London Home Show Countdown: Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson’s Bond House and Essex Brewery

As interest rates remain abnormally low, following UK mortgage approvals hitting a nine-month high last year, potential home buyers in London have a great opportunity to land their dream new home.

Christine Tiernan, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson South, shares the five key advantages of choosing a new build home for your next move:

No chain

Downward chains can be one of the most frustrating experiences when buying a house, with one in three sales falling through after the offer price has been accepted. New build homes come with the added benefit of having no upward chain to consider. This means the process is less stressful and often quicker than a second-hand purchase.

Peace of mind

All new homes are independently assessed during construction and covered by a 10-year warranty. Home security and low-level maintenance are built in from the design stage and every home undergoes a stringent inspection prior to occupancy.

Value for money

New homes are built to a much higher specification than the majority of older homes, so you often get better value for your money, such as fitted kitchens with integrated appliances and stylish bathrooms.

Tailored to your lifestyle

New homes are built to make use of every inch of space. Often in older properties, with dated layouts, living space goes unused. New homes on the other hand provide large flexible living spaces than can be tailored to your lifestyle. Whether you’re single, a couple, a growing family or retired, you will find the right layout to suit your needs.

Lower running costs

The average new home is up to four times more energy efficient than a traditional second-hand home. New homes have excellent insulation and energy saving appliances, which deliver lower running costs compared to traditional homes.

And finally, they are a blank canvas and give you the freedom to make your own choices

One of the core benefits of a new home, is just that, it is brand new. This means that they’re ready to move in and to enjoy without any concern about what has been glossed over by previous owners. Residents need not worry about renovations or making do with previous residents’ decisions. When moving into a brand-new home, residents can focus on making their house their own straight away.

Crest Nicholson’s Bond House is situated in the London hotspot of New Cross. The popular creative hub is home to Goldsmiths University, as well as a thriving cultural scene. The area is fast becoming a thriving regeneration hub, renowned for its eclectic history of art, entertainment and design in the heart of South East London.

Bond House offers residents and locals a stunning mix of contemporary apartments. Homes at the development wrap around a landscaped courtyard garden, designed to act as a quiet oasis for the exclusive use of residents. Whether it’s one bed or three, each apartment benefits from its very own private outside space be it a ground level garden, spacious balcony or a roof terrace.

The development is located just a three minute walk from New Cross Gate Station in London’s Zone 2, where both underground and National Rail Services run. Regular trains take as little as six minutes to reach London Bridge.

Interior photography from Crest Nicholson's Bond House development

Essex Brewery comprises a contemporary collection of one, two and three bedroom homes, located in vibrant Walthamstow. Divided by a picturesque public area, featuring restaurants and retail, the apartments are set around an inner courtyard, with some residences having access to a peaceful garden terrace.

Residents at Essex Brewery will enjoy living in an eclectic hub, with independent eateries, shops, bars and amenities on the doorstep. Commuters are also well placed, with St James Street station just a two minute walk away and Walthamstow Central just eight minutes, providing quick and easy travel into central London. The development is also well-connected by bus and by bike, with several established cycling routes nearby.

The developments also have a number of offers available including great deals for first time buyers, second steppers, investors and downsizers.

Interior photography from Crest Nicholson's Essex Brewery development

Want to find out more about Crest Nicholson and the Help to Buy homes they have available? Register for your free tickets to attend the London Home Show on Saturday 21st September, and speak with the team directly at Stand 12: