10 Reasons to Make Keybridge Your Home
Keybridge is a landmark residential development of 595 homes, ranging in size from studios to three bedroom apartments, in cetnral London’s largest regeneration zone – Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB).
Vauxhall occupies a privileged position as the gateway between this spectacular redevelopment and prime central London. This is one of the capital’s best connected neighbourhoods and a key infrastructure hub in the region. Vauxhall’s location and the extensive regeneration are delivering staggering results, with Knight Frank witnessing a 69% rise in average residential prices since 2010 (exceeding the 45% growth in prime central London)* and CBRE noting a 121% growth in average house prices in the local borough of Lambeth over the last decade**.
With so much going for Keybridge, it's no wonder that the available properties are selling out fast. Discover the remaining homes by downloading the brochure now and registering your interest today.
1. VNEB - Central London’s Largest Regeneration Zone
The Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea Opportunity Area (VNEB) is by far the largest regeneration zone in central London. It stretches from Lambeth Bridge in the north, to Chelsea Bridge in the south and includes the last remaining industrial stretch of the South Bank. This immense regeneration zone will deliver high quality retail destinations, leisure sites, community facilities, cultural institutions and over half a million square metres of new business space, the equivalent of around 2,000 tennis courts.
It’s the birth of a new central London neighbourhood, and Keybridge holds a unique vantage point, between the capital’s largest regeneration zone and prime central London.
VNEB will also be one of the city’s finest regenerations, with a commitment to enhancing London’s world-class architectural legacy and a focus on outstanding design. Many of the world’s most renowned architects are currently employed on projects in the area, re-imagining it as a neighbourhood of iconic architecture.
With so much going for the area it is no surprise that Knight Frank have estimated a 12.6% projected property price climb between 2018 and 2022 in Vauxhall***.
Find out more about this unique opportunity area in Knight Frank's VNEB Report 2018.
2. Location and Transport Links
The Vauxhall area is one of London’s best-connected and most central. Transport for London’s PTAL scoring system, which measures the distance to the nearest public transport stop and service frequency, gives Vauxhall the highest possible score. The system shows that Victoria is a 3-minute tube ride away and Oxford Circus is within a 7-minute journey, while the whole of the West End and the City are accessible within 30 minutes.
Journey times are set to decrease even further thanks to a £1 billion infrastructure investment as part of the VNEB regeneration zone. Two new stations on the Northern Line will be created which will provide a direct link to the West End and the City in 15 minutes or less.
There are also plans for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Thames, connecting Nine Elms directly to Pimlico on the North bank. The infrastructure plan also includes two riverbus piers on the Thames, new bus routes and an extension of the city’s cycle hire scheme, creating further value for the existing Santander Cycles docking station next to Keybridge.
Find out more about the local area and see a transport map in the Keybridge brochure.
3. Strong Demand and Growth Potential
The strength of demand in the Vauxhall area is underpinned by its riverside location, which remains a key selling point in London, and is further boosted by the large-scale regeneration zone and infrastructure investment.
Knight Frank’s latest “Vauxhall Report” states: “average residential prices in Vauxhall have risen by 69% since the beginning of 2010... This exceeds the 45% growth seen in prime central London…”*
In terms of future growth, CBRE have found: “average house prices in the borough are currently £526,337 following 18% growth over the last year and 121% growth over the last decade. This makes them 12% higher than the London average over all. We expect these values will grow further as the VNEB regeneration proceeds; our research has shown that regeneration can boost local property prices by 4.7% per annum, over and above wider capital growth.”**
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4. Excellent Rental Market
Vauxhall's rental market is buoyant, with exceptionally high demand. Local tenants include:
- Young professionals
- Civil servants
- Employees from local schools, MI5 and St Thomas' Hospital.
Following the relocation of US and Dutch Embassies to the area, the arrival of diplomats is also imminent.
According to Knight Frank: “the area also has the potential to develop into a new diplomatic quarter, with the opening of the new United States Embassy in 2017 followed by the Dutch Embassy. There are thought to be three or four other diplomatic missions mulling a move to the area, including the Chinese Embassy.”*
The data speaks for itself in CBRE’s review: “the rental market is also strong in Lambeth, with current rents of £2,019 pcm after growth of 11% over the last year. Comparatively, rents across London overall rose by 4%. This strength of the local market and overall rejuvenation has resulted in a high level of off plan sales, 61%, as well as a significant increase in development in the area – particularly riverfront towers... Tower schemes have been shown to command premiums of 36% above embedded values.”**
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The local borough of Lambeth is home to iconic cultural and entertainment institutions including the National Theatre and the London Eye. New venues are also being created, including Damien Hirst’s recently opened Newport Street Gallery, which displays over 2,000 pieces from his personal art collection, including art by Banksy and Francis Bacon.
The iconic Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Saatchi Gallery are also nearby. Other cultural venues include the Garden Museum, the Hayward Gallery, National Trust 575 Wandsworth Road, Pump House Gallery and the Victoria and Albert museum.
