Central London’s most
exciting regeneration projects
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” —George Bernard Shaw
Fulham is a prime property investment hotspot. Already a well-established upmarket area, it has excellent potential for further growth due to its close proximity to two of Central London’s most important and exciting construction projects, The Earls Court Masterplan and Crossrail.
The Earls Court masterplan
The Earls Court Masterplan is located where the affluent boroughs of Chelsea, Fulham and Kensington meet. Due to their close proximity to this exciting regeneration area, the Ariana Apartments will directly benefit from substantial improvements to local infrastructure and amenities, offering investors the opportunity to capitalise on any subsequent price rises. The Earls Court Masterplan is based on the creation of ‘Four Urban Villages and a High Street,’ a concept devised by internationally renowned architect, Sir Terry Farrell.
As part of the scheme, 27 acres of open space will be created, including the Lost River Park which will weave through the heart of the scheme along an ancient tributary of the Thames, Counter’s Creek. Designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist, Andy Sturgeon, the park will stretch five acres across the full 77 acres of the Earls Court development site.
The scheme, which will provide state-of-the-art health, education, cultural and community facilities, will also feature elegant restaurants and cafés, as well as play spaces for children of all ages incorporated in the landscaping, all of which will be easily accessible to residents of the Ariana Apartments.
The Crossrail effect
Crossrail, the major new heavy-duty suburban rail service for London and the South East, is currently under construction. Upon completion—scheduled for 2018—Europe’s largest construction project will transform rail transport in London, increasing rail capacity by 10%, and cutting journey times across the city. Areas with easy access to Crossrail services are expected to enjoy a boost in price and desirability as a consequence and outperform other parts of Central London.
When services commence, Crossrail will offer a direct service to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport, as well as to commuter areas east and west of the capital. Four trains per hour will operate between Heathrow Airport and Central London in each direction and 24 trains per hour will run each way on the central part of the route between Paddington and Whitechapel.
The Ariana Apartments are less than ten minutes’ walk from West Brompton Underground Station which offers direct connections to Paddington Station (for Crossrail) in just 12 minutes, ensuring that the whole of Central London and Heathrow Airport are within easy reach.
SOURCES: CROSSRAIL INFORMATION, CROSSRAIL.CO.UK; TRAVEL TIMES, GOOGLEMAPS.CO.UK AND TFL.GOV.UK
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London boasts 47 universities and colleges which are among the best and most prestigious in the country. Here is a small selection of the capital’s finest academic institutions within easy reach of Ariana Apartments.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
One of England’s oldest and most prestigious universities, King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences and social sciences including international affairs.
THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
A world-famous institution, training almost 700 students in more than 20 musical disciplines.
ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
The oldest and largest veterinary school in the UK.
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
One of the UK’s top universities, Queen Mary has been praised for its high quality teaching and world-leading research.
CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON
Consistently ranked in the top 5% of world universities, it is dedicated to business and professions.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (UCL)
One of the world’s best universities, UCL is consistently placed in the global top 20 in a wide range of rankings.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
Consistently rated among the world’s best universities, Imperial has a reputation for teaching and research in science, engineering, medicine and management.
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, LONDON
A world-leading university for teaching and research in art, design, fashion, communication and performance art, with more than 18,000 students from over 110 countries.
GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
One of the UK’s leading universities for the creative arts, social sciences, computing and entrepreneurial management.
LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL
Ranked among the top five business schools in the world for its MBA programmes.
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (LSE)
As one of the foremost social science universities in the world, LSE has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence.
SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES (SOAS), UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
SOAS is Europe’s only higher education institution specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Fulham has an impressive selection of successful schools, whilst some of London’s top performing independent schools including St Paul’s School and the London Oratory are also within easy reach.