The largest scheme, St Mark’s Square, is on a former car park site in Westmoreland Road behind Direct Line’s HQ opposite Bromley South station. A joint venture between the local council and regeneration specialist U+I, there will be 200 new homes in a staggered gleaming white block around a new plaza which will have a nine-screen Vue cinema and a 130-bed Premier Inn hotel. Restaurants PizzaExpress, Las Iguanas, Nando’s and Turtle Bay are already signed up.
The one- and two-bedroom flats and duplexes are for sale off-plan with prices ranging from £395,000 to £585,000. The first residents move in this coming spring and the whole development will be ready by summer. Call estate agents JDM on 020 8313 6800.
Matilda House is a Northstar development of seven one- and twobedroom flats in Hillbrow Road close to Ravensbourne station. The scheme is move-in ready and the remaining two-bedroom flats start at £450,000. Through estate agent Sinclair Hammelton (020 8464 5566).
Woodlands Place in Woodlands Road, Bickley, a few steps away from Chislehurst station, is a collection of four five-bedroom houses, priced £1.65 million and ready to move into by the end of the year. Through Acorn New Homes (020 8315 6996).
Staverton Place in Oldfield Road, one of the best roads in Bickley, is a Croudace Portland development of four detached five-bedroom houses in a traditional style. Ready to move into, prices start at £1,775,000. Call JDM (as before). Chester House is a scheme of nine one-, two- and threebedroom flats in a new mock-Tudor block in Bickley Park Road. Off-plan sales start at £375,000. The homes will be ready in spring next year and unusually, the developer is offering a share of the freehold. Through Goodfellows property agents (020 8652 2929).
There will be 38 one-, two- and threebedroom shared-ownership homes at St Mark’s Square through Moat Homes housing association (0845 359 6330). Sixteen will be for buyers who have lived in Bromley borough for longer than a year. The remaining 22 are earmarked for residents from the wider London area. A further 24 will be for affordable rent.
Help to Buy is available at Matilda House and Chester House (as before).
Anita Barry, lettings director at the Bromley branch of Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, says young professionals coming to the area are looking for modern flats close to a station.
Sharers pay about £1,400 a month for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat. Rents at the new St Mark’s Square development are likely to be about £1,600 a month, says Barry. Family homes available to rent locally range from three-bedroom terrace houses to five- and six-bedroom detached houses. The biggest ones rent for up to £7,000 a month.