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LATIMER LAUNCHES NEW SHARED OWNERSHIP HOMES AT HIGHCROSS IN CROYDON

Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group, is launching 132 shared ownership homes at Highcross in Croydon.  Diverse and vibrant, the London Borough of Croydon is popular with residents enjoying the local shops, restaurants and amenities, as well as those commuting into London. However, with average house prices at 11.88 times average earnings, 43.9% of Croydon’s residents are currently in rented accommodation. Easing the passage from renting to ownership for those residents, prices at Highcross start from £81,875 for a 25% share of a home with the full market value of £327,000, requiring a mortgage deposit of just £4,094.

Ideally located in the centre of Croydon, Highcross will provide one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for buyers who might be priced out of the local property market. The landmark 24-storey Highcross building is part of a larger development that delivers a new landscaped public square while also respecting the heritage of the Grade I listed St Michael’s and All Angels Church. Uniquely, the Highcross building’s entrance façade incorporates a section part of one of England’s first cinemas, now given a new lease of life as commercial space.

Highcross is within walking distance of bus and tram stations, as well as being approximately three minutes’ walk from West Croydon station and a 13-minute walk from East Croydon station. Services from the former run to Clapham Junction in as little as 22-minutes and to London Victoria in as little as 31, providing easy access to world-class restaurants, theatres and more. East Croydon provides a 15-minute journey to London Bridge courtesy of Thameslink – perfect for popping to London’s most famous food market, Borough Market, to stock up on gourmet treats, as well as for commuting. Closer to home, less than a mile from Highcross, gourmet flavours from around the world are also easily accessible at Croydon’s Boxpark, along with regular live music and events.

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The energy-efficient homes have been designed to provide homes for today’s lifestyles. They have underfloor heating throughout to keep residents cosy year-round, while the interiors have been expertly designed around modern lifestyles, with integrated appliances, ample storage and sleek grey kitchens. The bathrooms have fitted sanitaryware, accessorised with stylish fixtures and fittings, with an ensuite to the main bedroom in the two- and three-bedroom homes. Blending style and comfort beautifully, the main living space features Amtico flooring and there are carpets in all bedrooms. With the exception of floor 23, where each apartment has a private terrace, each home has a winter garden ideal for working or exercising in, serving as an extension of the living room.

Sam Truman, Regional Sales Director at Latimer by Clarion Housing Group, comments: “We are elevating expectations for homebuyers in Croydon with these lovely apartments at Highcross. Buyers need a smaller mortgage deposit than they otherwise would, thanks to the homes being available with shared ownership. This means buyers can get onto the property ladder with a mortgage deposit as low as £4,094”

Close to Croydon’s Centrale & Whitgift Centre, with its host of shops, eateries, coffee shops, bars, gyms and more all dotting the bustling local area, Highcross provides the ideal opportunity for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder in an excellent location. Primary and secondary schools are nearby, as is an abundance of green space. Croydon is known for being one of the greenest boroughs in London, with 4,700 acres of publicly accessible parks. Highcross residents have Wandle Park nearby, with its ornamental gardens, rose gardens, trim trail and the pretty River Wandle. There’s also a peace garden, cherry tree walk and tennis courts at Park Hill Park. A quick tram ride away lies Lloyd Park, with 114 acres of woodland and open parkland, along with an outdoor gym and facilities for tennis, disc golf and bowls. Golf courses at Shirley Park, The Addington and Croham Hurst are also within easy reach, ensuring there’s something for everyone at Highcross.

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To register interest in homes at Highcross and arrange a viewing, visit https://www.latimerhomes.com/new-build-homes/london/croydon/highcross

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