Notting Hill Genesis wins big at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards 2022

Following three months of voting by the public and a panel of experts, our development Kidbrooke Square was crowned Best Off-plan Development at the recent First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards 2022

We celebrated further success in the Best Medium Development category, with Oaklands Rise winning Highly Commended for its collection of two-bedroom Shared Ownership homes at Lysander House.

First Time Buyer reader awards winners and highly commended logos


Now in their thirteenth year, these highly regarded awards recognise organisations that demonstrate excellence in producing high quality homes, and who are committed to helping first-time buyers get onto the property ladder.


Kidbrooke Square – Winner of Best Off-plan Development

Kidbrooke Square, located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, was crowned winner of the award for its great potential for first-time buyers, as well as the exceptional levels of customer care provided by Notting Hill Genesis to help buyers through the off-plan process.

Set to become a vibrant new piece of south east London, Kidbrooke Square is a stunning collection of one and two-bedroom apartments available to purchase off-plan through Shared Ownership.  The homes will be available this autumn to those living or working in the Greenwich, before the collection is launched to buyers across wider London from early next year.

These homes are ideally suited to first-time buyers looking for modern living and affordability balanced with space, style, quality and convenience.  Buyers will be part of a flourishing new community at Kidbrooke, and with a short commute to central London, will get the best of city living while enjoying nearby green, open space.  Kidbrooke Square has sustainability at its heart with active travel routes, green rooftops, and renewable energy embraced throughout.

Kidbrooke Square CGI

Customers will soon be able to enjoy Kidbrooke Square’s state-of-the art marketing suite, where they can experience a first-class show home, innovative virtual technology, and be taken through the home buying journey with our expert sales team.

Prices start from £90,625 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment.

Oaklands Rise – Highly Commended for Best Medium Development

At Oaklands Rise, Notting Hill Genesis was recognised for its use of the best design and quality to create an affordable, desirable and inspirational environment, and for providing additional benefits to the local community and surrounding neighbourhoods.

The collection of 60 Shared Ownership apartments at Oaklands Rise has been designed with first-time buyers in mind.  Open-plan kitchen and living areas, and spacious balconies and terraces create flexible spaces, while residents enjoy exclusive access to sought-after amenities including a concierge, residents’ lounge, work hub and green spaces.

Oaklands Rise communal garden

Oaklands Rise communal garden area for residents to enjoy.

With a community developing on site already, Oaklands Rise is an important piece of the growing neighbourhood.  Creative organisation Bow Arts has now launched The Lab, a new community space at Oaklands Rise, which offers a programme of workshops, art and events for local residents, including life-drawing classes, open studios and film screenings, as well as a café to socialise, connect and unwind.

The last remaining two-bedroom apartment is priced at £123,750 for a 25% share.

Lauren Nicholson, Head of Marketing and Digital at Notting Hill Genesis, said: “With fierce competition from so many great organisations, we’re delighted that readers have recognised Kidbrooke Square and Oaklands Rise as market leading for first-time buyers. 

Both Kidbrooke Square and Oaklands Rise are truly standout developments, exemplifying the high quality homes that Notting Hill Genesis is known for, and we are excited to watch them become important pieces of their respective communities.”

For more information on the properties available, visit or speak to the sales team on 020 3733 3571.