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According to the Trade Union Congress, the number of commuters spending more than two hours travelling to and from work has increased by 72% in the last decade* adding up to over 10 hours a week. This lengthy commute can partially be blamed on the hike in London rental prices.

Livingstone Apartments Provide Perfect Urban Living

Many young professionals are looking to find a balance between their travel time to work, and the price of their homes. Within easy reach of London, and available on the Help-to-Buy scheme, award-winning developer Countryside has recently launched the Livingstone Apartments at Brook Valley Gardens in Barnet, offering the perfect setting for the ultimate urban home.   

Brook Valley Gardens is replacing the former Dollis Valley Estate, which had been identified as one of Barnet’s priority regeneration schemes. Based on the principles of green open space, community, imaginative design and healthy living, Brook Valley Gardens will be a vibrant and inclusive place to live. The Livingstone Apartments represent the second phase of this urban regeneration project and provide a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments for first time buyers looking for a home with a short commute into the city. All properties have access to an open space, whether this is a garden, or decked balcony. 

Andrew Loveday, Sales Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities division comments: “With increasing rent prices in central London, young professionals are looking to the outer regions of London to achieve both more value for money and a short travel time for work. These apartments represent a prime opportunity to get the best of both worlds.”

A high specification throughout ensures these apartments exude modern style. Apartments offer an open plan living, kitchen and dining area that opens onto a decked balcony, or a private garden. Kitchens are sleek and stylish with solid composite stone worktops and are equipped with a full range of A-rated energy efficient appliances including an integrated fridge and freezer, and dishwasher. The contemporary bathrooms house white sanitary ware and are accented with features such as chrome heated towel rails with porcelain floor and wall tiles.         

An increasingly bustling area, Barnet is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years. Nearby, Barnet High Street buzzes 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.

At Brook Valley Gardens, the connections extend locally and internationally. High Barnet Tube Station is less than a mile away from the development, highlighting the direct access these homes have to London through the Northern Line. Arriving in central London in under 40 minutes provides a stress-free commute into the city. King’s Cross St Pancras is a mere 30 minutes away on the same line, and with increasing numbers of trips to France and the surrounding areas, the Eurostar is within easy reach.

Prices for a one bedroom apartment start from £345,000 and from £410,000 for a two bedroom. For more information and to register your interest, please visit www.brookvalleygardens.co.uk or telephone the marketing suite on 020 8440 1872.



Information correct at time of publication.

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