Crest Nicholson London to Launch its Latest London Development in Battersea

Next month (16th May) sees the launch of the hotly anticipated Shaftesbury Gate development in Battersea. The collection of just 30 one and two-bedroom apartments, two and three-bedroom duplexes and four-bedroom townhouses is an excellent opportunity for property-seekers to find their perfect home in a prime London location.

The development lies on the edge of the highly coveted Shaftesbury Estate Conservation Area, with the new homes designed to complement the Victorian and Edwardian mansion blocks in the neighbourhood.

Homes are built to exemplary standards and feature an impressive specification. Smart, contemporary kitchens include Caesarstone worktops and splashbacks as well as integrated Bosch appliances, whilst bathrooms feature Villeroy & Boch bathroom suites. Externally, all homes have their own private outside space, whether it’s a garden for the houses or balconies or terraces for the apartments and duplexes. Residents will also have access to allotments so they can grow their own vegetables and herbs.

The majority of homes come with a private parking space and, in keeping with Crest Nicholson’s commitment to the environment and sustainability; some residents can also make use of five electrical car charging points. Furthermore, all buyers will be given a year’s membership to Zipcar, with £55 driving credit.

Residents can also enjoy unusually large living spaces compared with existing period properties in the area. Sizes of one-bedroom apartments, for example, measure from an impressive 600 sq ft – the average size of a traditional two-bedroom apartment. Two-bedroom apartments are sized from approximately 750 sq ft - 850 sq ft whilst two and three-bedroom duplexes range from approximately 900 sq ft up to an extremely sizeable 1,300 sq ft.

Julia Reynolds, Sales & Marketing Director for Crest Nicholson London, said: “The stunning riverside location, 200-acre Battersea Park and proximity to central London make Battersea one of London’s most popular villages. The revamp of Battersea Power Station and the prospect of being connected to the underground network are also generating further interest in the area. Clapham Junction is only a 10 minute walk away so residents have very easy access to great connections across London and beyond.”

Battersea’s village-like atmosphere is reinforced by an array of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. In terms of entertainment, the renowned Battersea Arts Centre – one of London’s premier fringe venues – will appeal to theatre enthusiasts.

The thriving local scene is complemented by the close proximity to Chelsea and the trendy King’s Road. Just a 10 minute walk over the Thames – across the loveliest bridge in London, Albert Bridge - is the world class shopping and fine dining of the capital’s most stylish enclave.

Julia concludes: “The superb location of Shaftesbury Gate combined with the high quality new apartments and homes mean that Battersea is shaping up to be a property hotspot. The design, location and the fact that it is so rare to be able to buy a brand new home in Battersea means that Shaftesbury Gate really is a one-off; opportunities like this don’t come along very often.”

A two-bedroom show apartment will be available to view on the 16 May. Homes are due for completion by early 2014. Contact us for prices for the apartments. Townhouses are due to go on sale soon.

For further information, contact the Sales & Marketing team on 0203 640 7555 or email Alternatively, visit

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