New homes in London's vibrant regenerated town

Southmere delivers more than 1,600 new homes on four sites at the doorstep of the new Elizabeth line station at Abbey Wood.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Southmere delivers more than 1,600 new homes on four sites at the doorstep of the new Elizabeth line station at Abbey Wood.

Thamesmead, with development plans for 20,000 new homes, thousands of new jobs, plus eclectic leisure, cultural and commercial facilities, has the same footprint as central London. The first phase at Southmere will deliver over 500 new homes alongside Cygnet Square that will open up a variety of exciting leisure and retail opportunities, as well as independent shops, restaurants and cafes.

Southmere is well connected to the city. Through the nearby Abbey Wood Overground station, one can reach London Bridge in only 22 minutes, Bond Street in 25 minutes, and Waterloo in 35 minutes. With Crossrail on the horizon at Abbey Wood, commuters can expect to be in Canary Wharf in only 11 minutes. The development is in the vicinity of all of London’s higher education institutions, many of them accessible under 30 minutes by Crossrail. For those travelling further afield, London City Airport is just 30 minutes away.

Starling Court

Marking the first major milestone for Peabody’s ground-breaking regeneration of Thamesmead in London, the lakeside village of Southmere is set to launch Starling Court in Hong Kong on April 10 and 11 at the Mandarin Oriental.

Starling Court offers a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with access to a concierge service, residents’ lounge, meeting rooms and workspaces. Residents will have access to cycle storage, whereas parking spaces and permits are also available. Homes are fitted with all the essentials, from fully integrated kitchen appliances to built-in wardrobes.

Residents can soak in the tranquil views over Southmere Lake. The iconic Southmere Lake, which is currently being revitalised with a £2.5 million investment, will provide access to a new fishing platform and Boat Club, offering paddle boarding and kayaking.

A transmogrified neighbourhood

“Southmere has an engaged and creative existing community who have lived in this area for many years,” says Lisa Crush, Director of Sales & Marketing at Peabody.

“The Lakeside Centre already has 40 artist studios and provides a home for the local RTM radio station, while the public library and community centre is visualised as a central hub for residents,” she adds. “We look forward to growing the series of social events and cultural projects currently underway at Southmere, and inviting new residents to join this community.”

The masterplan for Thamesmead is one of the capital’s most significant regeneration projects. Aimed at accommodating 100,000 residents by 2050, Peabody’s long-term approach to placemaking is centered on careful stewardship and management of the town’s unparalleled natural environment.

With over 240 hectares of parks and green space, five lakes, and seven kilometres of canals, residents will enjoy more than double the amount of green space per person than the London average. Already a dynamic and exciting community, and home to creatives with a regular programme of co-designed activities and community initiatives in place, Southmere is set to become a buzzing hub at Thamesmead.

One-bedroom apartments start from £312,500.


First Global Exhibition

Date: April 10 & 11 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 11am to 7pm

Venue: Victoria Room, 2/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

Enquiry: CBRE Limited +852 2820 6553/

Whatsapp: +852 6010 2769


Southmere, Thamesmead, London

Address: Southmere Bexley (Tavy Bridge, Thamesmead, London SE2)

Layouts: 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartments

Developer: Peabody