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Popular regeneration developments by Berkeley for a prosperous Year of the Dragon

London’s dynamic property market attracts many overseas investors each year, with Singapore being no exception. A recent property report reveals that in 2023, investments from buyers in Singapore were the highest at £1.1 billion, with Japan trailing closely at £900 million for the share of London property investments by buyers from the APAC region.

As we celebrate the Lunar new year this month, this is an auspicious time to look into London properties as London welcomes three brand-new Berkeley Group developments. In this blog, we will delve into the features of what make Clarendon, Silkstream, and Oval Village exciting investment options as we usher inthe Year of the Dragon.

Clarendon: A city village in North London


Located in the North London Borough of Haringey, between Hornsey and Wood Green, Clarendon is a 12-acre city village for those looking to live in the city but enjoy the lifestyle of an idyllic English village. Although Haringey is a Zone 3 location, this property development is less than 20 minutes from central London, as it sits within walking distance of two Underground and two National Rail stations. While Turnpike Lane and Wood Green provide access to the Tube, Hornsey and Alexandra Palace provide frequent services on the National Rail line.

Swimming pool

With five primary and six secondary schools in the vicinity, rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, families have plenty of options to pick from. The University College of London (UCL), London School of Economics (LSE) and King’s College London are within 30 minutes from Wood Green station. In addition to transport and education, residents at Clarendon also enjoy access to several upscale amenities, such as a dedicated Park Club, which includes a 16m swimming pool, gymnasium, co-working space, lounge and Zen Studio. To top it all, a 24-hour concierge is available at all times.

Silkstream: An investment opportunity in Hendon

Situated in a vibrant Northwest London neighbourhood, Silkstream is an exciting new 9-acre development in Hendon. Developed around 1.4-acre podium gardens and 1.5-acre public parks with an oxbow lake, this development has more to offer than just stunning views. With the Brent Cross Shopping Centre just five minutes away, and on-site Sainsbury supermarket in the works, both grocery and high-street shopping needs are covered.


With Hendon Station on the Thameslink and Hendon Central on the Northern Line close to home, commuters can reach King’s Cross in less than 20 minutes. The newly opened Brent Cross West Station on the Thameslink is also easily accessible. For road travellers, the M1 and A5 offer convenient routes across the city and beyond. While Hampstead is just 10 minutes away, the West End can be reached in 25 minutes via the A5.

If value appreciation is your top consideration, Barnet is forecasted to increase in capital values and rental yield over the next five years, making it the best-performing London Borough. The £7 billion invested in the Brent Cross Town regeneration scheme and its proximity to quality schools and colleges further add to the area’s investment appeal.

Read more on: Silkstream in Hendon – A visionary development for tomorrow’s opportunities

Oval Village: An upscale Zone 1 development

Whether it’s the walk-to-work flexibility with having Vauxhall and Kennington as close neighbours or trendy pubs and restaurants of Clapham, Oval Village is close to all the action in central London. With views of the iconic Oval Cricket Ground and a wide range of facilities, including a swimming pool, gym and 24-hour concierge, residents can also enjoy the abundant parks and commons that Lambeth has to offer.

Oval Village
Oval Village

Securing parking spaces in London Zone 1 can be challenging. However, potential buyers have the opportunity to acquire a parking space in Oval Village through negotiation, thereby increasing the value of their rental property.

Conveniently located within walking distance from three Tube stations, access to the Victoria, Northern, and National Rail lines makes commute quick and easy. Living in Zone 1 brings the best of London’s shopping and dining options close to home. Regent’s Street, Covent Garden, Knightsbridge and King’s Road are a shopper’s delight and boast some top Michelin star restaurants in London.

These three projects from Berkeley Group deliver on different fronts when it comes to meeting buyer needs. Ranging from long-term capital appreciation and rental growth to lifestyle amenities and convenient transport links, it is all covered.

The timing couldn’t be better for those aspiring to step onto the London property ladder. With features extending beyond quality design and upscale comforts, Clarendon, Silkstream, and Oval Village present a sound investment opportunity in the UK capital.


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Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents. With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 14 international offices.