Drayton Garden Village
Drayton Garden Village is a vibrant new eco-friendly neighbourhood designed on traditional ‘Garden City’ principles, so there is an emphasis on green open spaces throughout. Residents can enjoy gardens, tree-lined avenues, landscaped areas and safe spaces for children to play, yet central London is within easy striking distance.
Addressing the well-known need for affordable housing with access to London, Drayton Garden Village has been designed to fit in with, and contribute to, a thriving community. The development is now in its final phase by Bellway. The last of three apartments blocks are in full build and available to purchase.
The 32-acre brownfield site was originally acquired without any planning permission and required the demolition of redundant buildings totalling over 500,000 sq ft.
Permission was originally granted in October 2010 for the 773 total dwellings made up of 12 studios, 152 one-bedroom flats, 316 two-bedroom flats, 21 two-bedroom houses, 23 three-bedroom flats, 181 three-bedroom houses, 59 four-bedroom houses and nine five-bedroom houses.
High quality, contemporary architecture has been encouraged throughout to reinforce the character of the surrounding area. The layout has been designed for well-connected streets that promote pedestrian activity. The aim is that when it is completed, Drayton Garden Village will be an attractive, quality development with a sense of it being a safe and pleasant place to live.
An example of the new apartments available at Drayton Garden Village is the two-bedroom Highgrove. Perfect for summer and enjoying the outdoor surroundings, these apartments benefit from balconies or a terrace, as well as a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area, fitted wardrobes and an en-suite to the master bedroom and a modern family bathroom. All apartments benefit from allocated parking.
Kevin Bowles, Sales Manager for Bellway Homes North London, commented:
“As the research shows the West Drayton market remains buoyant and with the introduction of Crossrail in 2019, home owners and investors will be able to make the most of their assets with a surge in property growth. The ongoing regeneration of the area will also ensure the long term investment appeal of the stunning apartments available at Drayton Garden Village, and we would encourage everyone looking for an affordable home to come and see the development for themselves.”
A partnership with energy provider E.ON means all properties feature low carbon heating and hot water systems. Combined heat and power units and gas boilers housed in a central energy centre supply heat and hot water to the properties instead of standard gas boilers used in traditional developments. Combined heat and power systems are a more efficient way of generating heat and electricity and can be fuelled in a number of ways.
Residents can take advantage of the design of Drayton Village to enjoy walks in the green open spaces. The village makes maximum use of the green spaces through parks and walkways. To reflect the colourful and vibrant community that has developed at Drayton, these parks and walkways are named after the seasons. At the heart of the community space is Green Spring which features seating areas, walkways and a play area.
West Drayton is suburb very much on the rise, located 16 miles west of the capital. With a strong infrastructure already in place, the area boasts excellent transport links, schools, restaurants and retail options.
West Drayton train station is a short walk from the development with direct services into London, taking as little as 26 minutes. The area is also set to benefit from the forthcoming Crossrail network. The M4 and M25 are easily accessible by road with Heathrow Airport are short 6 minute drive away.
The number of well-regarded schools conveniently located near Drayton Garden Village means it has proved to be particularly popular with families.
Food and drink is covered by a selection of eateries within walking distance or just a short drive away. The Malt Shovel, for example, is a short ten minute drive from West Drayton on the outskirts of Uxbridge. With a rustic interior, the pub has roaring fires for the winter months and a beer garden for summer. Slightly further afield is Stockley Business Park which has a number of popular restaurant, café and bar brands.
Drayton Garden Village is a modern solution to a modern problem. It will provide residents with affordable living in a carefully and beautifully designed location. The speed with which properties have already been snapped up is a testament to planning that has gone into the development as a whole.