Saturday, 27 July 2019

Kennington’s house prices slip after rapid growth | Financial Times

Kennington’s house prices slip after rapid growth | Financial Times
... Lilian Baylis school, a comprehensive in Kennington, has transformed itself in recent years. Today, it is one of the highest regarded schools in south London, rated “outstanding” by Ofsted, the education regulator. In 2003, when the school was located at nearby Lollard Street and only 6 per cent of its pupils achieved five or more GCSEs graded “C” or above, the then shadow home secretary and local resident Oliver Letwin said he would “go out on the streets and beg” to avoid sending his children there. ...
... “We don’t really do shops here,” says Priscilla Baines, head of Kennington Residents Association. “We do estate agents and coffee bars and that’s about it.” ...
For some, though, that sounds just the ticket. “People are drawn in by the village-y feel of the place,” says Tom Floyd, an estate agent at Winkworth. The appeal is that many families can buy larger Victorian and Georgian homes in Kennington that, north of the river, they might not be able to afford. On Kennington Road, Daniel Cobb is marketing a four-bedroom Georgian terraced house for £1.895m. A similar home in Islington, might be priced a £1m higher. On Pratt Walk, near the Imperial War Museum, Winkworth is selling an 18th-century townhouse with four bedrooms for £1.595m. A two-bedroom apartment on Stannary Street is for sale with Lauristons for £1.25m. ... 
Prices have been boosted in recent years by the huge Nine Elms project on the south bank of the Thames, says Robin Chatwin, head of south-west London at Savills. “Call it the Battersea effect, the Apple effect, whatever you want,” he says, referencing the fact that the US tech company is scheduled to locate its new headquarters in the redeveloped power station. “Being so close to all of these huge developments undoubtedly pushed up prices in places like Kennington and Oval.” ...
... Prices may have fallen, says Ian Boardman, an estate agent at Daniel Cobb, but he expects them to remain stable for the foreseeable future, kept afloat by steady demand. There is some evidence the downturn is slowing: the average reduction buyers achieved last year off a home’s initial asking price in Kennington peaked at 9.7 per cent, according to LonRes. In the first half of this year it was 5.8 per cent. Even if demand is steady, there is a lot of supply in the pipeline. Not only will the Nine Elms development bring about 20,000 or so new homes to the wider area by 2030, but other high-end new housing schemes are taking shape in Kennington itself. ...
... Near Oval station, Berkeley Homes is about to break ground on a development of more than 1,300 apartments called Oval Village. Its tag line is “it’s an Oval thing” but local residents like to point out that, looking at the plans, it is clearly “a rectangular thing”. Apartment prices in Phoenix Court, the only section of the development that has launched, will range from £632,000 for a 562 sq ft apartment to £979,000 for a two-bedroom flat with a balcony overlooking Kennington Lane. ...
... Buying guide The average price of a house in Kennington last year was £1.427m Kennington is in the London borough of Lambeth, where the council tax charge for a mid-level (band D) home is £1,445 per year What you can buy for . . . £400,000 A one-bedroom flat in an ex-local authority block £1m A three-bedroom terrace house near Oval tube station £1.8m A five-bedroom townhouse near Kennington Park ...

Police launch hunt for ‘posh man travelling with mother’ who punched fellow Tube passenger | The Independent

Police launch hunt for ‘posh man travelling with mother’ who punched fellow Tube passenger | The Independent
... Shocked travellers watched on as the attack took place on a packed Northern line train between Kennington and Stockwell at around 10.10pm on Thursday. ...
... A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers are currently investigating an assault on board a Northern Line train travelling between Kennington and Stockwell. ...

London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update – IanVisits

London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update – IanVisits
... Within Kennington Station, fit out works continue inside the hoarding followed by commissioning during engineering hours. ...
... Works are also continuing below ground at the two ventilation shafts at Kennington Green and Kennington Park. ...

FriendsFest Add Christmas-Themed Dates To 25th Anniversary UK Tour - Stereoboard

FriendsFest Add Christmas-Themed Dates To 25th Anniversary UK Tour - Stereoboard
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Fri September 20 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Sat September 21 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Sun September 22 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Mon September 23 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Tue September 24 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Wed September 25 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Thu September 26 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Fri September 27 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Sat September 28 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Sun September 29 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park 
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Man given life sentence for Camberwell New Year’s Day murder – South London News

Man given life sentence for Camberwell New Year’s Day murder – South London News
... Rolle was located at an address in Kennington on January 3 and arrested on suspicion of Charlotte’s murder. The bicycle he used on the night of the murder was located and found to have Charlotte’s blood on it. ...

Are segregated playgrounds the new 'poor doors'? | News | Archinect

Are segregated playgrounds the new 'poor doors'? | News | Archinect
... The case of segregated play areas in a housing estate in the London neighborhood of Kennington caused enough public outrage to trigger actual policy change from the Greater London Authority. ...
... The policy, part of the London Plan for developers and local authorities across the city, follows outrage across the political spectrum at the case of the Lilian Baylis estate in Kennington. [...] families living in the social housing side of the estate were not allowed to use the play area or any communal spaces on the development. — The Guardian ...

Mother loses battle to get apology for death of misdiagnosed daughter – South London News

Mother loses battle to get apology for death of misdiagnosed daughter – South London News
... Irene, from Kennington, only found out her late daughter’s records were missing when she started writing about Alexis’s battle against bowel cancer after she died in 2011. ...

Missing: Mum’s plea - have you seen Aldrin? - Southwark News

Missing: Mum’s plea - have you seen Aldrin? - Southwark News
... Aldrin, a Fine Art student at City and Guilds London Art School in Kennington, who has been living at home with Grace while studying, has never gone missing before. ...
... She describes Aldrin as a quiet young man who has never been in trouble: “He is an artist and is quiet, and likes quiet places. He does yoga and martial arts, and is a vegan, and cycles to Kennington every day in term time. ...
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Monday, 15 July 2019

Montford Place

Montford Place
... The site at Montford Place is currently being used to help facilitate the Northern Line Extension. The site is part of the Oval and Kennington Development Area and has been identified by the Council to deliver a mix of residential and commercial uses - once it is no longer needed by the Northern Line Extension project. ...

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Pop-star Jamelia heads on down to Kennington to visit young mothers - Southwark News

Pop-star Jamelia heads on down to Kennington to visit young mothers - Southwark News
... Pop star and presenter Jamelia joined a sports and mentoring programme for unemployed young women at Kennington Park on July 4, writes Joshua Mellor… ...

Exclusive: ‘Tell me where my daughter’s body is or die in prison’ - Southwark News

Exclusive: ‘Tell me where my daughter’s body is or die in prison’ - Southwark News
... In March 2009 they held a public march from Trafalgar Square to Kennington, demanding more time behind bars for convicted murders who stop families from laying their loved ones to rest. ...

The Cost of Cricket Property Investments

The Cost of Cricket Property Investments
... The biggest saving, when compared to the wider area, is unbelievably in London. While property surrounding the Oval costs an average of £518,214, the second highest after Lord’s, it is actually 28 per cent cheaper than Kennington as a whole – the biggest saving of all venues. ...

Saturday, 6 July 2019

2019 Councillors' Treasure Hunt - Saturday July 13th