Park Heights:new 20-storey tower on the edge of Zone 1 is set to bring sky-high flats to Stockwell

Built on the site of the former Stockwell Park council estate, Park Heights is located on the cusp of Zone 1 next to a desirable conservation area .

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Stockwell struck lucky in the early 19th century when an estate of Regency villas arrived. Just enough handsome period buildings survive to provide some gracious streets and corners — pretty Durand Gardens, for example.

Grand townhouses were being built there from 1840 onwards around a pear-shaped green that has evolved into a piece of woodland and amenity space.

Not enough of these quiet conservation areas survive to make Stockwell a full-fledged gentrified inner suburb. However, the area is about 20 per cent cheaper than its near neighbour Clapham — Brixton, too — despite being that bit closer to the West End and City.

With a Tube station plugging travellers into the Victoria and Northern lines, for the time being Stockwell seems affordably priced for a district right on the cusp of Zone 1.

Park Heights, a 20-storey tower, is being built on the site of the former Stockwell Park council estate and lies next to a conservation quarter. Bigger-than-average flats come with wraparound balconies. 

Two-bedroom apartments on the top floors have panoramic views and cost from £635,000. There is a communal roof garden. Call Network Living on 0344 809 2026.


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