London Evening Standard’s property correspondent explores conservation areas in London, including Kidderpore Green.
Homes and Property correspondent, David Spittles, features Barratt London’s Kidderpore Green development as one of the latest schemes building in areas of London that have obtained conservation status. According to Spittles, homes built in an area with this status “score highly for [their] quality” and “resale values hold well in conservation areas” as they are thoughtfully landscaped and have better traffic management compared to other areas. Spittles also comments that conservation areas have a strong sense of community and residents “have the satisfaction of knowing their property is part of a protected area”.
Kidderpore Green has worked within the guidelines of the neighbourhood, and has proved that “much bigger projects can work successfully in conservation areas” says Spittles. Designed by architects Allies & Morrison, Kidderpore Green is a “sensitive redevelopment” of a college campus in one of north-west London’s most popular and affluent suburbs.
Spittles explains that the “128 Arts and Crafts-style homes” have had to “balance the different urban contexts of the site”. One side of the development is bounded by bustling Finchley road, while the other is set along quiet and serene Kidderpore Avenue.
Built around landscaped gardens and a state-of-the-art pavilion, Kidderpore Green is also providing a new home for The Hampstead School of Art. All homes at Kidderpore Green offer residents private outdoor space and the added benefit of the beautiful landscaped gardens forming the centrepiece of the development. Given the elevated location, many of the apartments on the higher floors provide fantastic views down to central London.
Hampstead offers the benefit of a distinctly urban village vibe with a host of independent shops, cafés and restaurants along Hampstead High Street and easy access to open spaces and outdoor activities.
Follow the link to read the full Living in London's conservation areas: new homes with protected status article on Homesandproperty.co.uk.