London Evening Standard calls Kidderpore Green “good for the art”


Barratt London’s Kidderpore Green features in the Evening Standard as being a part of an encouraging regeneration project.

London Evening Standard’s property correspondent, Ginetta Vedrickas looks at how Barratt London’s Kidderpore Green development has given the Hampstead School of Art the opportunity to have a “new base built”, which is “a happy reversal of the saga when creatives are forced out of a district as developers move in”. The move by Barratt London through Kidderpore Green and the Hampstead School of Art (HSoA) is “a solution of mutual benefit – with creatives attracting visitors and bringing a youthful vibe to a district, which in turn draws home buyers”.

Barratt London’s Kidderpore Green is made up of 128 one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and refurbished houses built around landscaped gardens and the state-of-the-art pavilion providing a new home for the HSoA. Vedrickas comments that “making room for young creatives in new schemes is a win-win for everyone”. The development’s design draws attention to detail and rambling charm of its historic surroundings, existing mature trees, contemporary design and convenience. Nestling amongst these will be the new home of the much-loved Hampstead School of Art.

There is a public lane running between Kidderpore Avenue and Finchley Road that will leads to the Hampstead School of Art. Principal Isabel H Langtry tells Vedrickas “the school’s relationship with the developer is so sound that a studio will be named after Barratt”.

Kidderpore Green, in Hampstead is simply a wonderful place to live. A longstanding cultured community, great shops, cafés – both old-fashioned and modern, a cinema, hidden tennis courts, the Heath, and gardens everywhere. The upper floors of Kidderpore Green will have views across London to the south and west.