Fancy living life on the water’s edge? Here’s some inspiration of the newest UK marina development property to buy.
A new small town is planned for the site of the former Fawley Power Station in Hampshire. Right on the coast on the edge of the New Forest, the new Fawley Waterside Scheme will provide 1,500 new homes and a new dock, built on one of the largest brownfield sites in the south of England. The first homes are due to be ready in 2023 (fawleywaterside.co.uk).
A new marina is being developed at Granton in Edinburgh, just 2.5 miles from the city centre on the famous Firth of Forth. Plans include 370 boat berths, a Hyatt Regency Spa & Conference hotel, and 98 apartments at The Moorings (edinburgh-marina.com).
At Folkestone Harbour Seafront, 84 new houses and apartments with spectacular sea views are set to come on-stream as part of Shoreline, phase 1 of a larger multi-million pound development to create a vibrant new waterfront for the town (folkestoneseafront.com).
At the prestigious location of Poole in Dorset, a new development at Salterns Marina will include a hotel with spa and 54 residential flats. The award-winning beaches of Sandbanks and Studland are both close by (salterns.co.uk).
At Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour on the glorious Beaulieu River where the New Forest meets the Solent, a £2m project has provided 66 new marina berths and smart new facilities for sailors, including upgraded WiFi and a new visitor area (beaulieuriver.co.uk).
In the latest phase of the regeneration scheme which is revitalising the city’s old Millbay Docks, Quadrant Wharf is a collection of new waterside apartments and split-level homes within a stone’s throw of the city’s King Point Marina. Sales through Atwell Martin (atwellmartin.co.uk, 01752 202121) or for information see quadrantwharf.co.uk.
Hayling Island, Hampshire
At Northney Marina at the northern shore of Hayling Island, the Round House is a boutique development of just 21 luxury homes in a former theatre right on the water. For more information see mdlmarinas.co.uk or contact Henry Adams (henryadams.co.uk, 01243 521833).
In the heart of the town’s bustling River Orwell marina, The Winerack offers 150 high-spec homes across four distinct waterside buildings. Features include luxury penthouses, marina-view balconies, automated ‘multi-parking’ and a lively, local community of bars, restaurants and arts venues. See thewinerackapartments.com.