London SE6

Catford is fast becoming one of the most vibrant areas of South East London in which to live, shop and relax. The area is already appealing to more and more buyers who are attracted by Catford’s lower than average house prices and by the benefits of its multi-million pound regeneration programme.

With the redevelopment of the shopping centre and the newly pedestrianised Broadway, shopping in Catford has never looked better. There are independent shops, cafés and a regular market to enjoy. For eating, drinking and nightlife, hip new bars and restaurants are emerging and Catford’s historic Broadway Theatre puts on shows for today’s audiences.

The local area

The area has a diversity of green spaces, including Mountsfield Park with facilities including tennis courts, a meadow area, a play area and ornamental gardens. For keen walkers there is the linear walkway which follows the River Pool.

There are a host of connections available between London and the rest of the country. With Catford and Catford Bridge linking you with central London and the Kent countryside, and spoilt for choice for bus links.

A great selection of places to eat, from casual eateries for a quick bite, to fancy restaurants for more formal occasions. This is matched with a choice of pubs, bars and wineries for a well deserved drink.

There’s great opportunity to stay active with plenty of leisure activities in the area. From Ladywell’s Gymnastics Club, Bannatyne’s Health Club and Yoga in Forest Hill.

The area is filled with lots of places to shop until you drop, and with links to central London the choice of shops is near infinite. Local supermarkets also offer a diverse range of food for all tastes.

There are many established primary and secondary schools in the area. St Ursula’s Convent School and Sandhurst Junior School both have outstanding Ofsted reports.

Outdoor life

There are abundant open spaces and green areas offering a range of recreation and sports options. Blythe Hill Fields has amazing panoramic views over Canary Wharf, the City of London and Kent, and Ladywell Fields is home to the meandering Ravensbourne River.

Multi-million pound regeneration programme

Catford is at the centre of a multi-million pound regeneration programme, encompassing infrastructure, recreational facilities and a new shopping area.

Demolition of outdated housing and the creation of new homes, together with plans for new transport links into central London, will create a more joined-up community with access to more pedestrianised areas and open spaces.

The Excalibur development, with its mix of brand new, affordable homes, is at the heart of this new regeneration.


New standards for housing

Excalibur sets new standards for housing in the area by creating a great community that people are proud to call their home. The current 186 prefab homes will be replaced with 371 new houses and flats. These will include a mixture of affordable homes and additional flats and houses for sale, shared ownership and equity ownership. The project has evolved from a stock transfer into a regeneration scheme.

With house prices in the area still well below the capital’s average, this regeneration will help make South East London, and Catford in particular, one of the most desirable and sought-after places to live.

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There are proposals to extend the Bakerloo Underground Line through to Catford*1, and an extension of the DLR from Lewisham, via Catford, to Bromley is being considered*2.

Catford and its stations are served by plenty of bus routes towards central London and Bromley.

*1 consultations.tfl.gov.uk
*2 lewisham.gov.uk



​143 new homes​

These are located within a high quality environment designed to connect newly created ‘home zones’ with open spaces.. 

REGENERATION

L&Q began work with the Council and local residents in 2007. Since then, the project has evolved from a stock transfer into a regeneration scheme.

About L&Q

L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations and one of London’s largest residential developers. We own or manage over 90,000 homes in London and the South East.