A PLACE TO CALL HOME : First time buyers seeking an opportunity to purchase an affordable home in the heart of SE1 can now register their interest in a brand-new collection of one, two and three bedroom Shared Ownership apartments at Lazenby Square in Bermondsey. Launching this Summer, the stylish new properties by Peabody and London Square, are complete with luxurious and contemporary interiors as well as private outside space. Ideal for entertaining friends and family, or working from home, purchasers are sure to be impressed with the selection of modern, light and spacious homes in this prime location which are available to purchase with a deposit starting from £13,500.

Set around an idyllic landscaped garden, The Tannery and The Crosse buildings have been designed with the areas industrial past in mind and feature a 24hr concierge and onsite gym for residents to enjoy. Lazenby Square has been given a modern twist with large windows and winter balconies flooding homes with light and providing an outdoor spot to utilise year-round, some even boast views of London’s iconic landmarks. Community is at the heart of this development and a selection of irresistible onsite cafes, workspaces and art studios are just a short walk away providing the perfect spot for residents to get creative and socialise.

Andrew Peglau, Assistant Director of Marketing at Peabody, said: “Lazenby Square provides a unique opportunity for Londoners to step foot on the property ladder in a desirable area of the capital.  Thanks to the availability of Shared Ownership, buyers have no need to compromise when it comes to fulfilling their dream of moving into a luxurious new apartment in one of the city’s coolest neighbourhood’s. With fantastic local amenities and unrivalled transport connections we are sure that Lazenby Square will be a hit with buyers of all ages.”

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The newly unveiled two-bedroom show apartment, flawlessly showcases the lifestyle on offer at Lazenby Square. Stepping inside the apartments clean and contemporary style offers flexible design for modern living. An open plan kitchen, dining and living space has been completed with top of the range Siemens appliances, underfloor heating and integrated Sonos sound system, whilst large glass doors bask the space with light and lead onto a private balcony. Thick carpets to both bedrooms further add a sense of luxury whilst mirrored wardrobes ensure plenty of space for clothing to hang or as storage for a home office. The master profits from the added benefit of an en-suite shower room, cementing a place to unwind after a busy day. Residents will also profit from secure onsite cycle storage.

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With a huge variety of local amenities on the doorstep, including a Tesco superstore and Lidl within walking distance, buyers here can also enjoy a range of popular food markets and artisan cafes in the surrounding area, including Mercato Metropolitano and Borough Market. An area steeped in culture, buyers at Lazenby Square will never be short of things to do. The iconic Southbank is just a 20-minute cycle ride from home, providing access to serene river views, the London Eye, Royal Festival Hall and National Theatre as well as a range of restaurants, open air markets and Tate Modern.

Lazenby Square is also extremely accessible to parks and green spaces, Bermondsey Spa Gardens is just a five-minute walk away and features a children’s play area, multi-use games space, 333m running track, a plaza and Ellen Brown Bermondsey Play Centre which has facilities for children and parents. Meanwhile, Southwark’s largest park – Burgess Park, is also down the road, just a 19 minute-walk away, with 138 acres of greenery and a pretty lake.

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Thanks to its location, buyers will easily be able to reach the River Thames walking path where they can enjoy a scenic stroll. Trendy Bermondsey is packed with tempting cafes, restaurants, bars, independent shops and boutiques. 

For adventures further afield, or commuting to the office, residents can access the Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines with four different stations that are all an 18-minute walk away (Bermondsey, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant and Castle) guaranteeing that travel across the capital is a breeze.

The lower deposit level required with the shared ownership scheme means buyers need only put down a deposit on the share they purchase and not the full market value of the property. Shared ownership also means you can become a homeowner with a lower level of savings than if you were to buy the same home outright. Shared owners can choose to buy additional shares of their property as and when they can afford to, right up to 100%.

Prices for a one-bedroom apartment at Lazenby Square start from £135,000 for a 25% share of the full market value of £540,000. For more information or to arrange a viewing please visit call 020 7021 4842 or email

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