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Development Summary - Click to Expand
Eden Grove is an inspiring new residential quarter in Staines-upon-Thames. A town set on the River Thames, surrounded by picturesque green space and with a thriving mix of shops, cafés and restaurants. With central London just over half an hour away by train, residents can enjoy the best of both worlds as you revel in the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding Surrey countryside and towns with their historic and royal significance.
Eden Grove is a collection of beautifully designed contemporary homes, set around a delightful green courtyard featuring outstanding on-site amenities rarely found in the local area, such as, co-working space, private gym and cinema room all conveniently located on the ground floor of the development. The front lobby also incorporates a convenient concierge service designed to make life easier, giving you security and peace of mind even when you’re not home.
The central courtyard is a green, natural and publicly accessible space in the heart of the scheme. With soft landscaping and generous areas for play and leisure along with a signature water feature at its core.
The apartment interiors have been designed with a fresh, modern feel, featuring a calm neutral palette and accents of colour.
Staines-upon-Thames has great road and rail connections. The train station is only a 5 minutes’ walk away, whisking you to London Waterloo in just 35 minutes and with quick access to the M25, A4 and M4, you can visit the capital’s wealth of shops, restaurants and cultural attractions whenever you like.
The historical towns of Windsor and Ascot with their royal significance are also close by, you’ll find they are full of quintessentially British history and sporting traditions. Back a winner at the Royal Windsor Race Course, watch a colourful regatta on the Thames or head to the Guards Polo Club to enjoy the ‘sport of kings.’
Surrounded by the most expensive commuter real estate outside of London and boasting a vibrant economy Staines-upon-Thames is a destination of choice for residents, businesses and investors.
Area Fundamentals - Click to expand
Investment - This will change the fundamental, and allow your capital to grow.
Regeneration and placemaking is often a driver for price growth in residential markets, leading to price growth premiums of between 5% and 10% (CBRE 2018) and Staines-upon-Thames is proving no different. Prices here have risen by 22% over the past five years, compared to just 17% across Surrey and 20% in London.
Recently ranked in the top 10% of all UK authorities for long term growth potential and the top quarter for competitiveness (UKCI, 2019), a suite of new residential, retail and commercial development is creating an area of dynamic growth and opportunity.
UK based hotel owner/operator Arora Group has been awarded a contract by the Spelthorne Borough Council to develop a £182m hotel-led mixed-use development in Staines-upon-Thames. The mixed-use scheme, which is expected to enhance the river frontage at one of the main gateways into Staines-upon-Thames, will comprise an upscale 4-star hotel and residential units. The hotel will feature over 300 guest rooms, conferencing/banqueting facilities, spa, restaurants, bars, leisure and retail facilities together with serviced apartments. The scheme will create over 350 new jobs and is hoped to become a catalyst for the wider planned regeneration of the town.
London Square's £120m Staines Regeneration scheme is also improving the heart of the town's centre by delivering 260 new homes, 17,222 sq ft of retail and commercial space at street level and above, as well as a new public piazza and landscaped green spaces in its first phase. With the second phase providing a further 104 new homes.
Cushman and Wakefield have also recently submitted planning application for 140 residential units across two buildings, with flexible commercial and retail space, associated landscaping, parking and ancillary facilities, to replace the current office block, Thameside House on South Street. The development at the Thameside House site, if approved is estimated to cost £44 million, with construction expected to take up to two years.
Economy & Employment - Jobs and the general economy will give you the confidence needed.
A lure for big name employers due to its enviable connectivity and links to the Heathrow economy, Staines-upon-Thames is ranked No.1 in the UK for new business start-ups. Over 1,100 new businesses have set up across the area since 2010. Part of a high growth cluster in the Enterprise M3 area, a globally competitive partnership based on the digital and design-based economy, levels of employment are high. Shepperton Studios, famed for Harry Potter and Star Wars and the new home of Netflix, is set for a £500m expansion, creating a further 2,000 permanent jobs and contributing £141 million a year to the UK economy.
Just 10 minutes away, Heathrow Airport is the busiest two runway airport in the world, handling 78 million passengers in just 2019 alone. It is also the country’s largest airport in terms of goods traffic, with 1.7 million metric tonnes of cargo transported each year. The airport supports some 69,000 jobs generated by over 400 companies, with over half Heathrow employees resident in its local area. Discussions remain ongoing regarding the development of a direct rail link between Staines-upon-Thames and Heathrow Terminal 5.
Many people living in the borough of Spelthorne choose to work locally, with over 60% travelling less than 6.2 miles to work. Of the 18,000 residents that commute into London, over half travel to the neighbouring boroughs of Hounslow and Hillingdon (ONS). The high-tech hubs of Windsor, Slough and Reading are also within reach.
For those working from home and communal workspaces, broadband speed is key. With an 87.6% access to ultra-fast broadband, central Staines-upon- Thames is faster than the average of 54.5% across Spelthorne.
Transport - The best transport links are always the most desirable characteristics.
By Air: BHX, Birmingham’s International Airport is ever-growing its flight path span, its expansion making it the fastest growing airport in the UK, with major airlines including British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, PIA, Lufthansa and EasyJet.
