01 February 2024 ·

The Green at Epping Gate is launching on Saturday 24th February 2024

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Fairview New Homes is launching the second phase of its Epping Gate development, 'The Green at Epping Gate' located in charming Loughton; the perfect solution for many city workers as full-time remote working fades into the past.

The surge of remote working in 2020 inspired many to put down new roots in search of better value for money and quality of life away from cities, but with businesses now demanding workers return to the office, at least in part, many will now be searching for the perfect outer city hybrid. According to a study by recruitment agency Hays Plc, 43% of employees worked entirely from the office August – September last year, compared to 36% in 2022.

Data from a survey of 1,000 UK first-time buyers recently conducted by Fairview has reinforced this trend, with a quarter (25%) saying they would prioritise being close to work when buying a home – up from 15% year on year.

This survey also found that only 6% would prioritise space to work from home, down from 11% year on year.

Encompassing a range of spacious and modern one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, two- and three-bedroom duplexes and two- and three-bedroom houses, The Green at Epping Gate is the perfect place for young professionals and families to call home.

With one-bedroom apartments at Epping Gate starting at just £345,000, the development presents a cheaper option to the average flat in similar green belt commuter locations within 35 minutes of Liverpool Street or Bond Street, such as Chigwell* where an apartment costs 5.6% more (£364,406), North Acton 32.7% more (£457,878) and Ealing a staggering 36.6% more (£471,141).

The Green is the second phase of Fairview’s Epping Gate development. First-time buyers and London workers Jenny and Emily bought at the first phase in Spring last year and were drawn to the perfect work life balance the development offers.

Jenny said: "We have lots of dog walking routes and have met lots of lovely people during our walks. We’ve also joined the local gym and frequent Epping Forest with our little dog Coco. We have an abundance of great local restaurants and coffee shops which we regularly visit."

“We knew we liked the location of Loughton with its close proximity to Epping Forest, as well as it being an easy commute to London via the Central Line and close to the motorway. Not only this but the local area itself offers a fantastic high street that’s right on our doorstep - so when we found this property, we were immediately drawn to it.”

Best of both worlds

The Green at Epping Gate is nestled within the desirable ‘Golden Triangle’ of bustling Loughton, aspirational Buckhurst Hill and glamourous Chigwell, so residents will benefit from having an array of independent shops, luxury boutiques and trendy restaurants to choose from.

The attractive development offers residents the best of both worlds. Located in leafy Zone 6, Debden Station is a seven-minute walk away, meaning residents can travel into central London via the Central Line, which connects commuters to Stratford in 22 minutes, Bank in 32, Liverpool Street in 33, and Oxford Circus in 42.

Epping Forest is less than 10-minutes’ drive away, offering residents an abundance of tranquil green space; with 5,900 acres of woodland, heaths and ponds, weekends with family, friends and dogs will be well-spent there.

Its closest high street, Loughton, a 5-minute drive away – a great spot for a take-away coffee en-route to work or on the school run.  As well as independent restaurants and cafés for leisurely brunches with friends, and meals out with the family, including Molens Café & Brasserie,  Zest Salad Bar, and Aura Grill and Bar, there are some popular chains too – Zizzi, Nando’s and GAIL’s bakery, to name a few.

The Green at Epping Gate is a great location for young families, not only does the development boast safe and secure residents’ podium gardens and play areas for children to enjoy, Loughton and the surrounding area has several sought-after schools. These include ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated schools and nurseries - Beechoak Farm Montessori Preschool, a 12-minute drive away, and Hereward Primary School, a five-minute drive. For teens, Debden Park High School is a short four-minute drive from the development. For those 16 and over, the modern New City College offers a range of BTEC and vocational courses and is just a stone’s throw from The Green.

With the M11 Junction 5 four-minutes’ drive away, access to the M25 Junction 26 in 14 minutes means the development is conveniently located for residents either wanting to travel to London by car or to the neighbouring Essex and Hertfordshire towns.

Fairview is a hosting an event to celebrate the launch of The Green at Epping Gate on Saturday 24th February, 10am – 5pm, where guests can enjoy a warming cup of coffee along with delicious pastries from Café Santiago, as well as pizzas from Sarv's Slice. A proportion of all apartment types will be available to reserve on the day of launch and ready to move into from March 2024.