Private Developer of the Year
This award will focus not only on the design and quality of the properties built,
but also on all aspects of the developer’s performance.
Weston Homes, whose motto is “Built with Passion, Delivered with Pride”, delivers quality properties in London and the South East and has won numerous industry awards. Its in-house architectural team combines traditional craft skills with modern methods of construction to create beautiful, energy-efficient homes, such as Abbey Quay in Barking, praised by planners for its design quality. The company’s £40m off-site construction complexes fabricate fully insulated structural wall panels, wardrobes, bathrooms and wall panels, ensuring flawless finishes, customer choice and enable higher quality fixtures and fittings. All properties have a boiling water tap, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and washer-dryer. Buyers can personalise their home, choosing the worktop, cupboards, vanity unit, tiles and carpets – within the price. Stunning marketing suites, with furnished apartments and scale models, help buyers choose; while initiatives for first time buyers and dedicated customer service ensures they are cared for every step.
Together with its affordable homes registered provider Square Roots, which provides aspirational and affordable solutions to get on the property ladder, London Square builds flourishing new neighbourhoods across Greater London, delivering much-needed homes and bringing communities together. It transforms often neglected areas to create well-connected places that offer private, affordable, build-to-rent and commercial properties where the whole community can thrive. London Square meticulously considers each land opportunity to ensure high standards of build are met, while also creating exceptional places and communities. Passionate about making high-quality homeownership accessible for everyone, Square Roots schemes offer the opportunity to secure a home with a lower-level deposit using shared ownership. Also offering well considered incentives across private sale developments, the London Square Group offers homes that are uncompromising in design, specification and location.
Affordable Housing Provider of the Year
This award will go to an organisation that has shown innovation in the way it designs, builds and markets its properties as well as offering a variety of services which can help first time buyers on to the property ladder.
Helping an impressive 1,465 buyers get on to the property ladder last year through shared ownership and Help to Buy, L&Q is committed to helping make homeownership an affordable and accessible option for as many first time buyers as possible. Showing how accessible the shared ownership scheme can be for first time buyers in the capital and beyond, the average deposit for an L&Q home in London is less than half the capital average – with a whopping 754 purchasers buying a home on their own – with deposits from just £3,250. Showcasing the long-term investment and security offered by a shared ownership home, an impressive 400 residents staircased with L&Q last year, some to full ownership. L&Q is also set on building and investing in communities, including delivering much-needed transport infrastructure for one of the UK’s most important housing developments, Barking Riverside.
Plumlife Homes is a profit-for-purpose housing organisation that has been helping people with affordable homeownership for over 20 years. Some of Plumlife’s specialities include the development, sales, and marketing of shared ownership homes. For Plumlife, it’s not just about helping people on to the property ladder, the organisation is led by a purpose to help people and create great places to live. Over the past 12 months, Plumlife Homes has transformed to help people who need to access affordable homes. They have rebranded and launched a new customer-centric website to better communicate with people, shifted the build of their properties in response to people’s behaviours, launched a shared ownership resale agency called Plumlife Move, continued to offer incredible support to first time buyers and much, much more!
Best Small Development
This award will be given to small developments that have used the best design and quality to create desirable, affordable and inspiring environments in which people wish to set up their first home. The award is for schemes of fewer than 30 homes.
Iveldale Drive offered 10 beautiful two, three and four bedroom homes, a development consisting only of shared ownership properties, with each home designed with comfort, convenience and style in mind. All homes complemented the local landscape; featuring a traditional exterior finish with varying styles of brickwork, rendering, cladding and windows, with an environmentally friendly timber frame. The interior of the homes offered modern design and quality for all the contemporary family’s needs. The 10 new homes on the development offered privacy, which appealed to the target market who were all looking for a local “forever” home. The site had previously been used as a health centre, but this was replaced in 2012 with a new health centre, the building became derelict and the site was left unloved. In purchasing the land in 2021, settle made a commitment to ensure local people had the opportunity to purchase brand new affordable homes through shared ownership.
