South East London offers first time buyers a number of opportunities to live in some of the most vibrant parts London has to offer. And through Shared Ownership and London Help to Buy, homes in South East London are accessible to more first time buyers.
Find your place in South East London
The Scene, Deptford, SE14
The Scene is found where Deptford and New Cross meet and the urban village centre transitions into residential streets of Victorian terraces and the new landscaped open space of Charlottenburg Park.
The collection includes spacious two bedroom apartments and three bedroom houses available through London Help to Buy and private sale. Homes at The Scene offer light, open and airy layouts benefiting from a considered, design-led approach to their interiors.
These high-specification properties are located four minutes- walk from New Cross station, which offers direct links into London Bridge in only five minutes. Situated on Amersham Vale, this landmark development is within a short stroll of Deptford High Street, the buzz of Deptford Market Yard and nearby New Cross station and Deptford station.Discover The Scene
Southmere, Thamesmead, SE2
Part of the award winning regeneration of Thamesmead, the Crane Court Shared Ownership collection at Southmere offers stunning 2-bedroom apartments.
With direct access to the exclusive podium garden, concierge service including a residents lounge and co-working space, homes at Southmere are bright, airy and comfortable, with floor to ceiling windows, neutral décor and high specification finishes.
Residents will also benefit from a new public square, civic building including library, a fitness studio, café and other commercial and community spaces to follow.
Zone at Oval Village, SE11
Found at Berkeley’s iconic Oval Village development, Zone is an exceptional collection of 1 and 2 bedroom Shared Ownership apartments. Built to a high specification, all homes offer the best in contemporary living with concierge service, a private balcony and access to beautifully landscaped gardens.
Located in Zone 1 between Oval, Vauxhall and Kennington stations, Zone at Oval Village makes commuting across the capital fast and easy, while excellent tube, rail, bus and cycle networks put the city hotspots within easy reach. With hundreds of restaurants on the doorstep, plus dozens of bars, pubs and some hugely popular comedy clubs, living at Zone at Oval Village offers residents a social life that’s hard to rival.Discover Zone Oval Village
Frankham Walk, Deptford, SE8
Frankham Walk will see the stunning Victorian architecture lovingly restored and converted into a range of stunning 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments available through private sale in Deptford, SE8. A collection of newly built 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments will also be made available through Shared Ownership.
Located in the heart of Deptford, Frankham Walk sits moments away from vibrant Deptford High Street with its wide range of bars, eateries and trendy cafes. The location benefits from excellent transport links with both Deptford Bridge DLR station and Deptford High Street Overground station just a short walk away, giving you easy access into London Bridge, Canary Wharf and the City.Discover Frankham Street
Arden, Lewisham, SE10
Overlooking an acre of landscaped gardens, and benefiting from concierge services, resident's fitness suite, co-working hub and snug room, Arden at Parkside comprises stunning studio, one and two bedroom Shared Ownership apartments. These spacious homes are built with a focus on the quality of craftsmanship and a design which cleverly connects them with the outdoors and the wider landscape.
Conveniently positioned between the vibrant, cultural districts of Lewisham and Deptford, historic Greenwich and the naturally picturesque Blackheath - residents of Arden have all the advantages of a well-connected Zone 2 location.Discover Arden
Higgs Yard, Brixton, SE24
Found in the beating heart of SE24, within walking distance of trendy Brixton and fashionable Herne Hill, this collection of stylish 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Shared Ownership and private sale apartments are made for impact.
It dances on the doorstep of London’s most exciting district and offers modern homes including 24-hour concierge and on-site café. Contemporary designs, high-specification interiors and private balconies to each apartment, plus must-have cycle storage ensures you will be comfortable with every modern convenience at hand.Discover Higgs Yard
What is Shared Ownership?
Shared Ownership makes it possible to buy a property that otherwise would not have been affordable on the open market. It is best suited to people who have some money saved, but not enough for a deposit to buy 100% of a home. In a nutshell, Shared Ownership allows you to buy a share of your home with a mortgage.
This can be as little as 25% or as much as 75% initially. Typically, people start with a 30% share. You only need to pay a deposit on the share you are buying, not on the total cost of the home. This means that the amount you need in savings is far less than if you were buying the same property outright.
Why you should consider buying your dream home in South East London
South East London has become one of the most desirable areas to live in London – with many areas rated as top places to live.
Buying in Lewisham and Lambeth offer array of wonderful food and drink venues. The best local markets can be found in South East London too providing a fantastic opportunity to get fresh veggies, meat, fish and much more.
Places in South East London have a very different vibe to that of the city – feeling more a community. Living in places like Sydenham or Thamesmead means you can really get to know your neighbours and enjoy that community atmosphere.
The area is also a great option for your commute to work. Whether you want to relax, commute, enjoy eclectic mix of eateries, bars and nightspots or the unique creative culture, you’ll soon find that living in South East London provides the perfect middle ground.
South East London: unrivalled space and opportunity
South East London is a great example of an ever developing region. The award winning regeneration of Thamesmead consists in up to £9 billion of investment across 200 acres – making this town the biggest regeneration project in London and one of the biggest in the UK.
Following a sustained period of regeneration and investment, Deptford has become one of South London’s most popular neighbourhoods. With a vibrant art and music scene, people continue to move here – making it a thriving suburb. Deptford’s extensive regeneration has already seen the establishment of popular new public spaces such as Deptford Market Yard and the Deptford Lounge library and community hub.
Moreover, the Crossrail and the proposed Bakerloo Line extension projects are supporting investments made in areas of South East London – attracting people looking for affordable homes close to existing and future transport hubs.
Relax in South East London’s green spaces
South East London has a remarkable landscape, with an abundance of green open space and aquatic environments including lakes and waterways. This is the essence of the area destination – creating a healthy and thriving community of people and wildlife.
Living in a city means that access to nature is by definition limited. But that’s not the case with our developments in South East London, which stand a short distance from acres of green spaces such as Greenwich Park and Blackheath, Crystal Palace and Brockwell Park as well as Burgess Park and Peckham Rye. Moreover, there are exciting plans in place to make Thamesmead one of London’s most bio-diverse and sustainable residential urban areas.
Situated at the edge of parks, one of the most pleasing aspects of life at our private sales and Shared Ownership homes are easy access to open spaces offering places to pause, think, relax and exercise.
Shared Ownership is a part buy/part rent scheme that makes it possible for first time buyers to purchase a property that otherwise would not have been affordable. It is a government-backed scheme launched in 2006 for people who are unable to afford to buy a home at full market value.
Help to Buy
Help to Buy is a Government backed scheme that assists buyers with an equity loan of up to 40% of the property purchase price when buying in London. Help to Buy closed for new applications in October 2022 and will run until the end of March 2023