London Evening Standard’s property correspondent explores the growth of green space within seven major projects in London.
Finding a new home is now a “walk in the park” according to Homes & Property columnist David Spittles, who has identified Barratt London’s Fulham Riverside development as one of Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s approved seven key green space projects. Spittles explains the goal is to “transform areas covering the length and breadth of the Capital”, and that “nature and creative landscaping” are now seen at the “heart of new housing projects”.
According to Spittles, greenspace is high on the agenda of city planners, giving more Londoners the chance to live within open and green areas next to rivers and parks. At Fulham Riverside, apartment blocks are set at right angles to the Thames, with an open area facing the river, a 10ft waterfall feature, and a provision for a croquet lawn, table tennis table and a garden chessboard.
Mark Collins, Chairman at CBRE Residential, said: "Fulham Riverside is the perfect blend; excellently appointed homes for people looking to benefit from a beautiful riverside location, coupled with significant potential capital growth. Surrounded by the amenities and entertainment of Fulham, with speedy transport links, Fulham Riverside is an attractive oasis by the water.”
Fulham Riverside - a redevelopment of the former Kops Brewery – features 467 one, two, three, four, five and six-bedroom apartments, penthouses and townhouses spread over 8.25 acres overlooking the River Thames.
Once completed, residents at Fulham Riverside will benefit from amenities including a landscaped piazza, podium gardens, fitness suite, a 24-hour concierge service, and a new 100,000 sq. ft. Sainsbury’s superstore.