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 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

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 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



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 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


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 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 for more information.

PHM secures five pages of coverage for clients in 9fi5th Magazine

The winter edition of 9fi5th was published this month, and two of our clients were included in detailed features across five pages of the magazine. The glossy publication keeps readers in Miami, New York, London and Arabia up to date on luxury property worldwide.

Abell and Cleland, the prestigious luxury development by Berkeley Homes in the heart of Westminster, decorated a span of three pages in the magazine. Describing the development as “luxury set in stone,” 9fi5th comments, “The vibrancy and diversity of the city is on your doorstep, with all the conveniences that you can expect from living in prime central London. Coming from a company that really know their stuff, residents are guaranteed a building that celebrates the history of the city with all the trappings of modern luxury.”

Also featured in the winter edition was British LED luminaire experts, Ecoled, who are “lighting up the industry”. Fore fronting Ecoled as pioneers in its field, 9fit5th said, “Ecoled produce the most efficient, small LED light fittings in the industry. Modular and assembled to order, these lights are created to spec, ensuring customers are able to design exactly the kind of light they are looking for”.

Ecoled’s director of marketing James Cadisch is also quoted, stating, “We worked out that with all the different products, the different specs, colours of light, angles and finishes, we can offer up to 11 million different combinations of the product.”

You can pick up a copy of 9fi5th in first and business-class lounges, 5-star hotels, luxury property agencies, high-end design and furniture showrooms, select private member clubs, private jet charters, luxury car showrooms, and prominent art galleries.

For more information on Abell and Cleland call visit

For information on Ecoled’s products and services visit

Christmas is just around the corner…

Now that the John Lewis advert has landed, numerous Christmas lights in town centres across the UK have been switched on by celebrities and we’re less than a month away from celebrating Christmas – we think it’s safe to start feeling excited about the most wonderful time of the year! In the festive spirit, we’ve highlighted some great Christmas events near a selection of our clients’ developments – all with show homes now ready to visit.


Westminster’s Christmas Craft Market – 0.7 miles from Abell & Cleland by Berkeley Homes

Westminster Abbey is hosting the Abbey Choir’s annual Christmas Concert which is supported by John Lewis this year. The concert will feature a selection of festive choral works, and traditional Christmas carols for all to sing on the 15th December at 19:00.

Berkeley Homes’ luxurious Abell & Cleland development is situated in the heart of historic Westminster, just 12-minutes’ walk from the Westminster Cathedral Craft Christmas Market. Located outside the cathedral, the market offers hand-made crafts that make ideal Christmas gifts. Prices at Abell & Cleland start from £8.34 million for a penthouse.


Festival of Christmas Trees – 5.5 miles from Prime Place, Sevenoaks

St Mary’s Heritage Trust Christmas Tree Festival occurs yearly at the beginning of December inviting everyone to display a tree in the church which is then open to the public for viewing. Funds raised help preserve the oldest building in Westerham, the 13th century Church, many contribute elegantly, quirkily or entertainingly decorated trees which transform St Mary’s into a veritable Christmas grotto.

The contemporary one and two-bedroom apartments at Prime Place, Sevenoaks are just a 15-minute drive from the popular Christmas tree festival at Westerham. Prices start from £340,000 for a one bedroom apartment and Help to Buy is available.


Medieval Christmas at Guildford Castle – 1 mile from Catherine’s Walk by Metis Homes

 Experience a Christmas how it would have been celebrated 700 years ago at Guildford Castle on the 18th December. The grounds will be transformed into a themed 13th century winter wonderland full of traditional festivities for all the family to enjoy.

The family homes at Catherine’s Walk by Metis Homes are just a mile from Guildford Castle. Prices start from £695,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and £1,100,000 for a three-bedroom townhouse.


World TV Day: 21st November

From airing live sporting events and entertainment to providing us with educational and cultural content like documentaries, TV is the cornerstone of democracy and a pillar of freedom of expression and cultural diversity. Believe it or not, it has its own day of celebration, World TV Day, which this year lands on 21st November.

Nothing beats coming home after a long day at work and putting your feet up on the sofa in front of the television and none more so than at Christmas* with the family.

*We can talk about Christmas since one of the most highly anticipated TV moments of the year has now officially graced our screens – the John Lewis Christmas advert!

When it comes to ‘family time’ in Britain, some may think dinner time is when families are most likely to bond but in actual fact it’s in front of the box where families are most likely to unwind. According to Mintel, over three in five (62%) parents say that watching TV together as a family is relaxing and almost half (47%) of mums say watching TV brings their whole family together.

