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Seeing Queenshurst in the Metro, City AM and MoveTo makes us happy!

Queenshurst, a stylish collection of homes in Kingston by Berkeley West London, is already catching the eye of property journalists despite the new show home only opening recently.

Today’s Metro featured the “striking new development” of Queenshurst in Launch Pad, which covers the best new homes which have just launched.

Furthermore, City AM’s Melissa York featured Queenshurst in her weekly round-up of the best new developments on the market in and around London, while Deborah Churchill at MoveTo magazine included Queenshurst in her New Homes Round-up: Commuter Special.

We’re so pleased that this dynamic development has got such great coverage already, which is very fitting as Kingston is one of London’s happiest boroughs, according to research by The Office of National Statistics.

Residents at Queenshurst, which comprises Manhattan suites, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, and duplexes, will definitely be happy thanks to the development’s close proximity to:

  • Kingston rail and bus station, which provides fast transport links into Central London
  • Excellent shopping in the town centre, including the Bentall Centre – home to over 75 shops
  • An ancient market square selling fresh flowers, organic groceries and international food
  • A wide selection of restaurants, bars and pubs along the Thames riverfront
  • Historic Hampton Court, just across the river
  • Two of London’s largest Royal Parks – Richmond Park and Bushy Park

For further information about Queenshurst, or to book an appointment to view the new show apartment, call the sales and marketing suite on 0203 393 9886. Prices start from £420,000.

Regal round-up of properties fit for a queen

Happy 90th Birthday to our longest-reigning monarch! We thought we’d celebrate in our own PHM way by presenting a regal round-up of our clients’ properties. We don’t anticipate Buckingham Palace coming on the market anytime soon, but in the meantime, check out the following luxury lifestyle lodgings.

Oakhill Park in Putney offers mansion-style apartments with an abundance of space and beautifully-landscaped gardens. The new homes have been finished to an immaculate specification, with an elegant and stylish interior design, giving the homes a palatial feel. Prices start from £850,000 for a two-bedroom apartment – call London Realty on 020 3430 6920 to find out more.

For a home that has that ‘royal seal of approval’, May Tree House in Berkshire, on the market with Haslams, has landscaped gardens meticulously designed by award-winning Chelsea Flower Show medallist Matt Keightley. Matt won the prestigious and highly-coveted People’s Choice Award in 2015 for his design of Prince Harry’s garden for his charity, Sentebale, named ‘Hope in Vulnerability’. Call Haslams on 0118 960 1000 to find out more about this beautiful five-bedroom house, on the market for £1,500,000.

Fan of the annual Boat Race? Imagine being within walking distance next year…

On Easter Sunday, thousands of people gathered on the banks of the River Thames, and many thousands more gathered around their TV sets, to watch the narrow victory for Cambridge in the annual Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race.

Each year the historical event shines a light on the areas surrounding the Boat Race route and this year was no exception. If you want to get caught up in the excitement of the starting gun, or join in the wild celebrations at the finish line for next year’s race, than look no further than these two perfectly-poised properties.

Oakhill Park, in Putney, is an exclusive gated development of mansion-style apartments and penthouses, situated on a leafy residential road. It’s thoughtfully designed to blend in with the Victorian and Edwardian houses which line the streets. As the starting point of the Boat Race, Putney is a popular area for rowers and is home to a handful of rowing clubs. You can even walk to the river in just 10 minutes, where you can commute into the city by boat. Prices start from £850,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Call Savills on 020 3430 6920 or visit oakhillpark.co.uk.

Parliamentary prestige project peeked in the press

As the mainstream media focuses on Westminster to cover Britain’s potential exit from the EU, the property pages have honed in on the area for a completely different reason.

With the final phase of apartments at Berkeley Homes’ Abell & Cleland now launched, the development, in John Islip Street, is rightly being recognised as one of the most desirable collection of apartments now available in London.

In addition to The London Economic coverage Berkeley Homes’ Abell & Cleland achieved last month, it also featured in the Homes and Property Supplement of The Evening Standard, and MoveTo London Magazine.

In the Evening Standard article, Will apartments near Parliament get your vote?, Abell & Cleland was highlighted for its setting in a “remarkably quiet corner” of the “Parliamentary Quarter”.

MoveTo London Magazine chose Abell & Cleland to feature in its New Homes Round-up and also celebrated the location, close to Tate Britain, saying that “apartments at this new development are well placed, whether it’s fine art or political intrigues that set your heart racing”.

Prices at Abell & Cleland start from £1.15 million, and for further information or to book an appointment please call 0203 813 5884 or visit Berkeley’s website.

Love your neighbours? Then you’ll love these properties!

With the recent Friends reunion exciting fans across the globe, we felt inspired to promote neighbourliness – something which Rachel, Ross and the gang have in abundance! So here’s a few of our clients’ developments that will appeal to the neighbourly among you.

Graylingwell Park, a partnership between Linden Homes, Affinity Sutton and the Homes and Communities Agency in Chichester, is set within 85 acres of parkland and is a fantastic example of a beautifully-integrated community. The on-site community cabin, The Lodge, hosts a range of activities for residents, such as yoga classes and coffee mornings, and there’s even a shared allotment for green-fingered residents! Graylingwell Park is also a great affordable option for those looking to raise a family in a friendly atmosphere – with Help to Buy and Shared Ownership properties available, potential buyers can start living here with only a 5% deposit.

There’s nothing that quite brings together tight-knit communities like local sports clubs. As part of Prime Place’s vision to build something beyond bricks and mortar, it’s developing Prime Place, Kew Bridge, which will be home to 648 new homes and a range of new community facilities and amenities – and Brentford Football Club’s new stadium! These apartments are sure to catch the attention of football fans, with the magical match day atmosphere creating a unique community atmosphere.

