New Homes in Croydon

Date:

Thursday 26th August 2010

Fairview New Homes has announced the launch of the King's Tower apartments at the Queensgate new home development in Croydon, Greater London.

There are just 12 luxury two-bedroom apartments available to buy in this Grade II listed tower, part of the former Queen's Hospital. Since its construction in 1866, the hospital has been a distinctive landmark in the centre of Croydon. Prices for a two-bedroom apartment in this development start from £215,000.

Jim Holliday, Sales Director of Fairvirw New Homes, comments: "The King's Tower is the exciting final phase of Queensgate and has the only converted apartments on the development. As there are only 12 of these apartments for sale, we are expecting them to go quickly. Any interested buyers should contact our selling agent, Streets Ahead, as soon as possible for more information."

Croydon is currently experiencing one of the most dynamic regeneration schemes in the UK. At present, some £3.5bn has been committed to redeveloping the area, earning it the title of London's Third City. As part of Transport for London's £10bn Investment Programme, the East London line is also being extended. Phase 1 from West Croydon to Dalston and Highbury & Islington has now been completed, and in 2012 Phase 2 will extend to Clapham Junction.

"Croydon's ongoing development and improving transport links to central London has strengthened its appeal to commuters. With trains from East Croydon Station to London Victoria in just 16 minutes, The King's Tower is perfectly situated for a central London worker. Improved commutability is already having an upward effect on property prices and thus the window of opportunity to buy at competitive prices is closing," Mr Holliday adds.

The King's Tower overlooks its own landscaped grounds within the Queensgate development, which lies in a desirable residential area in the heart of Croydon. The new build apartments are under a 10 minute walk to Selhurst Railway station and a five minute drive from both West Norwood and West Croydon tube stations (London Overground and Tram network).

The social scene in Croydon is very popular and there are a growing number of city-style restaurants, wine bars, cafes and traditional pubs. The shopping opportunities are also extensive, with over 140 stores in the Whitgift Shopping Centre and at least 60 shops in Centrale Mall.

The area has been named the third greenest borough of London due to the 2,600 acres of green space. Croydon offers a wide range of sports and recreational activities including two full championship golf courses, seven 8-hole courses, pitch and putt courses and driving ranges. Sailing and canoeing are also available at the South Norwood Country Park.

From East Croydon train station, commuters can be at London Victoria in just 16 minutes. Gatwick airport is also just 16 minutes away or for a day at the seaside Brighton takes just over half an hour. For travelling around South London, the Tramlink is the UK's number one tramway carrying 22 million passengers a year.