Famed for its culture, commerce, universities and sheer diversity, London remains one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Its energy and vibrancy offers something for everyone. With a host of new venues opening and new transport links, like Crossrail, set to revolutionise London's infrastructure - now is the time to buy in the UK's capital.
Interest rates, determined by the Bank of England, look set to stay at 0.5% meaning guaranteed low mortgage repayment rates. Savvy homeowners are taking advantage of the limited housing pipeline and seeing their properties grow in value significantly.
Berkeley Homes' Kidbrooke Village is no exception. One of the capital's most exciting developments, it stands out from the crowd. With its own on-site train station, Kidbrooke Village is one of the most well-connected developments in Greater London, boosting its desirability. As a result, since 2010 prices at the award-winning destination have more than doubled - and this doesn't look set to falter. Not only do Kidbrooke Village buyers have a home for life, they can also be assured of a secure, life-long investment.
The Berkeley quality
Home is where the heart is, and Berkeley creates homes that people fall in love with. Our eye for detail means we build properties of exceptional quality. We also build trust, and pride ourselves on the fact that 100% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.
We want the best for our buyers. Our customer service doesn't stop after you buy: Berkeley is there to support you every step of the way, even after you have the key to your new home.
Something for everyone
One of Berkeley's flagship regeneration projects, Kidbrooke Village is set to become London's most idyllic village. Kidbrooke Village celebrates individuality and its extensive range of unique townhouses and apartments means that it has a home for life for anyone and everyone.
Its enviable position next to the bustling and historic centre of Blackheath in the Royal Borough of Greenwich means that the choice doesn't end once buyers have settled on their new home. Next to independent cafés, boutiques and brasseries residents can amble along the picturesque lanes of Blackheath just minutes from their front door. Music fanatics will love the nearby Greenwich O2 Arena, which hosts acts from around the world, as well as a number of sporting events. For those who enjoy a more cultural adventure, the history and heritage of Greenwich town and the famous Royal Observatory are just waiting to be discovered - the sky really is the limit.
From nursery to university
Kidbrooke Village is the perfect home for the whole family and the setting for memories that will last a lifetime. With two primary schools on site - Wingfield Primary School and Holy Family Catholic Primary School - parents can enjoy summer walks with their children to and from school without the hassle of the morning car run. Only minutes from the development, Colfe's School and Thomas Tallis School, which recently underwent a £50 million renovation, offer teenagers a splendid choice of top-performing secondary schools. With both primary schools and secondary schools rated at least 'Good' at the most recent Ofsted review, parents can be assured that their children are receiving a fantastic education.
With London ranked the best city in the world for university students, Kidbrooke Village is the ideal location to work hard and enjoy the capital's cultural treats. Only 16 minutes away from London Bridge, students can have unrivalled access to the world's best universities and colleges, while enjoying the comfort and luxury of a home at Kidbrooke Village.
Back to nature
Set in 136 acres of green and open spaces, Kidbrooke Village is an oasis for buyers while still within easy reach of the buzz of the city centre. Boasting two parks - Sutcliffe Park, a designated nature reserve, and Cator Park - residents can enjoy both countryside and city living. They can discover the amazing variety of plants, animals and birds and explore the diverse landscapes - grassland, meadows and wetlands. Whether an animal lover, botanist enthusiast or just someone who enjoys the peace and solitude of the countryside, at Kidbrooke Village you can relax and breathe.
The newly-opened Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre, located in the south of the development, has something for everyone. Featuring an athletics track, skate park, climbing wall and cultural classes for dancing and performing arts, residents are spoilt with an array of activities and clubs.
The heart of Kidbrooke Village
A home is not complete without a close-knit community to help you settle in and make new friends. Berkeley hosts regular events at Kidbrooke Village where everyone can get involved, including an annual summer fête and farmers' markets. Whether you're inviting new friends round for a drink on your balcony or going for a stroll in the park as part of an activity group, community is the heart and soul of the development.
Why buy now?
Kidbrooke Village is continuing to evolve and transform. Already a dynamic and sociable hub in south-east London, the new Village Centre will open to residents in early 2019. With restaurants and bars - including a Young's Pub and a new Sainsbury's store - the Village Centre will be at the heart of Kidbrooke Village's vibrant community life. The Kidbrooke Village train station is being upgraded to provide commuters with fast and easy travel from their doorstep to central London and is set to open at the end of 2018.
Berkeley's close relationship with the London Wildlife Trust is also bringing new and exciting changes to the green, open spaces at the development. Working closely with the organisation, Kidbrooke Village's landscape is being adapted to provide the perfect habitat for more plants and wildlife. Through careful curation of the greenery and lakes, Kidbrooke Village is promoting greater biodiversity and will become an oasis for sorts of wildlife. These diverse landscapes will provide even more opportunities for residents to enjoy their surroundings - open spaces will offer the perfect location for sports and other recreational activities, while more secluded spots will be the ultimate hideaway to retreat and enjoy a quiet picnic.
These exciting advances will only strengthen the investment potential of Kidbrooke Village - and with more set to come to one of the most exciting and dynamic developments in London, now is the time to choose Kidbrooke Village.