New Zone 2 homes in Kilburn:council estate regeneration project brings more than 2,600 new flats to north-west London

The newest homes launched in Kilburn Quarter come with a large recessed balcony or a patio-style terrace.

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The Jubilee line has one big advantage over the other Tube routes, being the only one that cuts through the centre of London to Docklands, already a major financial district and set to see more residential development during the next decade.

Quick and direct trains from north-west London are the reason St John’s Wood is stuffed with the families of investment bankers and corporate lawyers, and why nearby Kilburn and West Hampstead are popular with Canary Wharf workers making their way up the career and property ladders.

Cosmopolitan Kilburn is rough around the edges. This Zone 2 area, up the road from Marble Arch, straddles three boroughs — Westminster, Camden and Brent — and is criss-crossed by railway lines. 

Most people judge Kilburn by the traffic-clogged High Road and its bustling shopping parade. But this is the main artery, not the heart of Kilburn, where there are artisan cottages, Victorian and Edwardian townhouses, and even a couple of conservation areas in Dunster Gardens and Brondesbury Villas.

Property prices are quite a bit lower, too, than other inner north-west London postcodes.  

Kilburn Quarter is the smart name for an ambitious council estate regeneration bringing 2,600 new homes to a patch just north of Maida Vale, including four low-rise blocks with 229 apartments facing a new garden square. The homes each have a large recessed balcony or a patio-style terrace, and there is underground parking and cycle storage. Prices from £505,000. Call Network Homes on 020 3846 8500.

West Hampstead is the more gentrified of the two districts. The station forecourt doubles as a farmer’s market-cum-foodie centre, fitting nicely into West End Lane, the spine of the area with coffee shops, bakeries, bistros and bars. As well as foot-loose thirtysomethings, there is a healthy mix of settled residents.

The Ivery, in Mill Lane, is a new scheme of 19 flats in a block with a communal roof terrace. Prices from £760,000. Call Greene & Co on 020 7604 3200.


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