A small development having a big impact on the Colchester property scene, Abbey Corner is a collection of 25 two and three bedroom family homes set in a sought-after area where homeownership has decreased over the past two years, according to the Government Census. Available exclusively through shared ownership, the development by Peabody offers truly extraordinary properties for first time buyer families looking to find their forever home in the quintessential English town. Designed by Hunters Architects, the development is built around traditional family friendly street scenes, interspersed with pockets of landscaped greenery featuring native flowers, trees and shrubs. A natural extension of the local community, Abbey Corner marries green space with Colchester’s distinctive character and architectural language, taking its identity from the surrounding area. Available in an impressive five different layouts and designs, from traditional two bedroom houses to three-storey homes with multiple parking spaces, Abbey Corner offers a unique mix of housing to create the true community feel families seek.
Best Medium Development
This award is for developments of 31-80 homes that have used the best design and quality to create an affordable, desirable and inspirational environment and that has provided additional facilities to benefit the local community and surrounding neighbourhoods. These homes are on large developments in a mixed-tenure environment or stand-alone development
Set within a sought-after residential area, Square Roots Kingston is an outstanding boutique development offering 41 one, two and three bedroom shared ownership apartments and 11 affordable rent properties, surrounded by woodland and landscaped green spaces. Available from affordable homes registered provider Square Roots, which is backed by award-winning developer London Square, this stunning development enjoys a well-connected location near Norbiton station, Richmond Park and Kingston-upon-Thames. Designed to offer aspiring homeowners an attainable way to own a high-quality property within a prime location, this development offers spaciously designed apartments complemented by a superior specification. Ideal for first time buyers, this pet friendly development includes landscaped communal grounds, play area, allocated parking and cycle storage. With an impressive EPC B rating, energy-efficient features include air-source heat pumps to selected homes, electric car charging points and photovoltaic panels.
Offering first time buyers affordable homes in an outstanding central London location, Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group, introduces Alta at Consort Place. The 44 one, two and three bedroom shared ownership apartments are situated over the highest eight floors of the cutting-edge high-rise building within Canary Wharf’s newest neighbourhood. Consort Place also offers a wealth of new amenities including cafes, a community centre, an international hotel and a charming Victorian pub. Buyers at Alta can enjoy an enriched lifestyle, with a residents’ lounge, workspace areas and landscaped terraces. Stepping outside this municipal oasis brings residents to the lively centre of Canary Wharf. The renowned business district includes five shopping centres, more than 20 green spaces and exhilarating event venues. Jubilee and Elizabeth Line stations, and South Quay and Heron Quays DLR, are all a short walk away, as is the river bus from Canary Wharf pier.
Best Large Development
This award is for developments of 81 or more homes that have used the best design and quality to create an affordable, desirable and inspirational environment and that has provided additional facilities to benefit the local community and surrounding neighbourhoods. These homes are on large developments in a mixed-tenure environment or stand-alone developments
A former tobacco factory, Factory No.1 is an award-winning development of 284 conversion and new build apartments in Bristol’s up-and-coming Bedminster area. City & Country has converted and lovingly restored the Grade II listed Victorian tobacco factory which is set around beautifully landscaped private courtyard gardens. Whether looking for a characterful property, or a more modern apartment, this high-quality development presents a fantastic opportunity to first time buyers looking for an affordable step on to the property ladder. Ideally located for Bristol City centre and speaking directly to a generation of first timers, this unique conversion development is unlike any other in the area.
Bringing premium specification to a tranquil setting, Esquire Developments proudly presents Woodlands, a completed development of 94, two to five bedroom homes in Cliffe Woods, Rochester. As one of Esquire’s largest developments to date, Woodlands provides the foundations of futures, with a select range of private and affordable homes and bungalows alongside newly built office spaces, a nursery and community play area. Perfectly placed in the Cliffe Woods, Woodlands is surrounded by open countryside, ancient woodland and existing neighbouring communities. The housing mix was chosen to complement the existing surroundings of the development, and to also reflect the vision of the existing local community, which was taken into consideration during the consultation phase. House types range from two to five bedroom bungalows, apartments and houses, and 23 of the homes were affordable (shared ownership/affordable rent) housing which was provided by mhs Homes.
Best First Time Buyer Family Home
This award is for a family starter home which is affordable for a first time buyer. It should offer a comfortable environment, at a realistic price which is ideal for family living.
