Green homes in Greenwich:new energy-efficient "Urban Houses" launch with huge roof terraces, 15-minutes from London Bridge

A fresh phase of "Urban Houses" in Kidbrooke Village has been unveiled, with three- and four-bedroom homes priced from £865,000...

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Down the hill from leafy Blackheath there is now no trace of the Ferrier council estate. 

Its asbestos-ridden concrete tower blocks and houses have been bulldozed to make way for Kidbrooke Village, a reincarnation described by developer Berkeley Homes as a "new garden suburb".

There are shops, a school, a health centre, leisure facilities, a hotel and a new transport interchange at Kidbrooke station, with a 15-minute commute to London Bridge. This Greenwich setting is surprisingly green, bordered by Sutcliffe Park with its lake and wetlands, while new landscaped areas across the 276-acre estate form a string of "outdoor rooms".

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Handsome apartment blocks and terraces of townhouses overlook this green expanse, and now that the new architecture can be seen, home buyers are looking at this once-blighted area with fresh eyes.

Properties are a step up for the area, with space-efficient interiors that would not be out of place in trendy parts of Islington or Bermondsey.

A fresh phase of innovative "Urban Houses" has been unveiled. These three- and four-bedroom homes have huge, neat roof terraces instead of back gardens and are energy-efficient as well as space-efficient, cutting fuel bills by a quarter and water usage by 30 per cent. Prices from £865,000.

Sleek new apartments alongside paths with newly planted silver birch trees have also been launched. Prices from £450,000. Call 020 8150 5151. 

 


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