Moving to Berlin or looking for a new rental property in Berlin? Here are some tips to help you settle into one Europe’s hippest capitals, including renting conditions and where to live in Berlin. If you’re planning a move to Berlin, you will find that very few other European cities have quite so much variety to offer residents as Germany’s hip capital. One glance in city you’ll take in modern skyscrapers, and the next a quite leafy street that seems it has aged in a hundred years, before bursting upon bright murals in an arty quarter.

In comparison to other global cities like London, Paris, New York or Tokyo, Berlin is a haven of open green spaces, quite suburbs and affordable housing which are all in close proximity to the city centre. Getting around the city couldn’t be easier, many of the city’s main employment hubs and attractions are all within walking distance or can be accessed by bicycle – this has meant that owning a car is a matter of choice, not a necessity.  After a turbulent 20th century, the city is reinventing itself as an exciting, innovative, modern capital and is now an appealing destination for not only entrepreneurs, but students and expats alike.

Where to live in Berlin?

Berlin is divided into 12 official districts which are most made up from several neighbourhoods. At Complete we have a number of developments located across the city in a number of key districts including Neukolln, Friedrichshain and Mitte.

The district of Neukolln is one of Berlin’s trendiest districts which is full of organic cafes and art galleries. Neukolln is home to both our KODA and Richard Quartier developments, which have proven extremely popular with tenants in Berlin. Residents of Neukolln will be able dine at many of the areas popular restaurants including Mama Cook Restaurant or EINS44. Located next to Tempelhof, the Schillerkiez – a residential grid based around the leafy Schillerpromenade – is where you’ll find Neukölln’s best cafés.

Artistically chic, lively, and as its name suggests, central, Mitte is certainly in the “middle” of everything. With its mix of renovated buildings, sky-scraping murals, and abandoned store fronts, Mitte is proudly, boldly, and uniquely Berlin. Diverse goals and individuals converge in Mitte, the neighbourhood known as Berlin’s beating heart.

Excitingly, our Gartenhaus development is close to one of the city’s largest redevelopment and regeneration projects, Europacity is under construction to bring an entirely new quarter to Berlin, with a number of residential, commercial, retail and leisure facilities to Mitte.

Complete Prime Residential in Berlin

We have been operating in Berlin since 2017, and during this time the team have been working on behalf of their mainly international investor clients for a number of different key rental developments across Berlin. Over the coming months, we have number of key new developments which will be completing in various locations across Berlin including Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf, which include: KonstanzerKuStrasseThe AlfredHaus Brandenburg and Stralauer Allee.

If you would like to find out about the properties we currently have available in Berlin, please contact the team on +49 3094 866863 or by clicking here.

Liverpool’s economy is booming, and the city is truly becoming the next Northern Powerhouse hotspot. People are drawn to living in Liverpool as it’s a vibrant city with unique attractions, exciting events, world-class sport offerings, and an unrivalled musical heritage.

History of Liverpool

Liverpool has an eclectic history which can be traced back to 1190. The first wet docks in Liverpool open in the early 18th century which paved way for the town’s expansion to become a major city, which continued over the next two centuries. Liverpool not only has an illustrious maritime history thanks to its location on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary, but is also well-known as the birthplace of The Beatles and a number of other bands that were part of musical history’s influential Merseybeat era. Home to two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, and the annual Grand National horse race, other attractions in the city include China town – Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe – and the Tate Liverpool.

Living in Liverpool

Since the mid-nineties a general economic and civic revival has been underway in Liverpool, which has led to Liverpool’s economy is growing faster than the national average. In 2008 Liverpool ONE was completed, the £1-billion mixed-use project which significantly transformed the city centre into a world-leading retail offering.

A number of regeneration projects particularly in North Liverpool are revitalising the city, providing new opportunities for further economic growth and investment, such as Liverpool Waters, a 30-year-strategy and a £5 billion masterplan to transform Liverpool’s northern docks into a high quality waterfront quarter of residential, commercial and leisure space. Our latest project Quay Central is a part of the Liverpool Waters masterplan and is the first residential development to complete. The developer of Quay Central, Romal Capital, is creating a new open plan area within Quay Central which they’ve called ‘Little Amsterdam’. This area will include a waterfront park for both locals and residents to enjoy

The digital and creative industries have come to the fore in the vibrant Baltic Triangle, a former industrial area. Various regeneration projects are underway in this fast-growing and evolving part of the city with Creative Campus, a flexible, creative space; Cains Brewery Village, a 1 million square foot, £150 million leisure and retail development with brewery, boutique hotel, shops and food hall.

