New Year, New Opportunities


Following up on our earlier report of Where To Watch in 2022, Abode2 explores the opportunities for purchasing and investing in our selection of key markets


The Clarendon, Regal London

Boasting a new, premium town centre address and set to be one of the tallest residential towers in Watford, The Clarendon will be an exquisite collection of 168 private residences comprising a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses

The first of their kind in the area, the apartments will feature a video entry smart panel, with engineered oak flooring and high-quality fitted carpet in the bedrooms. Kitchens will be contemporary in style, featuring quartz stone worktops and fully integrated Smeg appliances.

The development will feature an impressive range of private residents’ facilities including two sky gardens located on the 7th and 25th floors, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, cinema, as well as a café, 24-hour concierge service and secure underground parking

Centrally located on Clarendon Road, residents of The Clarendon will benefit from all that Watford has to offer - from its vibrant nightlife, theatres, bustling high street and local weekly market, to the abundance of green open spaces that are within walking distance

The Clarendon will be within walking distance to Watford Junction (Overground and National Rail), from where regular direct trains from London Euston take just 15 minutes. Additionally, Watford Underground (Metropolitan Line) and Watford High Street Overground stations are also well positioned to offer residents at The Clarendon great transport connections to the whole of London.

Prices start from £275,000 for a studio apartment.



The Arches, St William

The Arches in Watford is a gated development that will offer a collection of 92 suites, one and two-bedroom apartments.

Modern specifications feature throughout each property including stone worktops, appliances from Bosch, USB sockets, fibre optic broadband and CCTV building entry.

Each property offers private outdoor space in the form of a balcony and terrace, and residents also benefit from the area’s extensive outdoor offering with twelve of Watford’s parks awarded a Green Flag status.

Located just an eight-minute walk from Bushey Rail Station, residents enjoy excellent transport connections to London with direct trains in under 19 minutes. Road connections are equally accessible, with both the M1 and M25 nearby, providing access to surrounding towns, including St Albans, Hatfield and Milton Keynes.

The homes are conveniently located to take advantage of both Bushey and Watford’s thriving social scene. As part of The Arches, St William is making public realm improvements at Waterfields Way, which will provide residents with quick and easy connections between The Arches and Watford town centre.

Homes at The Arches start from £295,000.



Canary Wharf:  

10 Park Drive

10 Park Drive was the first new residential development to be built in Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf. Designed by world-renowned architects Stanton Williams, 10 Park Drive overlooks the docks at Canary Wharf on both its south and north elevations

The apartments have been designed by celebrated interior designers Make Architects. The choice of materials have been carefully selected to complement the building’s exterior and make the most of the natural light.

Residents at 10 Park Drive benefit from a 40,000 square feet premium health club, featuring industry-leading personal trainers and state-of-the-art facilities, including a private training area, spa, hydrotherapy pool and lounge. Further amenities include a beautiful sky terrace and Residents Lounge overlooking the Canary Wharf estate.

Prices starting at £715,000 for a studio apartment.



8 Harbord Square

New to the market, 8 Harbord Square is a collection of 82 loft style apartments and is the latest scheme by Canary Wharf Group. These open plan homes are inspired by the history of the London docklands and Canary Wharf and influenced by the warehouse districts of Lower Manhattan, with no fixed walls and exposed interior features.

8 Harbord Square forms a crucial part of Wood Wharf, a new and growing neighbourhood of Canary Wharf, comprising a well-considered mix of flexible offices, boutique retail, restaurants and spacious green spaces interspersed with architecturally outstanding residential buildings.  Residents of 8 Harbord Square enjoy direct access to Harbord Square Park, whilst the building will be adjacent to The Lanes, which will bring a vibrant energy reminiscent of Soho, with an eclectic mix of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Residents will also benefit from all of the exciting aspects that make Canary Wharf a 15-minute city. With direct access to a wealth of independent and global brands, beautiful homeware stores, galleries, organic health food shops, pop-up street-food vendors and panoramic rooftop restaurants, Canary wharf offers you everything you could want to enjoy on your doorstep. Discover what’s going on around the Estate with the year-round arts and events programme.

Completely unique and one-of-a-kind the apartments at 8 Harbord Square are available from £745,000.




The Brentford Project, Ballymore

Spanning 11.8 acres in the very heart of Brentford, The Brentford Project, by Ballymore, will breathe fresh life into the neighbourhood, opening up previously undiscovered routes and transforming Brentford town centre. This significant regeneration will deliver 876 homes alongside expansive, beautifully designed landscaped spaces and an invigorated stretch of the high street offering a unique dining, entertainment, and shopping scene of over 50 new retail spaces with a selection of market-leading retailers, alongside a major supermarket, boutique cinema and traditional shops including a bakery, greengrocer and butcher.

With architecture by renowned practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, alongside Stirling Prize-recognised architects, Glenn Howells Architects and Maccreanor Lavington, The Brentford Project draws on the area’s heritage, inside and out. Echoing Brentford’s industrial past, features include cantilevered terraces to many apartments, alongside materials such as wood, concrete and iron.

Inspired by the area’s waterfront heritage, the project will incorporate 11 buildings and reinstate Brentford’s historic connections to the water via a series of distinctive pedestrianised lanes and yards, paying homage to the area’s integral role in industrial London’s past. A series of characterful yards and lanes have been designed to seamlessly reconnect the high street with the waterfront. The peaceful passageways of the lanes will be dedicated to supporting emerging local businesses, home to a variety of boutiques, independent retailers, artisans, craftspeople and budding entrepreneurs.

Down by the water, thoughtful public realm and an eclectic range of restaurants, cafés and pubs will line the frontage, creating a dynamic culinary offering. Extensions to the Thames path will open up new walking routes along the water’s edge.

A true West London gem, Brentford borders the picturesque neighbourhoods of Richmond, Chiswick and Kew, surrounded by green open space including the 300 acres of Kew Gardens and the 200 acres of Syon Park. Despite its leafy surroundings, central London, and all it has to offer is also within easy reach via direct trains to London Waterloo in half an hour.

Pricing for a one-bedroom apartment starts at £445,000.


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