Wandsworth Town has been in an in-between stage for a few years now as work progresses on making it as desirable as next-door Wandsworth Common, and thanks to new developments like The Filaments, it’s finally reaching its potential. Developed by Mount Anvil and designed by Rolfe Judd, this landmark new development consists of 340 one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses set within five buildings: Beacon, Spectra, Copperlight, and Aurora 1 and 2. Residents enter The Filaments via Buckhold Road, where landscaped and lit walkways and gardens navigate the various buildings. The quality of this new residential complex has been recognised in the form of a Pride in the Job Award from the NHBC, from a list of more than 15,000 schemes across the UK – it was judged on criteria such a consistency in the build and undergoing spot checks. Buyers can expect to pay in the region of £840 per square foot – which is just under the average for SW18.
Wandsworth Town has always been a popular corner of London for families in particular to put down roots, thanks to the abundance of green space nearby – Wandsworth and Clapham Commons to name but a few – child-friendly facilities and excellent schools, and no shortage of shops, bars, restaurants and galleries. Southside Shopping Centre has improved leaps and bounds lately with an influx of healthy eateries and high street names, whilst the charming Old York Road is home to local favourites like Konnigans and The Alma pub just across from Wandsworth Town Station. From this zone 2 station, journey times to Waterloo come in at around 15 minutes. There are also a large number of bus routes that service this area. Thanks to the £1billion regeneration that’s taking place in Wandsworth Town, there are new public squares, shopping parades and pedestrian walkways popping up all the time, and residents are also lured in by its close proximity to the river as well as its attractive neighbours like Putney, Fulham and Earlsfield with their café cultures.
The Filaments does lack in the onsite amenities department, however there is a 24-hour concierge on hand for residents to take advantage of if they’re time poor. What’s more, there’s the opportunity for car owners to purchase parking spaces at £25,000. Inside the apartments you can expect a stylish, soothing aesthetic, with lots of designer touches while remaining homely and welcoming. The neutral palettes mean that residents can easily put their personal stamps on their homes. The kitchens feature charcoal high-gloss handless units with soft-close functions, white Corian worktops and Siemens integrated appliances, such as a fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. In the bathrooms there are double-ended baths for maximum comfort, glazed frameless shower screen, square ceramic basin with mixer tap and large format ceramic tiles on the walls. There’s dusky walnut Amtico flooring in the living areas, underfloor heating for the cooler months and two-tone pinstripe carpet in the bedrooms for comfort underfoot. There are also full-height built-in wardrobes and glass sliding doors in the bedroom for all-important storage space.
Riverside Quarter and Battersea Reach are also worth considering in this area.
We are looking to buy an investment to rent out but want something we wouldnt need to constantly worry about it needing things doing and us having to drive up to London to sort out. From our viewing the Filaments is on our shortlist as a perfect investment. The concierge team seemed great and are on hand that if there are any minor issues without us needing to get involved. There is quite a bit of works happening with the new buildings but this will just be a short term inconvenience.
I love the views from the balcony over london and towards the park. The flat is fantastic and I loved the location – right next to the high street, the Virgin Active just next door and a Waitrose, beautiful park and easy transport connections.
I love sitting on my balcony and watching the sunsets – come summer or winter – it is the favourite part of having my apartment. The living area isn’t huge but it is worth it to have the outside space and a space that I use. I used to rent in a shared house with a garden and we only used it to smoke and the landlord never bothered to keep it maintained. Having the balcony I will wrap up warm and sit out there even in the cold!
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I stretched myself financially to live here but bills are reasonable and the Wandsworth council tax is the lowest in London and there haven’t been any surprises.
Our children live in Balham and Tooting with their children and we want a base to be able to visit and spend time with them but also somewhere to retreat and have our own space! We would use our flat about 2 weeks a month and also let friends use it if they want to come up to London to go to the theatre or see friends and so what makes it perfect is the ability to easily connect to different parts of london with great tube and over ground connections. We are not huge fans of Wandsworth for going out for dinner and instead recommend walking over to Putney for a more interesting selection of restaurants.