New homes in Crossrail hotspot: West Drayton set to be transformed into a new commuter address with Help-to-Buy flats from £280k

Crossrail is helping to transform West Drayton, starting with a major development of the 31-acre West Drayton Village site...

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Crossrail is helping to change West Drayton from a dreary suburban outpost where Heathrow workers live to an affordable commuter address.

A new “garden village” is the area’s major new development, with 775 homes, tree-lined streets, green spaces, a supermarket, a care home and an upgraded pedestrian route to the Crossrail station opening in 2019.

The 31-acre West Drayton Village site used to be the location of the UK’s main air traffic control centre, in a barbed wire compound cut off to the public. 

New apartments priced from £279,995 are available under the low-deposit Help to Buy Scheme. Call Bellway on 0333 202 5146. 

Close to the station, Padcroft is a canalside scheme of 51 flats being built on a former dairy site. From £315,000. Call Redrow on 020 3553 9287.

As well as the Crossrail link boosting West Drayton’s appeal by slashing journey times to central London, nearby Brunel University has helped to make the area popular with buy-to-let investors.

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