This award is for an apartment suitable for a first time buyer which is affordable and also offers excellent design flair both inside and out.

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FAMILY MOSAIC | LENNARD ROAD

FAMILY MOSAIC | LENNARD ROAD | Apartment 2017

Family Mosaic created an affordable and high-quality development that appealed to the varying audience of first time buyers. At Lennard Road, a shared ownership development, Family Mosaic successfully created a popular, modern and excellent collection of homes. The development, of 20,000 sqft, compromises 17 one, two and three bedroom apartments. It offers first time buyers, including young professionals, couples and families, a great opportunity to get on to the property ladder, with prices starting at £87,000 for a 30% share of a one bedroom apartment. Well located, Lennard Road has national transport links, retail offerings, restaurants and recreational spaces all on its doorstep. This development provides good quality housing and pleasant open space within an inner city site, in a time where open space is scarce. Family Mosaic have put quality before quantity, in order to respond to the character of the local area.

HOME GROUP | FUSION LONDON

HOME GROUP | FUSION LONDON - Apartment 2017

Fusion London, on Loxford Road, saw a former chocolate factory site in a well- established residential area of Barking transformed by Home Group into a mixed- tenure development of modern one and two bedroom apartments. The development offers much needed affordable and shared ownership apartments, giving local people the opportunity to continue to live in the area and commute, with excellent rail links into and across London. Each apartment offers a bright, airy and stylish contemporary living space, giving first time buyers a well needed chance to get on the property ladder, whilst benefiting from green and energy-saving technology. And the design doesn’t stop inside; great creativity has been used to develop the outdoor living space, incorporating fruit trees, gardens, courtyard areas, roof terraces and seating. The gated residential access enhances safety and privacy. The sales success at Fusion London confirms that these stylish, modern and affordable apartments are perfect for first time buyers.

OCTAVIA LIVING | GLADSTONE VILLAGE

OCTAVIA LIVING | GLADSTONE VILLAGE - Apartment 2017

The Elms at Gladstone Village, London NW2, offers exceptional apartments in a glorious parkland setting, but with everything the capital has to offer in easy reach – and all at affordable prices for first time buyers. It’s unsurprising, then, that these eight shared ownership apartments attracted more than 500 applicants. They’re part of a small, gated, mixed-tenure development right on the edge of picturesque Gladstone Park in northwest London, an area where many first time buyers struggle to buy any property, let alone a high-spec, low-maintenance newbuild in such a covetable location. With striking architecture, design-led interiors and thoughtful landscaping, The Elms comprises the kind of apartments young owners are proud
to welcome guests into, and love to come home to. Yet, despite being in a peaceful enclave, it’s just a short walk to local bars, restaurants and shops, and less than 30 minutes on public transport into central London.

PEABODY | CARTERS YARD

PEABODY | CARTERS YARD - Apartment 2017

Carters Yard is a stunning development that delivers on uncompromising style and practical living in Wandsworth (travel zone 2). These spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments have been specifically created with first time buyers in mind and offer affordable routes to home ownership, including Help to Buy London and shared ownership. With striking exteriors and unparalleled interiors, these apartments have been considerately designed to challenge the thought that ‘affordable means compromised quality’. With fibre-optic connectivity, open-plan living spaces with engineered oak flooring and private balconies and terraces, designer handleless kitchens, luxurious bathrooms and more, these energy efficient homes truly exceed expectations. Beyond the beautifully secluded communal garden and excellent transport links (Waterloo and Oxford Circus can be reached within 25 minutes), a selection of apartments also benefited from stunning furniture packages provided by interior specialists, up to £19,000-worth of paid stamp duty and a contribution to legal fees – all to ease the burden for first time buyers.

TAYLOR WIMPEY EAST LONDON | ARENA PLACE

TAYLOR WIMPEY EAST LONDON | ARENA PLACE - Apartment 2017

Taylor Wimpey East London’s Arena Place development in Colchester is one of this leading housebuilder’s most prestigious redevelopment schemes in the country. Based on the site of the former Colchester Garrison, the historic buildings have been retained and refurbished, respecting the existing fabric and minimising interventions and alterations where possible, to create beautiful new homes. The development has a fantastic choice of one, two, three and four bedroom properties, including the uniquely designed one bedroom Plot 33 apartment at Domitian Court. Ideal for first time buyers, this luxurious, refurbished apartment combines traditional characteristics with modern high-specification appliances, to meet the demands of busy contemporary lifestyles. Among this property’s stand-out features are a fully-fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, underfloor heating and beautiful bay windows to both the open-plan kitchen/living/dining room and the bedroom. The new homes at Arena Place are available with Help to Buy, making them more accessible to first time buyers.

VIRIDIAN HOUSING | 6 RIVERLIGHT QUAY

VIRIDIAN HOUSING | 6 RIVERLIGHT QUAY - Apartment 2017

One of six eye-catching apartment buildings at St James ‘Riverlight’, 6 Riverlight Quay is set within the Nine Elms regeneration zone. The buildings all feature a wealth of glazing and stunning gull-wing roofs designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners architect, but only in 6 Riverlight Quay will you find 116 unique one and two bedroom apartments available for shared ownership. The one bedroom apartment on the first floor is one such apartment. Triangular in shape, it occupies the apex of this striking building. At 51.8sqm it is perfect for a single young professional, with more storage than you’d expect for an apartment of this size, and the added benefit of a spacious balcony. Offered for shared ownership sale, the 25% share was valued at £156,140, and the minimum deposit required was just £7,807. The total monthly cost has been estimated to be just over £1,100 – less than a similar apartment would cost to rent privately in the area.