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People living in cities are using urban green spaces more than ever with visits to parks and green spaces up by 25% according to Natural England’s Urban Greenspaces report[i]. Access to green spaces is often a major attraction for those searching for a new home, with those in close reach of good parks in high demand.

The Tramyard, a new development recently launched by Joseph Homes, is situated midway between the three commons – Clapham, Wandsworth and Tooting – three of South London’s largest green spaces. This desirable neighbourhood in Balham village is ideal for those that want to enjoy the outdoors, as well as offering excellent transport links and vibrant local nightlife.

Green spaces on your doorstep in Balham village

It is clear that city dwellers are placing higher value on access to green space, as people appreciate its benefits both in terms of health, as well as increasing the desirability of a neighbourhood. The commons of South London are an invaluable asset for local people, offering a place to take exercise, meet friends and spend time outdoors, which is known to help improve well-being. Properties at The Tramyard are conveniently located within easy walking distance of the three commons, which together total over 600 acres of public amenity space.

The Tramyard, once London’s last working tram depot, occupies a prime location on Balham High Road, between Balham and Tooting Bec underground stations, ideally located for young professionals who want to be in easy reach of all that South London has to offer. The development offers 70 stylish one and two-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom duplexes, all created with Joseph Homes’ trademark eye for design and attention to detail.

beautifully presented living areas

Julia Reynolds, Sales and Marketing Director of Joseph Homes comments: “London’s green spaces are essential to the health of the city and its residents, so it is no wonder more and more people are making the most of them. Balham village is an area of London that is spoilt for choice when it comes to access to green spaces, but it also has that sought after combination of nightlife, transport and community feel. Following the recent launch of The Tramyard, 50% of phase one homes are reserved, showing we have hit on that winning combination.”

As well as an enviable location, homes at The Tramyard boast exceptional interiors meticulously designed to meet the needs of modern lifestyles. Elegant, tasteful kitchens and bathrooms complement beautifully presented living areas, continuing Joseph Homes’ strong reputation for authentic design and high quality interiors. Kitchens feature handleless soft close units as well as a comprehensive range of integrated appliances. Open backed pantry wall shelving is accented with LED lighting. Bathrooms come complete with full height mosaic tiles around the bath/shower, bespoke vanity units with stone worktops and matt black heated towel rails. Living areas, meanwhile, are light, bright and airy, providing flexible space for entertaining and relaxing.

The Tramyard

With first time buyers and young professionals in mind, the development includes generous communal spaces that are designed to provide residents with a place to socialise, helping create a friendly and welcoming community.

The convenient location of The Tramyard means superb transport links across central London, with Balham and Tooting Bec underground stations equidistant. Victoria Station is just 16 minutes away by train, while residents can reach London Bridge in 17 minutes and Waterloo in 20 minutes. Balham itself offers a wide range of places to shop and eat out, with a mix of independent retailers, high street stores, restaurants and an enviable café culture. Balham’s nightlife is a big draw, with everything from comedy venues and club nights, to bars, gigs and movies. The three commons do not only offer opportunities to spend time in green open space, but also boast other attractions such as swimming at Tooting Lido and music festivals on Clapham Common, not to mention tennis courts, playgrounds, sports pitches and coffee shops.

Apartments at The Tramyard are now available with prices starting from £499,999 and selected homes are available to purchase through the London Help to Buy scheme. For more information, please visit or contact the selling agent, Marsh & Parsons, at their Tooting office on 020 8767 3655.


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