Shared Ownership is a type of affordable homeownership when a purchaser takes out a mortgage on a share of a property and pays rent to a landlord on the remaining share.
Please note: Eligibility criteria may vary per housing association and therefore you should always check the exact criteria with the developer or housing association responsible for the exploitation of the project.
We checked the information and the developer's representatives confirmed that units in this residential complex can be purchased by using a mortgage.
Kingswood is located in the quiet suburb of Hamsey Green within the London Borough of Croydon. A 15-minute drive away from the vibrant centre of Croydon, the new residential complex enjoys a peaceful atmosphere of the neighbourhood and the nearby collection of cafes and shops, stretched along Limpsfield Road.
Living up to its name, the district offers an abundance of lush greenery and outdoor sports facilities. The immediate area of Kingswood is home to several playing fields, occupied by Croydon Post Office Social & Athletic Club, Kenley Hockey Club, Warlingham Rugby Football Club, and Greenacres Sports FC. There is also Kingsmead Equestrian Centre, where you can book a ride and take a few lessons. Nature lovers will appreciate the number of nature preserves closeby, where you can take a stroll amidst a wide plant diversity and study local fauna.
The neighbourhood is connected to central London by railway. There are a couple of stations within walking distance such as Whyteleafe and Upper Warlingham, that will help you reach Gatwick or London Victoria within an hour. In addition, the A22 brushes by the area and leads right to the heart of the capital.
Kingswood consists of an L-shaped low-rise apartment building and six townhouses, hidden from Limpsfield Road behind the former. The sleek brick façade features light, neutral tones with narrow floor-to-ceiling windows. Adorned with charming straight-line metal railings, the stacked balconies protrude from the building. To support the extended sections, the structure features pillars on the ground floor.
The new residential complex provides landscaped communal areas for residents to enjoy a casual walk around the premises.
As to vehicle facilities, Kingswood offers a secure on-site bicycle store. In addition, some units come with an allocated car parking space.
To grant residents some peace of mind, the complex is equipped with a video entry system that allows you to monitor all visitors. Also, all apartment doors come with a multi-lock and a spy hole. The communal areas feature smoke detectors, sounders, and an automatic opening ventilation system to extract smoke during a fire. Meanwhile, the apartments are also equipped with smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure your safety in case of an emergency.
Offering a total of 20 units, Kingswood includes 6 two-bedroom houses and 14 apartments, ranging from one- to three-bedroom options.
Each house benefits from a spacious private garden and two bathrooms, including an additional WC on the ground floor. The apartments also come with an outdoor space in the form of either a balcony or a terrace. For maximum comfort, the living areas are fitted with a soft carpet, while the floor in the kitchens and bathrooms is laid with tiles.
The contemporary kitchens feature handleless cabinets with a Dove Grey finish and integrated appliances, including a multi-function electric oven, an extractor hood, a ceramic hob with a tiled splashback, a fridge/freezer, and a washer/dryer.
Designed with meticulous consideration, all bathrooms come with white sanitaryware, a thermostatic over-bath shower, and a squared frameless glass screen.
Kingswood is a project of Optivo, one of the largest housing providers in the United Kingdom. Founded in May 2017, the Sittingbourne-based property development company is a result of the merger between AmicusHorizon and Viridian. The combined expertise of the two housing associations ensures high-quality developments, designed with great attention to detail. With a vast portfolio of properties throughout London, the South East, and the Midlands, Optivo’s projects include Springfield View, Copperstone Mills, Heathfield Square, and Callis Yard.
For more details on Kingswood or Optivo, please refer to the official website of the developer.
For sale are 2br