New South Quarter helps clean up the Wandle


Homes & Property reveal the river, wetlands and linear parks that more Londoners will have the chance to live by. 

Areas in London are being transformed due to city planners eager to “put nature and creative landscaping at the heart of new housing projects”, says London Evening Standard’s property correspondent, David Spittles.

Barratt London’s New South Quarter development is located in the heart of Croydon’s green regeneration. Spittles credits the development, stating: “part of the regeneration involves upgrading adjacent Wandle Park”. The £3.8m restoration of Wandle Park includes a bandstand, children’s playground, formal gardens, a pond and a pavilion as well as the existing skate park.

The River Wandle, which streams through Wandle Park and the Wandsworth borough, is also part of London’s “focus of green thinking”. Formerly known as one of the most polluted rivers in England, there has been a major clean up in recent years. The river will open up to the “high street and onwards to the Thames Path.”

Built on the site of a former gas works, New South Quarter is close to Croydon town centre and located next to Wandle Park tram station, with services into West Croydon and East Croydon taking under ten minutes.

Gary Patrick, Regional Sales Director at Barratt London says: “Croydon is exceptionally popular with buyers not only because of the excellent transport links to London but also for its green spaces, including the restored Wandle Park. Thanks to Westfield and Hammerson investing £1billion into the Whitgift Centre, Croydon is increasing recognised as an economic hotspot, with great prospects.”

New South Quarter is made up of 923 contemporary one-bedroom suites, one, two and three-bedroom apartments close to the heart of Croydon. Resident’s at New South Quarter will benefit from either a balcony or terrace, many of which have river views, as well as future on-site facilities such as a café and a nursery. The apartments, designed by ATP Group, have open-plan living areas which maximise space, while kitchens and bathrooms come fully equipped with contemporary appliances and fittings.