PERFECT BUY FOR DOWNSIZING CITY WORKER AT BRENLEY PARK IN MITCHAM
When Nirupa Gardner, 49, found that her old five-bedroom house in Streatham Common had become too large and time consuming to suit her lifestyle, she decided to downsize. Unsure of what type of home she wanted, Nirupa trawled the local area looking at old and new properties before finding a home to buy that fitted the bill perfectly: a spacious, brand new three-bedroom apartment at Brenley Park in Mitcham.
At Brenley Park, Willmott Dixon is building one, two and three-bedroom apartments, the majority with a balcony or terrace, set in four acres of parkland. Driving past, Nirupa was attracted by the green setting and, although the showhome hadn’t yet opened, she quickly registered her interest. Shortly afterwards she became one of the first people to visit and then to reserve a penthouse apartment, priced at £250,000.
Nirupa, who works as a computer consultant in the City, says: “The prices at Brenley Park are very reasonable for a development that is so close to London. I was hesitant about buying off plan, but the sales team was very reassuring and gave me regular updates on the build progress. Now that I’ve moved in I’m so glad that I made the decision and I’m thrilled with my apartment.”
Arranged over two floors, Nirupa’s apartment has a spacious open plan kitchen/ dining/living area on the top floor that opens on to a large wraparound terrace. Like all the apartments at Brenley Park, it has an excellent specification and Willmott Dixon’s trademark high ceilings and large windows create an airy light-filled home.
Homes at Brenley Park have been designed for energy efficiency and meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. Nirupa says: “Energy conservation is very important to me and I was impressed by the communal heating system and A rated white goods, which are environmentally friendly and will help to keep energy bills down.” In addition, the homes have roof mounted photovoltaic panels for electricity generation and a green outdoor gym is planned for the park.
Nirupa enjoys using her bike and appreciates the cycle stores provided at Brenley Park. There is plenty of green space nearby for enjoying walks and bike rides, in particular the 460 acres of woods and grasslands at Mitcham Common.
As she commutes to her work in the City, Nirupa finds that a great benefit of living at Brenley Park is its proximity to Mitcham Eastfields station. It is less than a ten minute walk to the station, which has regular direct services to London Bridge in less than half an hour or to London Victoria in around 20 minutes.
In her leisure time, Nirupa enjoys visiting friends and family in the area and dropping into Wimbledon for shopping, eating and socialising. If she doesn’t want to drive, the Tramlink at nearby Mitcham Junction reaches Wimbledon in about 10 minutes.
There are excellent amenities close to the development and Nirupa regularly uses the Virgin Active gym just five minutes away. “This is a great area to live in and there’s everything I need close by,” says Nirupa.
Currently available for sale at Brenley Park are one and two bedroom apartments with a choice of different layouts. Prices start from £159,995 and include carpets, flooring and kitchen appliances. A new phase of homes will be completed, and ready to move into, at the end of August.
Brenley Park is a £26 million development led by Brenley Park LLP, a joint venture between Willmott Dixon and Notting Hill Housing, in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency. In addition to the apartments for private sale, homes for Shared Ownership and social rent are available through Notting Hill Housing.
For more information on Brenley Park, please visit the marketing suite on Cedars Avenue, Mitcham CR4 1EA, open daily from 10am to 6pm, or call 0208 648 5181. Alternatively, visit www.brenleypark.co.uk.
For enquiries on shared ownership or social rent properties, please contact Notting Hill Housing on 0208 357 4444.
For further information please contact:
Debbie Valentine, Account Director, or Alice Trumble, Account Executive, at Property House Marketing on 01483 561119 or email .
Notes to Editors
Willmott Dixon is the UK’s second largest privately owned company specialising in construction, development and support services. Its development division Regen creates high quality homes for sale in popular urban locations, often in joint venture with other partners as part of larger regeneration projects. In the last ten years, Willmott Dixon has created over 5,000 new homes through regenerating urban areas, ensuring the quality of these homes through the contracting skills within the group. As one of the UK’s greenest housebuilders, Willmott Dixon is on track to become a carbon neutral company that sends zero waste to landfill by the end of 2012. It has featured on the Sunday Times Best Green Companies list for the past three years and achieved joint second place in the latest NextGeneration report, which ranks the UK’s top homebuilders according to sustainability. Willmott Dixon was also named Major Contractor of the Year at the 2011 Building Awards.
For more information contact: Debbie Valentine, Account Director, or Alice Trumble, Account Executive, at Property House Marketing on 01483 561119 or email .
Notting Hill Housing Group
Founded in 1963, Notting Hill Housing Group is one of the UK’s largest Housing Associations, managing over 25,000 homes and housing over 55,000 people. This passionate and progressive organisation provides a complete range of products and services to help people get on in life. As well as providing homes for everyone from the homeless to first-time buyers, with a strong focus of creating lasting neighbourhoods and communities, the company also runs a series of award-winning employment and training initiatives. The group’s overall goal is to ensure that it builds more than homes, it builds futures. Notting Hill Housing Group’s mixed tenure schemes include affordable, intermediate and market rent, plus Shared Ownership and discounted market sale, outright sale together with supported housing and regeneration projects, while its mixed-use schemes include commercial developments that are managed by the commercial properties company.
For more information contact: Lindsey Hemming or Rebecca Taylor at Octopus Communications on 08453 700655 or email .
Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)
The HCA is the single, national housing and regeneration agency for England. Its role is to create opportunity for people to live in high quality, sustainable places. It provides funding for affordable housing, brings land back into productive use and improves the quality of life by raising standards for the physical and social environment.
For more information contact:
Robert Davies on 020 7874 8269 / or
Shaun Harley on 0113 394 9412 /