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Kidbrooke Property Investment Guide

Out with the old. In with the brilliant

Over the past six years Kidbrooke has undergone a terrific transformation into a place that people are truly proud to call home. The desirability of Kidbrooke is skyrocketing thanks to an ambitious £1bn regeneration scheme that has seen the demolition of the old Ferrier Estate to make way for a vibrant and attractive village with a pleasant sense of community and environment.

Kidbrooke lies in London’s Royal Borough of Greenwich, a popular destination for residents and visitors alike, where people from all over the world come to enjoy historic locations such as the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House and the National Maritime Museum.

Kidbrooke’s proximity to central London and its swift transport links make it a very desirable location for city workers and young professionals working in areas such as Bank and Canary Wharf. The massive regeneration of the area as well as big demand for property creates the perfect equation for price growth, and investors who put their money into Kidbrooke are very likely to see healthy returns as the area continues to improve over the next 15-20 years and beyond.That means Kidbrooke property investment is right for you if you're looking for a London regeneration area.

Kidbrooke is very well located for city workers and young professionals employed in most of London’s major employment hubs such as Canary Wharf, Bank and London Bridge.

The increase in Kidbrooke’s desirability thanks to the major regeneration plans is having a direct effect on the socio-economic demographic of the area’s residents. This phenomenon is known as ‘urban gentrification’ and is a major factor on appreciation in property values. The Kidbrooke master plan itself has created over 2,500 construction jobs including 56 apprenticeships.

An ambitious and award-winning regeneration strategy is in place in Kidbrooke that will create a self-contained and sustainable suburb with great importance placed on quality of life and environment.

A master plan headed by Berkeley has demolished the infamous and unattractive Ferrier Estate, which once represented a deprived area of Kidbrooke, and is replacing it with a thriving community of 4,200 top quality homes, and 300,000 sq ft of commercial and retail space, as well as medical facilities and schools for residents, all woven within a network of pleasant green spaces and walking trails.

The £1bn plan, supported by a £43m investment from the UK government’s Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), has already had an incredible transformative effect on Kidbrooke since its commencement in 2009. After more than 5 years the regeneration is not slowing down at all and will continue for a further 15-20 years until Kidbrooke truly stands on its own as a premiere location in this vibrant and beautiful part of London.

Kidbrooke Station is located in London Zone 3 and the train station offers Oyster Card travel. Trains from Kidbrooke station offer fast travel into Central London, where connections can take you to the following areas. The below travel times are from Kidbrooke Station

Kidbrooke Station has easy access to central London, where you can find some of the world’s top universities such as King’s College, University College London and many more.

Between 2009 and 2012 The Royal Borough of Greenwich saw a 20 percent increase in the number of students achieving 5 good GCSEs including English and Maths. This is the biggest improvement of any London borough.

Schools in Kidbrookeinclude: Wingfield School, A co-ed primary school.

Corelli College, The first purpose-built comprehensive school in Great Britain.

Thomas Tallis School, A co-ed comprehensive secondary school.

Throughout the borough of Greenwich, countless shopping and leisure opportunities are present for residents and visitors to enjoy. Greenwich Market has been in operation since 1700 and offers an exciting array of handmade food and crafts. Bars, cafes and restaurants are numerous throughout Greenwich, as well as most popular high street shops and many boutique stores.

As well as plentiful outdoor space, Greenwich hosts many sports clubs and gyms, so active lifestyles are catered for.

The regeneration plans within Kidbrooke will bring a new Village Centre to the area including local shops, community and healthcare facilities and more landscaped outdoor space.

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