פיתוח מבשל Mortlake: £ 1.25 מליארד ערכה להמיר בחזרה ההיכרויות מבשלות Stag של ריצ'מונד אל 1487 כולל כפר לצד מים, רחוב ובתים גבוהים


התווית "הכפר בלונדון" הוא השתעשע ברעיון סביב קצת בחופשיות גם בימים אלה. אולם, Mortlake, עם בבקתות היפות שלה, פאבים Riverside מסורתיים ירוק בכפר מרווחים, is the real thing.

Set on the south side of the Thames facing Chiswick, Mortlake is a leafy, lovely option favoured by families who are looking for a third way between urban and rural life, right at the finishing post of the Boat Race.

“It is very much a young family market,” says Kate Cooper, department head of Knight Frank in Barnes.

“They come for the really great schools, the open space and the lovely walks along the river.”

Mortlake is favoured by families and situated at the finishing post of the Boat Race

The average price of a home in SW14, which covers Mortlake and neighbouring Sheen, stands at a hefty £868,000 according to the latest figures from Rightmove.

A typical semi-detached house costs just over £1.2 million, while a terrace house will set you back almost £1 million. A flat will cost £435,000.

Prices across the postcode have been flat over the past two years, but are up from an average of £445,000 in 2008, the lowest point in the downturn.

This year, אולם, Cooper has noticed a change. On January 15 buyers started to view a house on Shalstone Road.

Traditionally streets like this on the west side of Mortlake, close to the traffic-clogged A205, are less popular than those towards Barnes.

But the four-bedroom terrace home proved a hit. כמה 20 viewings and 10 days later a sale was agreed, at the asking price of £1.1 million.

“We have certainly seen a huge improvement in buyer activity and confidence,” adds Cooper.

Coupled with a lack of stock to choose from, she now expects to see “a little bit of a bounce in values”.

As Cooper suggests, parents beat a path to Mortlake from areas such as Fulham and Putney for its fabulous schools.

St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School, Thomson House School, Barnes Primary and East Sheen Primary School all get top marks from Ofsted.

בינתיים, Richmond Park Academy, for older pupils, gets a “good” from the schools watchdog.

Mortlake is also an excellent location for commuters, with trains to Waterloo taking just under half an hour. An annual season ticket costs £1,400.

For green space, as well as the village green there are the wilds of Richmond Park just to the south, Kew Gardens to the west and the London Wetland Centre at Barnes to the east.

Mortlake High Street, with nondescript modern apartments and a few basic shops, is not one of the area’s strong points.

But there are some pretty cafés and independent shops — and on occasion, a mobile cheesemonger — along Sheen Lane, while on the borders with Barnes, there is Rick Stein’s London outpost overlooking the river.

“Mortlake High Street is not the real hub of the area," אומר קופר. “People tend to pop over to Barnes or to Sheen instead, but they are both on your doorstep.”

New homes for former Mortlake Brewery

Richmond council has granted planning permission for a 22-acre waterfront village on the site of the old Mortlake Brewery.

The £1.25 billion scheme will be masterplanned by prize-winning architects Squire and Partners as a hub for the whole area.

It will be the biggest building project in Mortlake since the Mortlake Brewery opened way back in 1487.

For well over 500 years Mortlake was not just a pretty residential suburb, it was also the heartland of London’s brewing industry.

The Mortlake Brewery is said to have been founded to supply the thirsty court of King Henry VII, which was based at the long-since lost Richmond Palace, at Sheen.

Over the centuries that followed the brewery grew larger and even in the 19th century, was expanding.

Many of the pretty Victorian cottages you can buy today were built to house brewery workers.

The brewery was bought by Watneys in 1889, renamed the Stag Brewery, and continued producing beer until 2015.

There will be more than 800 homes in the new village, some in the maltings, the monumental waterfront warehouse where barley was once soaked and then dried to produce the malt, a vital component of beermaking.

As well as private flats, there will be shops, ברים ומסעדות, set out on a traditional high street and by the river.

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Plans for the former Mortlake Brewery include a high street full of shops and 800 בתים

There are plans for a secondary school, assisted living homes and a care home, plus offices, מלון בוטיק, a three-screen cinema and a rowing club.

The Thames Path will be opened up, giving the public access to a stretch of the river which has been off-limits for centuries.

Guy Duckworth, director of Dartmouth Capital Advisers, which is building the scheme on behalf of the Singapore-listed developer City Developments Limited, believes the new village will be lively and vibrant, with people going to and from work and school, and popping out to see a movie or grab a drink.

“There has been a huge wall around the site for years," הוא אומר. “We are taking the wall away and opening up the whole site for the first time.”

Designs for the new buildings have been inspired by warehouses originally on the site and also by the mansion blocks that line the river around Hammersmith.

“Rather than doing another building which could be in Hong Kong or Singapore, we have buildings which draw on the local language,” says architect Michael Squire.

The homes themselves are a mix of flats and houses and will be spacious, mostly double aspect, and with carefully aligned views of the green space on the site through large windows.

Perhaps the biggest seal of approval comes from a source close to the architects.

“It is one of the few places I have designed where my wife has said she would quite like to live,” says Squire, whose current projects also include Chelsea Barracks and the redevelopment of New Scotland Yard.

Prices for homes at the brewery have not yet been set but this kind of generosity of scale won’t come cheap.

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Prices from £975,000: for a two-bedroom flat at Boat Race House, along the river from Mortlake Brewery

Two-bedroom flats at Boat Race House, a much smaller development just along the river, are currently on sale priced from £975,000.

Around one in five of the properties at the Stag Brewery will be lower cost and aimed at buyers and renters struggling to find a London home.

Detailed planning permission from Richmond council will have to address local concerns about traffic, pollution and overdevelopment.

Guy Duckworth believes Mortlake can take an influx of new residents, who he points out will be moving in over a period of seven or eight years rather than all at once.

The developer has had to make multimillion-pound contributions to Richmond council for upgrades to local services, including health and transport, and Duckworth describes the density of the project as “fairly gentle”.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will now give the project the once-over before work can begin.

He is likely to request more affordable housing and fewer car parking spaces.

The build is scheduled to take seven to 10 years and the first homes are expected to go on sale in 2024.



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