To find out more about Graylingwell Park, call Linden Homes on 01243 717028 or Affinity Sutton on 0300 100 0303. For more information on Prime Place, Kew Bridge, by Prime Place, call 0845 600 7230.

All these bridges – and we still can’t get over Vista’s wonderful views

The buzz surrounding the construction of the new Garden Bridge in London, beginning very soon, has inspired one property journalist to talk about the demand of riverside properties and those overlooking some of London’s most famous bridges.

In the article “The price of a view to sigh for”, in The Daily Telegraph on the 20th February, journalist Zoe Dare Hall explains that “developers are competing to build new homes overlooking London’s bridges”.

Featuring Berkeley’s Vista as a great example of this, thanks to its prime position on Queenstown Road, opposite Battersea Park and just along from Chelsea Bridge, the article talks about how bridges not only provide an anchor to the city’s past but are also helping to shape its future.

With a further 12 new river crossings planned for London by 2050, the demand for riverside properties is set to increase even further, thanks to the improved views and better cross-river transport links.

The final phase of Vista has now launched, and there are still one and two-bedroom apartments available. Call 020 3053 6900 to book an appointment, or visit Berkeley’s website here for more information.

Showcased by a digital magazine, or seen by millions of commuters, Berkeley’s stylish properties get around!

On 1st February, The London Economic featured the luxurious Abell & Cleland by Berkeley Homes in its property section.

Property Editor, Bea Patel, turned attention to the launch of the final phase of apartments and a brand new show home at Abell & Cleland – a stunning new development offering a unique opportunity to own a world-class address in historic Westminster.

The next day, the Metro’s Tuesday Property supplement turned the spotlight onto another Berkeley development, Vista – aptly-named due to its stunning views of Battersea Park and beyond. Vista featured in an article on the regeneration of the Battersea area (which includes a new tube station).

Picked up by around 3,300,000 readers daily, Metro’s Property supplement is a prime spot for those looking to target commuters, so if you have something to shout about, get in touch with us on 01483 561119.

For more information on Berkeley Homes’ developments visit the website here.

Final phase of apartments launches at Berkeley Homes’ luxurious Abell & Cleland development this weekend!

Representing a rare and exceptional opportunity to buy a home in historic Westminster, the final phase of apartments at Berkeley Homes’ sophisticated new development, Abell & Cleland, launched on Saturday 30th January 2016, when a luxurious new two-bedroom showhome opened to the public for the first time.

Some of the homes at this new central London development, will be available for occupation this spring, making an ideal purchase for buyers looking for a home that they can move to within a few months.

This latest collection of homes comprises elegant one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses set across two beautifully-designed buildings and complemented by an array of exclusive leisure and business facilities as well as beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds.

Abell & Cleland offers more than just a home – it provides the lifestyle you’d expect from this sought-after address; the elegant neighbourhood of Westminster offers an eclectic mix of shops specialising in fine arts and antiques, bespoke tailors and tempting delicatessens, while perfectly positioning residents to enjoy the many cultural and culinary delights London is celebrated for.

Prices at Abell & Cleland start from £1.15 million. For further information or to book an appointment please call 0203 813 5884 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk.

PHM once again scores a hat trick of coverage in Metro

Willmott Dixon’s private residential arm enjoys prime place on the first page of the property section today with the news that its plans for 648 one to three-bedroom apartments and a new football stadium for Brentford FC, have been approved.

This new development – which will be home to the team known locally as the Bees – is already creating quite a buzz in the area with the proposed mix of apartments to rent or buy set to offer “high quality hotel-style living” and “substantial improvements to the public realm”.

Cross to the other side of London and Affinity Sutton is getting loads of press coverage for its shared ownership homes in Lewisham including a mention of Tanners Hill and Spectrum in Metro’s ‘Launch Pad’ column.

Last but by no means least Berkeley Homes (West London)’s Queenshurst development was mentioned in a feature headlined “Developments step on the gas”, which explored the trend of housebuilders converting former gasholders. The scheme, in Kingston-upon-Thames will feature a new garden square, linear park, and 315 sustainable apartments, ranging from compact studios to three-bedroom properties.

Estates Gazette Awards 2015!

We’re all waiting (with bated breath) the release of the new Absolutely Fabulous film next year and last night Joanna Lumley continued to whet our appetites as she hosted the Estates Gazette Awards 2015.

The Ab Fab star, who is no stranger to the world of development in London thanks to her Garden Bridge idea which is now becoming a realisation, looked as glamourous as ever as she announced the winners of the awards to the 850–strong audience in the Grand Ballroom of the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Following a comical intro by actor Miles Jupp, the actress puckered up for each winner that stepped up on stage to receive their accolade; it was the icing on the cake for our client Berkeley Homes which picked up the gongs for both its categories – Residential Company of the Year and, for the second year running, National Company of the Year.

Reading an excerpt from the judge’s report, ‘Voice from above’ John Briggs – who helped Joanna announce the winners, said of Berkeley’s Residential Company of the Year Win: “Berkeley Group were the judge’s outright favourite in this category. The last 12 months have shown the company maintaining a fantastic turnover and profit growth, further establishing their reputation as providers of great quality work and service. Employing 12,000 people and providing 10% of London’s affordable housing they also have a new joint venture in the pipeline that is sure to deliver future growth. ‘Berkeley, in my opinion wins the nomination by far’ said one of the judges.”

To view the full list of winners from the night visit: http://www.egawardsevent.co.uk/egawards2015/2015-winners

Want to shout about a project or development you’ve worked on for which you are particularly proud? Talk to PHM today to find out how we can help!

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