We believe that there is a strong investment case for Clapham Junction, which is located in Battersea and the London Borough of Wandsworth.
Three factors underpin the investment case for the area:
• Clapham Junction is one of the busiest train stations in Europe with routes from London Victoria and London Waterloo funnelling through it. Easy access to South-West and Central London makes this an incredibly convenient area for commuters.
• Clapham Junction is a neighbourhood with an excellent growth potential. Adjacent to the areas of Fulham and Chelsea, it is likely to benefit by pushout from these prestigious locations. Aided by the £620m development of the new US Embassy nearby – the area is poised to become one of the London’s prime locations.
• Despite its central London location, Clapham Junction is walking distance to 3 gorgeous parks making it a great area for outdoor enthusiasts. Clapham Junction boasts some gorgeous views, historic architecture and easy access to the Thames river bank.
Clapham Junction is one of the busiest stations in the UK. It is served by direct trains to Waterloo (9 minutes), Victoria (7 minutes) and Gatwick Airport (30 minutes). Further, most services from Victoria and Waterloo stop here making travelling to South-West and South-East effortless.
To make it even more appealing for the commuters the area is also close to two cycling superhighways (CS7 and CS8), safely connecting it to the financial districts of the City, Canary Wharf and other attractive locations.
Clapham Junction is exceptionally well located, and is surrounded by 3 famous parks – Clapham Common in the South-East, a park with 220 acres of green space, three ponds and an old bandstand. In the South-West you find Wandsworth Common with 170 acres of green land, ponds and a lake, which can be used for fishing as well as vast space for recreational sports, picnics and family outings. In the North sits Battersea Park – an 83-hectare green space, home to a zoo and the London Peace Pagoda. Along with the boating lake, sports pitches and many acres of nature trails – it is an appealing place for everyone.
The charm of this area has been recognised by the US government, who have launched a project to build a US embassy estimated to cost an astounding £620m and will be key to bringing Clapham Junction and surrounding areas to the level of the neighbouring Chelsea and Fulham areas in terms of prestige.
In addition to the generous quantity of green spaces, Clapham Junction boasts a number of beautiful Victorian houses and historic buildings. Northcote Road is a bustling and famous local shopping street with its own market at the centre of the so-called ‘Nappy Valley’ – an area famous for young families, local artisan coffee shops and boutique stores.
And despite the amenities to hand, the Borough of Wandsworth boasts the lowest council tax in London – making its appeal to the rental market even greater.