As the UK lockdown begins to ease, a recent poll has revealed that 61% of Brits now feel nervous about commuting via public transport, so much so that the governments Cycle to Work Scheme has seen a 200% increase in uptake, as many Londoners now choose to travel around town under their own steam whilst also reaping the health benefits of active travel.For London homebuyers seeking a new home that supports a well-connected and greener way of living.
Located four miles from central London and just a few minutes’ walk from the popular open green space of Finsbury Park, there are just two one-bedroom apartments remaining at Patchworks that both have convenient access to secure onsite cycle storage. Set behind a private gated entrance, residents at Patchworks can easily step out from home and enjoy the rewards of having this well-connected and trendy district on their doorstep, which also hosts to no less than 154 parks and seven miles of safe cycling routes.
Andrew Peglau, Assistant Director of Marketing at Peabody comments:
Our overall health and wellbeing has been thrust into the spotlight, now more than ever. Active and greener travel is becoming the most popular way to move around, especially for people living in London who have relied on public transport to commute. The location of our new homes at Patchworks easily allows buyers to get around on foot or by bike. The Mayor of London has also proposed plans to create new cycle and pedestrian routes and improve current ones in and around Islington. Roads are being made safer by introducing 20mph speed limits, and Islington is working alongside other London broughs to create a cohesive and integrated cycle network. This means that local residents can enjoy a safer way to stay healthy and experience a less stressful commute to work.
All of the homes at Patchworks have been thoughtfully planned to offer a retro-chic collection of homes to suit a variety of lifestyles. From first time buyers getting on the ladder, to those moving into a bigger property or young families wanting to enjoy the array of amenities nearby – Patchworks caters for a variety of buyers. Each apartment features a contemporary high-quality specification and floor to ceiling height windows create bright, spacious open plan layouts. A selection of apartments benefit from having their own private balconies, and all homes have access to a communal rooftop garden – perfect for enjoying those long summer evenings.
Whilst Patchworks occupies a central location in the heart of Finsbury Park, residents here can enjoy the perfect balance of urban-centric life and its award-winning greener counterpart. There are 115 acres to explore at Finsbury Park – a sporting magnet for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, other popular parks in the area are Highbury Fields and Gillespie Park, both located around one mile from the development. For a scenic walk or bike ride, the southern end of Parkland Walk is situated within Finsbury Park and is London’s longest local Nature Reserve. Regents Canal is also nearby and is a perfect location for a weekend stroll along one of the many waterways and cycle paths.
For residents who find themselves needing to commute, Finsbury Park and Arsenal stations are both within walking distance of Patchworks. Served by the Victoria Line, Highbury and Islington can be reached in just two minutes, where the quirky independent boutiques of Upper Street and Camden Town can be found. For onward journeys across the capital, Kings Cross St Pancras can be reached in four minutes and bustling Oxford Street in 10 minutes.
Peabody’s Shared Ownership scheme allows buyers to realise their dream of having a home of their own home in some of London’s most popular locations. Through it they can buy the share of the property they can afford, starting from 30%, while paying reduced rent on the remainder. In time, they can ‘staircase’ up to 100% and outright ownership.
Prices at Patchworks start from £139,500 for a 30% share of a one-bedroom apartment. For information visit www.peabodysales.co.uk