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Chartwell Plaza

Southend on Sea


Set within the 25,000 sq ft mixed-use Victoria Shopping Centre (VSC), Chartwell Plaza is perfectly positioned to enjoy the vast range of amenities and transport links on the doorstep.

As part of the Better Southend Initiative, the seafront enjoyed a £25 million face lift recently, welcoming a more cosmopolitan look and feel to the esplanade, extensive beach front upgrades and pavement and road extensions. Southend Airport has seen a further £100 million investment, including a new terminal and train station, and now offering flights to a number of european destinations.

Key points

  • Property type:
    A stylish collection of studio, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Location:
    Southend on Sea
  • Units available:
    Sold Out (108 apartments)
  • Guide price:
    Prices start from £129,995
  • Predicted yield:

Status: Build almost complete

Estimated completion: Q3 2020

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The latest Development updates

Finished bathroom

Kitchen and water heater fitted

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Car park barriers in and working.
  • Car park lighting upgraded to LED and fully working.
  • Ground Floor Entrance / Lobby
    • Main door and lighting installed
    • Lower lobby carpeted and protected
    • Lower lobby decorated
    • Oak stairs complete
    • Upper lobby carpeted and fully decorated
    • Lighting complete
    • Concierge area carpeted and decorated.
    • Video entry complete
  • 1stFloor Lobby
    • Decorated
    • Lighting complete
    • Carpeted and protected
    • Lobby cupboard next to lift door hung, decorated and lock fitted
    • Video entry system control panel fitted
  • 2ndFloor Lobby
    • Decorated
    • Lighting complete
    • Carpeted & protected
  • Tower Flats
    • Floor 10 Apartments complete & ready for final inspection
    • Floor 8 Apartments complete & ready for final inspection
    • Floor 6 Final builders remedial works and clean prior to final inspection
    • Floor 5 Final builders remedial works and clean prior to final inspection
  • Testing & Commissioning
    • Fire alarm system commissioned
    • Smoke vent system commissioned
    • Misting system commissioned
    • Passenger lifts commissioned.
    • Fire Lift commissioned.


Finished tower apartment

Interior finish at Chartwell Plaza

Lift and lobby area nearing completion

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Victoria Estates are currently forecasting a revised target completion date for the tower apartments of late September 2020
  • The annex apartments on floors 2 & 3 now have a revised target completion date of February 2021

Lift commissioning work in progress

Ground floor lobby work in progress

Communal corridor painting and plaster work

Building exterior cleaning

Bathroom suite fitted – 5th floor apartment

Carpet fitting – 6th floor apartment

Sea view – 10th floor apartment

Fully fitted kitchen – 10th floor apartment

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Build completion is now concluded for all Chartwell apartments and with just the final finishes to conclude in the lower communal and lobby areas
  • Despite having been severely impacted by Covid-19 pandemic with a shortage of materials and labour – work has progressed massively in the communal areas
  • Building exterior clean up now concluded
  • Building control inspector has carried out pre-sign off visit – actual sign off due week commencing 24th August
  • All utilities connected to mains supply and commissioned
  • Final works for lower corridors and lobby – painting and flooring to be concluded
  • Lifts due to be commissioned 3rd week of August

Timber flooring in duplex apartment

Interior apartment finish

Storage cupboard door hanging

Final corridor plasterwork and skirting fitted

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Completion date now subject to the impact of COVID-19
  • Developer mobilises to complete the development under a construction management approach utilising the existing supply chain
  • Final works will continue with a focus on communal areas and front access zones
  • As completion draws nearer, our operations team will be in touch to talk you through the next steps

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Plot handovers are due soon within the tower section
  • Since the devastating Grenfell Tower incident in London, cladding has become a sensitive topic with mortgage lenders. Reacting to the general concerns across the industry, we’ve taken the decision to replace the originally proposed external façade materials, replacing this with a fully regulated, fully approved material which is in fact a higher specification than the original
  • Further details about this issue can be read here