Set in the green and leafy borough of Ealing is Network Homes latest shared ownership collection at Faber Green in Northolt. Surrounded by vibrant neighbourhoods, highly rated schools and a wide choice of restaurants and shops, this is the ideal backdrop for families looking to balance quiet suburban settings with easy access to a thriving community. Comprising 126 stunning homes, the collection at Faber Green encompasses one and two bedroom apartments, and two, three and four bedroom houses. Combining soft tones, clean finishes and high-quality fixtures, homes at Faber Green enjoy open-plan living, private outdoor space and plenty of freedom for families to get creative and showcase their own style. Ideal for those looking to establish their first family home, properties at Faber Green are available to purchase through shared ownership.
The Broxton is a versatile and affordable family home. Unlike your typical first time buyer property, this striking three bedroom home has been created with a focus on design – offering kerb appeal and a desirable internal layout. Externally, inspiration comes from the timeless Georgian architectural style with large sash-style windows and a balanced symmetry to the elevations. This is paired with modern finishing touches, including black and anthracite grey detailing and a contemporary front door, bringing the aesthetic into the 21st century. Within the property, the double-fronted layout comes into its own, maximising the 928 sq ft of available space. The open-plan layout encompasses a large lounge and a kitchen/diner with external access. A real appeal of this home is the stylish specification, with a designer kitchen and premium brand bathrooms paired with a wealth of energy-efficient features such as underfloor heating with a smart thermostat and air-source heat pump.
Best First Time Buyer Apartment
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.
Offering first time buyers the chance to step on to the property ladder in a sought-after location, The Whitebeam two bedroom apartment at Beaulieu Gate is part of Countryside’s latest collection of homes to be launched in Chelmsford, Essex. Featuring a generous open-plan living/dining space with a bay window, this bright and airy space is flooded with natural light. Sold with a superior specification as standard, including luxury flooring and fully integrated appliances, this is the perfect, hassle-free first home. Ideally suited to first time buyers, the First Home scheme was also available for this release of homes*. Surrounded by 176 acres of public open space, residents also enjoy a variety of amenities on the doorstep alongside excellent transport connections to London and beyond. This stylish apartment is perfect for those seeking to be part of a vibrant new community in a semi-rural setting, while remaining within commuting distance of central London. *T&Cs apply.
Aspect Croydon by Notting Hill Genesis is bringing high-quality homes for first time buyers to this vibrant south London neighbourhood through shared ownership. Offering modern luxury, the two bedroom apartment features a double-height, open-plan interior with a modern kitchen, statement flooring, and bespoke features throughout. A highlight is the winter garden – a flexible, fully enclosed sunlit space, perfect for dining, working or relaxing. Affordability is key at Aspect – with an estimated monthly cost of £1,656, the two bedroom apartment doesn’t cut corners when it comes to quality, with integrated appliances, energy-efficient underfloor heating, custom-built storage space, and a neutral palette to make one’s own. Residents at Aspect enjoy an impressive lobby, featuring a multi-functional mezzanine, and dedicated concierge. Outside, a centralised avenue of trees, public art and landscaped seating area is nestled into the street scene of east Croydon.
And with travel times of just 30 minutes into central London, residents are always well-connected.
Best Law Firm for Conveyancing
This award celebrates law firms with outstanding conveyancing packages for first time buyers.
PLS Solicitors’ mission is “to be the country’s favourite conveyancer”. Set up in 2008 by its two co-founders Aash Dhand and Rob Thomas, PLS has grown to become the leading provider of new build conveyancing services to purchasers across the UK. Our outstanding conveyancing package has been tailored around the demands of the modern 21st century techie first time buyer. Our firm provides first time buyers with the perfect balance of innovative app-based technology allowing the customer to conduct and progress their transaction from their smartphone, together with the warm and personable experience that you would expect to receive from a local high street practice. Around 50% of our purchasers are first time buyers and we represent around 800 purchasers of new build properties each month.
Prince Evans Solicitors LLP is an independent full service law firm based in west London. Our experienced New Build Homes team specialises in acting for buyers of new build and shared ownership properties. We help hundreds of first time buyers to take their first steps in to homeownership every year. At Prince Evans we pride ourselves in putting our client service at the heart of everything we do. We strive to provide an excellent client experience combining our friendly and dedicated team with the use of our App. Our App allows clients to be involved every step of the way. Our conveyancing team has vast experience and understanding of acting for first time buyers and we were proud to be voted the Best Law Firm for Conveyancing at the First Time Buyer Readers Awards in 2020 and 2021 and Highly Commended in 2022.
