The Development 

The Solarium combines the important elements of nature and simplicity to the forefront. Intelligent design is incorporated throughout the development’s architecture and facilities – making it a true testament for the future.

The Solarium’s soft hues perfectly compliment the botanical canvas framed by the floor to ceiling windows. With a focus on contemporary minimalism, The Solarium is designed to enhance space and promote easy living. Once complete, The Solarium will comprise of 292 apartments, with 32 studio and one-bedroom apartments.

The Location 

Kew Bridge is seeing a rise in prominence, due to the significant regeneration and investment into the area. This has created a new community within this tranquil suburb of west London, which has something for everyone.

Locations beloved by the community include The Stable, a family style gastro pub, the Watermans Art Centre with facilities such as a cinema, theatre and various art galleries and the world-renowned The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, also affectionately known as Kew Gardens. Attractions nearby Kew Bridge include Michelin-starred restaurant, The Glass House, as well as Kew Village and it’s idyllic Sunday farmer’s market.

Getting Around 

The attractive riverside location still allows for tranquillity and easy access to neighbouring leisure activities but is more affordable than its older brother Kew. The area boasts excellent transport links connecting this leafy suburb to the very best of what the capital has to offer. From Kew Bridge Station, you can get to Clapham Junction in 18 minutes, London Waterloo in 27 minutes and Oxford Circus (changing at Vauxhall) in 38 minutes. Alternatively, from Gunnersbury Underground Station (District line), you can get to Hammersmith in just 8 minutes and London Victoria in 25 minutes. Residents also benefit from easy and quick access to London Heathrow Airport which a short 15 minute drive from Kew Bridge.

Interested parties should register their interest with our lettings team in by completing the below contact form or contact our London office on 020 3551 9900.

History of Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Up until the late 20th century Vauxhall was predominately manual workers’ home and business premises for the London and South Western railway development and also housed the former water supply works for the locale.  During World War II, Vauxhall and the surrounding areas sustained severe bomb damage due the its proximity to the River Thames as well as the area’s industrial sites. This has since paved way for major redevelopment conversions in around Vauxhall.

 

Nine Elms’ history can be traced back to 1645, when the area first took on the name Nine Elms from a row of elm trees bordering the main road into the area. In 1838, Nine Elms Railway station opened and became the first London terminus for the London and South Western Railway line. It was at the time when the area was often described as “a low swampy district occasionally overflowed by the Thames” by those working on the railways. The station later became redundant when the line was extended to Waterloo and the site was then used as railway wagon and cabin works, until these building were later damaged during World War II and as a result were closed permanently. This site was the acquired and then become the home to the flower section of the New Covent Garden Market. Gasworks were established in Nine Elms back in 1853, close to the existing waterworks of the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks company – this site then became the home to, the now iconic, Battersea Power Station in the early 20th century.

 

 

Living in Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Since the announcement that the US Embassy will be relocating south of the river, both Vauxhall and Nine Elms have been at the forefront of a massive regeneration programme. This regeneration programme sometime referred to as VNEB, (Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea Opportunity Area), sets out the vision for new homes, jobs, cultural quarter and a new linear park to bring life to this area of London.

 

The regeneration area spans 227 hectares of central London on the southern banks of the River Thames – it extends from Lambeth Bridge in the north, to Chelsea Bridge in the south, covering the Albert Embankment, Vauxhall and a large section of the north Battersea. It’s by far the largest regeneration schemes currently being undertaken in central London and encompasses on the last remaining industrial stretches of the South Bank.

 

The location of Vauxhall and Nine Elms, for one, is hard to beat – near the Thames, opposite the Tate Britain, and within walking distance of Pimlico, Victoria, Westminster and Waterloo, it’s certainly in the busy urban heart of the capital.

 

The area also benefits from excellent transport links, which just adds to its appeal. Not only is Vauxhall train station served by National Rail and a tube station on the Victoria Line, Vauxhall is home to one of the largest bus stations in London. As for commuting, residents will be able to get to Oxford Circus in just 6 minutes via the Victoria Line, London Waterloo within 4 minutes and Clapham Junction within 5 minutes. The area’s already extensive transport links are set to be improved further with the completion of the Northern Line extension from Kennington to Battersea Power Station – creating two new stations, Battersea Power Station an Nine Elms, which is due to open Autumn 2021.

 

Moving to Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Residents of Vauxhall and Nine Elms will not only benefit from the excellent transport links and the unbeatable London location, but will also be apart of a thriving cultural scene which the area has to offer. With a plethora of local bars, cafes and restaurants, residents will be spoilt for choice – it’s clear to see why so many are now making a home in Vauxhall and Nine Elms.

 

Are you looking to move to Vauxhall and Nine Elms? We can help, as we have several schemes currently available in Vauxhall and Nine Elms including the recently completed Keybridge House. Find out more by registering your details with us today.

 

St Mark’s Square | Bromley

Brouard Court, the final phase at St Mark’s Square, Bromley, is due to complete imminently – which is exciting news for residents and investors.

Overview of Bromley

Bromley was identified as one of the 13 Metropolitan Centres within the London Plan. This Greater London Authority’s imitative aims to ‘build a city that meets the challenges of economic and population growth’. This has resulted in some very exciting plans for Bromley to regenerate its urban centre.

