L&Q Launches New Homes in Major New Regeneration Scheme for Catford with Exclusive Open Day

Camilla Wright
Authored by Camilla Wright
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 13:09

On Saturday 23rd March, L&Q hosted an open day to launch the latest phase of new homes at Excalibur – a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments available through Market Sale in Catford, South East London.

The event offered a glimpse into life at Excalibur. L&Q unveiled a brand-new show home and showcased the collection of one- and two-bedroom Market Sale apartments. Attendees were able to find out more about the new homes whilst enjoying a selection of refreshments from London based caterer, Café Santiago.

L&Q’s launch of 45 Market Sale apartments will be closely followed by a mix of Shared Ownership homes, which will feature deposits from just £7,900 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Claire Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director at L&Q comments: “This is a historic project involving the much-needed redevelopment of an existing housing estate, and the building of a new community in the heart of South East London. Our open day on 23rd March to mark the release of apartments appealed to a range of first-time buyers looking to put down roots in Catford, and we were glad to be opening our doors to a stylish new show home for purchasers to tour. The spacious, modern homes offer excellent transport links across the capital, as well as easy access to plenty of local gems.

“We are also pleased to be offering further support to buyers through an incentive which will see 6 months of mortgage payments paid by L&Q for customers who reserve before the 12th of April.* Excalibur is changing the landscape of this part of South East London, and will provide excellent homes to a variety of Londoners looking to get onto the property ladder in a budding neighbourhood.”

These new homes form part of the unique multiphase regeneration of the Excalibur Estate, which could eventually see 186 prefabricated bungalows transformed into approximately 390 new homes available through Market Sale, Shared Ownership and affordable rent. Originally constructed in 1946 to meet housing need during the post-war housing crisis, the original estate comprised a collection of prefabricated bungalows which were designed with a projected lifespan of approximately 10 years.  

With a masterplan design by regeneration specialists Hunters Architects, contemporary exteriors feature clean lines and smart brickwork, all set around communal landscaped grounds.

Inside homes at Excalibur, all properties are finished to a modern specification. Kitchens feature sleek integrated appliances, including oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Bathrooms include modern white sanitaryware as well as functional chrome towel radiators, whilst all bedrooms are fitted with carpets, and principal bedrooms feature built-in mirrored wardrobes. Boasting green credentials, homes at Excalibur feature heating sourced by an onsite District heating system, low energy LED downlights and dual flush plates in all bathrooms for water efficiency. Each stylish apartment also benefits from a private balcony or terrace and parking is available on all Market Sale homes.

An increasingly vibrant area, Catford town centre is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound regeneration programme, which includes the redevelopment of Catford Shopping Centre to create retail and community space for all. For arts lovers, Catford boasts the active Broadway Theatre and the historic Rivoli Ballroom, London’s last remaining example of an existing 1950s ballroom. For foodies, Catford is home to a range of independent eateries, as well as pubs and bars for lively nights out. Mountsfield Park and Ladywell Fields are also close by to homes at Excalibur, offering all-important access to green space in the capital. A number of homes at Excalibur also benefit from desirable views of iconic London landmarks, including Canary Wharf, The Shard and The O2.

The development is within a 6-minute cycle to both Hither Green and Bellingham station respectively. Homes are also within walking distance of a number of local bus routes which will get residents to nearby Catford Bridge and Catford National Rail stations in 14 and 16-minutes. These stations offer speedy services direct to Central London, allowing commuters to reach London Bridge in just 12 minutes.

Prices at Excalibur currently start from £329,000 for a one-bedroom apartment through Market Sale. Shared Ownership prices start from £79,000 for a 25% for a one-bedroom apartment (FMV: £316,000)

To register your interest and to book your place for the open day please visit: https://lqhomes.com/excalibur/.

*T&Cs apply