Berkeley have now opened the doors to the new sales and marketing suite at Forbury, a collection of new homes situated in a prime location in Blackheath. Currently the only new build on the market in the sought-after London village, the new marketing suite provides prospective buyers the opportunity to experience first-hand the high quality homes on offer ahead of the first completions early next year.
Forbury introduces just 20 apartments and 10 houses in a broad range of styles and layouts, from one to three-bedroom apartments through to four-storey, four-bedroom townhouses. Located on Lee Terrace, within the Blackheath Conservation Area, Forbury is just moments from the area's charming high street, as well as Blackheath Common, one of the largest areas of common land in Greater London.
Despite its abundance of green open space, Blackheath is less than 20 minutes by train to central London, making it an increasingly popular choice for buyers looking for a village location with easy access into the capital.
Thoughtfully-designed for modern life
Forbury reflects the architecture of the local area, with characteristics of Georgian and Regency styles, including classically proportioned bronze framed windows and cast Portland stone features.
Inside, homes incorporate individually designed kitchens, open plan to spacious living and dining areas, with stylish wood veneer flooring throughout. Kitchens feature Silestone quartz worktops, and Smeg or Miele appliances, while bathrooms are finished with elegant Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware and polished chrome brassware. Master bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes, with many boasting en suite bathrooms and dressing areas. Each home at Forbury also comes with the added benefit of private outdoor space, in the form of either a balcony, terrace or garden.
Homes at Forbury are set within elegantly landscaped grounds, with secluded seating areas throughout. A central garden sits at the heart of the scheme, while traditional railings and brickwork details add to the village-like design.
A south London favourite
With a well-established café culture and weekly farmers market, Blackheath village is home to an eclectic mix of best-in-class brands and independent boutiques. Local favourites range from one of outer London's oldest bookshops, The Bookshop on the Heath, which specialises in rare books and collectibles; to highly acclaimed café, The Village Deli; microbrewery, Zerodegrees; and double AA Rosette restaurant, Chapters. Blackheath is also well known for its choice of traditional style pubs, serving a host of locally produced lagers and ciders.
The area benefits from a strong sense of community, maintained by the Blackheath Society - one of the oldest such societies in the UK - which organises activities to preserve the heritage and enhance the character of the area.
The heath, the 211-acre focal point of the village, not only provides an escape from the pace of the city but is also home to the well-known annual Bonfire Night fireworks display and, most recently, music and food festival, On Blackheath. Popular London village and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greenwich, is also a short distance away, with Greenwich Park - home to the Royal Observatory - neighbouring the Common.
Although renowned for its abundance of green open space, residents of Blackheath also enjoy quick and easy transport links into London. Trains from nearby Blackheath station, less than a mile away, take 18 minutes to London Cannon Street and less than 25 minutes to London Victoria or London Charing Cross.
The ideal mix of city and suburban living has made Blackheath an area popular with young professionals commuting to the City and Canary Wharf, as well as families attracted to the range of excellent schooling in the Borough.
Karrina Oki, sales and marketing director, Berkeley Homes, comments: "Forbury provides a rare opportunity to purchase a brand-new home in Blackheath, which offers the village location favoured by so many buyers, yet within easy reach of central London.
"As the latest addition to one of South London's most charming locations, we've taken a classical approach to create homes that echo Blackheath's wider property landscape. Forbury combines the area's rich heritage with the best of 21st century living, offering modern yet classically-styled homes, finished to the highest specification."