Energy-efficient homes come to Chiswick

The Opus Collection has 137 green homes, just moments from Chiswick Park station in Zone 3.
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Protected on three sides by a curl of the Thames, Chiswick attracts families in search of good schools, and greenery is everywhere. Dukes Meadows on the riverbank, Gunnersbury nature reserve, the grounds of Chiswick House, the awesome expanse of Richmond Park and Kew’s botanical gardens on the doorstep, too.

The tree-lined high road runs from Hammersmith to Kew Bridge, a major thoroughfare that successfully mixes chain stores, independent boutiques, bookshops, bars and brasseries to create a sort of urban village. The western end of this highway, closer to Heathrow, used to be the commercial end, but apartment schemes are sprouting up on former office sites, the redevelopment of a bus depot, designed by architect Richard Rogers, proves that a new business estate can be a welcome addition.

The Opus Collection, moments from Chiswick Park tube station (Zone 3), brings 137 new energy-efficient homes plus the “place-making” expertise of a major developer, Lend Lease, which is improving the public realm and incorporating street level shops. Apartments and townhouses are powered by a central heat and power plant, while residents can use communal rooftop gardens. Prices from £515,000. Call 020 3772 1000.

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