Early morning start for home buyers
House-hunters queued from 4.30am on Saturday in a bid to bag an affordable new apartment at a housing development, the constructor has said.
Over 40 eager potential purchasers queued up for Taylor Wimpey's new Meridian development which launched in Bristol.
The high demand for the new builds, described as "cutting edge city centre apartments" and priced from £100,000, was described as a positive sign by the company.
The development of one, two and three bedroom homes - located on Brunel Way, is Taylor Wimpey's first collection of city centre apartments in Bristol for some years.
All apartments have allocated parking and many will offer fantastic views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bristol city.
Richard Goad, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: "It's been some time since I last saw people queuing up to purchase properties and this is such a positive sign for the Bristol area and the market in general.
"The apartments at Meridian offer great value for money compared to other city centre properties and with the recent news about the increasing demand for new homes and the continued rise in house prices, these apartments could represent great investment opportunities in such a fabulous location, so close to Ashton Court.
"Today's purchasers are savvy buyers - not only are they getting a great apartment at a great price, the first ten purchasers today have bagged themselves an exclusive SKY package free of charge."