David Spittles joins the fan club at Catford Green


The Evening Standard lists the top new homes being built on sporting venues, including Catford Green’s transformation from the Catford Greyhound Stadium.

The London Evening Standard’s property correspondent, David Spittles, looks at new homes being built at “some of London’s most iconic football stadiums and sporting venues”. Picking Barratt London’s Catford Green as a spot where “more homebuyers want to be part of” sporting venues that are “getting property makeovers”.

Spittles says “property is in a league of its own in London” with many sporting venues now “redeveloping their stadiums with glamourous new homes”. He explains that “greyhound tracks [are] getting property makeovers” as they are “breeding grounds for housing”. One such makeover is the Catford Greyhound Stadium, being transformed into “a 588-home quarter next to the train station, which is on the proposed Bakerloo line extension through south-east London”. As the development is already flanked by two railway stations, residents can enjoy exceptional transport links into central London – reaching Charing Cross is just 20 minutes.

Catford Green also allows residents to step out of their apartment and into vast green space, as Spittles notes “it also butts up against Ladywell Fields, a 54-acre green expanse”. Ladywell Fields was recently awarded best new public space in the London Planning Awards. The park has great facilities, including an adventure playground, skate park, tennis courts, bowling green and café.

Spittles believes Catford Green still has “relatively affordable prices”, across the one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with many available under the London Help to Buy scheme. This Zone 3 location is an exciting area of south London undergoing extensive regeneration. With carefully landscaped open community spaces between each building, plus play areas and a rejuvenated riverside - Catford Green will be a fabulous place to live.

Follow the link to read the full London's top sporting stadiums are being transformed into new homes on homesandproperty.co.uk