BERKELEY HOMES REVEALS PLANS FOR FIRST PHASE OF MAJOR CENTRAL LONDON DEVELOPMENT, OVAL VILLAGE
The first phase of Oval Village will launch on the 16th February with 286 Manhattan, one two and three bed apartments starting at £470,000
- When complete, Oval Village will be a major new central London destination consisting of 1,309 homes at the historic Oval Gasholders site
- Oval Village will be extremely accessible, with Vauxhall (Zone 1) and Oval (Zone 2) stations just a short walk away, served by the Victoria Line, Northern Line, and National Rail
- The development will create a new London community benefiting from new co-working space, a community centre, 100,000 square-feet of commercial space, an on-site Tesco Superstore, and residents-only leisure facilities - including a 24-hour concierge.
Berkeley Homes has revealed its plans for the first phase of Oval Village, a two-hectare site transforming the historic Gasworks adjacent to Oval cricket ground. When complete, Oval Village will feature 1,309 homes making it one of the most significant regeneration projects in London.
Phase one, Phoenix Court, will launch on the 16th February with the release of 286 Manhattan, one, two and three bedroom apartments - presenting an opportunity to invest in this iconic central London development.
The homes will range in size from 413 sq. ft. to 1092 sq. ft. with prices starting at £470,000 for a Manhattan apartment.
The Oval Village development benefits from an extremely convenient central London location – it is just a 10-minute walk from Vauxhall and Oval stations connecting to the Victoria Line, Northern Line and National rail. These stations are just 7 minutes to Oxford Circus, 9 minutes to Bank, 12 minutes to King’s Cross St.Pancras and 40 minutes to Heathrow Airport.
Set to transform Oval into a top commuter hotspot, Oval Village aims to transform the area into a cultural hub for residents and visitors, through the regeneration of the iconic Oval Gasholders, the provision of commercial spaces and opening up the village with communal spaces for all to enjoy.
When built in 1847, the Oval Gasholders were the largest of their kind – a magnificent feat of Victorian engineering. Now, the historic site’s restoration and redevelopment marks a new phase in its history where old will blend with new to create a new London community fit for the 21st century. Within Oval Village will sit The Generator, presenting six floors of flexible office space, a ground-floor co-working hub, 100,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, a cafe and a community centre.
Residents living in Oval Village will benefit from Berkeley Homes’ industry-leading approach to delivering outstanding residential property where convenience and comfort are paramount. A 24- hour concierge will serve every apartment, and for the health conscious, access to a private swimming pool and gym means no more pre-dawn schleps to the local leisure centre to stay in shape. An on-site Tesco Superstore will also ease the burden of the weekly shop.
Simon Howard, Sales Director, Berkeley Homes elaborates on the plans for the development and how it will feel to live in this new neighbourhood: “Oval Village is an incredibly exciting regeneration project for Berkeley Homes and we’re delighted to reach another milestone in creating a new community in this iconic location. The development will combine impeccably finished homes with public recreation and working space to create a new kind of neighbourhood with community at its heart. It will offer a sense of village living with all the benefits of being in the centre of London. As well as an incredible place to live and spend time, the fantastic Zone 2 location means that in less than a 30 minute walk you can be in the heart of the City, walking along the banks of the Thames, enjoying the West End, or relaxing in one of the many tranquil local parks.”
The development is nestled in the heart of the London borough of Lambeth and in addition to sitting alongside the world-renowned cricket ground, this location means that residents will also be able to enjoy more than 60 public parks, commons and gardens which are located in the Borough. The crown jewel is the award-winning Kennington Park – just five-minute’s walk from Oval Village – with an array of leisure facilities, open grassland and a flower garden. There are also many more hidden green gems in this this part of London, including the enchantingly bohemian Bonnington Square Pleasure Gardens or Vauxhall City Farm.
Within Oval Village itself, world-renowned landscape architects are designing the public realm to create a network of private residents’ gardens. The development’s interconnected green havens will become focal points for the whole community.
Berkeley Homes is committed to delivering outstanding, high-spec finish to all of the homes it creates and Oval Village’s interiors will feature a refined and minimalist material palette for a modern look, while also giving a nod to the area’s industrial heritage.
Residents can expect to see a sharp contrast of classic dark and light tiling in bathrooms with sharp angles and clean lines creating a simple and sophisticated feel. Vintage-inspired accents and fittings – including warm mango woods and powder-coated black metal – will provide clean lines and reflective finishes. This contemporary style will contrast with soft, organic furniture, to create a layered aesthetic. In the bedroom, Oval Village’s soothing colour tones and elegant soft furnishings will create a calming atmosphere and the ideal place to power down and recharge.
For more information or to book an appointment to visit the marketing suite please call 0207 720 4000 or visit www.ovalvillage.co.uk.
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Notes to Editors:
Founded in 1976, Berkeley is one of the UK's best-known developers of new homes. The vision has been the same since the beginning: to be a dynamic and innovative company with a passionate commitment to provide superbly designed and built homes in excellent locations in London and the South East of England. 'Berkeley' has undoubtedly become a byword for excellence.
Berkeley's first homes were typically large executive style properties, but today the Berkeley portfolio reflects the aspirations of a much broader range of home buyers, encompassing medium to large-scale developments in towns, cities and the countryside, mixed use schemes, riverside apartments, refurbished historic buildings and urban loft spaces. The company has also gained considerable experience in creating sustainable communities within complex regeneration schemes and today all building takes place on brownfield sites.
Berkeley further consolidated its commitment to sustainability by being awarded the UK’s highest accolade for business success – The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development. The award recognises 5 years of continuous achievement in delivering sustainable development, ensuring a better quality of life for everyone, now and generations to come.
Driving forward, Berkeley thrives on fresh input and bright ideas, setting up an Innovation Fund (backed by £2 million) to support R&D into new products or research designed to improve Health & Safety. The Berkeley Group is made up of six main autonomous companies: St George, St James, Berkeley, St Edward, St Joseph and St William.