Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Yes, You Can Afford Battersea; Ruth Bloomfield Finds Sleek Shared-Ownership Flats for First-Timers in a Zone 2 Location

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Yes, You Can Afford Battersea; Ruth Bloomfield Finds Sleek Shared-Ownership Flats for First-Timers in a Zone 2 Location

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Byline: Ruth Bloomfield

WITH Battersea Park on one side and the regeneration of Battersea Power Station on the other, there can be few first-time buyer-friendly schemes in London better located than West View Battersea.

And since Battersea Park station is also on the doorstep Zone 2, with trains to Victoria taking four minutes brilliant transport links are taken care of, too. In 2020 residents will also be able to pick up the Northern line at the new Battersea Power Station Tube station, which will be in Zone 1. Shared-ownership homes at West View Battersea are due to go on sale in early spring from PS157,500 for a 25 per cent share of a one-bedroom flat, and from PS203,750 for a 25 per cent share of a two-bedroom home.

"West View Battersea provides firsttime buyers with the chance to live in a sleek and sophisticated home in one of the most exciting areas south of the river, while also having the serenity of park-side living," says Debbie Coombs, head of sales and marketing at Peabody housing association. "There is no need to compromise when purchasing at the development as it really does offer young professionals everything."

WOW-FACTOR DISTRICT The flats are within Berkeley Homes' Vista development, close to Chelsea Bridge and on the border of the Nine Elms regeneration zone. Within easy walking distance are the park's tennis courts, cafe and boating lake.

The start of King's Road at Sloane Square is a mile away with its many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Battersea Park Road is even closer, and Lavender Hill is less than two miles from the scheme. As Nine Elms develops, new attractions will include cinema at Battersea Power Station and an artisanal food market at New Covent Garden Market.

The development, designed by architects Scott Brownrigg, is in two low-rise curved buildings scored with wraparound balconies and set around private gardens. …

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