As the global financial hub with a stable economy, London’s real estate market has been drawing the attention of Singaporean as well as foreign investors for decades.
London is a world-renowned cultural and educational centre, and its excellent transportation infrastructure, potential for long-term capital appreciation and rental income further adds to its appeal.
Investors are attracted to this Capital city’s real estate as it presents a safe investment option. Despite the pandemic hitting global real estate sales, Singaporean investors’ appetite for overseas acquisitions remains undimmed. The additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) increase in April has deterred some investors from purchasing Singapore properties and looking for overseas properties like London.
Introducing in Singapore — Regency House offers Singaporean investors an exclusive opportunity to own luxurious apartments in London’s NW6, in Zone 2. With estimated completion in Q4 2024, Regency House is designed with a bespoke collection of park-facing one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
Countryside Partnerships, a renowned London-based developer, is coming to Singapore this July. This company’s expertise lies in designing residential spaces that foster a genuine love for living, emphasising establishing sustainable communities.
With a remarkable 60-year history, Countryside Partnerships has consistently delivered top-notch residential developments along with exceptional customer experience.
Their commitment is evident in numerous awards they have secured over the years — including the prestigious consecutive 5-Star rating from the Home Builders Federation’s Customer Satisfaction Survey — a highly respected benchmark in the home building industry.
Notably, they are the only home builder honoured with the esteemed RIBA Stirling Prize for housing development.
Investing in London neighbourhoods undergoing significant development can be highly advantageous for homebuyers. These areas prioritise infrastructure, public transport and community enhancements, enhancing living and employment conditions. Purchasing off-plan properties in the early stages can yield even higher value appreciation.
One notable London neighbourhood undergoing a significant transformation is South Kilburn, in Zone 2 of the Brent borough — an area full of historic pubs, buzzing cafes and eclectic shopping. Kilburn is also home to the award-winning Kiln Theatre — combining a cutting-edge cultural venue with an impressive art gallery and boutique cinema.
The borough of Brent is projected to experience a remarkable price growth of 22% over the next five years, surpassing London’s average growth rate of 19%.*
A prominent element of the South Kilburn Project is the North West Quarter, developed by Countryside Partnerships. Upon completion, this section will encompass 328 apartments and family homes, catering to affordable, social rent and private tenures. North West Quarter will also feature essential amenities such as a medical centre, pharmacy, gym, café, supermarket and a public plaza at the heart of the community.
The North West Quarter project, located in the prestigious NW6 postcode, is a prime residential area that offers various advantages to its residents. One of the key factors contributing to its appeal is its convenient transportation options and comprehensive living facilities.
The pricing of the units in the North West Quarter is also noteworthy, with one-bedroom units starting from £550,000, while a two-bedroom unit starts from £725,000. These prices are considered reasonable compared to neighbouring upscale residential areas like Maida Vale — making the project an attractive investment choice in NW6.
Moreover, property owners benefit from lower service charges and zero ground rent, reducing daily expenses and lower entry barriers, allowing them to acquire high-value assets at the best possible price for the investment.
This project also enjoys excellent transportation connectivity, situated in Queen’s Park. Multiple bus routes and Underground stations are easily accessible, providing commuters with convenient access to Central London and surrounding areas.
Queen’s Park Underground Station is just a 5-minute walk away, and a 7-minute ride on the Bakerloo Line takes residents to Paddington Station. This connectivity extends to popular destinations such as Oxford Circus, Bank and Canary Wharf, with travel times ranging from 14 to 32 minutes.
A bus stop at the development entrance allows easy access to Hyde Park and Victoria Station. NWQ provides convenient transportation to major airports, including City Airport, Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport — all reachable within an hour.
North West Quarter offers a tranquil retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle, surrounded by lush greenery. Nearby Queen’s Park offers families various recreational amenities within a short walk, including a playground.
By taking a quick 12-minute ride on the Bakerloo Underground line, residents can escape to the serene Grade I protected park of Regent’s Park, which also borders the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Families at NW6 are surrounded by multiple highly regarded educational institutions, including Paddington Academy and Queen’s Park Community School.
Renowned universities such as the University of London, Central Saint Martins and Imperial College London are within a 30-minute drive — making NWQ an ideal choice for families seeking quality education opportunities.
These apartments in one, two and three-bedroom configurations feature practical and efficient layouts, equipped with high-end Bosch appliances and underfloor heating systems. Most units boast a private balcony overlooking the park, providing residents with green views from the open-plan living area.
The project includes a rooftop terrace garden and public plaza, promoting neighbourly interactions and fostering a friendly community environment.
As the North West Quarter launch approaches, we warmly invite all Singaporean clients seeking to diversify their portfolios. This is your opportunity to view and book a splendid apartment in the chic North West Quarter.
This project offers a host of benefits and amenities that make it highly appealing. Investors can expect long-term financial gain due to the upscale nature of the project and its potential for property appreciation.
Date: 22 & 23 July 2023 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: From 11 am to 6 pm
Venue: The Great Room – 328 North Bridge Rd #02-24, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Singapore 188719
Come meet the Benhams property experts and discover the allure of the North West Quarter — a place where you and your tenants experience a perfect blend of modern living, convenience and investment potential.
For reservations and queries, please visit https://www.benhams.com.sg/london/north-west-quarter/
-*CBRE London Borough Report 2022
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