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Staying active is important to most people’s lifestyles and with the continued Olympic success inspiring so many, Abode2 explores some luxury developments that feature excellent, high-quality sporting facilities for their residents. All the developments visited offer incredible sports facilities nearby or on site, with some even being located near to Stratford, the Olympics hub of the UK, where some of the greatest athletes in the world have competed.

We first visit Oval Village, home to Luxury indoor pool and gym, surrounded by tranquil green spaces.

Oval Village, by Berkeley, is located in the up-and-coming regeneration area of Vauxhall, where a fantastic variety of restaurants and bars are just a few minutes’ walk away. With the Oval Cricket Ground next door, a beautiful indoor pool and gym and plenty of green spaces to enjoy outdoor running, including Kennington Park, sport really is at the heart of Oval Village.

Up-and-coming Vauxhall with nearby high-profile Nine Elms regeneration showcases contemporary living at its finest in one of the Capital’s newest hot spots. Oval Village is at the centre of many iconic green spaces in London, neighbour to the Oval Cricket Ground and with Kennington Park just a few minutes away, there is no need to compromise with outdoor space. On-site landscaped gardens also provide the perfect tranquil escape from busy city living.

The other fantastic amenities available match the active, luxurious ambience of the development; including a 24-hour concierge, pool and gym.

Priced from £575,000 for a Manhattan in Juniper Gardens, and

from £1,113,000 for a three-bedroom apartment in Phoenix Court.



Our next development is The Boiler Plate and The Forum, a contemporary shared ownership apartments in fashionable Bow, fantastic transport links to the Olympics hub of the UK.

Gateway’s The Boiler Plate and The Forum are two modern developments in lively Bow with an incredible selection of leisure and entertainment facilities nearby. Located in East London, they have fast transport links to Stratford, home of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, so Olympic sports facilities are in reach of The Boiler Plate and The Forum, including an Aquatics Centre, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Velopark and The London Stadium.

Each apartment is sleek in style with open plan living and expansive double-glazed windows, so residents will benefit from lots of natural light. The contemporary design of the apartments is complimented by a modern specification and fully integrated appliances.

There is also no need to compromise with outdoor space at these developments, each apartment has its own private balcony or terrace, as well as access to spacious landscaped courtyards and grounds. Mile End Park is just moments away, so there are plenty of ways to escape city life and enjoy some tranquillity.



Our third visit is to Trent Park, a selection of homes immersed in history and luxury with on-site open-air tennis courts and swimming pool.

Trent Park offers a wealth of stately amenities at The Lawn Club, including an elegant open-air swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym located in a beautifully restored orangery and open-air tennis courts, accommodating some of most popular Olympic sports.

The one to five-bedroom homes at Trent Park, Berkeley’s development in Enfield, North London, are set across a beautiful collection of refurbished and new builds in Trent Country Park.

The Grade II listed buildings include the historic mansion house and orangery, both of which will be restored and repurposed. With outdoor space at an abundance, the homes are set in 413 acres of stunning parkland.

Priced from £565,000 for a one-bedroom apartment in Lyon House,

and from £1,925,000 for a five-bedroom house at The King George Collection.



Our last stopover is to Woodberry Down, an outdoor open-water sports and modern indoor facilities.

New areas of public space at Woodberry Down includes 42 acres of open water comprising two large reservoirs, one of which offers the option for open-water swimming, as well as water sports such as sailing. Residents also have access to the modern on-site indoor pool and gym, so Woodberry Down has an abundance of sporting facilities.

Located in North London, Woodberry Down is a multi-award-winning, waterside regeneration scheme located moments from the lush greenery of Finsbury Park and from Manor House tube station.

There’s a range of other amenities and facilities on offer across the site including cafes, restaurants, a supermarket, community centre, health centre and two schools. Woodberry Down is known for its charming, village-style atmosphere, underpinned by an eclectic mix of friendly local shops, cafes, restaurants and meeting spaces. Trendy Stoke Newington is also located close by, and is home to yet more shops, bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as a regular farmers’ market.

Prices from £532,500 for a one-bedroom apartment at Emerald

Quarter and £508,500 for a one-bedroom apartment at Hawker House.



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