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Kidbrooke Village ushers in new era

February 2013

Kidbrooke Village, London's landmark £1 billion regeneration project, has launched its two newest neighbourhoods, Blackheath Quarter and Meridian Gate as the award-winning development ushers in a new era.

The launch marks a major milestone for Kidbrooke Village, which has been hailed as "an exemplar in urban regeneration" for its design centred on the creation of a new, sustainable community, with generous open spaces and a 'traditional' village centre serving the needs of local people.

Once fully complete, Kidbrooke Village will include four distinct neighbourhoods which  integrate seamlessly with each other and the surrounding areas into one community, featuring a Village Centre offering a wide array of new shops, bars and restaurants, and of course the quintessential village hall.  Alongside the newly opened Sainsbury's supermarket, the Village Centre will be home to a new hotel and a range of excellent leisure facilities, while each neighbourhood will provide an abundance of residents' amenities closer to home.

New homes and a wealth of new facilities in a true village environment will cater for all the community, young and old, through a wide range of homes suitable from first-time buyers to families, professionals to pensioners.
 
Its location in the Royal Borough of Greenwich is in close proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Greenwich town centre, as well as picturesque Blackheath Village, which have served as the inspiration for the names of Kidbrooke Village's newest neighbourhoods.

Beautifully designed, with a wide choice of homes, from apartments to townhouses, Blackheath Quarter and Meridian Gate offer buyers the community benefits of village life on the doorstep of central London, with a wealth of leisure facilities onsite for residents to enjoy.

Paul Vallone, Managing Director at Berkeley Homes (Urban Renaissance) comments: "The creation of Kidbrooke Village is without doubt one of the most ambitious new developments ever to be undertaken in London, which has sought from the onset to place people at the heart of its design.

"This is why we can say with absolute conviction that it is truly a new village for London, and as Kidbrooke Village progresses it is increasingly apparent that this development in its entirety is groundbreaking. The quality of design, superior specification and first class amenities, surrounded by acres of stunning parkland and open space, is heralding a new era in place making which will transform the lives of all who are connected to it."

There are four integrated yet distinctly different neighbourhoods at Kidbrooke Village: City Point, Blackheath Quarter, Kidbrooke Village Centre and Meridian Gate, with Cator Park forming a 'green river' between them, offering open spaces in which to relax.

Blackheath Quarter is characterised by its mix of spacious three, four and five bedroom townhouses and one, two and three bedroom apartments overlooking lakes and parkland. Residents will enjoy a wealth of amenities and benefits exclusive to this phase, including a 24 hour concierge service, private cinema, club house, business suite, as well as residents' gym and swimming pool.

The collection of townhouses have been carefully designed and finished to meet the demands of today's families - being generous in space and in close proximity to on site shops and the existing school. Additionally, these new homes provide families with the opportunity to choose a home that best fits their individual needs, from a variety of different high quality layouts and specifications.

Purchasers can select from plots that feature enclosed courtyards to self-contained studios, whilst many of the townhouses also provide a rooftop terrace with a glass-wrapped winter garden room, allowing residents to enjoy the natural surroundings all-year-round.

Meridian Gate caters to families, singles and professionals alike, offering a range of Manhattan suites, one, two and three bedroom apartments. The properties are ideally located between Sutcliffe Park and Cator Park providing a spacious and leafy setting. The forthcoming family homes within the phase - a selection of three-storey, three and four bedroom properties - will complement the nearby Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School, creating a wonderful family atmosphere.

Apartments feature a wide variety of layouts carefully considered to create comfortable and flexible living areas finished to the high standard synonymous with Berkeley. Meridian Gate interiors have been expertly crafted by leading architectural designer, Tara Bernerd. Each apartment is intricately planned to offer maximum space, light, comfort and security, providing a home with living space that works alongside the needs of a busy lifestyle. With stone effect finished kitchens, beautifully tiled bathrooms and plenty of space to relax, these homes are of the highest quality.

Outdoor communal areas of Kidbrooke Village include landscaped gardens and courtyards, as well as views overlooking parkland and open spaces which make up 55 hectares of the total village area.

Kidbrooke Village also benefits from superb transport links, offering easy access to the West End, City and Canary Wharf. Existing train services provide direct access to London Bridge in just 15 minutes, and onwards to Waterloo East and Charing Cross. The same line also offers direct links to Victoria, as well as the London Underground network and DLR.  A new transport interchange will ensure its connections are fully utilised, and link the station into Kidbrooke Village Centre.

For more information, visit www.kidbrookevillage.co.uk

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