6 Reasons Why Apartment Life in London is the Best
Buying property is often one of the biggest purchases we’ll make in a lifetime. And we do it to make our lives better; to create a home in which we can live well.
So when it comes to selecting the type of property you want to live in, it’s a big decision. Apartments in Elephant and Castle, as well as the wider London area, are often seen as the perfect choice for first-time buyers. We say apartment life can give you all the same pleasures that a house can – and maybe even more. Here are 6 reasons why apartment life in London is so great.
There are obviously a few exceptions to this rule, with the occasional apartment split over two levels. But, largely speaking, when purchasing an apartment you’re committing to life on one level.
The main benefit of single level living is that it’s lower maintenance. The square footage of many of our apartments in Elephant and Castle matches that of many houses in London, but removing the staircase makes tasks like cleaning a little easier. With all your domestic appliances on one level, there’s no more daily stomp up and down the stairs when doing your washing or when you vacuum.
It’s one of the defining differentiators between even a 3-bed flat and a 3-bedroom house: the garden. We’ve tackled that very issue by including private outdoor terraces with each and every apartment at Elephant Park, from penthouses to 1-bed flats. Generous outdoor spaces lead off from the main living area giving you a private space in which to enjoy fresh air and nature.
At Elephant Park you’re also surrounded by green spaces, mature trees and manicured gardens. There’s no shortage of flora and fauna to be enjoyed, including Elephant Springs, our unique natural play area for everyone to enjoy.
The views are from more than just our terraces – the main living area and bedrooms in many apartments benefit from floor to ceiling glass to maximise the views.
From both Park & Sayer and West Grove, views over the park and wider cityscape are on offer from almost every floor. And with the added benefit of sky-high communal spaces, you might just find that the view fast becomes your favourite thing about apartment life.
We mentioned the sky-high communal spaces already but Park & Sayer’s Skylounge is an exclusive use space located on the 24th floor. It has a private dining room that can be booked by residents, lounge areas, workspaces and an abundance of terraces where you can sit with a drink or just chat with a friend.
If you purchase one of our apartments in Elephant and Castle, you’ll have access to the fitness suite and communal areas with complimentary fast WIFI. You’ll also be part of a community, so for those living alone, you can make new connections with your neighbours – something we’ve come to appreciate more since the various Covid lockdowns.
Each of our apartment buildings has been designed in liaison with the Metropolitan Police for maximum security.
The 24-hour Concierge is not just there for residents’ convenience but also as a central point of contact for everyone in the building. Both West Grove and Park & Sayer come complete with secure electronic access to buildings, CCTV systems in both the nearby public realm and within the building entrances, multi-locking systems for each flat, video door entry systems and mains supply smoke and heat detection systems.
So you can sleep well at night, safe in the knowledge that your home is secure. Similarly, if you’re purchasing to become a private landlord you can be rest assured your investment is well protected.
Living in a newly built apartment creates its own cost savings and efficiencies. New appliances and modern technologies mean that properties are as energy efficient as they can be. Combine this with single floor living (which is already more energy efficient) and you’ll save money on your monthly bills when compared to living in a multi-storey property.
Materials used in the design and build of our developments are also chosen to minimise energy wastage and retain heat and light where possible.
If we’ve convinced you and you’d like to find out more about our apartments in Elephant and Castle, visit our Park & Sayer or West Grove developments. If you’re sold on apartment living but looking to rent, please visit Living by Lendlease to find out more about our available properties.