Over two million people across the country now cycle at least once a week, an all-time high according to British Cycling, the sport's UK governing body, and with the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer, more people are expected to use pedal power to get around. Cycling enthusiasts in search of a new property now have a fantastic option at Berkeley's Brunswick Square in Orpington, Kent, where they can access over 100 miles of urban and off-road cycle routes across the borough of Bromley.
Brunswick Square is an exclusive development in the center of Orpington, comprising one and two bedroom apartments. The homes have been designed for stylish modern living and is situated with everything conveniently on its doorstep. There are 12 designated cycling routes in the borough, linking the local town centres using quiet streets and off-road routes, including some of the borough parks, such as Jubilee Park, Norman Park and Crystal Palace Park.
Karrina Oki, Sales & Marketing Director of Berkeley Homes, comments: "Cycling is now a very popular hobby; it's a great way to keep fit, as well as being a low-cost, eco-friendly mode of transport, especially when compared to traditional commuting via public transport. Keen cyclists moving into Brunswick Square have fantastic cycling options, with both road and rural cycle routes to enjoy around Orpington, offering quick routes to the shops or longer rides further afield across Kent. Residents can also benefit from the private cycle storage which is located on site for convenience and security."
The apartments at Brunswick Square have been designed to an excellent specification, offering stunning, individually designed Leicht kitchens, with modern Bosch appliances. The master bedroom includes built-in wardrobes and en-suite shower room, as well as access to a family bathroom in larger apartments. All bathrooms and en-suites are finished with designer contemporary white sanitaryware.
Cycling isn't the only way for residents to feel the wind in their hair, as each apartment benefits from either a balcony, winter garden or terrace, providing the ideal spot to enjoy warm summer evenings and fresh air. Solar panels and efficient gas fired central heating systems ensure the homes are energy efficient, helping to keep utility bills low. Secure basement parking is also available on selected properties with electric car charging points accessible in certain spaces for 'greener' residents.
Due to the impressive regeneration of the town centre, an exciting new range of retail, dining and leisure facilities conveniently near the development are now on offer. These include a seven-screen Odeon Cinema, Bella Italia restaurant and Pure Gym. These exciting new facilities are in addition to the existing range of shops and leisure attractions, including shopping and leisure centres, library and Sainsburys. Appealing further to cycling enthusiasts, there are several bike shops in the area, with a UK Cycles store less than a five minute walk from the development.
For those who require other means of transport, Brunswick Square is perfectly situated within London's Travel Zone 6, allowing residents to use Oyster Card to travel into and around the capital. Orpington station is just a three minute drive and provides commuters with fast and frequent trains to London Bridge, Charing Cross, Cannon Street and Victoria. Two trains will also be added to Orpington's peak services from August 2016, increasing trains into London to up to nine times an hour. The area is also served by a comprehensive bus service, and there is easy access to London's M25 orbital motorway.
Prices start at £315,000 for a one bedroom apartment and £410,000 for a two bedroom apartment. For further information on Brunswick Square please call 01689 669066 or visit: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-homes/london/orpington/brunswick-square