One third of people in the UK admit to leaving their Christmas shopping to the week before Christmas[i]. The study by leading online lender MYJAR.com also reveals that half of the 2,000 respondents often end up panic buying without putting any real thought into their gifts. Whether its Christmas shopping or bargains in the January sales, prospective buyers at Notting Hill Genesis’ exciting Manor Place Depot development in Elephant & Castle, will be perfectly placed to stock up on gifts from some of the capital’s most renowned shopping districts in plenty of time before the festive season.
Located in the heart of the lively and diverse south-east London district of Walworth, Manor Place Depot is less than a mile from Elephant & Castle tube station. In Zone 1, residents can jump on the Bakerloo line and hit the hundreds of retail stores on Oxford Street in under 15 minutes, the quirky finds in Covent Garden and luxury brands in Mayfair in 20 minutes or recently crowned the UK’s number one shopping centre,[ii] Westfield Shepherds Bush in around 30 minutes. Closer to home, residents will benefit from a £1.5billion regeneration programme that will deliver a newly designed town centre and shopping centre to Elephant and Castle, featuring 170,000 sqft of new shops and restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and a 500-capacity cultural venue, as well as a network of interlinking green spaces.
Manor Place Depot comprises a stylish collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments across three buildings, with some homes enjoying views of The Shard and The London Eye from their balconies. Central to the development is a courtyard garden space, with designated seating areas encouraging a community feel amongst residents. A selection of independent retail and entertainment spaces cleverly built into characterful redeveloped viaduct arches, with commercial spaces within two revitalised heritage buildings offers buyers a truly unique and distinctive living environment in one of London’s most sought-after urban locations.
Jim Munson, Head of Marketing for Notting Hill Genesis comments: “Our new homes at Manor Place Depot provide buyers with a great place from which they can enjoy the very best of London’s shopping hotspots at one of the most exciting times of the year. Even on the doorstep of the development there is a melting pot of creative and cultural spaces and an abundance of bars, restaurants and cool pop-up street food outlets serving cuisine options from across the globe. One thing is for sure, purchasers who make Manor Place Depot their home will never be short of things to do and places to explore.”
Occupying 1.7 hectares, Manor Place Depot has been expertly planned to allow for a thoughtful and creative layout of all the apartments, ensuring the best use of natural light and space. All of the properties have been designed to offer a high-quality contemporary specification throughout, sleek fully fitted kitchens come with a range of integrated Zanussi and Bosch appliances and extend to a dual-use breakfast bar. Spacious open-plan living and dining areas are complemented by French doors opening onto a private balcony or terrace, providing residents with an ideal place to relax or dine whilst some enjoy views overlooking popular London landmarks.
Less than a mile from Manor Place Depot is the bustling main town of Elephant and Castle. Offering a fantastic range of local amenities, including East Street market and Walworth Road’s shops, Marks and Spencer, a Morrison’s superstore and the recently reopened The Castle Centre. The redeveloped leisure centre features state-of-the-art facilities, including a fully equipped gym, indoor cycle studio, sports courts and a six-lane swimming pool where Southwark residents can enjoy free swimming sessions at specified times. For gourmet food, drinks and street food, Borough Market is also less than two miles away. For those who prefer the great outdoors, Burgess Park offers something for everyone, with beautiful scenery around the lake, Saturday park runs, park café and a plethora of activities from fishing to cricket, and tennis to BMX riding.
In addition to great local amenities, Manor Place Depot couldn’t be better placed to get into Central London and the West End any faster or more conveniently. Elephant and Castle and Kennington tube stations are a short walk from home, served by the Northern and Bakerloo lines. From Elephant and Castle, Waterloo can be reached in four minutes, Bank in five minutes, as well as City Thameslink trains running to Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras International. Buyers also benefit from 24-hour travel via the night tube service on the Northern line providing access to all of central London’s hotspots during the busiest party season.
Prices at Manor Place Depot start at £467,500 for a one-bedroom apartment, from £595,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and £732,500 for a three-bedroom apartment. Buyers can also enquire about Help to Buy availability, which allows potential home owners to purchase with as little as a 5% deposit. The government will then provide an equity loan of up to 40% of the property’s value on homes valued up to £600,000, which is interest free for the first five years. For more information, please visit www.manorplacedepot.com or contact Savills on 020 7531 2500.