Therefore, when choosing a new home, there can be a lot of pressure to find a property with the ideal living space with enough room for all the family to come together. Rather than open-plan living, the living room is making a comeback.


New Road, Milford, Godalming, Surrey on the market with Chantries
Guide price £900,000
Call 01483 405222

A stunning, detached period home close to good schools that has been extended and completely refurbished to an extremely high standard throughout. The property has well planned accommodation over three floors, with a particular feature on the ground floor being the superb kitchen/dining/family room which opens onto the garden at the rear.


Taplow Riverside by Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) – Taplow village, Buckinghamshire
Prices from £1,110,000 at Jubilee Meadows
Call 01753 202131
The homes at Jubilee Meadows  offer expansive living space as well as impressive views for residents to wow their guests – formal drawing rooms on the first floors extend the open-plan living space of the ground floors, providing plenty of space for entertaining.

PHM’s clients triumphant at this year’s What House? Awards

The What House? Awards are always the highlight of PHM’s calendar, but this year has been especially exciting. We’re thrilled to announce that 12 of the 23 entries we submitted on behalf of our clients were named winners at this year’s ceremony. What’s more, six entries scooped the prestigious Gold prize in their categories, including Berkeley Homes’ impressive win for Best Large Housebuilder.


We spent a busy summer writing and designing the What House? Award entries, and were delighted to celebrate our clients’ success at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 18 November. Achieving national recognition for our clients’ achievements is high on our agenda so if you’re already considering which awards to enter in 2017, the deadline for the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards on 3rd February is just around the corner.


To find out how PHM can make your development or project shine, call us on 01483 561119.

In case of an Indian summer…

With the mornings feeling distinctly chillier, an Indian summer might feel unlikely. If we are treated to a spell of warm weather we’ve picked out some homes that remind us of summer pursuits before we have to don the woolly socks.

Jubilee Meadows is an exclusive collection of three, four and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached luxury family houses situated in the new Taplow Riverside development by Berkeley Homes in Taplow Village, Royal Berkshire. The development is nestled in between the River Thames and Jubilee River, and delivers quintessential waterside living at its best.

Just a short walk away from the centre of Maidenhead, the homes provide an idyllic and tranquil retreat away from the city but with all the convenience afforded by close proximity to a well-connected town centre. Taplow is just moments from the development and neighbours some of the country’s most celebrated riverside destinations such as Bray, Marlow and Windsor, where visitors will find renowned bars, restaurants and quirky local boutiques.

Homes at Jubilee Meadows are set to be completed by February 2017, prices start from £1,100,000. Please contact the Berkeley Homes sales teams to register your interest as soon as possible on 01753 784417 or visit

For city dwellers, the stylish ‘Garden Collection’ at Abell & Cleland, in Westminster boasts beautifully landscaped gardens that provide a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of London. This is the ideal space to unwind with a walk through the greenery, and the homes themselves benefit from well well-proportioned inset balconies that provide an exceptional view of the outdoor area.

Just three homes in the ‘Garden Collection’ remain. Prices at Abell & Cleland start from £1,900,000, for further information or to book an appointment to view the duplex show home and the gardens, please call 0203 813 5884 or visit


Spots to spend your weekend, thanks to the Good Pubs Guide

Have you seen the Good Pubs Guide yet? It was launched yesterday, containing all the best spots to spend your weekend and leisure time. We love a good pub and so have listed a round up of our clients’ developments that are with easy reach of a tempting watering hole.

The Guide named The Horse Guards Inn in Tillington, Sussex as pub of the year for 2017. This charming 300-year-old pub is hidden away in the South Downs National Park, just 30 minutes south of Prime Places’ new development in Godalming. The development comprises apartments, which range from one to three bedrooms, and penthouses, which range from two to four bedrooms, they are perfect for modern town-centre living. Each has a contemporary open-plan layout and most of the homes have a balcony or terrace extending the space.

For more information, please call the marketing suite on 01483 351933 or email

One that is unlikely to appear on the Good Pubs Guide, because it’s in a league of its own, is The Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow. Did you know it’s the only UK pub to be awarded two stars in the Michelin guide? Residents of Taplow Riverside, the new development by Berkeley Oxford and Chiltern will be just a 20-minute drive to Tom Kerridge’s fabulous offerings including, Half Beer Road Chicken with Orange braised summer turnip, Oak Gravy and Mushroom Crunch. The new homes at Taplow Riverside provide quintessential waterside living with a collection of luxury houses, penthouses and apartments just a short walk from the centre of Maidenhead.

Please contact the Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) sales teams to register your interest as soon as possible on 01753 784417 or visit