This award category celebrates a collaboration of two or more companies which have worked together to deliver both quality and affordable homes for first time buyers. It will highlight best practice of partnership working within the housing sector and champions the ethos of working together to deliver more.
The partnership between Barratt David Wilson North Thames and shared ownership provider heylo housing has allowed first time buyers to take their first steps on the housing ladder in the leafy new neighbourhood of Linmere in Bedfordshire. The developer selected heylo and its Home Reach scheme, part of the Government’s shared ownership offer, to work at Linmere, allowing first time buyers to put down roots with just a £5,500 deposit. The companies joined forces to offer 20 new homes to lower income buyers, a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments with open-plan living areas, private balconies and allocated parking, where prices began from just £101,000 for a 50% share. Barratt David Wilson’s development at Linmere has proven extremely popular with first time buyers, with 85% of homes sold off-plan to those buying for the first time, as the new relationship with heylo opened its doors to an even wider audience.
Countryside Partnerships is building 3,500 homes in Sherford, of which 1,500 are being built in partnership with Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group. Working together to increase the number of affordable homes on this ambitious development, Sherford is a 12-year partnership and has already become one of Latimer’s best performing shared ownership developments. Latimer delivers homes through private sale and shared ownership and reinvests any surplus back into the organisation to support its social mission. Committed to providing good quality and affordable homes, Latimer also prioritises communities with its long-term interests in supporting residents to thrive in their neighbourhoods. Countryside Partnerships is part of Vistry Group PLC and is one of the country’s leading mixed-tenure developers. The combined business incorporates over 40 years’ experience of collaborative working with partners in both the public and private sectors, creating a positive legacy for future generations.
Best Use of Online Tools
This award category celebrates the integration of technology within the housing market. This award looks at how a scheme or development has engaged with technology, making access of information easier for first time buyers. This includes the use of online viewing tools, video footage, as well as websites, digital marketing and digital brochures.
How do you attract tech-savvy first time buyers in a saturated market? In 2022, Spitfire Homes became the first UK housebuilder to launch a show home and customer suite in the metaverse. Going further than the widely used virtual tour, it gives customers a first-of-its-kind fully immersive experience inside Spitfire’s new house type range, built in the metaverse, from anywhere. A sales consultant “meets” you in the customer suite before “walking” you around the metaverse show home, demonstrating its key features, highlighting Spitfire’s signature attention to detail and answering any questions. A social, personal and engaging one-on-one experience, it makes purchasing a new home off-plan easier to visualise for prospective buyers. Backing up its metaverse experience, Spitfire has created a series of CGI virtual tours for its new house type range, helping a broad range of buyers explore the cut-above properties before a spade goes in the ground. 1
Set across a leafy 20.9-hectare site, Beauchamp Park is a major new residential neighbourhood in Warwick, which will see housing association L&Q deliver 450 homes, new public open space, footpaths and cycleways, and children’s play areas in the heart of the beautiful English countryside. The first launch of the development took place in November 2021, at a time when many Covid restrictions were still in place. It was crucial that the sales and marketing strategy for Beauchamp Park reflected the new hybrid-digital world, and made use of pioneering new online tools. From a state-of-the-art application installed on a large touchscreen in the marketing suite, to virtually furnished CGI tours and an extensive series of Matterport tours, the digital tools allow for a seamless customer journey that not only reaches the growing database, but also sets a benchmark for L&Q’s future developments in the area.
In today’s fast-paced world, we expect immediate gratification, making it more important than ever for businesses to find innovative and effective tools to engage with customers. The digisuite™ platform and smart speaker integration within our sales environment at Sage Homes’ Uplands Park development is the perfect example of this. First time buyers are time-poor and expect to have all of the information readily available. Overall, it comes down to convenience. The digisuite™ platform invites customers to take an immersive tour of their future home at Uplands Park, discover local amenities, and explore the development all from the marketing suite during their sales appointment, or comfort of their home on their mobile devices. The smart speaker addition adds to the appointment experience, offering a new level of interactivity and convenience within the sales environment, with the strategically placed speakers providing a unique and immersive experience for prospective buyers.
