Where to buy in London in 2016: the Northern line's new extension from Kennington to Battersea - and the existing stations tipped for growth | New homes | Property news | Homes and Property
... One live project well into its stride is the Northern line extension from Kennington to Battersea. Scheduled to open in 2020, it is the capital’s next major Tube upgrade. ... Battersea is in the spotlight, and nearby areas served by existing Northern line stations are likely to get a big boost, notably Kennington, Oval and Stockwell, which will be just one or two Tube stops from the new Nine Elms neighbourhood, and walkable, too. Eager developers are following the route of the extension through these areas, unlocking land for exciting new homes, some bordering conservation areas and parks. ...
Kennington, in particular, seems stuck in time while dramatic change takes place around it. And this is part of its allure. ... Remarkably, the area has been gentrifying for decades without reaching the heights of fashionability, but the Northern line spur may lift the veil. A station facelift is planned, while tunnel work associated with the extension has temporarily swallowed a corner of listed Kennington Park, recently refurbished and now boasting a pretty flower garden and newly created green space. This formerly scruffy patch of land leads to a low-rise scheme of Georgian-style houses and apartments, with 58 homes in total. ... Kennington also butts up against the Thames, right where ancient Lambeth Palace stands, and where an ugly office block has been bulldozed to make way for . The development offers 55 apartments with full-height glazing to maximise the vista. Prices from £880,000. Call Taylor Wimpey on 020 3866 0901.