New homes for first-time buyers in Croydon

First-time buyers will soon have an accessible way to take of advantage East Croydon’s regeneration programme, at Crescent Gardens. Launching Saturday 12th November, the 79 shared ownership apartments by leading developer Latimer, part of the Clarion Housing Group, are located in Croydon’s exciting new quarter.  A thriving creative hub, Croydon has been named the London Borough of Culture of 2023 and offers an exciting social scene with transport links amongst the best in London.

Victoria Finch, Regional Sales Director, at Latimer comments: “This is a very exciting time for Croydon.  The East Croydon masterplan will deliver a landmark new urban cultural quarter set to be a major destination for generations to come and local home-buyers seeking to establish themselves on the property ladder will have this unique opportunity to do so at Crescent Gardens.  The borough’s combination of easy transport links, major investment and vibrant retail and leisure offering makes it a great place to live without the heavy price tag of other Greater London areas.”

The challenge for affordable developments is to deliver accessibly-priced housing without sacrificing on design quality or space. The new studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments at Crescent Gardens achieve this with a combination of high-quality fixtures and fittings which come as standard and generously-proportioned apartments that all enjoy private outdoor space.

Additional attention to detail comes in the form of matt kitchen cabinets with soft close hinges and drawers and glass hob splashback in the kitchens. The sleek contemporary bathroom suites boast a stylish combination of chrome fittings and natural porcelain floor tiles, with a large glass shower screen.

With several sophisticated and practical layouts to choose from, the homes at Crescent Gardens offer flexible living for all lifestyles and generous options for work from home space.  Several two bedroom apartments and all three bedroom homes feature ensuites and washing machines hidden neatly in hallway cupboards.  All homes come with a video entry system.

Within easy commuting distance of central London, and close to the beautiful countryside of Surrey and Kent, Crescent Gardens is the perfect place to put down roots. Residents can reach East Croydon train station in a few minutes via a new station entrance.  Forming a vital gateway to the capital with direct trains to Clapham Junction in nine minutes and London Victoria and Gatwick in just fifteen minutes, the station is one of South London’s major rail hubs and the busiest station in Britain, outside of central London.

One of South East London’s most exciting new places to live, the area offers a bustling restaurant and bar scene.  Popular Box Park offers almost every cuisine imaginable from a vegan roast and delicious Caribbean food to authentic Argentinian grilled meats and fresh Italian dishes.  The high street is dotted with a mixture of well-known coffee shop chains combined with independent options like Triple Two, which serves tasty handmade food.

Centrale & Whitgift Centre offers the ultimate shopping experience, under one modern and spacious roof, with a range of fashion high street brands including Apricot, Zara, H & M and Next. Surrey Street Market is great place to shop for fresh groceries and there are branches of several large supermarkets based in the area including Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsburys.

Residents at Crescent Gardens will also find a broad choice of fitness and sporting venues located nearby.  Boutique gym and fitness studio, Energise Fitness, is 2-minute walk away and The Gym Group, which boasts a huge range of state-of-the-art equipment, is also a shot walk away. Furthermore, Croydon Boxing Club, Ashburton Fencing Club and South Croydon Sports Club offer options for competitive group activities.

With Croydon’s excellent choice of amenities and plans underway for 2023’s celebration of this borough’s unique identity, diverse communities and rich heritage, Crescent Gardens offers a London lifestyle that is second to none.