“Purr-fect” homes at Catford Green

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Metro Moves explores the revitalisation of Catford, “making it a draw for first-time buyers”. 

The demand at Barratt London’s Catford Green development “has been huge” says Alison Tyler, property correspondent for Metro Moves. The area of Catford is “purr-fect” for new buyers says Tyler, thanks to transport links “massively improving” and the striking revitalisation of the 54-acre Ladywell Fields Park and Ravensbourne River that sit next to Catford Green. The park is home to a skate park, bowling green, playgrounds, tennis and football facilities and a café, offering residents a range of outdoor activities on their doorstep.

The development is “set in plenty of green space” says Tyler, and Catford Green will benefit from the Bakerloo line extension in 2018. The DLR will connect residents to Canary Wharf in just under 25 minutes, and the two nearby rail links make Charing Cross a 20-minute journey away. Catford has become “one of the most affordable areas in the Capital”, and the Government-backed Help to Buy initiative is available on the second phase of one and two-bedroom apartments at Catford Green.

This 11.5 acre site is a collection of 588 stylish one, two and three-bedroom apartments, most with a balcony or terrace. The first phase at Catford Green sold-out in just eight months, and the second phase is now selling with prices starting from £283,000.

Catford Green has been described by the Mayor of London as a “fantastic development”, and the area forms a major part of the multi-million pound Mayor's London Plan regeneration project. This south London district, which lies eight miles southeast of central London, is set to become a vibrant new area to live, shop and relax in.