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View of parks from Vista, Chelsea Bridge

Happy Love Parks Week!

It’s ‘Love Parks Week’ from 14th-23rd July, an annual campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) to encourage Brits to go outdoors and show some love to their local green spaces. From dog-walkers to joggers, play-groups to cricket clubs, the event is all about communities appreciating the joys that their local park provides for them.In addition to the outdoor festivities, KBT’s Green Flag Awards, which commend well-maintained green spaces across the country, have awarded a record number of winners at this year’s ceremony; over 1,797 parks and gardens receiving recognition as quality outdoor spaces. Below is a selection of homes that boast incredible proximity to green oases, allowing residents to love their local park all year round.

Vista by Berkeley Homes is a collection of luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments with an enviable location just moments from Chelsea Bridge. In many homes, floor-to-ceiling windows follow the curvature of the apartment, leading onto a striking wraparound terrace, offering unparalleled views of Battersea Park, an urban oasis of beautiful gardens, trees and lakes, which sits just opposite the development. Prices start from £895,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Please call 020 3883 7452 for more information or visit Vista.  

Kensal Rise W10 by developer Be is a collection of contemporary one and two-bedroom apartments set on the highly-coveted Chamberlayne Road – ‘the hippest street in Europe’, according to Vogue. Offering the very best in modern city living, the apartments are just steps away from an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants and less than 15 minutes from the charming greenery of Queen’s Park. Many of the apartments have a large balcony or private terrace and some of the homes are dual aspect. Adding to the outside space, the homes are arranged around a beautifully landscaped communal garden. Prices start from £550,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Please call 020 8168 0032 or visit Be for more information

 

 

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A successful night for PHM’s client at The Planning Awards

It was a successful night at this year’s Planning Awards for our client, Berkeley Homes. The ceremony on 21st of June saw the developer win two awards as well as a ‘highly commended’ accolade for its project Woodberry Down, one of the capital’s largest estate regeneration schemes in Finsbury Park, comprising 5,500 mixed-tenure homes, community facilities, shops and a nature reserve. The 25-year-long project is being created by Berkeley in partnership with Hackney Council, Genesis Housing, Woodberry Down Community Organisation and the Greater London Authority.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, The Planning Awards is a yearly event to celebrate professional planning work as well as recognise innovation in related activities such as placemaking, housing design and economic development.

The award submissions, written and designed by PHM earlier this year, scooped Berkeley Homes the following prizes at the ceremony:

  • Award for Planning for Housing Growth – Winner
  • Award for Best Housing Scheme (500 homes or more) – Winner
  • Award for Regeneration – Highly Commended

Awards are a fantastic tool for marketing and promotion, offering a respectful third-party endorsement as well as the prestige of industry recognition. If you’re unsure about the effectiveness of a tailor-made award entry, take a look at our recent blog to see just how valuable they can be for your business’ marketing strategy.

If you’ve worked on a project or development of which you are particularly proud and would like to find out more about our awards service, call the PHM team now on 01483 561119.

Homes perfect for a summer’s day dip

2017 is certainly keeping spirits – and vitamin D levels – running high as a spell of beautiful weather takes us into the midsummer months. Trips to the seaside, magical festivals and glorious balmy nights with a glass of Pimm’s in hand, it’s with very good reason that we’ve christened it The Great British summer. But why not bring it to your doorstep? While the nation is walking on sunshine, we’ve pulled together a beautiful selection of properties that feature idyllic swimming pools, so you can bask in the summer haze from the comfort of your own home.

Sheaves Farmhouse, the impressive six-bedroom farmhouse designed and built to high standards by its current owners, is on the market to let with high end Surrey estate agents Grantley. It has a heated pool and pool house, a large annexe with kitchen and shower room, a triple garage and single garage all set within 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens.

