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The Moresby Tower at Admiral’s Quay goes on sale

Admiral's Quay, September 2014

Admiral’s Quay, September 2014

Apartments at Southampton’s newest and tallest residential building go on sale tomorrow, Saturday 27th September. The release of the first phase of units in the 26-storey Morseby Tower marks an exciting point as the development edges nearer to completion. The developer has clearly been making steady progress in recent weeks. If you have walked past in recent days, you will have seen bronze panels and pre-fabricated balconies flying up into the sky at quite a rate!

From the news release:

The Moresby Tower will be released in phases. At this stage, no other plots other than the ones on the price lists will be available to reserve.

For those of you who will be attending the launch tomorrow and looking to reserve, you will be provided with a number when you enter the Admirals Quay Marketing Suite. When a sales consultant is free, your number will be called and we will be able to confirm current availability.

To reserve an apartment at Admirals Quay a £1,000 reservation fee is required. All of the apartments up to £600,000 are available to buy on the Help to Buy scheme (subject to qualifying criteria). The Help to Buy reservation fee is £500.

As soon as your solicitor is in receipt of the draft contract, then there is a deadline of 28 days for you to exchange contracts. You will be given 10 days working notice for completion. Apartments in The Moresby Tower are due for completion early 2015.

The Moresby Tower contains 120 one, two and three bedroom apartments, with prices starting from £142,500. Many of the apartments have stunning views across the marina and the city. The building’s other features include a communal gym, private gardens and a concierge service.

You can read more about the apartments which are going on sale tomorrow in the The Moresby Tower Plan Book and Price List (v1).

Other News

New residents actually started to move in to The Blake Building, the first of the three buildings to be completed, a number of weeks back. There is still no news on who might be occupying any of the commercial units, but we will bring these announcements to you as we hear them.

New Eastern Dock car park to impact Ocean Village residents?

Multiple corroborating sources indicate that ABP is extremely close to commencing work on a new multi-storey car park in the Eastern Docks for storing import/export cars in transit.  Although a number of these structures already exist elsewhere in the docks, this will be the first multi-storey compound of this type being built in very close proximity to some residential properties in Ocean Village.  ABP have apparently stated that it will be of a comparable height to similar structures in the area, which would suggest that it will be four storeys high.


Fire alarm frustrations at Splash

Splash Development

The Splash development at Ocean Village

Hundreds of Ocean Village residents at Splash (Sapphire Court and Cobalt Quarter) were kept awake last night by blaring fire alarms and are enduring a second day of disturbance, simply because nobody will come to silence the alarms.

The false alarm was caused by a smashed call point in the residential complex at 21:15 on Friday evening. Fire brigade teams from St Mary’s station have attended the scene twice, wasting two hours on site on Friday night and another two hours on Saturday morning.


Notes from the Police Community Meeting

Police murder appeal poster in Ocean Village

Police murder appeal poster in Ocean Village

On the evening of Tuesday 28th August, over 120 members of the local community attended Hampshire Constabulary’s special community meeting to learn more about the recent murder investigation and have an opportunity to ask questions relating to the case. We apologise for the delay in writing up our notes from the meeting, but we wanted to still provide them here as a reference for those that were unable to attend.

Inspector Ryan Bartlett, Community Engagement Officer Andy Lai and the detective superintendent in charge of the investigation, Tony Harris, were on hand to answer questions from the community and reassure residents that this was a very unusual incident, and to publicly declare their own personal commitments to solving the case.


Man charged over murder of pensioner at Ocean Village

Delia Hughes, the murdered Ocean Village resident and pensioner

Delia Hughes, the murdered Ocean Village resident and pensioner. Photograph via the Daily Echo.

A large part of Ocean Village was sealed off on the evening of Saturday 18th August as police investigated the murder of Delia Hughes, an 85-year-old Ocean Village resident whose body was found by relatives visiting her home in Atlantic Close.

ITV Meridian News reported on Saturday evening that Mrs Hughes was found at 7:55pm.  At this point, the Major Investigation Team were called in and a wide area was cordoned off in order to protect the scene and allow police to collect potentially important evidence.  An ambulance was seen leaving the scene shortly after 11pm on Saturday evening.


Work on Admiral’s Quay has officially started, says developer

Admirals Quay PromenadeFollowing on from our story of two days ago, What is to happen to the Continental Booking Office, we have now had an official statement released to us from the developer, Allied Developments:

Allied Developments can confirm that initial preparation works for the construction of its landmark Admiral’s Quay development are now underway. Allied Developments is committed to keeping the Ocean Village residents, businesses, marina users and berth holders informed during the construction process and will very shortly be issuing a newsletter to all these groups providing information on upcoming works.


Fibre Broadband Now Available to Order

We have some great news for anybody that has been frustrated with their home internet speeds at Ocean Village. BT have been busy over the last couple of years investing in and rolling out new ‘Fibre to the Cabinet’ (FttC) services across the country. Over the last two months, Southampton has been having its infrastructure upgraded – you may have seen the new green cabinets popping up all over the place? In essence, these cabinets allow the traditional wire “twisted pair” cable, which runs to the network equipment located at the local BT exchange, to be replaced with much faster fibre optic cables. Traditional wires are only used for the very short run from a BT box in the street into your home. The result is much faster broadband speeds. Previously, the high speed links terminated at the exchange and therefore top speeds were limited by your distance from the exchange.