Fresh choices at Hendon Waterside as new Co-Op food store open its doors

RESIDENTS at Barratt London’s Hendon Waterside development, on the banks of the Welsh Harp Reservoir in NW9, now have a convenient place to buy fresh, local produce following the opening of a new Co-op food store, on the development at West Hendon Broadway.

The £815,000 new store, just a couple of minutes’ walk from the new homes, includes fresh fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery, award-winning wines and everything required to make healthy meals, as well as a Costa Coffee for hot snacks, drinks and lunch on the go.

Ed McCoy, Sales Director at Barratt West London, says: “The new store is a great addition to the local area, perfect for residents to pop in on their short walk home from the railway station. It adds to the amenities available around the development, which range from beautiful countryside walks to vibrant restaurant choices.”

Zahur Vazifdar, manager of the new Co-op store, added: “We are delighted to have undertaken such a significant investment in Hendon and are very proud to be part of this community.”

The Co-op, which has more than 2,500 food stores around the UK, is known for its ethical stance, promoting sustainability and care for the environment, as well as supporting local farmers and producers. As a consequence, it’s a perfect match for Hendon Waterside, which is right next to a Site of Special Scientific Interest thanks to the wide range of bird species that live around the Welsh Harp Reservoir. Those who move into the one, two and three bedroom apartments being created by Barratt London can expect not only beautiful views from their balconies, but also opportunities to spot some of the 148 different species of bird that have been sighted in the area.

As well as the sheer convenience of having fresh food on the doorstep, the presence of a Co-op store within easy walking distance has been found to have a positive influence on house prices. Research from Lloyds Bank has shown that over four years, homes that are close to a Co-Op increased in value by 16%, a much higher increase than the average of 10% for homes near other supermarkets. Add to that the fact that those who join Co-op’s Membership scheme receive a 5% reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services and local students with an NUS card receive a 10% discount, it’s good news all round.

The development at Hendon Waterside has been created with healthy lifestyles in mind – every spacious and light-filled apartment has private outdoor space, as well as access to landscaped communal areas. The 170-acre green space of Welsh Harp Reservoir is on the doorstep, offering walking and running trails, windsurfing and sailing and canoeing. And while it’s far enough away from central London to offer a more relaxed, stress-free way of life, those who commute can stroll to Hendon railway station in just seven minutes and be at London St Pancras International in 17 minutes. Nearby Hendon Central tube station, in Zone 3+4, is on the Northern Line, with speedy services to Euston.

Homes at Hendon Waterside start from £386,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, and Help to Buy London is available for all properties. You can visit the two newly interior designed show homes – a three-bedroom apartment and a two-bedroom duplex – at the sales suite at Meadowlark House, Moorhen Drive, Hendon, London NW9 7QA which is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-5:30pm and 12:30pm-5:30pm on Mondays.

For further information, please visit the website at www.barrattlondon.com or call 0844 811 4321.

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