St George brings history to life at Camberwell Grove

29th August 2008

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St George, London's leading residential developer, has recently announced the launch of its new Camberwell Grove project in London SE5. Once completed, the development will provide 90 properties, including apartments and magnificent townhouses on the site of the former Mary Datchelor School, one of the finest girl's schools of the nineteenth century.

Enviably located in one of London's most attractive conservation areas between Camberwell's two most desirable streets, St George's sensitive restoration of the existing school buildings will result in a highly specified collection of refurbished studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. There will also be a limited number of stunning new Georgian style two, three and four bedroom townhouses built in the grounds of the school, facing on to Camberwell Grove.

Mark Griffiths, Managing Director of St George South London said, "The guiding principle throughout the design process for Camberwell Grove has been to retain the distinctive character of the original buildings and respect the conservation area in which it stands. The development will blend in with and enhance the existing street scene to provide a very appealing place to live, there are hardly any houses of this nature currently being built in London and Camberwell Grove therefore provides an almost unique opportunity for discerning purchasers".

Jason Jarvis of Rolfe Judd Architects commented, "Camberwell Grove has presented an exciting opportunity for our practice. Working in conjunction with St George, our response has been to create a dramatic series of apartments and townhouses taking full advantage of existing features and period style design. The results will provide distinctive homes, central to the city, that are located within the tranquil surroundings of a communal garden within a leafy conservation area".

The design-led apartment interiors will include custom designed kitchens with stone or composite worktops, specialist lighting, underfloor heating and pre-wiring for an audio sound system. As well as gas fires, integrated coffee machines and wine coolers, many of the townhouses will also feature walled courtyard gardens, conservatories and private individual garage spaces below the properties.

Residents of Camberwell Grove will also benefit from two newly refurbished tennis courts that lie adjacent to the development and form part of the local Butterfly Tennis Club. The Butterfly Tennis Club is run by members and volunteers from the local community and has an active children's coaching programme, adult social tennis, and annual tournament & open day.  The Club reopened in June 2008 with a new, upgraded all-weather playing surface provided by St George.

Camberwell Grove enjoys a wide selection of transport links with Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye and Loughborough Junction stations all providing quick links into central London and the City. The development is also located close to a good selection of local shops, restaurants and cafes, and a popular leisure centre on the doorstep.

St George has released a selection of refurbished Ruskin House apartments and the Bryce, Pepys and Hartridge House townhouses. Apartment prices start from £249,950 for a studio and £999,950 for a townhouse. All enquiries should contact the Camberwell Grove marketing suite on: 020 7708 5829, email: or visit: Open Thursday to Monday from 10am - 6pm.

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