Investment opportunities as new homes, transport connections and green spaces drive appeal
Silkstream by St George (proud members of the Berkeley Group) is quickly becoming a destination in demand. Complementing the rich history and character of the local area; Silkstream is set to deliver 1,309 stylish homes, luscious green and blue spaces, and a superb collection of amenities.
At the epicentre of one of the hottest regeneration areas in London, improved transport connections (19 minutes to King’s Cross) and growing green spaces continue to drive residential appeal in this Zone 3 postcode. The much-anticipated opening of Brent Cross West Thameslink - the first major mainline station in London in over a decade – is set to open this year further increasing connections into and out of the city. The new station will open up journeys from Luton through to Brighton; as well as rapid rail access to St Pancras International, Farringdon and Blackfriars.
Indeed, it was also announced earlier this month that Barnet Council are one step closer to beginning work on an £18.8 million transformation of the West Hendon Playing Fields following the appointment of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd to head up the project. The design team recently won a prestigious design contest by the London Borough of Barnet in partnership with the Landscape Institute.
Plans for the park’s redevelopment include new tennis courts, 3G artificial turf pitches, a high ropes course, bowling green, multi-use games area, outdoor gym, play area, skate park and more. Proposals for the new-look destination will be based on Garden City principles, showcasing how green infrastructure can support outdoor sport and mental health and wellbeing. Pedestrian and cycle routes around the park will be improved to encourage people to leave their cars at home and take up eco-friendly active travel.
The new community at Silkstream further enjoys access to over 200 nearby green spaces, including seven Green Flag awarded parks and 2,380 hectares of green space. It is also near Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill and Golders Hill Park.
Silkstream marks an exciting new chapter for Hendon, offering a lifestyle where the best of the city and country are in balance, where sustainability and biodiversity are core. Working in partnership with Silkstream’s ecological advisor the London Wildlife Trust; St George will be creating a new 1.5 acre public park, 175 metre oxbow lake, 1.4 acres of podium gardens, all the while sensitively regenerating a section of one of London’s lost rivers: The Silk Stream. These nature-rich landscapes will not only provide a sanctuary for wildlife, but also a place for the community to relax and recharge.
Following the significant investment in not only Silkstream but also the wider local area, CBRE (global leader in commercial real estate services and investments) has predicted that over the next five years residential property prices will increase by 25% and rents by 17.7% - the highest of any London borough*. An ideal location for those looking for a stable investment, Hendon offers a sound choice when it comes to finding a home fit for all the requirements of a young professional and beyond.
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