Vista by Berkeley Homes is a collection of luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments in an enviable location just moments from Chelsea Bridge. Exclusive to residents, its luxury leisure suite comprises a vitality pool, state-of-the-art gym and a sauna, complemented by a dedicated 24-hour concierge service for total convenience and practicality. Residents are also ideally situated to immerse themselves in Battersea Park’s urban oasis of beautiful gardens, trees and lakes or take for a sunset stroll along the River Thames.

Also on the market with Grantley is Gillhams House, a substantial 1930s seven-bedroom family house set within beautiful south facing gardens and parkland grounds of seven acres. The property features 5 bathrooms, a large entertaining terrace and extensive grounds that encompass a heated swimming pool with a slide as well as a tennis court.

We’ve been inspired by Google’s new London headquarters

This week PHM has been inspired by Google’s unveiling of its impressive one million square-foot London headquarters, which will feature a gym, swimming pool and roof garden for employees to enjoy.

We’ve provided a roundup of homes below by our client, Berkeley Central London, offering similar amenities to their residents in the centre of the capital.

Vista, Chelsea Bridge Wharf   

Vista is a collection of luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments with an enviable location just moments from Chelsea Bridge, providing unparalleled views of Battersea Park.

Offering generous glass-fronted balconies and wraparound terraces to its stylish homes, Vista encapsulates the best of summer in London, providing a city oasis to its busy residents.

Prices start from £895,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Please call Berkeley Homes on 0203 811 2012 for more information.

Abell and Cleland, Westminster

This beautiful development is situated in the heart of historic Westminster, London, and comprises a collection of apartments, duplexes and penthouses set over two floors and ranging from 2,034 to 3,278 sq ft.

The manicured gardens at Abell & Cleland provide a tranquil escape in an otherwise metropolitan setting, while the private residents’ leisure complex comprises a pool, sauna and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. A business suite and full car valet service complete the offer.

Just a few penthouses remain for sale with prices starting from £4.57 million. For further information or to book an appointment to visit, call 0203 813 5884.

Evening Standard Awards

PHM’s clients scoop five awards at the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards

The London Evening Standard New Homes Awards is always a highlight in the calendar for property industry professionals, and last Friday’s awards ceremony did not disappoint. Property House Marketing celebrated two award wins as well as three highly commended accolades, for the entries we wrote and designed on behalf of our clients back in February.

The New Homes Awards are now in their 26th year and recognise a range of new homes across the property spectrum – from first-time buyer apartments to one-off luxury mansions, and high-rise developments in city centres to countryside conversions. What makes this competition different is that the entries are decided by a panel of property experts with the help of Evening Standard readers with recent buying experience.

The ceremony was introduced by the paper’s new editor George Osborne and hosted by comedian Romesh Ranganathan. There were 13 prizes announced, with PHM’s clients receiving recognition for the following projects:

  • St Joseph’s Gate (The Chapel) by Berkeley Oxford & Chiltern won ‘Best Conversion’ as well as highly commended in the ‘Best Luxury Home’ category
  • Abell & Cleland by Berkeley Central London won ‘Best Luxury Home’
  • Woodberry Down by Berkeley North East London was highly commended for ‘Best Regeneration Project’
  • Fitzroy Gate by St James was highly commended for ‘Best London Home’

If you’ve recently completed a development or project of which you are particularly proud, now is the opportune moment to speak to us about a submission into the What House? Awards as the deadline is just weeks away.

If you’re still undecided as to whether you should be entering your developments or projects for awards this year, read our blog explaining the three reasons why awards are a valuable addition to your marketing strategy.

Making commuting interesting…

Did you know, according to figures by Transport for London*, passenger numbers on the Tube reach up to 1.34 billion each year?! Now temperatures in the city are rising, it might be the perfect time to switch up the dreaded commute and opt for a breezier and less busy route to work…

Trinity Walk by Lovell Homes is situated in Woolwich, South East London which means you can fly to work via the Emirates Air Line, which provides a cable car link across the River Thames between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Victoria Docks. This quirky mode of transport is operated by Transport for London and the duration of a single crossing is reduced to just five minutes in rush hour. If you’re afraid of heights, why not take the River Bus Express, which operates from 20 piers between Putney and Woolwich, and now you can even use contactless or Oyster cards to pay.

