Help-to-buy flats in booming Balham

A former Ministry of Defence quarters in leafy Balham has been transformed into architecturally inspiring homes at Revival.

Balham and Tooting are often cast as twins but like grown-up siblings they are going their own way, and for some locals, perhaps the only thing these two districts have in common is — their Commons.

The Northern line still binds the pair though, and while Tooting tries to cultivate a distinct identity as a good-value, well-connected area for those priced out of the centre, Balham is now sure enough of itself to stop claiming to be Clapham South. Away from the bustling main roads, the areas are fringed with greenery and impressive family homes from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Revival is the name of a redeveloped Ministry of Defence quarters in a leafy Balham backwater, and it brings something fresh, if not architecturally inspiring, with a mix of refurbished homes and new-build apartments priced from £349,000, some available under the Help to Buy scheme. Call developer Fairview on 0800 883 8146 

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