You’d imagine that the metropolis of London is fully developed. But we ask property experts Ben Kelly and Ben Gannon of Lanbury Group where are the best areas for property development in London.
London Development opportunities with Ben Kelly and Ben Gannon of Lanbury
Ben Kelly Ben Gannon Lanbury
The historic area of Dulwich was first documented in the 10th century. With a famous history, including being sold by Henry VII in 1538, the old town and village is a highly desirable place to live. The residential areas around the village of East Dulwich, which borders Peckham, and West Dulwich are extremely sort after areas for both commuters, young professionals and families.
Ben Kelly told us Lanbury is acquiring and developing properties here at the moment.
Ben Gannon Lanbury: Peckham
The southern borough of Peckham was also an ancient village, named after the Thames tributary river Peck. The area has had massive investment, mainly by EU development funds, so that early adopter period has passed. But there are definitely development opportunities in this trendy and vibrant area of south London. Ben Kelly and Ben Gannon of Lanbury have a handful of projects going on in and around Peckham.
Ben Gannon told us that travel to London is extremely easy both by tube and overland from Peckham.
Ben Gannon Lanbury: New Cross
Lewisham council and previous the EU has invested many funds into the redevelopment of New Cross. With criss-crossing train lines and industrial sites across the area there are great opportunity to develop on brown belt land. Ben Gannon and Ben Kelly have both seen great opportunity in the New Cross area for Lanbury property development.
Ben Gannon told us that New Cross, being slightly further out, has many hidden development opportunities
Ben Kelly Lanbury: Crofton Park
Crofton park previously the site of Brockley village in the 18th century is in Lewisham and the postcode of SE4. It’s your quintessential south east London suburb will all appropriate amenities (sports clubs, restaurants, bars and shops) meaning it is the ideal spot for both commuters as well as being fully self-sufficient.
With frequent trains to London Blackfriars, City Thameslink and Farringdon commuters can get into the heart of London in no time. Plus within just a ten minute walk of Crofton park there are three further stations to choose from.
There has obviously been some growth and development over the past years, but Ben Kelly at Lanbury believes Brockley and Crofton park should experience fantastic development over the coming decade.