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New Homes Taking Shape By Iconic Sports Venues

Posted 13 October 2021 by Keith Osborne

Attractive new homes developments are being built on the doorstep of some London’s iconic sporting venues...

After a summer when top-class sport has returned to normal, with the likes of Wimbledon, test matches and the Euro 2020 tournament, and the country’s great success at the Olympics and Paralympics this summer, the subject has been in the headlines and underlined its importance in many people’s lives.

Sports fans are being attracted to a host of new homes developments being built on the doorstep of some London’s iconic venues and we take a look at just a few here.

The Oval

The OvalThe Oval, right now known as the Kia Oval, is situated in Kennington, south London. It is one of the sport’s best-known and most-loved cricket grounds with a rich history since it opened in 1845. It has been kept up-to-date with the replacement of tired stands with contemporary design new ones that will see its 20,000 capacity in Victoria times increased to around 40,000.

Oval VillageOval Village

Berkeley’s Oval Village offers a chance to live in a high-specification apartment on the doorstep of all that Oval and the surrounding neighbourhoods offer. The development will be delivering a range of Manhattan, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as a host of residents’ facilities such as 24-hour concierge, gym, swimming pool, spa, sauna, lounge, work space and private cinema. There will also be a number of private and public landscaped gardens, a community centre, café and commercial space for a host of businesses. In all, a whole brand new community. It also involves the restoration of the largest of the area’s landmark gasholders.

Right now there are high-specification apartments for sale in two buildings, Juniper Gardens and Phoenix Court, and each home comes with its own private outdoor space. Prices for one-, two- and three-bedroom units start at £690,000, £930,000 and £1,113,000 respectively. Completion dates range from Q1 2023 to Q1 2025. Find out more about Oval Village from Berkeley.


WimbledonWhile the tennis club may get the global headlines, the story of AFC Wimbledon’s creation and successes since its creation by loyal fans are something of a football legend. The recently completed new Plough Lane stadium is the next step in the club’s history, with a capacity of over 9,000 and hosting a thrilling 3-3 draw at this season’s first league game this August.

Wimbledon GroundsWimbledon Grounds

Wimbledon Grounds is a mixed-use development by Galliard Homes which is adjacent to the stadium and the latest release there comprises homes that offer balcony views overlooking the pitch, perfect for football fans who don’t want to miss any of the action. The first residents have already moved in to two buildings, called Stadia One and Stadia Three, which will deliver 364 and 114 homes respectively with access to landscaped grounds.

Buyers benefit from a range of incentives including every home being available fully furnished courtesy of New Concept Furnishings, who will be providing furniture and all the essentials with every home ‘all the way down to your bamboo toothbrush.’ These packages are to a value of £5,000 for a one-bedroom and £7,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. One-, two- and three-bedroom homes there are currently priced from £399,000, £550,000 and £695,000 respectively. Help to Buy is available on some units. Find out more at www.galliardhomes.com.


Wembley StadiumThe ‘twin towers’ of the original Wembley Stadium made it what Pelé called “the cathedral of football” and it host many famous games there, with England’s 1966 World Cup win the most significant of them all. There was an outcry when the iconic original building was demolished to make way for the new stadium, which opened in 2007. Though with a reduced capacity to the old stadium (90,000 compared to 100,000), it has become a well-respected sport and music venue.

No.10 Watkin RoadNo.10 Watkin Road

The Wembley area is undergoing a massive regeneration, with thousands of new homes being built there. One of them is No.10 Watkin Road, a collection of 229 apartments including a 23-storey tower with views across the capital. Every home comes with its own private outdoor space and there are no fewer than five communal rooftop gardens.

The current one- and two-bedroom homes for sale there are priced from £405,000 to £580,000, all qualifying for London Help to Buy, which requires a deposit of only 5%. Find out more about No.10 Watkin Road from Barratt London.


TwickenhamThe headquarters of Rugby Football Union and the world’s largest rugby union stadium, Twickenham is called “the Home of England Rugby”, quite rightly as it is where England play their international matches, and a host of domestic games also take place there. Other sports, such as American football, are also played there and it is also one of London’s highest-profile music venues too, with many global stars playing there, including Rihanna and The Rolling Stones. A series of redevelopments since the first match played there in 2909, the stadium has been updated and grown to its current size, with a capacity of 82,000.

Twickenham GatewayTwickenham Gateway

Twickenham Gateway is a redevelopment of Twickenham station and is bringing a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments set above a landscaped public plaza with shops and a café. Each home has its own private terrace or balcony, and there are cycle spaces for every apartment. The stadium is a ten-minute walk away. One-bedroom apartments here start at £480,000 and two-bedroom apartments at £580,000. Find out more at www.solum.co.uk.

Olympic Village

Olympic VillageThe transformation of Stratford from its industrial past to its modern status as a centre of sport, culture, shopping, connectivity and residential appeal has been incredible. The 2012 Olympics were a landmark for the country and the redeveloped area around the new stadium, now home to West Ham United FC. Many music events take place there, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park also has world-class swimming and cycling facilities as well as places as diverse as a technology hub, the Orbit tower and Sadler’s Wells Ballet Company.

Chobham ManorChobham Manor

The construction of new homes in the old Olympic Village continues with Taylor Wimpey on Phase 4 of its Chobham Manor development. As well as its proximity to the area’s many amenities, this growing new neighbourhood is adjacent to picturesque parklands has two purpose-built academies, public open spaces and tree-lined avenues of its own. The current one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments there are priced from £470,000 to £702,000, with selected plots available with London Help to Buy. Find out more at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.


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