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L&Q Launches New Homes in London’s 2023 Borough of Culture

Widely recognised across the capital for its unique identity, diverse communities and rich heritage, Croydon is taking over as one of the most exiting locations to live and visit in South London. Recently named as the London Borough of Culture from April 2023, Croydon will soon be put firmly on the map as an aspirational destination in the capital and beyond, showcasing the very best of the area to Londoners and the rest of the country. The borough will receive more than £1m in funding to deliver a programme of ambitious cultural activities celebrating the unique character of local people and places, and to develop a plan to make culture an integral part of the borough’s future.


L&Q, one of the UK’s leading housing associations, has a variety of developments and property types available for prospective purchasers in East Croydon.


Recently launched is Addiscombe Oaks, a collection of 137 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Available through both Market Sale and Shared Ownership, the variety of homes available will create a real sense of community in the thriving area. From young professionals, couples, solo buyers and small families, Addiscombe Oaks offers stylish new homes designed with contemporary living in mind for all types of buyers.


Addiscombe Oaks

Residents will have exclusive access a to communal private courtyard, whilst the development will deliver attractive new public realm improvements, including landscaped planting and street furniture. Homes at Addiscombe Oaks will be spread across two buildings, one of which towers 18 storeys, taking inspiration from the iconic No.1 Croydon building and boasting views that span across the capital.


Also in East Croydon is L&Q at Queen’s Quarter offering one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for Shared Ownership and one- and two- bedroom homes for London Living Rent. The latest phase of homes at the development forms part of the wider Queen’s Quarter masterplan, which, once complete, will deliver 513 homes and 13,000 sq ft of retail and commercial space in Croydon.

Queens Quarter

L&Q’s collection of Shared Ownership apartments overlook the adjacent Queen’s Gardens, a popular local park undergoing significant regeneration as part of the project. The recently completed community-inspired outside space will feature manicured lawns, leafy mature trees, bright flower beds and new play areas. Creating a green oasis in the city, residents at L&Q at Queen’s Quarter will have access to communal outdoor areas, including a top floor roof garden, which offers an exclusive outdoor hideaway providing panoramic views of South London. 


Claire Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director at L&Q comments: “We’re delighted to now have not only one, but two really exciting developments available for our customers to discover in Croydon. This London borough is continuing to build in popularity amongst commuters and families alike, and our homes in the area mark an excellent opportunity for buyers to take their first or second steps onto the property ladder in a location that will only get better and better.”


“Croydon welcomes so many independent local businesses, as well as trendy chains, giving residents a breadth of amenities to enjoy close by. We’re looking forward to welcoming residents to L&Q at Queen’s Quarter which is ready to move into now, and continuing to see interest in the recently launched Addiscombe Oaks development.”



East Croydon Station is a short walk away from both L&Q at Queen’s Quarter and Addiscombe Oaks, where trains to both London Bridge and London Victoria arrive in less than 20 minutes. With Gatwick airport just a 15-minute train journey away and under an hour to Brighton, both developments are located in an ideal location for adventure-seekers. Residents will also have access to London’s only tram line for journeys from Croydon to Beckenham, New Addington and Wimbledon. Additionally, bus routes provide easy access to several London boroughs – a short ride will get buyers to Greenwich, Cannon Street, and Waterloo East.


Croydon residents have plenty to do on their doorstep. For food and drink lovers, Boxpark is moments away from Addiscombe Oaks and L&Q at Queen’s Quarter, with a selection of pop-up restaurants and bars. Likewise, Croydon High Street and the Centrale Shopping Centre are a short walk away, providing an array of leisure pursuits for all tastes and hobbies.  


Prices at L&Q at Queen’s Quarter start from £85,000 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment (FMV: £340,000). Shared Ownership homes at Addiscombe Oaks start from £82,500 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment (FMV: £330,000). Market Sale homes at Addiscombe Oaks start from £345,000 for a

studio apartment.


For more information visit Homes for Sale | Shared Ownership & Help to Buy | LQ Homes.

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