Buyers' First Look At New Apartments In London's Cultural Heart

Property hunters have got their first look at the vision for The Residence in Blackfriars Road, Southwark: the latest highly anticipated collection of apartments to hit the London market from award-winning Linden Homes.

The Residence is just a stone’s throw from the South Bank and its profusion of international theatre, art and food. It is a set of thoughtfully designed studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Ten homes have already been sold off plan, thanks to the enviable SE1 postcode they share with the Shard, and outstanding value-for-money which is outstripping the local competition.

Value is key: the starting price puts the first step of properties well below the average for Southwark, where property prices are climbing. According to Rightmove, the average is £622,127 – a rise of 13 per cent on the previous year.

Property-hunters are also discovering that on top of the exciting lifestyle made possible by a buzzing area which hosts the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe, The Residence has its own set of stylish comforts to make every apartment a home.

Each property has a private balcony or terrace providing precious outdoor space above the bustle of the city to enjoy morning coffee, summer evening dinners, or take in the spectacular fireworks of New Year’s Eve, the Thames Festival or the Lord Mayor’s Show.

For even more space, residents have access to a beautifully landscaped communal garden that extends luxuriously across the sixth floor offering the chance to socialise, take in the wider views and relax.

Just a glance out from The Residence is rewarded with an incredible vista over one of the world’s most famous skylines: The Shard, the City, Canary Wharf and even St Paul’s.

Homes feature oak-faced front doors, fitted kitchens, and features for modern living such as Sky+ ready living rooms and bedrooms, set-up for video entry systems, and built-in wardrobes.

In common with all Linden Homes properties, each apartment at The Residence also comes with integrated kitchen appliances as standard, plus a 10-year NHBC warranty and two-year customer care warranty for peace of mind.

For getting about, not only are there nearby stands of Boris Bikes but just a couple of minutes down Blackfriars Road is Southwark tube station, which is on the Jubilee Line and one stop from London Bridge and Waterloo making the rest of London very accessible.

Linden Homes South East sales and marketing director, Emily Nesbitt, said: “The reaction from our preview visitors showed how The Residence’s combination of location, quality and value is really striking a chord with property hunters. The area is undergoing so much regeneration, with the South Bank effect radiating out and really taking hold.

“Our designers have created a range of apartments that match the stylish and buzzing neighbourhood that surrounds them. It makes them a perfect fit for people drawn – for work or pleasure – to what really is one of the most exciting spots of this global city.

“The Residence’s transport connections rival anywhere in the world and, with a concierge service too, the lifestyle on offer is very exciting. When you look at the price range, we’re sure these homes are going to sell fast.”

Those lucky enough to secure one of the Blackfriars apartments also have a home that puts them on the doorstep of the West End’s theatre-land, just over the river, and on to the shopping, museums, and infinite distractions of north London.

The famous South Bank of the River Thames is even closer, full of street performers, restaurants and cafes, and home to the internationally renowned Tate Modern, the London Eye, The National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe.

Residents will also enjoy easy access to local markets such as the historic Borough Market and the fantastic Bermondsay antique markets, as well as nearby Gabriel’s Wharf with its quirky individual shops and tasty eateries.

To find out more call 0844 488 0874.

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

21 October 2014

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