The lively, cosmopolitan city is well connected by road, rail, sea and air, with international flights into the city’s John Lennon Airport and nearby Manchester Airport where direct flights connect the northwest of England with major cities around the world, including New York, Toronto, Hong Kong, Beijing and many more.

Moving to Liverpool

Liverpool has maintained a lot of its architectural heritage while the recent regeneration in the area has generated interest in new and contemporary properties. Liverpool has so much to offer its residents and you can easily see why people are moving to the city and calling it home.

Are you moving to Liverpool or looking for a new home or a property investment in this vibrant city? We can help, we have a number of schemes currently live in Liverpool including The Levels and the recently completed Quay Central. Please contact a member of our team to register your interest in either of our schemes.

Complete Prime Residential Area Guide | Woolwich

Nestled on the south-eastern banks of the river Thames, Woolwich is perfectly placed to offer residents quick access to London’s wealth of opportunity without the hustle and bustle of city living. Recent regeneration initiatives have provided a new lease of life to this historic destination in south-east London.

History of Woolwich

Woolwich has a rich history which dates back to the Iron Age and it remained a relatively small settlement until beginning of the 16th century, when it began to develop into a maritime, military and industrial centre. Since this time Woolwich has been home to many maritime and military establishments including: Woolwich Dockyard, the Royal Arsenal, the Royal Military Academy, and the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Living in Woolwich

Woolwich’s large-scale regeneration scheme started back in 2003 with a focus around the area close to the Royal Artillery Quays. This was swiftly followed by the new town centre square which is overlooked by a futuristic development above a giant Tesco.

The population of Woolwich is fast approaching 65,000 with the average age of a Woolwich resident currently at around 31 years old. As you may expect from an area where the majority of residents are in their early to mid-30s, Woolwich has become a thriving commuter town.

Woolwich is embarking on a new chapter as the capital’s next landmark cultural destination. As of October 2018, the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s ambitious plans to create an arts destination in Woolwich’s Royal Arsenal moved a step closer. Planning permission was granted for the first phase of the multi-million pound restoration of the historic buildings, once complete it will create a 15,000sqm complex of theatres, dance studios and places to eat. This landmark destination for the arts is due to open in 2020, with many big-name tenants including, Punchdrunk the world-renowned theatre company, Chineke! Orchestra Europe’s first majority black and minority ethnic orchestra, Protein Dance and the Woolwich Print Fair, are all poised to make the Woolwich Creative District its home.

There are some excellent transport links which connects Woolwich with inner city London and major national rail services. London City Airport is short trip across the river Thames via the DLR for fat and convenient flights to other UK cities and major European cities.

The forthcoming Elizabeth Line (also known as Crossrail) service will further enhance the public transport offering for residents of Woolwich. Once introduced the Elizabeth Line will significantly reduce travel times into central London, with services taking just 8 minutes to reach Canary Wharf, 14 minutes to Liverpool Street, 21 minutes to Bond Street and about 50 minutes to get to Heathrow Airport.

Woolwich also has easy access to many greenspaces which includes Woolwich Common, and Woolwich Park. Greenwich Park, one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London is only a 15 minutes-drive from Woolwich.

Moving to Woolwich

Woolwich has maintained a lot of its architectural heritage while the recent regeneration in the area has generated interest in new and contemporary properties. Luxurious new developments have gone up and has brought an increase interest from people, who may not have initially thought about living in Woolwich.

Interested in moving to Woolwich? We can help, we have a number of schemes currently live in Woolwich town centre including The Regal and the soon to complete Wellington Quarter. Please contact a member of our London team on 020 3551 9900 to register your interest below. Alternatively, if you are looking to purchase or invest in a property in Woolwich, our partner company IP Global have a number of units available to buy including a selection of Help to Buy properties at Wellington Quarter, find out more information about Wellington Quarter here.

Register your interest for Wellington Quarter