68% of journeys completed in the UK are less than five miles from home, and more than ever many people are opting to get from A to B using two wheels or two feet, as sales of bikes and cycling equipment have seen an impressive 500% rise during the last month. For homebuyers who have adopted this greener way of living, one of London’s largest housing providers Notting Hill Genesis is offering a fantastic selection of London based developments perfect for those wanting a new home from which they can easily maintain greener modes of travel across the capital.
Occupying a prime location in the heart of Walworth, a few minutes from Elephant & Castle, Manor Place Depot comprises a unique and stylish collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments for private sale. This exciting development offers easy access to a choice of green spaces and links to the rest of the capital. Residents can reach Canary Wharf by bike in 30 minutes via Cycle Superhighway route 3 and the West End in around 15 minutes. Alternatively, journeys across Southwark Bridge into the City offer a scenic delight and take just 14 minutes by bike. For those on foot, a walk to Bank or London Bridge will take under 30 minutes. For a weekend stroll or a spot of evening exercise, there is a trio of parks nearby including Burgess Park, Southwark Park and the hugely popular Hyde Park all under 25-minutes away by bike.
Located in one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods, Notting Hill Genesis’ flagship development Peckham Place is perfectly placed to enjoy everything this exciting district has to offer. Comprising a trendy and spacious selection of one, two and three bedroom homes for private sale and Shared Ownership, each with access to private balcony or terrace and secure cycle storage. Whether it is to explore the local area or head outside of the Peckham postcode, it couldn’t be easier to do so without the need to rely on public transport. Professional city workers can reach their desks at Canary Wharf or the cobbled streets of Covent Garden in 30 mins by bike. For those who enjoy riding at the weekends, Peckham Cycle Club offers a great way to take your cycling to the next level. Away from the bustle, Green Flag award winning Peckham Rye Park and Common is just over a mile from Peckham Place, where residents can explore 113 acres of open green space, woodlands, lake and park trails.
Just launched, buyers seeking a Zone 2 London home amidst a tranquil waterside setting, Heron Quarter at Woodberry Down offers the perfect place to call home. Comprising a selection of one-and two-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments set among the stunning surroundings of the East and West Hackney reservoirs, residents are a few minutes’ walk from the idyllic Woodberry Wetlands wildlife and nature reserve. A collection of parks neatly surrounds the development; Finsbury Park, Clissold Park and Woodberry Down’s new Spring Park adds to the already abundant green spaces. Buyers can easily walk to Finsbury Park and Stoke Newington, and the vibrant hubs of Shoreditch, Dalston and Stratford are all less than a 30-minute bike ride away.
Notting Hill Genesis’ Shared Ownership scheme offers home buyers the chance to buy a share of a home’s value, between 25% and 75%, while paying a subsidised rent on the remaining share. The lower deposit level required, means purchasers need only put down a deposit on the share they purchase and not the full market value of the property. This allows prospective purchasers to buy a home with a lower level of savings than if you were to buy the same home outright. Purchasers can choose to buy additional shares on their property as and when they can afford to, staircasing right up to 100%.