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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.

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