Telegraph Luxury features Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point communal gardens.
Zoe Dare Hall, property and architecture correspondent at The Telegraph Luxury, explores London’s ‘green revolution and how “developers are putting green spaces at the forefront of upmarket residential schemes”, such as Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point – a development that has ensured landscaping is integral to the design from the outset.
Located in Zone 1, Nine Elms Point is made up of 645 studios, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The generously sized rooms, open-plan living spaces and large windows create an airy environment flooded with natural light. It is conveniently located next to the future Nine Elms underground station and most homes will have a balcony or terrace offering views over the 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, which will link the developments and enhance the community feel.
Dare Hall interviews Landscape Architect, Andy Sturgeon, who explains that “landscaping should be integral, not an afterthought” as “every green space is worth its weight in gold” to help residents feel that they are getting “a taste of the great outdoors”, while also enjoying central London living. Dare Hall goes on to say that “where space is lacking in London, ‘podium gardens’ – which provide greenery on multiple levels – offer access to green space to more than just those on the ground floor. Barratt [London] has gone for the podium approach at Nine Elms Point, with 1.5 acres of multi-tiered landscaped gardens”.
The regeneration of the Nine Elms area stretches three kilometres along the south side of the Thames, and will see over 16,000 new homes delivered and a linear park stretching the entire length of Nine Elms. No matter which direction you turn towards there will be new parks, public squares, footpaths, cycle lanes, sports pitches, shopping areas and a variety of recreation spaces. Residents of Nine Elms Point will not only benefit from the outdoor space available to them, but also a 24-hour concierge service and on-site retail such as a large Sainsbury’s.
Follow the link to read the full London’s green revolution article on telegraph.co.uk