Peabody: Stamp Duty paid at Southmere in Thamesmead

Three bedroom apartments available through Help to Buy in South East London

As flexible working looks set to stay, having a home office has risen up in buyers’ priorities – revealed as one of the top three ‘must have’ home features over the past 18 months.

Putting this new necessity within reach of first time buyers, for a limited time, Peabody is marketing a range of three bedroom apartments at Southmere, with Stamp Duty paid, which is a saving of up to £14,850. Owning a three bedroom apartment has never looked more attractive, with the versatile third bedroom ideal for converting into a home office.

The three bedroom homes feature expansive open-plan kitchen/living rooms, three generous double bedrooms and large balconies, some of which wrap around the perimeter of the apartments, offering views of the iconic Southmere lake.

Internal photography of Peabody's Southmere - Help to Buy homes available on Share to Buy

Completing the perfect work from home set up, residents can choose to utilise co-working spaces and meeting rooms located within the development, whilst a range of other amenities at Cygnet Square, part of Southmere, provide the perfect place to unwind right on the doorstep. A public library, fitness studio, hairdresser, bakery, pharmacy and bar are all part of plans for Cygnet Square, offering residents everything they might need from their usual office ventures.

Lisa Crush, Director of Sales and Marketing at Peabody, comments: “Our three bedroom homes at Southmere offer a genuine chance for first time buyers to afford a property with space for a dedicated home office; a luxury which all too often is out of reach for new homeowners. So many people have had to make do working from beds and dining tables over the past year, proven to reduce productivity and make it more challenging to switch off at the end of the day. Residents at Southmere won’t have to compromise, so they can keep their kitchens for dining and bedrooms for relaxing.”

Peabody’s one, two and three bedroom homes are designed with modern city living in mind; elegant kitchen/living areas with extensive storage and built-in appliances extend onto spacious balconies, while bathrooms have soft-grey marbled ceramic tiling and bath panel in light oak wood-effect.

Internal photography of Peabody's Southmere - Help to Buy homes available on Share to Buy

Already a dynamic and exciting community and home to creatives with a regular programme of co-designed activities and community initiatives in place, Southmere is set to become a buzzing hub at Thamesmead. The iconic Southmere Lake, which is currently being revitalised, will provide new fishing platforms and a Boating and Sailing Club, offering paddle boarding and kayaking.

Southmere is well connected to the city, with the nearby Abbey Wood Overground station making London Bridge accessible in only 22 minutes, Bond Street in 25 minutes and Waterloo in 35 minutes. With Crossrail on the horizon at Abbey Wood, commuters can expect to be in Canary Wharf in only 11 minutes. For those travelling slightly further afield, London City Airport is accessible in just 30 minutes. Residents will also have access to cycle storage, and parking spaces and permits are also available.

Southmere is one of the first milestones in Peabody’s major regeneration of Thamesmead. This ambitious project is set to be home to 100,000 residents by 2050 and offer over 240 hectares of parks and green space, five lakes, and seven kilometres of canals.

Prices begin at £315,000 for a one bedroom home, £400,000 for a two bedroom home and £547,000 for a three bedroom home. Help to Buy is available on all homes under £600,000.

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Stamp Duty Paid when you reserve a home at Southmere by 30 September 2021.

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