Best Show Home
This award goes to the company with the best show home allowing the buyer to see the property to its maximum potential, giving them a realistic insight into their new home.
Working with Southern Housing, we were asked to create an inspirational two bedroom show home at Grand Avenue, within the Kings House development in Hove. The interiors needed to appeal to young professionals familiar with the area. Much of our inspiration came from the property’s historic and iconic location, as well as the famous Birdcage bandstand in Brighton. The art deco and classic influences allowed us to explore styles that included geometric shapes, bold patterns, monochrome palettes, mosaic styles, and botanical touches. It was also important for us to recognise the distinction between Hove and Brighton in our design, given Hove is typically regarded to be a more affluent area with all the benefits of Brighton being nearby; all while creating a vibrant and playful home that was affordable and attainable to first time buyers.
The three bedroom Cypress is one of Vistry’s most sought-after house types. The ambition was for its interior design to authentically show how a first time buyer, regardless of age, relationship status or working lifestyle, might live in the property. This included a deliberately unfinished appearance, which Edward Thomas Interiors achieved by incorporating modest amounts of furniture, alongside artwork and accessories sourced from high street stores or online retailers. Edward Thomas Interiors has illustrated how first time buyers can create eye-catching features like statement walls, together with multi-purpose rooms suitable for young, mature and four-legged family members, on a budget with style and vibrancy. The result is a warm and welcoming home with affordable, realistic finishes. Edward Thomas Interiors designed and installed The Cypress show home in January 2023. Vistry has sold five of the seven Cypresses currently available at Hampton Water, including one to the development’s field sales manager.
Best Provider to the FTB Market
This award goes to a service, company or agency that supports the first time buyer industry. This could be a product or service that helps to support and promote the message of homeownership.
We just love shared ownership! Partnered with over 100 housing associations across the UK, we help around 3,000 shared ownership buyers every month, helping the buyer into their new home and ensuring our partner HAs meet regulatory requirements. Supporting the sector, we developed affordability chatbots, staircasing chatbots and a series of portals for buyers and HAs, all of which track and streamline the shared ownership journey. And, for the long-term benefit of SO buyers, we’ve encouraged new lenders into the shared ownership lending space, while existing lenders rely on our input for product evolution. Constantly improving service levels, we pioneer tech in the shared ownership mortgage world, introducing facial recognition ID checks and Open Banking software to our portals, focused on making it even easier for buyers and HAs. We constantly evaluate ourselves as a business, striving to achieve best in class service for shared ownership buyers and our HA partners. Our dedicated team of around 60 has helped drive our Trustpilot rating to the highest in our field. Can we do more? Always… working with lenders, regulators, and stake holders to give shared ownership the positioning it deserves.
By the side of purchasers since 2013, the Share to Buy property portal receives on average a property enquiry every two minutes from a hopeful first time buyer. Now a decade old, the property portal hit a remarkable milestone this year, having generated its two millionth lead for the sector – firmly cementing its position as the destination for first time buyers. Unrivalled in both its volume of properties and wealth of impartial informative content, at any one time on Share to Buy, there are almost 5,000 homes listed – including shared ownership, Discount Full Ownership and London Living Rent. In addition, Share to Buy host the capital’s largest first time buyer event – the London Home Show. An exceptional resource for first time buyers, the free-to-attend event gives buyers the opportunity to speak face-to-face with housing experts, mortgage advisers and solicitors. The show has welcomed over 60,000 guests since starting in 2013 and continues to grow each year.
Best New Development in the South
This award is for the best development of any size in the South of England (for the purposes of category – below Birmingham). A highly competitive marketplace where the construction of new homes is increasing, this award recognises an exceptional range of new homes that stands out for the crowd, whilst remaining accessible for first time buyers.
McArthur’s Yard is situated in the heart of Bristol’s city centre with a dynamic community on its doorstep. As one of the only waterfront developments currently available in Bristol, its location perfectly mixes vibrant city living with the tranquillity of a waterside setting. With necessary amenities and cultural attractions within walking distance, it is the perfect Southern location for first time buyers. The development offers one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and duplexes, each equipped to a high specification with stunning design finishes to reflect modern, contemporary living. McArthur’s Yard offers competitively priced outright sale properties and will have a variety of affordable shared ownership homes available to reserve later this year. This mixture of homeownership pathways ensures that this desirable location is within reach of first time buyers of any budget and affordability, making it a worthy winner based on the location, specification and high standard of living that it promotes.