The homes at Chiswick Gate, which are available through Shared Ownership with Thames Valley Housing, are conveniently located to give residents access to a wide number of cycle paths in and around Chiswick. These paths provide residents with an alternative and active route to work, and is also both economical and environmentally friendly, plus you can ride by Chiswick House and Gardens for a more scenic route.

Across London in the heart of historic Westminster, Abell & Cleland by Berkeley Homes is perfectly placed to make the most of the Cycle Superhighway, which runs from Westminster to Wandsworth. Cycling to work means you can enjoy a breezier and speedier commute, but for those who like to travel in style a helipad based on the South Bank in Battersea is within easy reach of the development, meaning you can take to the skies to avoid traffic.

 

 

*https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/what-we-do/london-underground/facts-and-figures

 

PHM secures extensive coverage in this week’s commuter titles

We’ve seen copious coverage in this week’s commuter titles, with clients featuring in Metro Property and its additional Crossrail special, as well as Wednesday’s London Evening Standard.

Prime Place, Kensal Rise was the focus of a double page Hard Hat feature in the Metro. Wittily titled ‘This place is in its prime’, the article detailed the development’s progress: “When it is complete, Prime Place has been designed to blend in to the period housing in the surrounding streets”.

In an additional Crossrail special on Thursday, the Metro looked at how Crossrail, the biggest construction project in Europe, is set to bring the Home Counties and suburban Essex within direct reach of Central London:

The Shared Ownership homes at East City Point in Canning Town, available to buy through Latimer Homes, was featured not once, but twice due to its desirable location. When Crossrail arrives in 2019 it will benefit residents with a journey time of “10 minutes to Liverpool Street” from Canning Town. One article stated “The Zone 3 homes are well located for professionals working in the city.”

A huge regeneration project in Woolwich also featured twice as part of the supplement, Andrea said: “Trinity Walk is a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses by Lovell Homes, a mile from the new Crossrail station in Woolwich. When Crossrail opens in 2018, Canary Wharf will be eight minutes away and Bond Street 22 minutes.”

In Wednesday’s Evening Standard we saw the result of a successful pitch for a spotlight feature on Ham, near Richmond, where Berkeley Homes has recently launched Richmond Chase. Journalist Anthea Masey writes: “The Village of Ham and its neighbour Petersham, are tucked into a great, sweeping curve on the south side of the Thames. Surrounded by green space this slice of south-west London offers a semi-rural feel that families love.”

If you would like to see great coverage secured for your developments, get in touch with us today on 01483 561119.

Be Our Guest

At PHM we’ve been feeling inspired by the release of Beauty and the Beast, and one of the film’s most iconic songs ‘Be Our Guest’. Here are some homes with fantastic living spaces ideal for entertaining – minus the singing and dancing crockery:

The beautiful Abell & Cleland by Berkeley Homes is situated in Westminster, London, and comprises a selection of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses. Guests will be suitably impressed by the development’s partnership with the nearby DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, which benefits residents with access to an exclusive in-room dining experience, ideal for dinner parties, and the opportunity to hire a private chef. Guests will also be greeted by an award winning concierge, with Abell & Cleland the first private residence in the UK to be officially awarded the prestigious Golden Keys Award by Les Clefs D’Or, Society of the Golden Keys.

Prices from £1,940,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Please call 02038 135884 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk for more information.

Kennack, a truly stunning five-bedroom family home of Victorian origins in Cranleigh, has been superbly enlarged and renovated by its current owner. The ground floor serves the house particularly well for entertaining. It comprises three high ceilinged reception rooms and a magnificent kitchen and dining room. Bi-folding doors open directly onto the terrace and gardens, taking the party outside on summer nights.

