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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

 

Homes with gardens ideal for an Easter egg hunt

Are you ever too old for an Easter egg hunt? In celebration of all things chocolate, we at PHM say no. So, as we hop towards the Easter weekend, we’ve pulled together a selection of homes with gardens perfect for hiding Easter eggs, all available with Grantley, the most recent addition to our client portfolio.

With a beautiful south facing garden, and seven acres of parkland, you’ll have to hunt far and wide for chocolate surprises at Gillhams House in Haslemere, Surrey. This 1930’s eight-bedroom family home totals 6,530 sqft, and features six receptions rooms, two staircases and a games room.

Set within 2.1 acres, Hammer Hill in Dorking is a characterful five-bed family home. Running along the south elevation is a wide paved terrace which leads to the garden. Well stocked with shrubberies and flower beds, the Easter Bunny will have a wide choice of hiding places.

Foley Hatch in Liphook is a beautiful detached cottage, set in an idyllic and rural location. Internally, the property features a triple aspect sitting room with views over adjoining fields. Outside, a large garden, shrubbery, a stream and two storage sheds, set a perfectly picturesque scene for an Easter egg hunt.

 

New show house opens at Prime Place, Godalming – as a new collection of townhouses goes on sale

Few new homes can claim such an exceptional town-centre location as Prime Place, Godalming – steps from the High Street; opposite Waitrose; less than 10 minutes’ walk from the station and a short stroll to the picturesque River Wey. Following the success of the apartments, with almost 90 per cent sold, Prime Place has released a new selection of townhouses for sale and has opened a new show house to showcase their quality.

The three and four-bedroom townhouses are priced from £574,995 and Help to Buy is available on selected homes. Arranged around a central courtyard garden, each townhouse has a private rear garden and two allocated spaces in the underground car park.

Sue Gresswell, sales and marketing director at Prime Place, comments: “Godalming is a delightful place to live and popular for its great facilities, genuine sense of community and easy access to London. We believe these townhouses are in the best location in the town, offering convenience matched with luxury living.”

The four-bedroom townhouses are arranged over four storeys providing more than 1,600 sq. ft. of space, which can easily be adapted to suit different lifestyles. The living/dining area and separate kitchen are at ground level, with the bedrooms and bathrooms on the upper two floors. In the basement, there’s a utility room and an additional spacious room that can be used for storage or other purposes.

The excellent specification includes smart fully-fitted Manhattan kitchens; Roca bathrooms and en suite shower rooms with full-height Porcelanosa tiling and luxury Porcelanosa laminate flooring in the living areas.

Godalming, a historic market town, has a great choice of amenities. The local high street is home to an array of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. From Godalming station, regular trains to Waterloo take as little as 47 minutes.

The area is well known for its outstanding choice of top-rated state and independent schools, including Charterhouse, one of the UK’s leading independent schools, less than two miles away.

 

Prices at Prime Place, Godalming start from; £574,995 for a three-bedroom townhouse; £749,995 for a four-bedroom townhouse and £449,995 for a two-bedroom apartment Help to Buy is available on the apartments, and on townhouses priced under the Help to Buy threshold of £600,000. Both first-time buyers and existing home owners moving up are eligible for Help to Buy; part-exchange is also available for those with a home to sell.

The sales and marketing suite at Prime Place, Godalming GU7 1JG is open daily from 10am to 6pm (closes 5pm on Sunday). In addition to the show house, a two-bedroom show apartment is open for viewing. For more information, please contact on 01483 677119 or visit www.primeplace.co.uk.

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.

PHM appointed to provide PR services for Surrey-based property agency Grantley

We are very excited to have been appointed to provide PR services for Grantley, a Surrey-based property agency providing sales and lettings expertise as well as a bespoke serviced apartments offering.

Grantley was initially launched in 2009 to provide a professional property service in Surrey and West Sussex.

In 2015, two further businesses, Red Clam and Buy Night came together under the Grantley banner. Today, the group is responsible for a wide range of properties, from large country homes and estates in the Surrey Hills, to cottages in the county’s villages and serviced apartments in the centre of Guildford. The team has a wealth of experience and local knowledge underpinned by a discreet and proactive service.

We very much look forward to working with Grantley across all three divisions.

If you’re looking to implement a new streamlined PR strategy, need help with raising your company’s profile or want to delve into digital marketing, 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/

Property House Marketing is sponsoring the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards

We’re pleased to be supporting the First Time Buyer Awards on 21st April, as sponsors of the ‘Most Innovative Redevelopment of an Existing Property’ category. Having prepared many entries on behalf of our clients over the years, and attending the awards ceremony to celebrate the winners, we’re excited to formally support and recognise those who work so hard for first-time buyers in the UK.

If you have a ticket to attend this year’s celebrations, look out for the team who will be happy to toast your success or to simply have a good natter – or both!

We’ll also be keeping our fingers crossed for our client, Thames Valley Housing, shortlisted for Affordable Housing Provider of the Year. There is still time to cast your vote and ensure that your choice of forward-thinking and innovative housing association scoops the winning title.

Our sponsorship also gives us the opportunity to talk about our award-writing history. In the last 21 years, we’ve prepared over 1,316 award entries, where one in three goes on to win a top prize.

If you’ve worked on a project or development of which you are particularly proud, and you are thinking about entering the world of glittering award ceremonies, please give us a call on 01483 561119.

Site Connect by Countrywide Telecoms

Countrywide Telecoms appointed by Taylor Wimpey to launch ‘mission critical’ broadband services across UK construction sites

Our client, Countrywide Telecoms, provider of specialist communication services to the UK construction industry, has been appointed as a strategic partner by Taylor Wimpey, one of the country’s largest residential developers, to deliver high-speed broadband services to its sites and sales offices.

Site Connect, Countrywide Telecoms’ internet connection solution for construction sites, provides the vital communication links required by developers from the moment building starts and throughout the sales cycle. The technology will be deployed to Taylor Wimpey developments this year, as well as to onsite sales offices and marketing suites.

Andy Feldon, IT Director at Taylor Wimpey, said: “Even with all the technological advances we’ve seen over the past few decades, the fundamental issue the industry has struggled with since the 1990s is connectivity on construction sites before a full IT infrastructure is in place. High speed broadband and an efficient communication system is mission critical, and we look forward to seeing Site Connect rolled out across Taylor Wimpey’s developments.”

Site Connect makes use of the latest advancements in technology to provide secure, rapid internet access wherever installed. Where traditional fixed line providers can take weeks and often months to set up a working service, Countrywide Telecoms delivers full connectivity within a matter of days.

PJ Farr, Founder and Managing Director of Countrywide Telecoms, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Taylor Wimpey, and are excited by the opportunity that this partnership presents to grow our business. Countrywide Telecoms is now providing connectivity solutions to some of the UK’s leading construction companies, but as we continue to grow we will maintain the ‘hands on’ approach that we have always taken, allowing us to act promptly to provide a secure and reliable network.

“Construction professionals need fast and reliable connectivity as soon as work begins onsite; Site Connect delivers this. The practicality of our product also ensures that when it’s no longer required, it can be simply picked up and reused in another location, making it a financially viable solution too.”

For more information about Countrywide Telecoms and Site Connect visit countrywidetelecoms.co.uk/site-connect/

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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