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Brand new stats from Knight Frank have revealed 40% of people now have an increased desire to own a waterfront property following lockdown, as many homebuyers look towards living in locations with more outside space.

Providing house-hunters an opportunity to make their waterside home dream a reality, housebuilder Inland Homes has recently been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for ‘Best First Time Buyer Home’ in the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2020 for its waterside apartments at Meridian Waterside, in Southampton.

Offering a stunning selection of two-bedroom apartments with unrivalled views overlooking Southampton’s River Itchen, and with many available to purchase through Help to Buy, a life by the water is made even more achievable for Southampton homebuyers with just a 5% deposit needed to reserve a waterside home.

Situated in an enviable position where residents can enjoy calming views across the River Itchen and beyond, the designer two-bedroom apartments at Meridian Waterside are still located within easy reach of the vibrant city centre. Each of the luxury apartments come complete with their own private balcony or terrace, perfect for taking in the soothing sights and sounds of the water after a busy day.

Vicki Noon, Sales and Marketing Director at Inland Homes, comments: “We are thrilled to have been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for the ‘Best First Time Buyer Home’ category in the Evening Standard awards this year.

“The waterside properties at Meridian Waterside are worthy winners, situated in a fantastic location, especially for first-time buyers, where they are able to enjoy the benefits of town centre living, but also enjoy some relaxing down-time overlooking the river.”

The brand new apartments at Meridian Waterside exude style and space alongside incredible waterside views. A typical two bedroom apartment boasts contemporary open-plan interiors with a open plan kitchen/living room, offering a selection of integrated appliances to the kitchen including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and stainless steel oven. For luxury living, spacious master bedrooms benefit from en-suite bathrooms with crisp white sanitaryware and heated chrome towel rails. A second stylish bedroom and bathroom complete the property, and luxury flooring with underfloor heating throughout are added bonuses. Many apartments also have access to secure gated parking facilities.

Outside, residents will have a great opportunity to enjoy the excellent green and blue space available right on their doorstep. All properties have access to beautiful landscaped communal areas and courtyard gardens where they can sit and take a moment to themselves come rain or shine and, once complete, a new riverside walkway will be introduced along the River Itchen.

House-hunters looking to enjoy a healthy balance of town centre and relaxing waterside living will find Southampton has plenty to offer. The city plays host to a variety of bustling city attractions to enjoy including the Ocean Village deep water marina complex and the 100-store West Quay Shopping Centre with multi-screen IMAX cinema, ideal for a touch of weekend entertainment.

Meridian Waterside is also ideally located for all types of travel by rail, road, sea and air. Residents can reach London Waterloo directly by rail in 1 hour 15 minutes*, whilst by road the M27 and M271 connect residents to the rest of the south.

Available with Help to Buy, prices for a two-bedroom waterside apartment at Meridian Waterside start from £230,000. For more information, call the sales team on 02380 334258 or visit

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