Century Gate Opens Up Family Homes For Priced-Out Londoners
21 Jan 2015

For Londoners priced out of the centre’s multi-million-pound family homes market, the pretty area of Beckenham is fast rising up the list of places to turn to.

Blessed by good connections, a village vibe and a family-friendly calm, Beckenham is also where househunters are being drawn to award-winning Linden Homes’ exclusive Century Gate development.

Nestling in a leafy spot and enjoying the privileged security of a gated entrance, the high quality three, four and five-bedroom collection is made up exclusively of homes currently ranging from a four bedroom home in the Cobham style, to a five bedroom home in the Mote style.

The location is a London commuter’s dream: between 14 and 20 minutes’ walk away are the railway stations of New Beckenham, Beckenham Junction, Beckenham Hill and Lower Sydenham. In fact, those four are just the closest of nine stations serving the area.

For work, they link directly to the heart of the capital, with journeys of between just 16 and 36 minutes to London Bridge, London Victoria, London St Pancras and Charing Cross. For the children, there is a local selection of good-performing schools.

Beckenham is more than a pretty place, however. Nearby Croydon is on the up economically too after Chancellor George Osborne gave the go ahead in his Autumn Statement for it to become a “growth zone”, potentially bringing in 23,500 new jobs to the area by 2031.

Darren Maddox, Linden Homes South East managing director, said: “Large family homes naturally rocket in price the closer you get to central London. The space, security and connections are inflated by the location into a huge premium.

“Our homes at Century Gate in Beckenham offer buyers all those qualities, wrapped up in superb design, but at a price that’s not out of reach. Central London remains just a short train journey away but you get a break from the hubbub.

“Househunters disappointed by the prices in Dulwich, for instance, are among the buyers looking toward Beckenham. As more and more people find out about the area, prices are only going to increase.”

Handily set for eateries, parks, schools and amenities, Century Gate is a stroll from Beckenham’s bustling high street. There are restaurants on hand, plus upmarket chains, family-run independent shops and a six-screen cinema.

Other attractions that make Beckenham a destination for families are its profusion of parks and green spaces, including Kent County Cricket Club’s reserve ground, Kelsey Park with its lake, and Beckenham Place Park Golf Club.

Stylish and elegantly traditional on the outside, each house comes with high specification fixtures and fittings, plus a 10-year NHBC warranty and two-year customer care warranty for peace of mind.

To make the relocation to Century Gate as simple as possible, Linden Homes is helping househunters with its Part Exchange and Assisted Move schemes.

Part Exchange simply takes out the hassle of finding a buyer and property chains. After choosing your property, your old home will be valued by local estate agents and an offer made. Once agreed, buyers don’t have to move out until their new Linden home is ready; all they have to do is get packing.

With Assisted Move, Linden Homes offers practical support and guidance to sell, freeing up househunters to make a reservation. For an agreed period, Linden Homes deals with the estate agents and pays all their fees, helping to get the best price for the old home.

To find out more or to register your interest, call 0844 488 1802.


For further press information, contact Claire Oakley or Claire Cathersides at Remarkable Content on 01962 893 893.

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