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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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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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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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Walthamstow Wetlands Centre: the most photogenic place in London

Our Pocket homes at Gainsford Road E17, the first Pocket Living scheme in Waltham Forest, are on sale just as Europe’s largest urban wetland nature reserve opens down the road. Walthamstow Wetlands is a short cycle from Gainsford Road E17, it’s full of things to do and it’s free!


We’re already great fans of Walthamstow (the reason we’ve launched 45 Pocket homes for sale to local first time buyers here), so we’re really happy to hear that this vast green space has opened up for local Londoners to enjoy.

Walthamstow Wetlands is an impressive regeneration of this 211 hectare Thames Water reservoir, the main source of water supply for 3.5 million people. Open to the public for the first time in 150 years, there’s something for everyone – be it lunching, walking, cycling, fishing or bird-watching. There’s even a calendar of regular activities and seasonal events.

The Centre is already a huge success, their Twitter feed filled with incredible shots taken by visitors of the local wildlife, landscape and industrial heritage buildings.


What an amazing place to have near your home, lucky E17-ers!  We’re so glad this gem has opened up just down the road from Gainsford Road E17.

If you’re a first time buyer and live or work in Waltham Forest, you could buy one of our Pocket homes.  Just register for a My Pocket account and complete an affordability assessment to book your viewing.  Sales are already live, with the scheme due to complete in March 2018, so you could move in ready to enjoy Spring at the Wetlands.

Any questions, contact our friendly sales team!

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