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Developer Providing EV Charging Points For London Residents

Posted 28 October 2021 by Keith Osborne

St George, part of Berkeley Group, is installing more and more EV charging points at its developments across the capital...

With London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) scheme now expanded, meaning owners of polluting vehicles face a £12.50 daily charge if they commute between the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205) any day of the week, thoughts have turned to living a more environmentally friendly life where possible.

TfL has revealed that London may need up to 60,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2030 to support the shift to greener transport. 128,000 diesel vehicles have disappeared from London’s roads since the initial ULEZ scheme was announced in 2017.

On the residential side, WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year 2017 Berkeley Group has been taking a lead in equipping this technology at its developments across the capital. We take a look at a few of them here.

Royal Exchange, Kingston Upon Thames

Royal ExchangeSituated in the heart of the lively market town of Kingston upon Thames, Royal Exchange is on the doorstep of the River Thames, with central London just an easy train ride away. This St George development is built around the Grade II listed Old Post Office and Telephone Exchange, offers 267 Manhattans, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, adding a modern note to complement Kingston’s evolving heritage. There will be a total of 50 charging points here.

Kingston railway station is a short walk from the development, providing direct connections to London Waterloo in 30 minutes. Nearby towns like Putney, Richmond, Wimbledon and Twickenham offer different ambiences and lifestyles, along with some of the country’s best parkland.

Prices at Royal Exchange currently start from £780,000. Find out more from St George.

Fulham Reach, Fulham

Fulham ReachFulham Reach is a WhatHouse? Award-winning development located on the River Thames with apartments boasting views that reach across to Hammersmith Bridge and beyond. With bright and colourful interiors, the new homes enjoy the best of traditional and contemporary design with large open-plan spaces and access to natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows. The homes are delivered to the highest specification and craftsmanship with Miele appliances incorporated throughout to meet the expectations of a contemporary lifestyle.

Residents of Holland House and Holland Court will benefit from their own private balcony or outdoor terrace - each overlooking Fulham Reach’s landscaped gardens and elegant courtyards – and a wealth of world-class amenities and residential spaces, including a 24-hour concierge, an exclusive spa, screening room and wine cellar. There are currently 20 EV charging points on the development but there will be 94 in total upon completion.

Prices start from £795,000. Find out more about Fulham Reach from St George.

Grand Union, Alperton

Grand UnionAnother development under the St George brand, Grand Union will create a vibrant new canalside neighbourhood in Alperton, close to Wembley, with convenient connections into central London. Its residents will benefit from a waterside piazza with cafés, restaurants, bars, flexible workspaces and a community centre. Grand Union features 14 acres of high-quality open space including landscaped gardens, riverside meadows, waterside pathways, making it a unique waterside destination to play, work and relax.

There will be a total of 3,350 homes as part of the development, which is being delivered on the 22-acre former derelict Northfields Industrial Estate. Some 300 charging points will be provided across the development.

Grand Union part of a wider masterplan to reconnect the local area with the Grand Union Canal and River Brent by opening up previously inaccessible parts of these waterways to the local community. Prices start from £412,500. Find out more from St George.

Sovereign Court, Hammersmith

Sovereign CourtSovereign Court is located in the centre of Hammersmith benefitting from the proximity of local communication and transport links – it is less than two minutes’ walk from Hammersmith station, which is serviced by the District, Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City lines. The neighbourhood is close to some of London’s most fashionable locations and also acts as the gateway to all that London has to offer.

Sovereign Court consists of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that epitomise the kind of urban lifestyle that corporate professionals look for, with short commuting distances and top of the range amenities as well close proximity to the River Thames. The total number of charging points across the development will be 138

They are set in attractive gardens and overlook a series of interconnected courtyards. There is a fully equipped private gym for residents use and a 24-hour concierge providing an invaluable knowledge resource for tenants. More new homes for sale are expected soon here.

Beaufort Park, Colindale

Beaufort ParkBeaufort Park is another St George development, set in 25 acres with a landscaped parkland at its heart. Residents can enjoy the exclusive onsite spa, gym and pool, all with the convenience of shops, business centre, flexible workspace, bars and restaurants at the heart of the development. Residents benefit from the parkland and tree-lined boulevards.

Colindale station is just a short walk away, providing a 24-hour tube service and convenient connections to the City and West End. A total of 76 charging points will be installed across the development. Prices start from £ 277,950. Find out more about Beaufort Park from St George.


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