Why you should consider a two-bedroom apartment in the suburb of Willowbrook
Residents of Willowwood, north London, may soon be able to enjoy a two bedroom flat with the help of a council housing scheme.
The property will be offered for sale on the housing website REOP for £1,000 a month, with the option of renting it out for a further £300 a month.
It is expected to open in 2019.
REOP is the same scheme used by housing associations in the UK to rent out flats to residents of their local authority area, but the property in Willowwood is being sold under the name of ReOp.
It’s also available for private sale on ReOp’s website for £150,000.
It has been designed by artist Daniel Rieke, who has previously worked on a number of projects for the developer, Arup, and will be a “unique” and “creative” apartment that will be “designed to meet the needs of the local community”.
ReOp will also be a hub for local residents to visit with a range of art exhibitions and events, including a free museum tour.
Willowwood will be home to a number artists, including artist Mark Mowat and artist James O’Donoghue.
The new building is expected “to complement and inspire” the Willowwood Centre for Contemporary Art and the Willowbrook Centre for Design, according to REOP.
REO plans to invest £3.5 million into the new project, with more than £1.5m coming from Arup.
The developers are currently finalising the site plan, with plans to include an urban garden and a small park.
It will be the third residential development in Willowbrook since it opened in 2010.
A total of 14 residential units have been built in the neighbourhood over the last 20 years.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Arup and the local area to bring this project to life,” said REO’s general manager, Neil Cuthbert.
“We are confident this project will transform Willowwood and will provide an excellent location for families to enjoy their inner-city lifestyle.”
The building will be located in Willowville, a suburb of the city of Revere, and the developers hope to attract new residents by introducing an affordable rental option.
Residents will be able use the new apartments for up to 12 months, with rates starting at £900 a month for a one-bedroom flat and £1 per hour for a two person unit.
REO’s plans also include the construction of a public library in the building.
It hopes to have a community garden, which is already available at Willowbrook, open in March 2019.
“Residents will have access to a range that includes arts, crafts and education, which will be designed to engage and engage with people in the Willowville community,” Cuthberts said.
The Willowwood apartments will be similar to the Willow Ridge, which opened in 2012 and was designed by former Tory mayor of Reo, Michael Fallon.
The Willowbrook Apartments are the first to be built in Willow Brook in over 10 years, but it’s not the first time that a residential development has been developed in the area.
A large housing development called Willowwood Crossing was completed in 2010 and featured the original Victorian homes from the 1840s and 1850s.
The homes featured in the development were all owned by local residents who wanted to move in to the new development.