St George brings history to life at Camberwell Grove

22nd February 2011

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Situated in one of the capital's most attractive conservation areas and on what is arguably one of southeast London's most prestigious residential streets,the Camberwell Grove scheme currently being developed by St George has attracted a great deal of interest from purchasers keen to buy themselves their very own slice of Camberwell.

The development is another welcome boost to this corner of south east London which has witnessed dramatic growth in recent years and widened its appeal to include all kinds of buyers from aspiring professionals and savvy investors to young families and retirees. Alongside local landmarks such as St Giles Church and the historic London Green, a host of fashionable new shops, bars, and restaurants have sprung up - all within a five-minute stroll of Camberwell Grove.

A number London's most popular and desirable areas, including Blackheath, Greenwich, Clapham and East Dulwich, are also situated nearby, offering some of the best shops and restaurants south of the Thames.

For those with children or looking to start a family, the area boasts a fantastic range of quality schools, including Dog Kennel Primary, The Villa Pre-preparatory School and Nursery and the Dulwich Foundation School.

Mark Griffiths, Managing Director of St George South London said, "It was important for us that the Camberwell Grove scheme retained the distinctive character of the original buildings and respected the conservation area in which it stands. This has been achieved and the development has proved very popular with a surprising range of buyers, most looking for a high quality and stylish home in a vibrant yet tranquil part of London with good transport connections into central London."

With much of the first phases already sold and occupied, the Camberwell Grove development will ultimately provide 90 highly specified apartments and townhouses on the site of the former Mary Datchelor School, one of the finest girl's schools of the nineteenth century.

St George's development of the site involves the sensitive restoration of two existing school buildings in addition to a number of stunning new Georgian style two, three and four bedroom townhouses facing on to and maintaining the integrity of Camberwell Grove. 

Set amongst mature gardens and surrounded by stately iron railings, the beautiful original Victorian front of the current apartment building, Ruskin House, and period-style façade of the row of townhouses is a sharp contrast to the modern, design-led interiors of the homes. Apartment owners enjoy custom designed kitchens with stone or composite worktops, modern bathrooms and sophisticated living areas benefitting from specialist lighting, underfloor heating and pre-wiring for an audio sound system.

Those in the elegant two, three and four bedroom townhouses enjoy the same high specification but with the added benefit of gas fires, integrated coffee machines and wine coolers. Many of the townhouses 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 is superbly connected to central London and the City, enjoying a wide selection of transport links with nearby Denmark Hill station providing regular fast train journeys into Victoria (five minutes), London Bridge (15 minutes) and Blackfriars (11 minutes). Peckham Rye and Loughborough Junction stations are also close.

St George has released a selection of townhouses and refurbished Ruskin House apartments.  Prices start from £399,950 for two bedroom apartment and £699,950 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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