The ‘power of the river’
Rivers have quenched thirsts, fed crops and furthered the progress of traders, explorers, conquerors and settlers. They have been the source of life and a way out of this world and in recent times, they have allowed people to travel countries via water, taking them into the true heart of a place.
Rivers have a way of captivating and motivating people and when you sit back and admire the waterside view from your home or place of work, it is easy to see why they have quickly become the focal point for both residential and commercial new developments.
Fenn Wright has noted that developers are significantly enhancing the riverside environment across Essex and Suffolk with their redevelopment projects. Their primary aim is to guide the economic, social and environmental regeneration of a location, by offering a high quality mixed use environment that functions as a working and living quarter. Initiatives include building residential and commercial properties, restoring habitats, creating sustainable communities, reconnecting locations and creating new high quality public open spaces, all designed to revitalise the riverside environment.
Many period properties such as chocolate box cottages or farmhouses too enjoy a riverside location, appealing to those who may wish to moor a boat, fish or just admire their surroundings as a way of relaxing after a stressful day.
With this in mind, Fenn Wright presents some of their best homes and office premises on the market with views of the river across Essex and Suffolk:
Commercial premises with a river view:
Alistair Mitchell, Partner of Fenn Wright Ipswich:
“People don’t just dream about living by the water – they also like to work by it. A water view is such a desirable feature that business premises offering that luxury are being snapped up by companies looking for new premises. Offering employees a pleasant environment can help with morale and motivation, which can only be a great thing for a business!”
• 2,073 to 10,493 sq ft
• Easy access to A14/A12 and Ipswich town centre
• Ample onsite parking
• Flexible lease terms
Available for immediate occupation, Orwell Landing enjoys superb views over the River Orwell and is part of the established Fox’s Marina complex at Wherstead, which comprises a number of office occupiers, a yacht club and marina. The space is highly flexible and in addition to the office suites, a former chandlery provides scope for a variety of uses including further offices, retail, trade counter, storage or studio/workshops, subject to planning.
The two storey building has been built and fitted out to a very high standard, benefitting from an impressive glazed entrance area and reception, a kitchen and WCs on both floors, generous on site car parking, comfort cooling/heating, carpeting together with first floor external balconies which boast splendid views of the marina.
• Flexible accommodation providing 3,071 sq ft
• Large car park
• Close to town centre and River Deben
• New lease available
Close to the River Deben and Woodbridge Tide Mill, Marine House is a two storey, purpose built office building. The premises comprise the ground floor office suite, currently arranged to provide a reception, large open plan office area, meeting rooms, server room, kitchen and storage.
The premises benefits from suspended ceilings incorporating recessed lighting, double glazed windows fitted with blinds, a raised floor fitted with integrated floor boxes and carpet tiles, WCs and ample parking and cycle storage facilities.
Homes with a river view:
Mill Farm House is a Victorian property with many characterful features typically associated with its period. Of particular note are the attractive fireplaces.
Maypole House is a delightful family home situated in a country lane position offering stunning uninterrupted views over farmland towards the River Stour.
This detached family home has four double bedrooms and is located at the top of the popular Lawford Dale development, with extensive views across the River Stour and surrounding villages and is in close proximity to the mainline railway station.
An attractive, detached, Victorian house offering excellent family accommodation situated in an elevated position with views of the River Orwell and parkland.