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London is set to become a city of renters, with just 40% of people owning their own home by 2025*. Those currently aged 20-39 have been labelled ‘Generation Rent’ with only 26% expected to own their own home by 2025. Young professionals seeking affordability, but not wanting to lose access to their London lifestyle, are now increasingly looking to the peaceful suburbs.

“Generation Rent” Won’t be Left Outside at Brook Valley Gardens

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city but also benefiting from a well-connected zone 5 location, Countryside’s new Livingstone apartments at Brook Valley Gardens in Chipping Barnet, offer the perfect solution for Generation Rent.

Designed by Stirling Prize winning Alison Brooks Architects and landscaped by HTA, Brook Valley Gardens is the extensive regeneration of the former Dollis Valley housing estate, inspired by the original garden suburbs of the early 20th century.  The Livingstone apartments, the latest addition to this fast establishing development will comprise one, two and three bedroom apartments and are ideal for those looking to get onto the property ladder without compromising on location. Based on the principles of green open space, community, imaginative design and healthy living, Brook Valley Gardens will become a vibrant and inclusive place to live, including new facilities, such as a community centre and pre-school nursery.

Brook Valley Gardens is ideally located in Barnet, providing young professionals the opportunity to travel easily in and around London for work and pleasure. High Barnet station lies on the Northern line, where the City branch will connect residents to Bank in just under 40 minutes, whilst the Charing Cross branch goes directly into Leicester Square.   Ideal for evenings out enjoying London’s vibrant night life, High Barnet underground will also benefit from the new Night Tube service, providing an around the clock service.  

Andrew Loveday, Sales Director at Countryside comments: “House prices in London are making it increasingly difficult for the younger generation to find their feet on the housing ladder. The Livingstone apartments offer affordability to those who enjoy city living, as the zone 5 location means they will benefit from quick and easy access into the capital. We wanted to make homes which are affordable and this leafy suburb of Chipping Barnet, offers Londoners the best of both worlds. In addition, it is a perfect location to bring up a family, which will be appealing to young professionals who are preparing for their future.” 

The three bedroom Livingstone apartments offer an excellent specification. The spacious, open plan living, kitchen and dining areas have been thoughtfully designed to maximise light, featuring access to a private decked balcony that’s perfect to enjoy on warm summer evenings.  The master bedroom benefits from its own stylish en-suite, with a further two bedrooms and family bathroom.

Nearby, Barnet High Street bustles with local retail and coffee shops including a Waitrose supermarket and a thriving weekly market. A wide range of sports and leisure facilities are close by, as well as abundant open spaces, parks and woodlands.

Prices for The Livingstone start at £373,250 for a one bedroom and £457,500 for a two bedroom apartment. For more information and to register your interest, please call 020 8440 1872, email brookvalleygardens@cpplc.com or visit www.countryside-properties.com.


Information correct at time of publication.

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