By Rail: Birmingham has three main stations; New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street, the former two being the closest to The Copperworks, around a 10 minute walk. The proposed HS2 would put Birmingham at the epicentre of the UK's new high-speed rail network slashing journey times to London down from 1 hr 21 mins to 45 mins.
By Road: Birmingham is served by several major roads such as; the A34 which runs from Manchester to Winchester; the A38 from Mansfield to Bodmin; the A41 from London to Birkenhead; the A45 and A47 from Birmingham, as well as the A4540 'Middleway' ring road and the A4040 Outer Ring road.
By Bus: Local bus services run regularly throughout the City, though Birmingham is set to become the most walkable city in the UK. It is an often quoted fact that the city has more waterways than Venice.
Education - Families are drawn to the areas with the best education facilities.
Education opportunities in the area around Staines-upon-Thames are outstanding. Students of all ages have access to some of the UK’s top educational establishments. The area is particularly attractive to overseas and mature students.
There are 21 independent schools within six miles of Staines-upon-Thames, including ACS Egham International School, the only school in the UK to offer all four International Baccalaureates. Eton College, where 19 of the UK’s Prime Ministers were educated is just a 20 minute drive (11 miles) and is home to 1,300 students aged 11–19.
Royal Holloway University, a Top 20 UK University (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020), home to over 12,000 students and staff is less than ten minutes away. Levels of student satisfaction here are higher than the national average, with over a quarter of all students studying here from overseas and 17% mature students (age over 25). Opened by Queen Victoria in 1886, the campus is situated in 135 acres of parkland in Egham, and includes one of the world’s most spectacular University buildings, the Founder’s Building. Royal Holloway also has a central London base at Bedford Square, Bloomsbury.
Staines-upon-Thames also offers easy access to London School of Economics, University College London, Imperial College and King’s College London. Together over 105,000 students study at these Universities, of which 48% are students from overseas (HESA). Two of these, UCL and Imperial are in the world’s Top 10 and research indicates 70% of students remain around London after their studies. Graduate retention is considerably higher here than any other regional city.
Shopping & Leisure - Readily available leisure facilities are so important to the fundamentals.
Staines-upon-Thames has a variety of shopping opportunities. Both of the town’s retail hubs, The Elmsleigh Centre and Two Rivers, are within walking distance. Between them, they offer a multitude of well-known shops, including Laura Ashley, Next, Monsoon, Waterstones and Sony. For quality groceries, there’s also a large branch of Marks & Spencer.
In the historic streets of Windsor, there’s an extensive array of shops, including some prestigious fashion brands. Many boutiques cluster within the Windsor Royal Shopping Centre, an ornate Victorian station building which has been transformed into a major retail destination. Aquascutum, Whistles, Jo Malone London, Space NK Apothecary and Mint Velvet are some of the upmarket names that have made their home there. Elsewhere in Windsor, Peascod Street, King Edward Court and St Leonard’s Road are also good hunting grounds for the dedicated shopper.
Culture: Parks and open spaces surround Staines-upon-Thames, so that a breath of fresh air is never more than a short drive from home. The close presence of the River Thames creates many lakes and reservoirs, some of which offer leisure opportunities as well as being used for more practical purposes. Sailing, diving, fishing and windsurfing are all possibilities on these vast stretches of calm open water.
Bedfont Lakes Country Park, just four miles away, is one of the nearest natural assets to Staines-upon-Thames, where visitors can enjoy 180 acres of meadows, woodland and lakes. To the north is Colne Valley Park, 40 square miles of farmland and lakes, with an incredible 200 miles of rivers. It’s a wonderful place for walking and cycling.
Windsor Great Park, six miles away, offers a magnificent contrast to all of this wild nature. It has been a Royal Park for over 1,000 years, and today encompasses the Savill Garden, Virginia Water, the Valley Gardens, the Long Walk and Deer Park, with the iconic castle ever present on the horizon. Adjacent to Windsor Great Park is Home Park Golf Course, and golfers can also enjoy a round or two at Ashford Manor Golf Club, whose 18-hole course is regarded as one of the finest in Middlesex.
Chairman's Thoughts - Click to expand
There's no doubt that 2020 has bought challenges for all but as we move forward smart investors are always looking to find the opportunity and adapt to the "new way" of the world and we're looking to do the same for you, which is why we picked Eden Grove, the development is the perfect balance of attracting renters who want the facilities to be able to work from home, as well as having the connectivity to travel into work.
When the phrase 'London has had its day' gets thrown about..its complete BS. London is and always will be a robust market, but what strategic investors look for is how they can profit from London's overpopulation without the price of buying in London.
In essence, catching the 'migration from London' or the 'overspill' of London's increase in population. This is where Staines comes into play. Located on the bank of the Thames, Staines is a largely undervalued area of land that tucked in between prestigious areas like Windsor and Ascot, where property prices are higher..by getting into neighbouring regeneration areas like Staines, is where the real investors come out to play in search of above-average growth.
When we couple this up with working with a developer like Berkeley Home, who has a track record of transforming whole areas into hotspots because of their financial commitment to the projects and surrounding areas, as well strategically selling over numerous phases, to control the supply and demand element on-site, this all equals a winning formula for investors who get in early.
We have used this strategy multiple times over the last 16 years and are happy to show you what happens!
Chairman, Founder & Head of Sourcing
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