One of London’s best-kept secrets
Set adjacent to the spectacular surroundings of two existing reservoirs, the development focuses on creating a sustainable community, with improved public open spaces and new community facilities.
Woodberry Down is perfectly situated for residents to enjoy the best the local area has to offer, while easy access to Central London allows endless entertainment, shopping and dining options.
London is a dynamic metropolis made up of a mixture of distinctive districts, villages and parkland. Iconic buildings, theatres and museums make exploring the capital constantly intriguing, surprising and delightful every day of the year.
Nearby Stoke Newington looks like a village with a host of bohemian bars, cafes and the famous Vortex Jazz club; upmarket Islington is effortlessly chic and home to notable restaurants, art galleries and the experimental Kings Head theatre-pub; while Angel teems with trendy restaurants and an atmospheric Victorian lane of pricey antique shops.
The East End is rapidly reinventing itself, the way only London can. Dalston has its jazz venues, Hoxton its clubs, wile Shoreditch packs cool design agencies, private members' clubs for the media and Brick Lane, famous for Turkish, Indian, Vietnamese, Thai and Bangladeshi cuisine - as well as the 24-hour Bagel Bakery, where clubbers queue at 5am for smoked salmon and cream cheese.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, the West Reservoir located across from the development is home to a Water Sports Centre, an ideal place to participate in water activities or study the local environment. Activities include sailing, kayaking and canoeing courses; many of which are very popular and receive lots of interest from locals. The Waterfront Café on the edge of the West Reservoir provides an ideal place to relax in the sun with stunning water views. The East Reservoir has been developed into a special place for local people, wildlife, gardeners and nature enthusiasts with the help of schools, wildlife clubs, local residents, corporate volunteers and members of the outreach programmes. The Wildlife Trust run activities around the East Reservoir, including bird watching walks, evening bat and moth walks, as well as history and heritage and tree walks. These programmes and events based around the East Reservoir make the most of the outstanding natural environment around Woodberry Park. The New River, which runs alongside more than 40 acres of open water, is classified as a site of ecological importance. It provides an important habitat for various wildlife and birds, including the common toad (which Berkeley has carefully relocated from the development site whilst construction works took place), attracting naturalists and bird lovers from all over the country.
Quality of life is at the heart of Woodberry Park, which has combined sustainable building practices with improved public open areas, cycle and pedestrian routes and community facilities. These include:
• Lifelong learning campus
• Provision for a new 2,000m2 Health Centre
• A new Youth Centre
• A new Community Centre
• A Business and Training Development centre (with workspace/adult education facilities)
• A new entry Academy for 11–18 year olds
• A range of new shops
• A variety of environmental measures to create a low carbon community
• A range of open space and play facilities, including a landscaped riverside walkway
• New cycle paths and secure cycle storage
A residents’ design committee was established so local people could directly influence the development, from the layout of the roads and positioning of buildings, to the integration of tall buildings to the general space around them; the design committee also commented on the internal layout of the apartments themselves.
London is home to many well-respected centres of higher education, which attract students from all over the country- and around the world. Woodberry Down, with major underground, bus and train connections, makes an ideal base for students at the city's major campuses.
London School of Economics
A centre of excellence for teaching and research across the full range of social, political and economic sciences.
Nearest station: Holborn Distance: 14 minute journey
Imperial College London
Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
Nearest station: South Kensington Distance: 26 minute journey
University College London
One of Britain’s leading multi-faculty universities, ranked among the top ten higher education centres in the world.
Nearest station: Euston Square
Distance: 11 minute journey
King’s College London
One of England’s oldest Universities educating over 19,700 students and ranked among the world’s top 25 centres of education.
Nearest station: London Bridge Distance: 24 minute journey
City University London
A major centre for arts, science, social science and business studies, in the heart of the City.
Nearest station: Holborn Distance: 14 minute journey
Queens Mary’s University of London
One of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, delivering world-class degree programmes.
Nearest station: Stepney Green Distance: 29 minute journey
Internationally renowned for their creative and innovative approach to teaching and research, Goldsmiths offer subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, IT.
Nearest tube: new cross gate
distance: 24 minute journey
University of Westminster
A multi-disciplinary university based in the heart of the West End, with academic and vocational focuses including fashion and media.
Nearest station: Oxford Circus Distance: 15 minute journey
This University won the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education in 2008. It was ranked No 1. for student satisfaction in London, for the second year running in the Sunday Times University Guide 2010.
Nearest tube: Maze Hill
distance: 23 minute journey
London Metropolitan University
A leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and vocational education and training, based in the City of London with another campus in North London.
Nearest station: Holloway Road Distance: 5 minute journey
Woodberry Down is perfectly placed for residents to enjoy the best the local area has to offer, while easy access to Central London allows endless entertainment, shopping and dining options.