Five signs Catford Green is London’s newest hot spot

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Time Out Magazine explores the five reasons homebuyers should be looking to purchase their new home in Catford.

Barratt London’s Catford Green development is located in the heart of Lewisham – an up and coming borough in London. Time Out Magazine reveals five reasons why house buyers should be looking at Catford for their next move.

According to Time Out, surrounding neighbourhoods have already “poshed up” and Catford’s time is on the horizon. The “houses are big and beautiful” in Catford, with Foxtons stating: “It’s not uncommon to find a decent-sized two-bedroom house for £300,000” in Catford, and the “stonking new” Barratt London Catford Green development is a “clear vote of confidence for the area”.

The third sign to move to Catford is the possibility of the Bakerloo line extension, which will put Catford Bridge station on the underground map. Catford Green is just minutes away from the station, with access to London’s major stations in about 30 – 45 minutes. Catford is also surrounded by parks and recreation, including Blythe Hill and Ladywell Fields – with a selection of Catford Green's apartments overlooking this award-winning open space, while other apartments enjoy views over the River Ravensbourne. Cycling is also top of mind in Catford, with the historic Catford Cycling Club.

The local pubs and restaurants are the fifth and final sign to move to Catford, where purchasers can find a local “that sells fancy cider and Kettle chips”. From the Catford Constitutional Club to The Blythe Hill Tavern – recently named the best pub in London – Catford is attracting savvy Londoners who are calling this part of London their home.

Catford forms a major part of the multi-million pound Mayor’s London Plan regeneration project. This south London district, which lies eight miles south east of central London, is set to become a vibrant new area to live, shop and relax in. the regeneration at Catford includes new homes, community facilities and open spaces, a redeveloped shopping centre and a newly pedestrianised broadway.

Described by the Mayor of London as a “fantastic development”, Catford Green will bring 588 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, most with a balcony or terrace.