Guide Price £1,695,000. For more information contact Grantley on 01483 407610 or sales@grantley.net.

Prime Place, Godalming is a collection of contemporary apartments and townhouses in the centre of the town, moments from the High Street. The townhouses offer light and spacious kitchen and dining areas, providing great entertaining space ideal for socialising whilst hosting dinner for your friends or family. Private parking is provided in an underground car park, with direct access to the homes.

Prices start £277,995 for a one-bedroom apartment. Help to Buy is available. Please call on 01483 351933 or email surreydi@hamptons-int.com for more information.

Gillhams House in Haslemere, Surrey, is an eight-bedroom 1930s family house, set within beautiful south facing gardens and parkland of around 7 acres. This home offers an impressive six reception rooms including a stunning dining room perfect for entertaining dinner guests.  The home’s swimming pool and games room are suited for relaxed and informal gatherings during the warmer months.

Guide price £3,250,000. For more information contact Grantley on 01483 407610 or sales@grantley.net.

 

 

A brewing scene: Homes near boutique breweries

According to research, the ongoing trend for boutique brewing is having an effect on property prices. The 28 London areas that are home to independent breweries have increased in value by up to 105%* over the last five years.

It seems craft ale is quickly becoming the connoisseur’s drink of choice, and we’ve decided to take a look at some homes located close to a range of niche bars and breweries:

Sambrook’s Brewery, located just a 14-minute walk from Vista by Berkeley Homes, is a specialist London Craft Brewery and bar located in Battersea. Using traditional brewing techniques alongside carefully selected ingredients, their brewers blend to create exceptionally tasting British beers. Vista comprises a collection of luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments and offers the best of both worlds; situated just moments from vibrant Chelsea yet directly opposite Battersea Park.

Prices start from £895,000, please call 0203 811 2012 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk for more information.  

The Shared Ownership one-bedroom apartments at Chiswick Gate, available to purchase through Thames Valley Housing, are just a seven-minute stroll from The Fuller’s Griffin Brewery and The Mawson Arms. The brewery dates back to 1828 and has been brewing for more than 160 years; it offers a range of exclusive ales, limited editions and rare gifts in the brewery shop. Chiswick Gate is ideally located for homeowners to enjoy close proximity to the cosmopolitan buzz of Central London while benefitting from the more relaxed style of life found in leafy West London.

Prices start from £159,000 for a 30% share (full marketing price £530,000) and just a 5% deposit required (£7,950). For more information please call 0208 607 0550 or visit tvhsales.co.uk/chiswickgate.

*https://easyproperty.com/boutique-breweries-give-london-beer-neighbourhoods-a-boozy-boost/

Staying in is the new going out

It’s Valentine’s Day, and it might be time to ditch the fancy meal out in a restaurant crammed with tables slightly too close together, because this year, staying in is the new going out. According to research by Deliveroo 80% of Brits prefer a quiet night in over a big night out, and 52% would opt to chill out with their other half over anyone else.

These homes offer a range of amenities and services that cater for all of your needs, making Valentine’s Day for those couples staying in that bit more special:

The beautiful Berkeley Homes development Abell & Cleland has joined forces with DoubleTree Hilton, which offers an exclusive in-room dining service to its residents, meaning you don’t have to venture out of your home to enjoy a romantic meal for two. Residents also have access to a private business suite and 24-hour concierge managed by Rendall & Rittner, the first private residence in the UK to be officially awarded the prestigious Golden Keys Award by Les Clefs D’Or, Society of the Golden Keys.

Prices start from £1.94 million, call 0203 813 5884 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk for more information.

Designed for Berkeley Homes by architects Squire & Partners, West End Gate is the pinnacle of contemporary London living. The cinema screening room available to residents means you can have a relaxed Valentine’s night in, in front of the big screen. A 24-hour concierge service also means every day-to-day need is catered to.

Prices start from £928,000, call 020 7720 4000 or visit westendgate.co.uk for more information.

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