Fairview New Homes – sustainability through brownfield development


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Building sustainable and environmentally friendly communities

Fairview Homes has been building homes in London and the home counties for almost 60 years, and its experience and expertise is epitomised in the Colindale development in London. Fairview takes pride in the way it builds communities while helping the economy to grow with green and sustainable development strategies.

Fairview – prioritising brownfield for a sustainable future

Fairview prioritises the transformation of brownfield sites, turning them from derelict and disused, decrepit dumps into vibrant and thriving communities. Since 1961, Fairview has been developing such sites in London and the home counties. Its past and current projects range from small village locations to large urban regeneration projects. Its new home product ranges from inner-city apartments to large detached family homes in well-connected locations.

This property developer’s brownfield credentials are no more evident than at Colindale, a London location, which it has been helping to evolve for around ten years. Its Pulse development, built on the site of the former Colindale Hospital, clearly showcases its capability to transform disused urban sites into exceptional communities. Together with its previous development Rhythm, and its new development Edition, Fairview will have built more than 1,500 homes at Colindale.

Working with communities

Colindale works hard to engage local communities where it is building. It has included strategies such as visiting local schools and contributing to local community initiatives and groups. Where it builds, it creates hundreds of contract jobs during development, further boosting the local community.

Safeguarding the environment

You would find it hard to name a property developer more committed to safeguarding the environment. Its business plan prioritises brownfield sites, with the aim of developing quality, attainable and sustainable homes that meet the aspirations of their occupiers.

Fairview collaborates closely with local authorities and the Homes and Communities Agency to achieve long-term sustainable developments for current and future generations while ensuring that the UK’s green and pleasant landscape remains intact and accessible. Where it builds, Fairview seeks to provide recreational environments fit for today’s lifestyles.

In the last 25 years, Fairview has helped to reclaim more than 200 brownfield sites, converting unsightly and potentially hazardous sites into exceptional living environments.

They specialise in building developments of quality, attainable homes, enabling their purchasers to realise their aspiration for homeownership.

Where can you invest in a Fairview property?

Fairview has several developments underway or soon to be developed, all ideal locations and properties for investment. Here we look at two upcoming development sites, typical of the quality of location and property offered by Fairview.

Phoenix, Poplar, London

This development of one to three-bedroom luxury apartments is located adjacent to Limehouse Cut canal, and thin walking distance of Langdon Park DLR and Mile End Underground stations. It benefits from exceptional shopping and schools nearby, as well as a brief commute into central London.

All daily shopping requirements are just a few minutes away, with Tesco Express, Co-Op, and Lidl all less than one kilometre away, and Waitrose just three kilometres. The acclaimed Westfield Stratford City is only six kilometres away.

Families have the advantage of a wide choice of schools, including St Saviour’s C of E Primary around a couple of hundred metres from the development. For senior school pupils, Langdon Park School is around one kilometre. In all, there are eight schools catering for nursery age through to 18 years old.

There is a plethora of sports clubs and leisure facilities all close to the Phoenix development, and these include the Mile End Park Leisure Centre and Stadium, a Cineworld complex, and the London Aquatics Centre. Food lovers are within half a mile of the famous Chrisp Street Market – the UK’s first purpose-built pedestrian shopping area – offering international cuisine and traditional pie and mash side by side.

Transport options are exceptional here. These include the Canary Wharf Taxi Service and Langdon Park DLR. Fast and regular commuter services make the City only a few minutes away. Canary Wharf is just six minutes by DLR, and Stratford International only 16 minutes. For access to Europe, London City Airport is less than six kilometres by road.

Orchard Lodge, Anerley, London

Like Phoenix in Poplar, Orchard Lodge in Anerley offers outstanding benefits to residents. Here, too, you can invest in one to three-bedroom apartments. Anerley offers wide, open spaces yet are only 20 minutes from central London. The development is within walking distance of Anerley station.

Residents are well served for their shopping needs, with a Tesco Express, Aldi, Co-Op and Sainsbury’s all between half and one mile.

There are four schools for infants and juniors within 1.3 miles. The closest of these is the James Dixon Primary School – less than a 200-metre walk away. Nearby senior schools include Harris City Academy Crystal Palace and Sydenham High School.

For the sports and fitness-minded, open spaces provide plenty of opportunity for walking, jogging and cycling. Also, there are several sports and leisure centres nearby, including South Norwood Lake and Grounds, and the stadium of Premier League football club Crystal Palace is just two miles away.

Anerley station is around 500 meters’ walk, and regular bus services can be taken less than two hundred meters away from the development.

For property investors who want to benefit from the some of the best brownfield locations in London and the home counties, and who want to invest in properties that have been built to be sustainable and with a conscience for local environmental issues, Fairview New Homes is a wise choice.

Live with passion,

Brett Alegre-Wood

About the Author

Brett has over 20 years experience in all facets of property, he owns various companies centred around property and is the driving force behind the education and training at Castlereach. His companies have sold over £850 million in UK and London property and he manages over 1200 properties through his estate agency chain. Today he shares his time between UK, Australia and Singapore. He is married to Arlene and together they have 4 kids. Brett holds both the Level 3 Property Mark Qualifications for Property Sales and Property Lettings and Management.