L&Q: A greener future at Beam Park, East London

Collection of first time buyer homes available through Shared Ownership

Green living is becoming increasingly important to homeowners, as revealed in a new report from Knight Frank, which identified that 86% of respondents felt the energy efficiency of a property was important, and 31% of respondents saying they would prefer a greener home.

Providing the opportunity for first time buyers to secure an eco-friendly property, L&Q at Beam Park offers a new collection of one, two and three bedroom homes through Shared Ownership.

Designed to meet the GLA’s London Sustainable Design & Construction policy and achieve a 35% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to previous building regulations, homes at L&Q at Beam Park have been designed to support residents to lower their eco-footprints and reduce their energy bills.

The properties are fitted with a highly efficient water system that prevents water loss, whilst greater levels of insulation are achieved through double glazing and doors that meet high insulation standards.

All apartment blocks are fitted with solar PV panels, whilst brown roofs will be positioned across the development, creating an environment for local ecology to thrive.

External CGI Of L&Q's Beam Park available to purchase through Shared Ownership schemes on Share to Buy

Part of a joint venture between L&Q and Countryside, Beam Park is transforming a 71-acre site with 3,000 new homes and substantial public infrastructure, across the border of the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Havering. A major component of the masterplan is its 17 acres of open space, with proposals for a central park, play area and recreational spaces, large grass areas, formal gardens and water features. Residents will also enjoy new walking and cycling paths, weaving through the richly landscaped street scenes.

Claire Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director for L&Q comments; “Green living is something which has moved from an add-on to an essential for the first time buyer market, as we all take strides towards a greener future. Anticipating this shift in priorities, we have taken pro-active measures to ensure all our homes at L&Q at Beam Park support eco-living, minimising the environmental impact of the development and its residents.”

All Shared Ownership homes at L&Q at Beam Park have been designed for 21st century living. Contemporary kitchens feature a range of integrated appliances, including an oven, ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and chrome fixtures. Main bedrooms are complete with built-in wardrobes, whilst bathrooms have modern white sanitaryware. Every home includes private outdoor space, whether a garden, balcony or terrace.

Internal CGI Of L&Q's Beam Park available to purchase through Shared Ownership schemes on Share to Buy

For retail therapy, L&Q at Beam Park is ideally located for nearby Lakeside Shopping Centre which is home to over 250 shops, 50 cafés and restaurants and a seven-screen Vue cinema. A little further afield is Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield Stratford, which offers something for everyone from designer labels through to quirky boutiques.

Ideal for families moving to the area, the development will soon offer two new, purpose-built primary schools with excellent facilities, adding to the numerous nurseries, primary and secondary schools in the region already rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

L&Q at Beam Park is conveniently located on the 278 and Z2 bus routes, providing a fast service to Barking Station, serviced by the District Line, Hammersmith & City line, C2C service and London Overground. From nearby Dagenham Dock Overground station, London Bridge and Stratford International are just 30 and 20 minute train journeys away, respectively.

Shared Ownership prices at L&Q at Beam Park start from £62,500 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment (FMV £250,000) and £77,500 for 25% share of a two bedroom apartment (FMV: £310,000).

For more details, please visit the L&Q website at lqhomes.com/beampark

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