Young buyers who can’t afford the high costs of gym and private club memberships have caught the eye of developers, who are including shared social space in schemes designed to appeal to first-timers.
Green Dragon House in Croydon town centre offers a broad range of amenities where young residents can socialise together without having to pay high service charges.
The 119-apartment scheme is an office-to-residential conversion and has a communal roof terrace with barbecue and seating areas, a second-floor garden with table tennis tables, residents’ lounge, yoga and exercise room, free superfast wi-fi, bike storage and tool station, concierge lobby with cupboards for deliveries, plus a residents’ website.
Prices from £269,950. Inspired Homes, the developer, has other projects under way nearby. Croydon’s all-night train services from central London add to its appeal for young buyers. Call 020 7495 0523.