Hendon Waterside enjoys the best of both worldsOverseas Property | 8 Oct 2020
The collection of new homes at West Hendon, London, boasts excellent connectivity amidst a picturesque locale.
Hendon, as part of the thriving London Borough of Barnet, is an area undergoing significant regeneration at the moment. Barratt London’s latest properties in West Hendon, Hendon Waterside, will provide more than 2,000 new homes with facilities that include a school.
In the first three phases of this dynamic development, 850 properties have been completed, and the remaining phases encompassing 611 homes are now being built on land running down to the Silk Stream river. This includes the new release of Harp View, a 20-storey tower with panoramic views.
At Harp View, 143 new apartments are on sale, including 85 one-bedroom units and 58 two-bedroom units. All providing stunning views, the apartments allow ample natural light in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the majority feature dual-aspect living rooms. Gated underground parking is also included with all apartments.
The collection of new apartments overlook the scenic Welsh Harp Reservoir, a lake home to more than 140 species of wild birds. Residents at Hendon Waterside will have the best of both worlds – on top of an eclectic range of leisure and sporting opportunities amidst tranquil surroundings, the area is well connected to London as a whole. It’s an ideal location for City workers, students and families to settle in.
Hendon Waterside is strategically situated just a seven-minute walk to Hendon railway station, which is located in London’s sought-after Travel Zone 3; it takes a mere 16 minutes to reach London St Pancras International. The nearby Hendon Central station, on the London Underground Northern Line, provides speedy access to Euston in the heart of the capital. Equally handy are the road connections, with the M1 and M25 motorways within easy reach and Heathrow Airport around 30 minutes away by road.
Hendon is home to Middlesex University, a top choice among international students, and the development is within 40 minutes to some of the world’s leading universities, including University College London, Imperial College London and the London School of Economics, making it the perfect area for those coming to study in the UK.
For families with school-age children, the fact that the area houses more than 20 schools rated as ‘Outstanding’ – the highest rating given by Ofsted, the UK Government’s school inspectorate – also bolsters the property’s credentials.
Promising growth potentials
The benefits of moving into a regeneration area are well recognized, as these districts offer stronger potentials for appreciation in property values than surrounding areas. Deemed as desirable places to live in, they also offer good rental yields.
Barratt London’s homes located in three London regeneration hotspots, for instance, have recorded an average price rise of 49 per cent in the five years up to 2019, as against the London regional average in the same period of 25 per cent, according to the UK Land Registry.
In the London NW9 area of Hendon, its overall property price growth outstripped the average by 30 per cent from 2014 to 2019, according to Rightmove, the UK’s largest online real estate portal and property website. In particular, the average price of a one-bedroom home at Hendon Waterside increased by more than £80,000 in four years.
“The new homes at Harp View offer an unrivalled opportunity to invest for the future,” says Ed McCoy, Sales Director at Barratt West London. Designed to the highest standards, all the apartments offer private balconies with views of either the beautiful Welsh Harp reservoir or the enticing skyline of London, along with access to a landscaped courtyard garden and children’s play areas.
The location, next to the 170-acre green space surrounding the Welsh Harp reservoir, enables activities from walking, cycling to sailing and bird-watching, while the huge Brent Cross Shopping Centre is only 10 minutes away. “Whether you’re buying for your family or to rent, Hendon Waterside has got everything you need,” McCoy adds.
Homes at Hendon Waterside start from £380,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Address: Meadowlark House, Moorhen Drive, NW9 7DL, London
Layout: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments
Developer: Barratt London