NEW APARTMENTS: Take a look inside the stylish show apartment at Essex Riverside
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STYLISH: First show apartment is now open for viewings at Century Tower, Essex Riverside
Photos: courtesy of Chris Rushton – Essex Chronicle


Apartments near completion at £85m scheme
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VIEW: Century Tower has changed the skyline from Central Park
By Chris Dyer
christopher.dyer@essexchronicle.co.uk

THIS is the first look inside one of 362 new apartments overlooking Essex Cricket Club’s County Ground in Chelmsford.
    There will be four towers in New Writtle Street when the £85 million complex is eventually complete, but the first tower, Century Tower, is just months from being

finished.
    “It’s wonderful to see a fantastic product being completed,” said Liz Allister; Marketing director of MCD on behalf of RPC, the Birmingham-based developer.
    Planning for the multi-million pound development began nearly eight years ago and will include 15,000 sq ft of retail and leisure facilities surrounding a new public piazza area.
    A new pedestrian bridge
across the River Can will also be built, giving improved routes through to Central Park, the city centre and High Chelmer shopping centre.
    Part of the development will include 65,000 sq ft of space for cricket club members and visitors to enjoy, including a media centre, a pavilion and conferencing facilities, increasing the ground’s capacity from 4,500 to 8,000 seats.
    Liz added: “It’s really calming being here.”     The apartments are ideal for commuters who work in London but want to live 31 minutes on the train outside the capital. Also first time buyers down sizers and for a stylish pied a terre.
    Liz Allister added: “Chelmsford is really the next sensible option outside of London – you’ve got the countryside, it’s so quiet here
and there’s the beautiful park nearby. Also there’s some great schools in this area, there’s a lot of new shops being built and a lot of businesses around.”
    Century Tower only has three apartments unsold, with many homes snapped up in the remaining three towers.
    Century tower is due to be completed by September 2015.
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