Downhill from the leafy slopes of Blackheath, there is no trace of the former Ferrier council estate. The asbestos ridden concrete tower blocks and houses have been bulldozed to make way for Kidbrooke Village.
Residents can benefit from nearby shops, cafés and restaurants, a school, health centre, plus a new transport interchange at Kidbrooke station, offering a 15-minute commute to London Bridge.
It is within a surprisingly green setting, bordered by Sutcliffe Park in Eltham Road, with a lake and wetlands, while newly landscaped areas across the 276-acre estate include pedestrian routes and cycleways.
Flats and townhouses with roof terraces overlook this green expanse, and now the result of the £1 billion regeneration project is in full view as home buyers look at this onceblighted district with fresh eyes.
Eventually, there will be 4,000 homes and a community of more than 10,000 people living here.
Homes have smart, space-efficient, low-energy interiors, while The Square, the latest phase, has apartments ranging up to 1,353sq ft in size, bigger than many new-build properties.
Prices from £345,000. Three-bedroom houses cost £765,000. Call 020 8150 5151.