According to research by travel website Lonely Planet, Tooting has been named in the top ten coolest neighbourhoods to live in the world. The eclectic and diverse South West London district has developed its charming status in recent years and now has street cred to rival other top city destinations like New York, Rio de Janeiro and Dubai. The cool vibe of the zone three commuter hub combines a quirky mismatch of independent coffee shops, retail outlets and eateries that is attracting homebuyers to this popular and unique suburban region. Located less than a mile from Tooting High Street is Bellway Homes’ new development, St George’s Gate, from where residents can enjoy everything Tooting has to offer.
St George’s Gate is a collection of contemporary two and four bedroom townhouses form part of the exciting redevelopment of Springfield Hospital, which will include 32 acres of new public parkland, woodland and wetlands, wildlife areas and formal gardens. The homes have been designed for families and professionals looking to make the most of the local amenities. The up-and-coming town has much to offer with the largest open-air swimming pool at Tooting Bec Lido, plus the award-winning Tooting Market which has been running for over 100 years, and is home to Graveney Gin and Craft Tooting. Tooting and Wandsworth Commons create over 200 acres of green space between them, while Tooting High Street is a haven of brunch spots, cocktail bars, fresh food stalls and an enviable array of cuisine choices as well as Tooting Broadway and Tooting Bec underground stations – all of this and more is within 10 minutes’ walk from home.
Head of Sales for Bellway Homes South London, Mark Harrop, comments: “Tooting has become a chic and vibrant neighbourhood, unrecognisable from just a few years ago, however the character and sense of community here has remained. A vast array of amenities available and excellent access to transport links into central London makes St George’s Gate a very appealing option to homebuyers looking to make a move to here.”
The townhouses at St George’s Gate, such as the four-bedroom Bartholomew house type, are ideal family homes. Set over three storeys, the home affords plenty of living space for growing families. The ground floor features the kitchen and a cloakroom, and at the rear of the property is the open plan living / dining room, with access to the garden via patio doors.
The first and second floor are each home to two double bedrooms. The master bedroom has access to a private en suite through a walk-in wardrobe dressing area, and the bedrooms on the top floor have their own bathroom facilities.
The kitchens are fully fitted with contemporary units and a range of integrated AEG appliances, including a fan oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. All bathrooms, en suites and cloakrooms are tiled, with white Roca sanitary ware and finished with chrome fixtures and fittings such as a heated towel rail. All homes will benefit from landscaped gardens and off-street parking, a surprising bonus for those living so close to Central London.
St George’s Gate benefits from close proximity to an excellent range of local amenities. SW17 is well known for its music and comedy venues such as the Tooting Tram & Social, plus a range of stylish cafes, bars and restaurants and independent and high street retailers.
A number of well-regarded schools, including Fircroft Primary School, Hillbrook School and Gatton VA Primary School are nearby, making the homes ideal for families. For older students, Ernest Bevin College and Burntwood Schools at secondary level and South Thames College for further education are less than one mile from home. Fishponds Playing Field, which opened its gates to public use this summer, is only a two-minute walk from St George’s Gate.
An ideal base for city workers, the area boasts superb transport links with underground, national rail and buses all within close proximity. Tooting Bec is less than half a mile from home, offering Northern Line services with direct journeys into Waterloo, Charing Cross, Bank and Old Street. Wandsworth Common and Earlsfield, both around 20 minutes’ walk away, provide fast and frequent trains into Waterloo, Clapham Junction and Victoria stations. Major roads are easily accessible from the development, including the A24, A3 and A23.