A waterside property is high on the agenda of property buyers’ wish lists according to research from Strutt and Parker, with 61% stating they would like to live by the water in future. With plans to revitalise the River Wensum in Norwich to improve conntections with the city centre and enhance the riverside setting, the appeal of living along its route will increase. Our development, The Bridge, a stylish development of new homes already offers some of the city’s best positioned waterside homes, with far reaching views over the River Wensum and they are just a short walk away from everything Norwich has to offer.
The vision set out in the River Wensum Strategy includes new walkways that will complete the riverside footpath throughout the city, along with a river festival to draw visitors, improved moorings for canoes and much more that will encourage more people to the area. The improvements, which could take place over the next ten years, will complement the overall regeneration of Norwich and are further proof that it is a city that is on the up. A consultation on the draft plans runs until mid-September.
The Bridge is located in a prime riverside location on Wherry Road immediately next to the Novi Sad Friendship Bridge that provides direct access across into the city centre. The bold modernist architecture of the development counts the works of Mondrian among its influences. Its clean lines and white exterior tie in with the geometric form of the bridge, connecting the architecture with its location right at the water’s edge.
Edward Orr, Director at Generator Group comments: “The Wensum has been crucial to Norwich throughout its history and breathing new life into it will once again put the river at the heart of the city. The new apartments and penthouses available at The Bridge are the most impressive riverside homes currently available in Norwich and represent an opportunity for buyers to be at the forefront of a new era for the Wensum.”
The Bridge comprises 66 one and two bedroom spacious apartments and penthouses, cleverly designed to maximise natural light and the tranquil waterside setting. As well as views along the river, many of the properties also benefit from sweeping views toward the cathedral and castle. Interiors combine open-plan layouts, large windows and private balconies with a stylish, high quality specification. Luxury finishes include timber flooring, fitted carpets and sleek designer kitchens and bathrooms. There is a communal podium garden and many of the properties also have secure under-croft parking.
The Bridge is ideally located just a short walk from Norwich’s bustling city centre with its wide selection of shops, restaurants and leisure amenities. The main line railway station is also just a five-minute walk away, making this location particularly convenient for commuters. It is clear that Norwich is a place that people enjoy to live, having previously been voted the happiest city in the UK to work according to a survey last year by business psychologists OPP and among Britain’s friendliest places to live. This is in part due to the city having a strong local identity and sense of community, as well as being more affordable, friendly and picturesque than many other UK cities.
The new riverside footpaths will give residents plentiful opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy peaceful walks. For those who want for of the great outdoors, the Norfolk Broads National Park and the rugged Norfolk coast are both just a short drive away.
There are 11 two-bedroom apartments available with prices starting from £240,000. Five penthouses are available from £449,000. Help to Buy is also available on all apartments priced up to £600,000. A show apartment is available to view by prior appointment with Bidwells. For more information, visit www.thebridgenorwich.co.uk or call 01603 662665.