Hackbridge, the area between Wallington and Mitcham on the River Wandle, has its own railway station with trains to Blackfriars, Clapham Junction and Victoria. This neglected corner is now experiencing a building boom.
New Mill Quarter by David Wilson Homes in Hackbridge Road is a development on the former Felnex Trading Estate of 725 one- and twobedroom flats and three- and fourbedroom terrace houses plus an 80-bed block of assisted living flats. A new Lidl supermarket is promised, along with space for another six shops. Three- and four-bedroom houses are priced £549,995 to £604,995. Call 0844 5566155.
Nearby on the Wandle’s banks, Lavender Housing Partnership is building 54 two-, three- and fourbedroom terrace houses at Maple Grove in Corbet Close. In the current phase, one three-bedroom house remains at £525,000 with Help to Buy available. Call site sales on 020 8502 5758.
Housing association Metropolitan has shared-ownership flats for sale at New Mill Quarter. One-bedroom flats start at £98,000 for a 35 per cent share of a flat with a market value of £280,000. Two-bedroom flats start at £115,000 for a 35 per cent share of a flat with a market value of £330,000. Visit newmillquarter.co.uk or call 020 3535 2555.
Cockney nosh: Nick Byrne at awardwinning café, Byrne’s Pie & Eel House