The Vauxhall area is also home to numerous charming cafes and excellent restaurants, such as the Tea House Theatre, the quirky Brunswick House Café, and Counter at Vauxhall Arches. Residents can also explore the world's cuisine at Vauxhall Street Food Market, or simply relax at the peaceful Bonnington Square with its charming café culture. There is also an ever-growing list of bars and gastro pubs such as the Fentiman Arms, The Black Dog and The Brown Derby.
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The ground floor of Keybridge Lofts features a stylish concierge lobby and a 24-hour concierge service, while on the mezzanine level the Keybridge Club Lounge offers an elegant place to work, relax and connect.
The Lounge has WiFi access, a hot desk area, and a formal meeting table, as well as informal seating areas. Keybridge also benefits from its own gym and spa, featuring a 15 metre swimming pool, changing facilities, a sauna, steam room and a range of gym equipment.
The Keybridge development also features beautifully landscaped gardens, leafy pathways, fascinating sculptures by Tom Price and a charming water feature. In total, there is one acre of open space, the equivalent of approximately 16 tennis courts, which includes communal gardens and an elegant new public square leading to a historic church nearby.
Find out more about Keybridge’s amenities, as well as the underground car park and cycle storage, by calling our sales team on, 020 7776 5720
7. Great Design and Spectacular Views
Keybridge is set to become a striking new addition to Vauxhall’s skyline thanks to Keybridge Lofts which will be the UK’s tallest brick tower. The development features an elegant façade and a stunning design combining elements of Manhattan architecture with classical British materials.
The design is equally spectacular on the inside where Keybridge offers a choice of three expertly created design palettes, each with a distinct aesthetic – from cool utilitarian to softer minimalist, yet all perfectly in keeping with the signature feel and heritage references of the building.
Thanks to its height and central location Keybridge also offers breathtaking views of the Thames, the Shard and the sweeping London cityscape beyond, allowing residents to view the capital’s famous landmarks and trace the course of the Thames as it curves through central London.
See stunning images of the designs and discover the specification in the Keybridge brochure.
8. Excellent Education
London boasts one of the largest concentrations of iconic educational institutions. These are easily accessible from Keybridge thanks to Vauxhall’s central location and excellent transport links.
Ten schools within a mile of Keybridge are ranked Good, or Outstanding by Ofsted and a new primary school, developed by Mount Anvil, will be opening as part of the VNEB redevelopment. In addition, the local borough of Lambeth features nine independent private schools including Oakfield Preparatory School, Five Bridges and Schiller International School.
Keybridge is also within 20-23 mins of four of the world’s most famous and renowned universities:
- King’s College London
- The London School of Economics
- University College London
- Imperial College London
The area also benefits from proximity to the Chelsea College of Arts, Central St Martins, Goldsmiths – University of London, Queen Mary – University of London, the Royal College of Art, and the University of Central London.
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9. Green Spaces
The local area offers an abundance of open land, from Vauxhall Park and Kennington Park to the Thames riverside walkway, and from the iconic Battersea Park to the historic Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The VNEB regeneration zone is also set to deliver a number of new green spaces, including a linear park that will stretch from Battersea to Vauxhall.
The area also features extensive sporting facilities, including the Battersea Park Millennium Arena, which boasts a 400m running track, 19 floodlit tennis courts and two multi-purpose playing surfaces. VauxWall Climbing Centre is also nearby, with its three rooms of climbing facilities, a symmetrical training board, competition and travers walls, circuit and campus boards, as well as permaset routes.
One of Vauxhall’s greatest treasures is within a short walk of Keybridge. The Oval was the home for the first ever international football match (5 March 1870, between England and Scotland, organised by The Football Association), as well as the first ever FA Cup (16 March 1872, The Wanderers beat the Royal Engineers 1–0 – this final was notable for the Engineers' modern footballing style of teamwork rather than individual play). The Oval was also the first ground in England to host international test cricket and it still hosts The Ashes, as well as other sporting activities from hockey to American football.
10. Trusted Developer
Mount Anvil has been creating homes in London since 1991, with over 5,000 of them built, and more than 4,100 in the pipeline. Our vision is to be Central London’s most respected residential developer and we have already been recognised as “Developer of the Year” for three consecutive years at the prestigious RESI awards.
Our focus is on creating a lasting legacy and to this end we ensure we control every detail and create homes of real quality by acting as both developer and contractor on all our projects. We work with internationally-acclaimed architects and search the world for the best materials to create homes that will stand the test of time. This has been recognised by our customers, 98% of whom would recommend us.
Each of our developments has their own unique identity. Dollar Bay offers high-end living by Canary Wharf, while Hampstead Manor provides village-style tranquility within easy reach of central London. Queen's Wharf provides an opportunity for riverside living at the gorgeous Surrey Bend of the Thames, while Royal Docks West offers the chance to own a property in a unique regeneration area, combining a waterside quality of life with a central location. To find out more register your interest.
* Knight Frank, Residential Research, Vauxhall Report 2015
** CBRE, London living 2016, A borough by borough review
*** Knight Frank Focus on: VNEB 2018