Great news, and the apartments you've chosen are in a great location - easy reach of beach and city.
Whereabouts in Essex are you from? I grew up near Brentwood, then lived in Galleywood near Chelmsford and Nounsley near Hatfield Peverel. Was just reading in the paper the other day about the V Festival at Chelmsford! There's a few of us Ex Essex Girls living round and about SA now!! :)