Value And Location Draw Buyers To Evolution Quarter, Orpington
04 Nov 2012

When a father-of-four was looking to resettle from Glasgow close to London, he and his family chose Evolution Quarter in Orpington for its value, convenience and quality.

The stylish collection of two and three-bedroom houses and apartments, built by Housebuilder of the Year Linden Homes, is near the bustling market town’s station from where it takes just over quarter of an hour to get to London Bridge.

The development caught the attention of Zac Afolabi when his career in the oil and gas industry meant he had to move south. Now he works in central London and the positioning of Orpington is handy for his daily commute.

His children, aged three to 10, were central to he and his wife’s thinking when they chose the smart three-bedroom house where they now live.

Zac said: “One of the things is the proximity of schools and private schools for our children and the ease of commuting to central London. It takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on the time, to get from Orpington to Charing Cross where my office is.

“Another of the reasons is that it was within budget and also because it was a new house, and of course it was in the area where I was looking for property.

“I actually came to the Orpington area to see the environment and the properties on offer. I was walking along the high street when I saw the sales office and walked in and ended up buying it later. I am pleased with the finish and overall I am impressed. I like the area too.”

The combination of Evolution Quarter’s convenient location close to the centre of the capital, plus top quality and excellent value for money, has been a powerful draw for a lot of buyers.

And people securing a home there will also enjoy the 250 chain and independent shops, as well as golf courses, a leisure centre, cinema and great transport links to London and beyond – there’s always something for families to do.

It is just 16 minutes by train from London Bridge, and 20 to 35 minutes to Victoria, Waterloo and Charing Cross. Access to the M25 is an easy three miles and for holidays and trips, Gatwick is about 36 minutes away and Heathrow one hour and 10 minutes.

Linden Homes South East managing director Steve Bangs said: “Evolution Quarter really does have a lot to offer: its location, local facilities and excellent value, and our usual keen attention to detail and quality.

“With the financial help we can offer through a range of assistance schemes to first-time and more experienced buyers, this superb development is a perfect opportunity to either get on or move up the property ladder.”

For more information or to book a viewing call 01689 827920.

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Buying a home has never been as affordable

The range of help offered by Linden Homes at its bright new Evolution Quarter development taking shape near the heart of Orpington, Kent, makes it a perfect opportunity.

The variety of financial schemes includes Step Up, which gives all customers – not just first-time buyers – the chance of a 95 per cent mortgage at a market-leading rate.

Step Up is simple and effective: a five per cent deposit can secure rates lower than those on offer even to larger sums, and it can also cover up to £450 in legal fees.

Another Linden Homes’ scheme, Deposit Assist, lets you borrow 15 per cent against the purchase price on selected homes as an unsecured loan to put towards a deposit, and could help those on higher incomes but with lower cash reserves.

And for those who already own a property, the Part Exchange programme slims down the moving process into one quick, hassle-free agreement that takes out estate agents’ fees and the problems with chains which can scupper even the most secure-looking move.

Eligible home-hunters choose from a selected range and within seven days a valuation on their property will be made by three local estate agents and a cash offer made, as long as your current property is not more than 70 per cent of the value of what you want to buy.


For further information, contact Lyndsay Scanlan or Sam Nickerson at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893.

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