The St Mark’s Square development, which is a two-minute walk from Bromley South station, includes a new public plaza surrounded by a nine-screen multiplex VUE cinema, café and restaurants, and a brand new 130-bed Premier Inn hotel – which has led Bromley to become a very desirable location for investors and renters.

According to CBRE’s 2018 Borough by Borough report, the proportion of PRS households in Bromley currently makes up 35% of the property market. This figure could be contributed back to the significant regeneration of the area and the excellent transport links into central London, within 16 minutes during peak times.

 The Development

Once fully complete, St Mark’s Square will comprise 200 spectacular 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 1 and 2 bedroom duplexes, offering unrivalled panoramic views of the London skyline. Private residents underground parking and concierge service is also available.

All of the luxury apartments at St Mark’s Square offer balconies. The kitchens will be fitted with contemporary high-gloss units and has integrated appliances. The bathrooms will also be finished in a contemporary style with white fittings and tiling to the walls and floor. There are fitted wardrobes to the master bedroom. Heating throughout the apartment is underfloor and the flooring a mix of high-quality engineered wood flooring to the living areas and carpet to bedroom areas.

Lifts will serve all floors and there will be a dedicated concierge facility.

Transport links

Bromley South station is just two minutes’ walk away from the development, with London Victoria being only 14 minutes away and London St Pancras 40 minutes or so away. There are several local bus routes in and around Bromley, to destinations such as Beckenham, Orpington, Croydon, Chislehurst and Lewisham.

 Enquiries

The final phase at St Mark’s Square is expected to complete in Spring 2019 and will attract significant interest from parties already local to Bromley as well as those looking to take advantage of the development and commutes into central London.

Interested parties should register their interest with our lettings team in by completing the below contact form or contact our London office on 020 3551 9900.

Register your interest at St Mark's Square

Performance update | Complete London

January is now firmly behind us and it’s time for us to reflect on our great start to 2019 and how our London lettings team hit all the right notes to kick off 2019.

2019 is going to be a difficult year for all letting agents across England and Wales with the Tenant Fee Ban coming into effect from 1 June – we’ll be providing more information regarding this later in the year, so it was imperative to have an excellent start to the year.

Our lettings team in London rose to the challenge and exceeded several their performance targets including number of viewings and number of lets, which were respectively 41% and 12% above target. During January our average monthly rent across all properties in London was £1,445 and our average tenancy was 14 months long, both figures were respectively 25% and 27% higher in comparison to similar agents on Goodlord. The team’s incredible success has put us in an excellent position for the remainder of 2019.

In January our most popular location for rental properties was Islington with 17% of our move-ins being in this fantastic borough. Islington has always been a popular choice for young professionals, families and city workers due to its proximity to the square mile and the attractive traditional housing. Residents of Islington are spoilt for choice with an endless selection of bars and restaurants as well as a vibrant nightlife and ample green spaces to enjoy. You can find out more about living in Islington and what else it has to offer in Homes and Property’s latest borough area guide.

Our team’s success did not stop there, we also had an influx of positive customer reviews highlighting the fantastic service we provide to our clients. One customer review really stood out this month it was a 5-star review about our Lettings Consultant Renae Puleston-Jones from an extremely happy tenant and the review stated: “Very efficient, proactive and fast in responding. Agent from Complete (Renae) has been superb!” We have noted from past tenancies that happy tenants make for happy landlords, as happier tenants on average are more likely to look after their rental property and raise any maintenance issues with their property manager/landlord, if issues do arise.

It’s clear to see that our London team had a fantastic start to the year, Sam Tabor, Associate Director for London comments on his team’s performance: “I’m very proud of my team’s achievement in January and I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the year. The team rallied together to ensure they got the year off to a great start – I am very excited to see what else they can achieve during the rest of 2019.”

If you would like to find out more information on how Complete can assist with your property needs, please contact the office on 0203 551 9900 or email us at reception@complete-ltd.com.

River Wandle Apartments is a striking new development with a collection of high specification studios, one and two bedroom apartments available to rent. All the apartments are beautifully arranged and extremely stylish with fully fitted kitchens, bathrooms and some featuring a mezzanine level.

Nestled neatly next the River Wandle in Hackbridge, within easy travelling traveling distance of Sutton, Wimbledon and Croydon, a much needed altogether more peaceful, leafy suburban setting to escape from busy city life is on offer, and yet London Victoria is only a 25 minute commute.

Hackbridge has established itself the UK’s first sustainable suburb, as home to BedZED, the eco-friendly Beddington Zero energy development which includes solar panels and reusable rain water channels amongst its carbon neutral features.

Within the immediate vicinity of the River Wandle Apartments are an abundance of parkland and greenspace including Beddington Park and the Grange Gardens, a handful of shops and bars and restaurants, whereas nearby Sutton has plenty to offer with great retail and leisure facilities and the famous street market. Croydon and also Wimbledon offer even more opportunities to explore.

Traveling around by train

Sutton 9 mins

Wimbledon 17 mins

Croydon 23 mins

London Victoria 25 mins

London Blackfriars 29 mins

For further information on the development and an update on availability, please contact our lettings experts at our London office on 0203 551 9900 or by registering your details below.