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Promoting wellness in Pocket developments

The pandemic has highlighted the challenging living conditions many city makers in shared accommodation face. The spaces we live in contribute to our wellbeing, and especially in big cities, it is vital to live somewhere that is not only affordable and well located but also well designed. That’s why promoting wellness in Pocket developments has always been a fundamental part of our design.

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Why we love allotments

‘It has always been my dream to plant tomatoes once I have my own space.’ Anna, who moved into West Green Place N17 in Haringey this year, was overjoyed when she found out that she would be able to garden on the communal roof terrace of her building. A new development, residents have been working with their neighbours to populate the plant beds with vegetables, herbs and flowers, making their shared spaces greener and more sustainable.

During the pandemic, we realised more than ever how vital these outdoor spaces are for the wellness of residents. Although communal amenities vary from development to development, we have found that when we provide allotments, they are received particularly well. We spoke to residents in two of our developments featuring allotments to learn more about how they are being put to good use.

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Enjoying life on our rooftop terraces

London’s first time buyers have made it clear that having access to outdoor spaces is really important. In the age of COVID-19, city makers have felt first-hand the difference this can make – one of our residents recently told us that the terrace in their development ‘saved them during lockdown’.  

Our design ethos is to build homes designed for city living, and a key element of this is to include shared spaces in every Pocket Living development. Ample communal spaces encourage a sense of community, and our rooftop terraces have become particularly popular. Here are a few of our favourites.

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Thara’s story – West Green Place N17

Pocket Living has a mission – to help first time buyers who can’t afford to buy a home in London make that dream a reality. And who better to make this possible for than London’s key workers who are currently on the front line during the COVID-19 crisis?

That’s why we’re shining a light on Thara’s story, an NHS nurse who bought a home at West Green Place N17 just before London went into lockdown. She grew up in Haringey and works in the intensive care unit of a local hospital, so she was overjoyed to be able to buy a home in her community. ‘It was really important to me to stay in London. I love it for its tolerance and diversity. I’m a proud Londoner!’

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Our favourite things to do in Croydon

Dating back to the Domesday Book, Croydon has evolved into one of London’s most interesting boroughs, filled with markets, art and people from all walks of life. We’re more than ready to start adding to the mix with the launch of Addiscombe Grove CR0, our upcoming scheme in the heart of buzzing East Croydon.

Our favourite things to do in Croydon will undoubtedly resonate with the scheme’s future residents, who will all be city makers local to the area. With that in mind and in anticipation of Addiscombe Grove CR0’s launch this spring, we’re highlighting some of the coolest things to do nearby that really should not be missed.

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Financial-Fitness

How to improve your financial fitness in 2020

We are not only entering a new year but a new decade, so it’s a great time to take stock of personal finances and improve financial fitness. You may be anxious to become a homeowner as soon as possible or keen to lay the groundwork for buying a house in years to come – either way, there are steps you can take to make sure you’re on track to achieve your ambitions, whatever they may be.

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New Pocket residents – Varcoe Road SE16 and West Green Place N17

We’re rounding off the year with a smile, as our most recent Pocket Living residents have now moved into West Green Place N17 in Haringey and Varcoe Road SE16 in Southwark. Our customer care team has been working around the clock to get almost 200 city makers settled in by Christmas, and despite some hitches along the way (which happen with any new build), they have made sure that this festive season is a cheerful one! Read on to find out more.

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Our favourite up and coming cafés in Tottenham

When you need a caffeinated drink in a hurry, you’re probably not too picky about where it comes from. But if you’re looking for a local spot that can become your regular, that really combines location, atmosphere, and great coffee, then you’ll need to do bit more digging.

To help, we’ve compiled a list of the best up and coming cafés in Tottenham, all a stone’s throw away from our West Green Place N17 development. Some are colourful, some are cosy, but all of them live and breathe the spirit of Tottenham, which is why we love them.

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