With average property prices in London now touching £400,000 buyers are looking for the next big hotspots where they will be able to get more for their money, and with prices at Weston Homes’ Fortis development in west London starting from £188,500 quality new homes are within reach for savvy buyers.
The latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that the capital has seen a 6.3% increase in property prices over the last 12 months, the highest across the nine surveyed English regions. The research also revealed that prices paid by first-time buyers on average were 2.9% higher than last year.
Weston Homes’ high-specification collection of 177 homes at West Drayton Garden Village offer superb value for money just 21 minutes from Paddington, as part of a sustainable new community. Comprising of one and two bedroom apartments from £188,500 and three to five bedroom houses from £295,000 – buyers get more bang for their buck and are also perfectly poised to gain from Crossrail due to be finished in 2017.
Bob Weston, Chairman and Chief Executive of Weston Homes, comments: “West Drayton is probably one of London’s best kept secrets, people either assume that it’s too far out west or that prices must be high. But it’s in zone six with superb links into central London, which will only get better with Crossrail.
“We pride ourselves in offering high quality homes at competitive prices as we firmly believe in building homes, which are within reach of ordinary hard-working people.”
Fortis not only offers some of the best value homes, which are rarely seen in the capital, it also puts buyers in the best position to benefit from major long-term regeneration. According to a report released this month (October) by independent property consultant GVA, the Crossrail project is already having an impact on investment decisions by hopeful homeowners. Projected benefits of the project suggest that the Crossrail route could raise both commercial and residential property prices by up to 25% to the tune of £5.5 billion along the route between 2012 and 2021.
The RAF West Drayton site was a non-flying Royal Air Force station which served as the main centre for military air traffic control in the UK. The site was active from 1924 until the departure of the remaining civil and military air traffic control systems led to its closure in 2008. The redundant brownfield site was then demolished before building work started on Drayton Garden Village in April 2011.
West Drayton is surrounded by beautiful scenery with the Grand Union Canal running its way through the heart of the town and relaxing strolls can be enjoyed at Stockley Country Park and Thorney Country Park, both within a few minutes reach. Stoke Park Country Club boasts a stunning 18-hole golf course, spa, gym, tennis courts and 5-star hotel facilities. Fortis is also near to world class education facilities and one of London’s leading universities, Brunel University, is a 15 minute drive away.
Fortis is only an 18 minute walk away from the town centre, which is home to a wide selection of popular high street and independent shops as well as an excellent choice of international eateries and restaurants.
For further information, contact Weston Homes on 01895 438037 or visit www.weston-homes.com/fortis. The Sales and Marketing Suite is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Wintergreen Boulevard off Porters Way, UB7 9GJ