It’s time to “take the suburbs seriously” says the Evening Standard


David Spittles explores “well-connected” Hendon Waterside.

London Evening Standard’s property correspondent, David Spittles, tells readers that “the boundary between inner and outer London is blurring”. Buyers should “take the suburbs seriously”, picking Barratt London’s Hendon Waterside development, in the “well-connected north London suburb” of West Hendon, as an attractive option.

Spittles notes that buyers are more frequently looking at areas “beyond the North and South Circular roads, where homes can be built at prices low enough to attract people who want to be within a 30-minute commute of the City”, such as Hendon Waterside. He explains “several factors are working to make these areas more accessible and better places to live” such as the regeneration in Hendon.

The Vista is the latest phase at Hendon Waterside, which is “a 30-acre site alongside the giant Welsh Harp or Brent Reservoir, a great nature reserve”, says Spittles. He explains that renowned Architects, Allies and Morrison, worked with Barratt London to “come up with a mix of high-rise and low-rise residential buildings with shops and cafés at street level” that will “bring vitality to this new neighbourhood”.

Hendon Waterside is a flagship regeneration development, delivering over 2,000 new homes, parks and local amenities within a beautiful, green setting. The Vista comprises 142 apartments with a range of great onsite amenities, including a daytime concierge service, private fitness suite (due for completion in 2018), and landscaped gardens. Located in Zone 3, residents are well connected to central London from the nearby Hendon station and Hendon Central Underground station, where Bank and the West End can be reached in less than 30 minutes.

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