London and Quadrant: Final Shared Ownership homes at Oaklands Hamlet
L&Q @ Oaklands Hamlet. Redbridge, IG7 RQP.
L&Q has just launched the final 6 two and three bedroom Shared Ownership homes at Oaklands Hamlet, providing an affordable opportunity for families to enjoy green living in the capital.
Included in the final phase are rare three bedroom houses and two bedroom maisonettes, providing families with the space to grow in London.
With an average price of £1.3 million to live near one of the capital’s parks or gardens, green living is often out of the question for young families. With a 45% price premium attached to these homes, living near greenery is inevitably sacrificed due to financial constraints.
Surrounded by 53 acres of countryside, Oaklands Hamlet in Chigwell provides an accessible route to outdoor living in one of London’s greenest boroughs. Putting the environment first, each home is fitted with innovative eco-features designed to lower residents’ carbon footprint, giving residents a truly integrated approach to green living.
The collection of flats, maisonettes and houses are the final opportunity to buy through Shared Ownership at Oaklands Hamlet – a joint venture between L&Q and Countryside – where the housing association has delivered 149 homes.
Claire Brenlund, Sales and Customer Service Director for L&Q’s East Region, comments: “Whether wanting somewhere close by to walk the dog, or a safe place for the children to cycle, living close to green space is a huge bonus for families. Through Shared Ownership, we’re able to offer this option to a much broader range of Londoners. Oaklands Hamlet is an inspiring model for how to unlock green space near London, giving first time buyers the best of city and country living.”
Oaklands Hamlet is just an 11 minute drive from the historic town of Chigwell, which offers a plethora of popular restaurants, bars, pubs and beauty salons – particularly along the busy Brook Parade. For more comprehensive shopping, The Liberty Shopping Centre in neighbouring Romford is just 4 miles away, while Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre is half an hour on the tube.
Several local schools are close to Oaklands Hamlet, including Clockhouse Primary School, The Warren Secondary School, and Bower Park Academy for years 7 to 11.
Abutting the green expanse of Hainault Forest Country Park and Hainault Golf Club, the surrounding area of Oaklands Hamlet offers something for all ages; including a 36-hole golf course, bridleways, fishing lakes, and even a small zoo.
Central London is easily accessible on the Central Line from nearby Hainault underground station. A private bus service runs directly from the development to the station, where commuters can reach Liverpool Street in just over half an hour, and London Bridge in 45 minutes. Crossrail will also be arriving at Chadwell Heath mainline station in 2019 – just a 15 minute drive from Oaklands Hamlet, the new line will provide fast connections to Paddington, Bond Street and Heathrow. Alternatively, the scheme offers easy road access to London, Essex and beyond via the A12, M11 and M25.
The new homes are designed to be energy efficient, fitted with a dual water system that utilises the normal water supply for drinking water and recycles tap water for toilets and hose pipes – cutting carbon footprints and reducing annual bills.
Prices start from £85,000 for a 25% share of a two bedroom apartment (FMV: £340,000)