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Top 5 regeneration areas of London

Regeneration projects across London have ignited as much a surge in housing demand as they have reshaped the city’s skyline. The transformation of these areas has breathed new life into formerly overlooked neighbourhoods, making them sought-after real estate destinations. In this blog, we’ll discover some hidden gems that are being rejuvenated into thriving communities, offering immense investment potenital and opportunity.

These regeneration hotspots are rapidly evolving into havens for both homebuyers and investors with rising rental yields and the promise of long-term capital appreciation.

1. Southall

The Green Quarter
The Green Quarter

Nestled within the London Borough of Ealing, Southall has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, largely fuelled by two key factors: Crossrail and its inclusion in the London Mayor’s Plan as an Opportunity Area (OA). A game-changer in London’s transport landscape, Crossrail’s enhanced connectivity has not only made commuting easier but also significantly increased the appeal of Southall as a residential destination.

The impact is clear – average house prices in the UB1 postcode have surged by an impressive 14%, underlining Southall’s status as a burgeoning property hotspot.

The Green Quarter by Berkeley Group is an embodiment of Southall’s transformation. Situated adjacent to Southall Crossrail Station, it offers sustainable living amidst nature-rich surroundings. Developed within 13 acres of parkland and with all the necessary on-site amenities, this residential oasis exemplifies the future of urban living.

2. Hayes

Hayes Village
Hayes Village

Located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, Hayes is emerging as a thriving hub of regeneration, as it lies within the official Opportunity Area (OA) designation as part of the Crossrail’s West growth corridor. The results are evident – average home prices in the sought-after UB3 postcode have soared by an impressive 12% since its 2020 peak, underscoring Hayes’ status as a lucrative investment destination.

Amongst the notable developments shaping Hayes’ future is Hayes Village by Barratt Homes. Surrounded by nine acres of green space, this development offers a glimpse into the future of sustainable urban living. Its proximity to the Hayes & Harlington Crossrail station has not only enhanced accessibility but also contributed to remarkable rental yields of up to 5.9%.

3. Woolwich

Royal Arsenal Riverside
Royal Arsenal Riverside

A historic town in Southeast London, Woolwich is undergoing a solid transformation, chiefly due to the ambitious revamp of the former Royal Arsenal munition site and access to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and Elizabeth Line. These high-speed connections seamlessly link residents to Canary Wharf, Central London and Heathrow Airport, offering unrivalled convenience.

The numbers reflect the area’s allure as average home prices in the coveted SE18 postcode have appreciated by nearly 6% in the last year.

Nestled along the picturesque banks of the River Thames, Royal Arsenal Riverside by the Berkeley Group epitomises modern urban living at its finest. Residents of this development enjoy not only riverside living but also on-site Crossrail access, further enhancing their commuting options. Whether by road, rail, river, or air, all modes of travel are within easy reach.

4. Bethnal Green

Broadway East
Broadway East

An East London gem, Bethnal Green is experiencing a vibrant renaissance, driven in part by the £300 million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) regeneration programme. This initiative is reshaping the Borough’s secondary schools, enhancing the educational landscape and attracting families to the area.

Broadway East by Berkeley Group is one standout development that exemplifies Bethnal Green’s transformation. Situated along the picturesque Regent’s Canal, it offers an urban oasis centred around a beautifully landscaped park. The development enjoys proximity to both Overground and Underground stations that make commuting a breeze. Additionally, Westfield Stratford City and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are just a stone’s throw away, providing plenty of entertainment and leisure options.

Average home prices in the coveted E2 postcode have exhibited consistent appreciation over the past year. Bethnal Green’s revival is a testament to the power of regeneration and its appeal as an attractive residential destination.

5. Kilburn

North West Quarter
North West Quarter

Once the thriving centre of London’s Irish community, Kilburn is a multicultural hub that has witnessed a significant revival in the past few years. At the heart of this resurgence is the North West Quarter by Countryside. This impressive development represents one of the final chapters in Kilburn’s remarkable regeneration story.

Strategically located, North West Quarter is just a short walk from three Underground stations, ensuring seamless connectivity to the city. Moreover, it is only five minutes away from the lively Salusbury Road, a hub of entertainment and culture.

In addition to several top-notch on-site amenities, North West Quarter also promises strong rental demand, with yields soaring up to 6.5%. A testament to the burgeoning appeal of Kilburn, average home prices in the sought-after NW6 postcode have been steadily rising, fuelled by increasing demand.

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Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents.  With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 14 international offices.