Camden unlocks community investment through stylish collection of new homes 09.03.2017
Savills is set to market a collection of stylish new and renovated homes - generating fresh funds for Camden Council to invest in council and other affordable homes, schools and community facilities.
The Camden Collection, led by Camden Council and supported by Savills as appointed sales agent, is a unique portfolio of developments perfectly positioned for enjoying London life.
The homes are part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme, a 15 year plan which uses the development of private homes and land to unlock funds to build new council and affordable homes, schools and community facilities. The plans will create 1,400 new affordable homes and 1,650 private homes.
The recently published Housing White Paper calls on “local authorities to be as ambitious and innovative as possible” to get homes built. Camden’s Community Investment Programme is already in its sixth year.
The first three developments have launched: XY near King’s Cross, Holly Lodge Mansions in Highgate and Plender Street in Mornington Crescent. Each is unique (see further detail below) but the developments are all stylish in their own right and benefit from a highly sought after location in the heart of Camden.
Councillor Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport at Camden Council, said: “We’ve taken an innovative approach through our Community Investment Programme, selling private homes and underused land and buildings to pay for community facilities fit for the future and genuinely affordable housing.”
Amy Clover at Savills said: “The Camden Collection is stylish, aspirational and perfect for London living. There is something to suit everyone. The spacious Holly Lodge Mansions is ideal for families, Plender Street is suited to the first-time buyer market and XY is ideally located for young professionals looking to make the most of the vibrant London lifestyle and easy access to the City.”
The Camden Collection
XY is a stunning collection of 273 apartments, boasting a fantastic location near to Kings Cross and Granary Square, it has large balconies and windows revealing breath-taking and unrivalled views of the city. All homes benefit from a dedicated concierge service.
XY Apartments, King's Cross NW1
Prices £545,000 to £830,000
Holly Lodge Mansions
Located down a tree-lined street the Holly Lodge apartments, conveniently situated between Highgate, Archway and Hampstead, have been converted from 1920s Tudor-style houses. The homes are fantastically light and airy, with a spacious reception room, a high specification kitchen with a solid oak worktop, two bathrooms and a south facing balcony. The Holly Lodge Mansions are surrounded by great schools and green spaces, including Hampstead Heath and Highgate Woods, making it an ideal area for families. It is a very quiet spot but Highgate village is just half a mile away, home to an array of pubs and independent shops. Thriving Camden Town is also just a 15 minute cycle ride away.
Holly Lodge Mansions, Makepeace Avenue, London, N6 6HB
Prices now starting from £705,000
Each apartment at Plender Street, Mornington Crescent, benefits from open plan living, kitchen and dining room space and are ready to move into straight away. Located just moments from the heart of Camden Town they are also within easy reach of central London.
Plender Street, Camden, London, NW1 0LB
Available from £537,500