Mayor opens Mapmakers’ show home

Southampton Mayor Cathie McEwing cut the ribbon and officially opened the marketing suite and show home at Mapmakers, the city’s newest community at Romsey Road.

The Mayor was delighted to be the first person to view the superb new show home and explained she had personal reasons for watching the development of Mapmakers over the past few months as she had worked in the offices previously on the site and her husband, Alex, still works for the Ordnance Survey.

“These are really beautiful new homes in a fantastic location,” said Cllr McEwing. “I love the fixtures and fittings and décor in the show home and would certainly jump at the chance to live here. “

The Mayor was joined by some of the first Mapmakers buyers who were all keen for an exclusive preview of the show home, having all purchased their homes from plans.

James Boyce, marketing manager at Kier, said: “We are incredibly proud of the success of the Mapmakers development so far and it is really exciting to be at the stage of having a completed show home. We wanted to thank our buyers at Mapmakers for putting their trust in us to build their new homes and so I am thrilled to be able to give them the first viewing alongside the Mayor of Southampton.”

One of the first couples to buy at Mapmakers were Veronica Monreal and Victor Trivino, a young couple looking for more space and relocating to Southampton from London. They bought their two-bedroom Mapmakers house at the initial sales launch earlier this year, so were delighted to see the new show home and cannot wait to move in.

“We love London but are really excited to be moving here,” said Veronica. “We need more space as we both work from home and…