Walk on water at Camden Courtyards

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London Evening Standard picks the ‘hot areas’ with waterside homes.

London Evening Standard’s property correspondent, David Spittles says “Londoners who love the thought of a new waterside home will have a huge choice of hot areas this summer”. London’s “extensive canal network is becoming a major source of new homes”, such as Barratt London’s Camden Courtyards, which is a short walk from Regent’s Canal.

Through the development of “high-quality homes and creating canalside cafés and recreational spaces, unpromising sites can be transformed into prized places to live”. Regent’s Canal, “which passes through Camden, King’s Cross and Shoreditch”, is within easy reach of Barratt London’s Camden Courtyards development.

Nick Davies, Estate Agent at Stirling Ackroyd explains canalside living has a certain allure, as they are often “car-free, quiet places with less pollution. You feel close to nature and get a completely different perspective of the capital”. Barratt London’s Camden Courtyards is a completely car-free development, with almost 300 cycle storage spaces. In the centre of the development lie two tranquil courtyards enclosed around the “innovative S-shape building”. Along with the courtyard gardens and the communal roof terrace, apartments offer private outdoor space from a balcony or terrace.

Spittles notes that “architects are making the most of listed warehouse and wharves, designing new homes and loft-style workspaces that dovetail with heritage buildings”. Camden Courtyards is a former optical works, transformed into 164 new homes through the vision of local architects, Shepard Robson. The exterior is clad in patterned brick and with “a striking rusty Corten steel two-storey roof extension, the architecture makes reference to the site’s industrial heritage”.

Located on the junction of Camden Road and St Pancras Way, Camden Courtyards is a ten minute walk to Camden High Street and Camden Market, a two-minute walk to Camden Road Overground station and a seven-minute walk to Camden Town Underground station.

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