Acton Gardens is the dynamic new development that is transforming the face of its neighbourhood. A major redevelopment from Countryside and L&Q that will evolve over the coming years, this welcoming new community is a place where everyone will feel at home in beautifully landscaped surroundings and areas of green open space.
Strikingly designed homes and apartments, located on traditional-style streets, are an important element in this. Colourful, contemporary, inclusive and environmentally friendly, the homes have many features to encourage sustainable living and reduce your carbon footprint, such as green roofs, solar panels and an energy centre to supply some of the development's heat and power. That's not the end of the story.
Future plans include a series of parks, squares and play areas with communal gardens and podium courtyards where you can sit and relax. Beautiful South Acton Park is a delightful urban park with mature trees lining the footpaths and a play area for children.
Located just over 2 miles from Acton Gardens, Chiswick is one of London’s most fashionable London villages. For chic shops, good pubs and restaurants, parks and a pavement café lifestyle where you can stroll, browse and meet up with friends, look no further than Chiswick which offers everything to make London village living more desirable and unique.
The nearest tube to Acton Gardens is Acton Town, approximately eleven minutes’ walk away, for Piccadilly Line trains direct to central London and Heathrow Airport T1/T2/T3. South Acton Overground station is about four minutes’ walk, for all points across London from Richmond to Stratford.
Public transport will soon become even better - From the 12th September 2015 Acton Town on the Piccadilly line will be part of the new night tube service. The night tube will support London’s 24-hour lifestyle by offering a round-the-clock service on Fridays and Saturdays. Furthermore, as Acton Main Line station will be on Crossrail it will bring speedy new connections to key destinations when it begins operations in 2019.
There are a number of good schools that surround Acton Gardens. The primary schools in the area have had to add extra places in recent years owing to rising demand. The Holy Family, a Roman Catholic primary and ARK Priory are both recently opened schools in the area. The best secondary school is also a faith school, Twyford Church of England School in Twyford Crescent. Some residents may be in the catchment area of the West London Free School, set up by Acton resident Toby Young.
Fans of high fashion and luxury shopping need go no further than Westfield, White City, one of London’s most glamorous retail destinations, its illustrious occupants include Dior, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Prada and Mulberry. There’s also a range of famous department stores including Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, all just over twenty minutes from Acton Gardens by tube.
The parks of West London offer an astonishing range of ways to enjoy outdoor life, you can play golf and tennis at Duke’s Meadows; golf in the Old Deer Park; pitch and putt in Gunnersbury Park and play tennis in Acton Park. Connoisseurs of historic architecture will be entranced by Chiswick House whose gardens are full of classic statuary, and Gunnersbury Park also has its share of intriguing historic buildings as well as lakes and an Italian garden. The world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is just two stops along the line from South Acton station.
Keen walkers and cyclists can follow the Thames side path all the way to Richmond and beyond. There are several rowing clubs along this stretch of the river, or chill out at one of the lovely old riverside pubs along Strand on the Green.
Recycling bins to help manage waste
Composting facilities to reduce waste and help the environment
Energy efficient 'A' rated appliances where possible that use less energy and water
Cycle storage - making it convenient to leave the car at home and encouraging greener travel
Water butt in garden to recycle rain water and help conserve this precious resource
Full cavity wall insulation to reduce heat loss and keep the warmth inside
Dual flush toilets - helping to reduce water usage
Insulated flooring - providing excellent thermal insulation
Low energy lighting - uses up to 80% less electricity than standard fittings
Photovoltaic panels - uses sunlight to generate electricity
Solar heating panels - use sunlight to heat your water
Energy efficient glazing - providing superior thermal insulation and reducing heating bills
Home office provided to reduce energy used for commuting to work
High efficiency, low emission boilers
Green/brown roof - a natural habitat for wildlife, filtering pollutants and providing thermal mass
Smart meter - helping you to run your home more efficiently
Mechanical ventilation & heat recovery system - moderates temperature within the home and helping to save energy
“Acton Gardens was exactly what I was looking for, with the regeneration of the area, its close proximity to five underground and rail stations andthe arrival of Crossrail fast approaching; it is the ideal home for my day to day lifestyle. Another great benefit is being able to get to Heathrow Airport in under 30 minutes, as I quite often have to go to go abroad without much notice.”
“When I came across Acton Gardens, I knew it was where I wanted to come home to. Owning a new build is great, the price is really reasonable for a high quality apartment with a range of great appliances. There’s a fantastic amount of space and beautiful parkland surroundings, which I can enjoy from my balcony.”
“When London Help to Buy was announced in the Autumn, I did my research and worked out that if I waited for the scheme to launch in February, I would be able to afford a two bedroom apartment at Acton Gardens. I was very excited as I had almost resigned myself to purchasing either a one bedroom apartment, or moving further out of the city. I have had my heart set on Acton Gardens from the beginning, so with the help of London Help to Buy, I get my dream home, and I’ll be paying less than my current rent. I am extremely pleased that the London Help to Buy scheme has enabled me to get the property I wanted, at a price I could afford, and I’ve been recommending it to friends and colleagues!”
“Acton Gardens was exactly what I was looking for and purchasing here was an easy decision once I was sure I could afford it. The modern apartments offer a very high specification and the area has benefited from substantial regeneration and investment, including the forthcoming arrival of Crossrail in 2019. Acton is now a vibrant and thriving place to be and I know I’ve invested in an area that will only continue to gain in value.”