In a review of London’s housing market, CBRE’s new Borough by Borough report highlighted the rich benefits that come with living in Southwark, and other areas undergoing extensive regeneration. As well as offering healthy average salaries of over £36,000, Southwark has an excellent selection of travel connections, eateries and over a thousand retailers, making it a popular choice for those looking for a new place to call home. To reap the rewards of regeneration, home buyers should consider Bellway Homes’ Elmington Green development, which offers a stylish collection of new homes.
In particular, the vibrant neighbourhood of Camberwell has been through rapid changes, with an £11m regeneration of the local library and plaza, as well as the transformation of a number of central streets and Camberwell Green.
Elmington Green comprises one and two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom houses, offering a variety of styles to suit first-time buyers, families, investors and commuters travelling into central London. Many apartments benefit from balconies, and all the houses have gardens – with some having the added luxury of roof gardens. Residents can also enjoy areas of open space surrounding the development.
Emma Denton, Sales Director Designate at Bellway Thames Gateway, comments: “Camberwell has become a great choice for potential home buyers, with a wealth of amenities for residents to take advantage of. As one of the best value locations in Zone 2, Elmington Green offers an affordable option for those interested in London living. Due to the increasing popularity of this area, we encourage people to visit the development soon to see all that is on offer, and avoid missing out.”
A typical three-bedroom mid-terrace family home is spread across three floors and offers a roof-top terrace and, with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, and three double bedrooms. The kitchen is complemented with integrated appliances, including a stainless steel electric fan oven, black glass ceramic hob, an extractor hood and a fridge freezer. The ground floor is completed with a modern cloakroom. While the first floor includes a family bathroom and two double bedrooms. The second floor features the master bedroom, with the luxury of a stylish en suite and fitted wardrobe, and access to the generous outdoor terrace.
Camberwell offers a selection of leisure opportunities, with a range of bars, restaurants, cafés and shops near Camberwell Green. Burgess Park is also less than a mile from Elmington Green, with a host of facilities including play areas, gardens, cycle tracks, a fishing lake, running trails, tennis courts and sports pitches, and is a venue for local events such as the Camberwell Fair. Camberwell is also home to a vibrant artistic movement, with Camberwell College of Arts, the South London Gallery, the Camberwell Arts Festival and several artists’ studios at the vanguard.
Ideal for commuters, Denmark Hill is the nearest railway station, with regular services offering a journey time into London Victoria of nine minutes, Clapham Junction in 14 minutes, London St Pancras in 20 minutes and Shoreditch in 24 minutes. Residents can also benefit from regular bus services operating locally and across London, and the closest tube stop is Oval, on the Northern Line.
For families, there is wide selection of well-regarded schools to choose from, including the top performing state secondary comprehensive, Sacred Heart RC, and primary school’s St John the Divine C of E, Brunswick Park and Crawford Primary.