Part of Peabody’s 30-year regeneration plan for Thamesmead, Southmere is an exciting addition to an established neighbourhood that offers the local community a new public square, state-of-the-art public library and community spaces, an enhanced commercial offering and over 500 new homes. Set in a vibrant lakeside setting, Southmere residents have access to exclusive amenities including a landscaped podium garden, convenient concierge services, a calming residents’ lounge featuring a cosy snug space to watch films, and dedicated co-working spaces. Shared ownership apartments are unapologetic in design with modern fittings and integrated appliances throughout. First time buyers can enjoy every inch of their home with the help of open-air balconies and terraces. Abbey Wood station – the start of the newly opened Elizabeth Line – is less than a 10-minute walk away. Southmere delivers value for money with exclusive and public amenities within a proud community; all competitively priced for first time buyers.
Best New Development in the North
This award is for the best development of any size in the north of england (birmingham and above), an area of the country where housebuilding is increasing and offers a highly competitive market place. This award recognises an exceptional range of new homes that stand out from the crowd, while remaining accessible to first time buyers.
Rowan Wood is a rare find. Set in the heart of the stunning Lancashire landscape, its location close to Preston city centre and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty makes it an enviable development for first time buyers. Not only do these stone-fronted properties reflect the characteristics of the local area, they provide everything families and couples need for sustainable, modern living with room to grow in a fast-establishing community. With their generous size, high specification and energy efficiency, coupled with excellent transport links, a raft of local amenities and close proximity to good local schools, it’s no wonder this development was one of Snugg Homes’ most popular. Crucially, Rowan Wood provides much-needed affordable homes in an area that has traditionally priced locals and young people out of the market.
Plumlife is delighted to present The Poplars in Heaton Mersey, Stockport. A brand new mixed-tenure development featuring two, three and four bedroom homes with 54 of these available to purchase through the shared ownership scheme. Set on the outskirts of Stockport, and within easy reach of Manchester via tram, train and road, the new homes are ideally positioned for commuters, while offering spacious and flexible living for those working from home. The area is in very high demand and shared ownership has allowed local people to step on to the property ladder. Affordability does not mean any compromise on style, and homes at The Poplars have a very high specification. Situated next to Heaton Mersey common, The Poplars and surrounding areas are blessed with great open spaces in the thriving suburbs of Stockport. The Poplars also maintains a sympathetic approach to the beautiful natural surroundings.
Best Off-Plan Development
This award will be looking to recognise a development that has not yet been built/completed but offers great potential to first time buyers.
The Garratt Collection is a superb off-plan development of 36 new apartments and houses in Earlsfield, London SW18, by Higgins Homes. With properties ranging from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom townhouses there is something for everyone – with Higgins’ care and attention to detail evident throughout. Elegantly architecturally detailed outside and full of light inside, most apartments are dual aspect, and all include a balcony or terrace. The communal garden, with seating and natural play areas, provides space for nature as well as people. The Garratt Collection is a short walk from Zone 3 Earlsfield station, with services to Waterloo in 13 minutes, while The Southside Shopping Centre, the fifth largest indoor shopping centre in London, with a Waitrose and Cineworld, is a similar distance away. An abundance of nearby parks offer tennis courts, sports pitches and play areas, while the riverside Wandle Trail provides scenic cycling and walking. There is so much on your doorstep, you may never feel the need to wander far.
With Phase One bringing 211 stylish new shared ownership properties to Tolworth, Guinness Homes’ Signal Park development is making homeownership in London an affordable option for first time buyers with a range of budgets. With practical completion expected in Q3 2023, eager customers are reserving off-plan and are celebrating buying their first home. Comprising a combination of one, two and three bedroom apartments and six two bedroom duplexes, the 211-unit Phase One block offers a starting price of just £88,125 for a 25% of a one bedroom apartment, meaning that first time buyers would only require £4,406.25 for a 5% deposit. Affordability does not mean a compromise on interior quality or location. Strategically situated in bustling south east London, residents have direct access to Waterloo in just 31 minutes, with Tolworth station a convenient three-minute walk from the development; perfect for commuting or visiting the attractions of central London.