chrome ironmongery throughout, with forest oak doors and a choice of carpet to the bedrooms.
Maidstone is a charming town in Kent, with the River Medway historically key for transporting goods. The introduction of the new, faster direct service from Maidstone East to London Bridge is encouraging more commuters to move to the town; there are also direct trains to London Victoria that take just over an hour. Maidstone is also well located for accessing M20 the M25 for commuting by car. The regeneration of the town centre includes laying commemorative paving stones to honour the town’s cultural heritage.
Bob Weston, Chairman and Chief Executive of Weston Homes said, “We are delighted with the virtual tour of our show apartment at Springfield Park, a development that is providing high-quality homes at affordable prices to meet local demand.
“The town of Maidstone is being reenergized by the town centre’s transformation, and the new faster train services mean the town is more accessible than ever for those commuting into London and beyond. The new virtual tour will allow buyers to understand the lifestyle on offer at Springfield Park, guided by a Weston sales agent, from the safety of their own home during the current uncertain circumstances.”
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Weston has commissioned Reevo 360 to create virtual tours of its key developments across the Home Counties, including The Denham Film Studios in Buckinghamshire, Fletton Quays in Peterborough and Watford Cross in Watford, Greater London.
Apartments at Springfield Park start from £199,995, two bedroom apartments start from £236,995 and three bedroom apartments start from £331,000.