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According to research from CBRE*, 60 per cent of millennials believe that the city is an appealing place to work. Whilst millennials appear to be attracted to the vibrant capital, the CBRE report also suggests that for most, the longest tolerable commute is 30 minutes. For home hunters keen to enjoy the best of London, whilst benefiting from excellent transport links, Countryside has a large portfolio of homes available for sale in the city and its outer suburbs, allowing purchasers to strike up the perfect live, work, play balance.
Countryside has a range of sites across London including Acton, Greenwich, Mill Hill, East London and Barnet. In order to suit the needs of a modern-day purchaser, developments are contemporary in design, featuring private outdoor spaces and communal areas, whilst being ideally located to embrace the very best of London living.
Andrew Loveday, Sales Director at Countryside comments: “London is diverse and vibrant, with a huge host of leisure, entertainment and work opportunities, so it is hardly surprising that so many millennials are drawn to the big city. Whether it is work or pleasure that has attracted a purchaser to the capital, our developments incorporate all that is great about London, whilst being excellently located to transport connections. At Countryside, we also understand the need to build communities, so one of our key focuses on each of our London developments is to create and enhance neighbourhoods.”
Many of Countryside’s developments in the capital also offer the London Help to Buy Scheme, helping purchasers step on or move up the property ladder. To qualify, buyers need a deposit of just 5% and a mortgage for up to 55% of the value of the home. The Government will then provide an equity loan of up to 40% of the property’s value, which is interest free for the first five years. The maximum price limit is £600,000.
Countryside’s London developments include:
Acton Gardens, Acton, W3
Acton Gardens is an ambitious £600m project from Countryside and L&Q, creating 2,500 brand new homes. This placemaking scheme is forming a new community in Acton, designed to also connect to surrounding neighbourhoods through a range of new walking routes. Green space plays a vital role with West Park the first of many future parks planned within the development. A central square will be at the heart of the community, offering a supermarket, shops, doctors, dentist surgery, nursery and youth club. The development will also feature a tree lined boulevard, encouraging residents to use communal outdoor areas, as well as providing a brand-new bus service. A range of apartments, duplexes and penthouses are available at Acton Gardens. Prices for a one-bedroom apartment start from £481,750
East City Point, Canning Town, E16
Located close to Custom House station, just minutes from Canary Wharf, East City Point is in the heart of a friendly and thriving neighbourhood, which has built on the success of London 2012 to become one of London’s flagship regeneration projects. The smart apartment buildings, include the popular Atrium Building and the newly launched Lexicon Terrace featuring one and two-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom maisonettes. Prices start from £355,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. The London Help to Buy scheme is available on a selection of properties.
St Paul’s Square, Bow, E3
Located in a vibrant part of East London, St Paul’s Square offers a collection of one, two, and four-bedroom apartments, with many homes benefitting from private outside space and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. Each home features an excellent specification throughout, combining comfort and style. The homes have been intelligently designed with large windows and open plan living areas in order to maximise light and space. One-bedroom apartments at St Paul’s Square start from £450,000. The London Help to Buy scheme is available on a selection of properties.
Greenwich Millennium Village, Greenwich, SE10
Located on the bank of the Thames, close to first-class transport links and amenities, Greenwich Millennium Village is an inspirational joint venture development by Countryside and Taylor Wimpey, supported by the Mayor of London. Iverna Quay is the latest phase of homes at GMV, offering a stylish collection of contemporary apartments, maisonettes and überhaus™. Interiors offer flexible, open plan living spaces and full height glazing, creating light-filled accommodation. Each of the homes benefit private outdoor space. Prices at GMV currently start from £590,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. London Help to Buy is available on a selection of properties.
Kings Park, Harold Wood, RM3
Kings Park features an outstanding collection of luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments finished to an exceptional standard. Located in the northeast London Borough of Havering, the development benefits from an exceptional parkland setting, while being just 35 minutes from central London via Harold Wood station, which will benefit from Crossrail in 2018. Prices at Kings Park currently start from £380,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Oaklands Hamlet, Chigwell, IG7
Oaklands Hamlet is selection of two to five-bedroom houses, nestled between Hainault Forest Golf Club and swathes of open countryside, with the historic town of Chigwell on its doorstep. Evocative of a traditional rural hamlet, half of the 53-acre development is dedicated to public open green space, including a country park, ponds, cycleways and bridleways, a bandstand and a village green. Despite its rural setting, Oaklands Hamlet enjoys superb views towards Canary Wharf, with journey times into London Liverpool Street taking just 30 minutes, and Night Tube services running every Friday and Saturday. Four and five-bedroom houses are currently available. Prices for a four-bedroom house start from £615,000.
Brook Valley Gardens, Chipping Barnet, EN5
Forming part of the regeneration of the former Dollis Valley Estate in Chipping Barnet, Brook Valley Gardens is a unique new housing scheme based on the principles of green open space, community, imaginative design and healthy living. Currently offering a range of three and four-bedroom houses, Brook Valley Gardens will provide over 600 much-needed new properties for the area. Prices for a three-bedroom house start from £635,000.
The Mount, Mill Hill, NW7
Situated in an elevated position overlooking the magnificent city of London in one direction and lush Hertfordshire countryside in the other, The Mount is an exquisitely designed collection of apartments and luxury townhouses. Prices for three and four-bedroom townhouses at The Mount start from £999,995.
For further information on Countryside’s forthcoming developments in London, visit www.countryside.london.