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West Drayton Proves Popular Alternative With Those Priced Out Of London Market

House buyers looking for a more affordable home, which also offers great transport links have been snapping up apartments at Bellway Homes’ Drayton Garden Village development in West Drayton. The area, in the London Borough of Hillingdon, made it into Bairstowe Eves league table of 20 locations where prices remain below the London average and future growth remains strong. With the promise of Crossrail, commuters can enjoy the increase in equity, as well as the faster journey times into the capital, making it an attractive draw for young professionals, who are priced out of other parts of London.

The final phase of Bellway’s Drayton Garden Village development has proved popular with 80 per cent now sold. The latest collection features carefully considered apartment layouts, making the best use of natural light and space, and include up to 1,012 sq ft, meaning buyers get more for their money.

Jody Bryant, Sales Manager for Bellway Homes North London comments: “As the research shows, the West Drayton market remains buoyant and attractive, especially to first time buyers who see the benefits of a great home that has the potential to increase in value over the next few years as transport links get even better.

“We have a number of apartment styles to choose from in the last phase and would encourage everyone looking for an affordable home in a London borough to consider West Drayton.”

The regeneration of the area and close proximity to Heathrow and Europe’s premier business park, Stockley, is also creating interest in this part of town. As well as great transport links to the capital, potential home owners will be interested in the vibrant, new eco-friendly neighbourhood that is designed on traditional ‘Garden City’ principles. With the emphasis on open spaces throughout, residents will enjoy gardens, tree-lined avenues, landscaped areas and safe spaces for children to play, yet central London is within easy striking distance. Not only is the setting green, but the properties have impeccable green credentials, packed with eco-friendly technology and energy-saving features, meaning lower utility bills for residents.

Offering contemporary living accommodation and a high-quality specification, an example of the new apartments available at Drayton Garden Village is the two bedroom Norew. These two bedroom homes feature a balcony, a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area, fitted wardrobes, an en-suite to the master bedroom and a modern family bathroom. All apartments benefit from allocated parking.

Drayton Garden Village, which is the regeneration of the former RAF West Drayton site, incorporates a range of new amenities including healthcare facilities, shops and community spaces. The local area is well served with shops, eateries and supermarkets, while nearby Stockley Business Park provides locals with a country park, golf club, beauty salon and fitness centre. The vibrant Uxbridge High Street and its shopping centres is a few miles north and for a more extensive retail experience, Westfield White City is within easy reach.

Improvements are currently being made to West Drayton Train Station in anticipation of Crossrail in 2019. Providing direct services from West Drayton to the West End in 27 minutes and Canary Wharf in 37 minutes, the arrival of Crossrail will further improve the commuter connections. This includes the benefit of 12 Crossrail trains an hour during peak times, making Drayton Garden Village the perfect commuter home.

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