Verdo Kew Bridge: a vibrant new neighborhood in West London
EcoWorld London's mixed-use development is surrounded by nature with excellent transport connections
More areas of London are opening up to investment thanks to ambitious regeneration projects. While development activity in the British capital has traditionally concentrated on Central London and the East, now it's West London's chance to shine as developers unlock the potential of well-connected areas such as Kew in Brentford, close to the Royal Botanic Gardens and business district the Golden Mile.
The area around historic Kew Bridge is currently in the midst of a multimillion-pound regeneration to make the most of the enviable location, adding new homes, retail and dining venues along with new pedestrian infrastructure, a 17,200-capacity football and rugby stadium and a new marina at Watermans Park.
More than half these new homes are found at Verdo Kew Bridge, a mixed-use residential and commercial project by EcoWorld London. Now in its second phase, this up-and-coming neighborhood is becoming established as a desirable address in the west of the city, right next to Kew Bridge station and the new stadium in one of the greenest parts of London.
Verdo Kew Bridge has been designed as both a community hub and a destination to attract visitors from elsewhere in London. Its shops, cafes and restaurants are complemented by those at the neighboring Brentford Football Club stadium, independent boutiques in nearby Chiswick and Kew Village and premium retailers in the West End and Ealing Broadway, a short Tube ride away.
The local government's Great West Corridor plan is creating more jobs and attracting more companies to Brentford. The Golden Mile is already home to more than 200 businesses, with more at nearby Chiswick Business Park, and the area employs around 200,000 people in media, broadcasting and other industries. Highly-rated universities and schools in the local area and accessible nature also make Kew an ideal base for families.
The development is just a minute's walk from Kew Bridge rail station and close to Gunnersbury Station, putting the sights of Central London less than 30 minutes away by Underground or Overground, with links to the new high-speed HS2 and Crossrail services. Heathrow Airport, the UK's busiest airport, is just 16 minutes' drive on the M4 motorway, with other major airports less than an hour's drive.
The latest phase of Verdo Kew Bridge to be launched, Jasmine House is a collection of 84 studios and one, two and three-bedroom apartments in the heart of the regeneration zone. Surrounded by private gardens, the building has been sensitively designed to blend in with the area's existing architecture and nature while appealing to today's city dwellers.
Inside, the spacious open-plan apartments feature tall windows leading to a private balcony or apartment, making the most of the views and maximizing natural daylight. Each apartment has bespoke fitted kitchens with integrated appliances, a choice of two design schemes, monitored CCTV entry and Sky Q media connections in living areas and bedrooms.
Residents at Jasmine House also have access to exclusive amenities including a 24-hour concierge service in the lobby, a residents' lounge, gym, multimedia room and communal spaces such as private gardens, terraces and children's play areas. This phase of the development is scheduled to complete by the first quarter of 2022, with prices starting from £350,000 (HK$3.37m).