Eagerly awaited Friars development set for launch!


Oakley Property are very excited to announce the opening of the show home at the eagerly awaited Friars development in Lewes on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

The Friars is a unique development comprising of 24 luxury apartments. There are traditional one and two bedroom properties but the majority are Manhattan style apartments. The building is set across four floors with a lift, video phone entry systems and parking is also available.

David Beaken, a Director at Oakley New Homes, commented: “I am so pleased we can finally launch The Friars and get people in to view. Being such a prominent building in the town we have had people asking about it for months. There has been so much excitement around the launch, we have over 200 people who have registered their interest. I think the question we have be asked most is what is a Manhattan Style Apartment? Put simply it is a cross between a traditional one bedroom apartment and a studio. Open plan living space with a separate sleeping area. It’s not quite a bedroom as there aren’t windows in the rooms but there are fitted cupboards and the sleeping areas are separated by smoked glass screens which means there will be natural light coming in from the hallways. You find them a lot in major cities where open living is popular, especially New York, hence the name”. 

The Friars is perfectly positioned in the middle of Lewes just off the historic Cliffe High Street. The train station is less than 500 meters away with regular trains going to Brighton in 16 minutes, London Victoria in 65 minutes, Gatwick in 31 minutes and Haywards Heath in 16 minutes. The Bus Station is less than 200 meters away with services to Brighton, Ringmer, Uckfield, Seaford and beyond.


Regarding specification the kitchens are contemporary matt white handleless units with Silestone quartz worktops, glass splash backs and soft close doors and drawers. There are integrated Siemens and Neff appliances to include full size Siemens combination oven with built-in microwave, induction hob, Elica extractor, dishwasher and fridge or fridge/freezer. Under-mounted Blanco Silgranit sink and LED under cabinet lighting. All apartments feature separate utility cupboards with freestanding Neff washer/dryer.

The Friars is perfectly positioned in the middle of Lewes

Luxury walk-in shower rooms and bathrooms designed by Abacus featuring; Italian porcelain tiles to walls and floors and contemporary white sanitary ware. Storage to include mirrored recessed bathroom cabinets, wall mounted vanity units and recessed shelf. Polished chrome fittings, shaver sockets throughout and fixed head rain-style shower with separate hand held shower and chrome finished towel rail.


There is parking available to be purchased with each apartment priced at £10,000 per space. David Beaken commented “Parking is a big thing for a lot of people but not everyone wants it. Early interest is showing that The Friars is of particular interest to people downsizing and commuters, being so central some people are saying they don’t particularly need parking and don’t want to pay a premium for it. The simplest thing was just to give people the choice. The site is registered for Help To Buy so we also expect The Friars to be very popular with first time buyers. There is a 10 year Advantage New Home warranty to give new home owners extra peace of mind.”

Prices start from £199,950 for the Manhattan Studios, £265,000 for one bedroom apartments and from £335,000 for the 2 bedrooms.

The Launch event will be on Saturday 16 June 10am – 3pm & Sunday 17 June 11am –1pm.
Please call for an appointment to view or to discuss in more detail please contact Oakley on
01273 487444, email lewes@oakleyproperty.com or to download a brochure visit www.thefriarslewes.co.uk.

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