Finished bathroom on 10th floor

Finished bedroom on 10th floor

Finished kitchen on 8th floor

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • The first three floors of the tower are now complete
  • Work will continue with completion anticipated next year

Room with sea view

Open plan living

Kitchen specification

Show apartment at Chartwell Plaza near completion

Show apartment at Chartwell Plaza near completion

Show apartment at Chartwell Plaza near completion

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Work onsite is progressing
  • The next phase will be the commencement of lift installation and we are on target to start the foyers and onto the ground floor commercial space
  • Show apartment is almost ready for viewings

Living room at Chartwell Plaza

Bathroom installation

Kitchen installation and painting

Chartwell Plaza Update

  • Bathroom & kitchen installation ongoing
  • M&E 2nd fix progessing well
  • Painting ongoing

M&E progressing well

Kitchen installation completed

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Partitioning complete
  • Boarding near completion
  • M&E 1st fix progessing well
  • Plastering and skimming progressing well
  • Bathroom & kitchen installation ongoing

Partitioning and studwork underway on lower floors

Completed plaster and skim work

Kitchens and flooring being installed on 10th floor

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Strip-out: 90% complete
  • Drainage: 4th-11th floors 100% complete
  • Studwork: 2nd-3rd floors 20% complete, 4th-11th floors 100% complete
  • Boarding: 2nd floor 20% complete, 5th floor 60% complete, 6th-7th floors 90% complete, 8th-11th floors 100% complete
  • Skimming: 6th & 8th floors 90% complete, 10th floor 100% complete, 11th floor 10% complete
  • M&E 1st fix: 4th-6th floors 50% complete, 7th-11th floors 100% complete
  • M&E 2nd fix: 8th floor 90% complete, 10th floor 100% complete, 11th floor 10% complete
  • Insulations: 5th floor 60% complete, 6th-11th floors 100% complete
  • Kitchens: 10th floor 100% complete
  • Bathrooms: 10th floor 90% complete

First fix electrical and ventilation installation underway

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Plastering has commenced on 11th floor
  • Plasterboarding continues with approx 40 units completed
  • Kitchens measured up
  • Ventilation systems installed
  • Electrical infrastructure upgraded
  • Water connections being installed
  • First fix plumbing and electrical underway
  • Sprinkler systems being fitted
  • Redundant lift decomissioned and removed ready for new stairwells
  • Demolition is continuing on lower floors
  • Additional design input taking place from architect and engineer
  • Fire strategy reviewed and amended

Plaster boarding continues

Boarding and stud work ongoing

View of Chartwell Plaza from carpark

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Strip out 90% complete
  • Internal party wall construction on going
  • Boarding and stud work on going

2nd floor strip out underway

Party wall layout on 5th floor

Boarding and studwork underway

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Strip out of 3rd to 11th floor complete
  • Strip out of second floor underway
  • Internal party wall layout complete 4th to 11th floor
  • Boarding and studwork underway

View from 11th floor towards train station

Top floor duplex apartment bedroom layout

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Fire consultant appointed and strategy being worked on
  • Stud walls and first fixes underway
  • Tenders being evaluated for sprinkler system
  • Work on new electricity infrastructure underway
  • Old wash rooms removed
  • Demolition of second floor underway

View from the top floor

New window installation complete

Chartwell Plaza development

Chartwell Plaza Site Update

  • Completion of windows
  • Commencement of internal metal studwork
  • First fix electical and plumbing services

Chartwell Plaza

  • Partitioning work continues
  • 11th to 5th floors now ready for first fix electrics to commence
  • Partition installation on 4th to ground floor

Ready for Boarding out

Partitioning being installed

Build work has commenced at Chartwell

  • 11th floor partitioning has begun
  • Boarding out and skimming to follow
  • 10th floor partitioning due to start soon, progressing to lower levels

East View from 11th Floor