Balconies come in all shapes and sizes – from the smallest Juliet to the most spacious deck. Yet, while we all treasure our own bit of private outdoor space, our balconies are often left unloved and underappreciated. Regardless of size, this space is unbelievably versatile and can be transformed into the most beautiful of havens…
Guest Blog: Start your new chapter at West London’s New Village
L&Q is launching a new show home on Saturday 19th January for the latest phase of one, two and three bedroom Shared Ownership homes at Acton Gardens, West London’s largest regeneration project. The new eco-homes will offer spacious and sustainable living in a bustling residential hotspot, ideal for young professionals and growing families.
Helping residents feel part of the thriving new community, the new homes are centred around one of the main parks in the masterplan, West Park, one acre of green space. The neighbourhood offers a wide range of public facilities for residents, including a new sports ground and a shopping plaza. For families with children, there is also a youth centre and a series of play areas.
Cathy Lloyd, Sales & Customer Services Director for L&Q’s North Region, comments: “Acton is proving ever-popular with couples and growing families, attracted to the area’s thriving local amenities and great transport links. Our next phase at Acton Gardens offers homes for a range of first time buyers – from one bedroom apartments for couples and young professionals to three bedroom homes for growing families looking for more space. Acton Gardens will provide an affordable first step on to the property ladder in an area where property prices are skyrocketing – rising by 2% in the last six months alone*.”
A joint venture between L&Q and Countryside, the £600m redevelopment of the 52 acre South Acton Estate will deliver approximately 2,800 homes – 50% of which will be affordable. The award-winning scheme was master-planned by renowned regeneration specialists PRP Architects. Designed to be energy efficient, homes at Acton Gardens are fitted with solar panels and there is an on-site energy centre which will supply some of the development’s heat and power – reducing residents’ carbon footprint.
Perfect for couples and families looking to settle down, the new homes are within walking distance of sprawling Acton Town Centre, which hosts a vibrant market every week, as well as a range of supermarkets, restaurants, and flourishing independent shops and cafes. Neighbouring Chiswick offers a variety of independent shops along affluent Chiswick High Road, while Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield London, is just over three miles away in Shepherds Bush and offers stores catering to the whole family. Keen walkers and cyclists can head to Acton Park, or follow the tranquil Thames side path all the way to Richmond. Nearby Gunnersbury Park will also hosts Lovebox Festival and Citadel Festival in July.
Inside, the Shared Ownership homes are fitted with contemporary kitchens and a range of fully integrated Symphony appliances. Stylish bathrooms offer pristine chrome Vitra sanitaryware, while hallways and living spaces have vinyl oak effect flooring, and bedrooms are carpeted. Each home has a balcony, and access to a leafy shared garden and a communal cycle store.
Acton Gardens is nestled in the extremely well connected London Borough of Ealing. For commuters, Acton Town Underground connects to Holborn in less than 30 minutes, Bank in 40 minutes, and Terminals 1, 2, and 3 at Heathrow Airport within 24 minutes, via the Piccadilly and District Lines. South Acton Overground is also nearby, and Mainline station will offer Crossrail services later this year, adding to the array of transport options on offer.
Barking Riverside will offer residents plenty of opportunities to get on their bikes, with dedicated cycle paths set to run throughout the 443 acre development – and Barking station just a 15 minute ride away. The first phase of L&Q homes at Barking Riverside, Parklands, consists of one, two and three bedroom apartments, all available…