City & Country sets new record at the WhatHouse? Awards 2023
These are the first homes to become available at the new Springfield Village community, which will include a new residential village of 839 homes in total, complete with an on-site café, retail space, public square, the provision of land for a new primary school, newly restored listed buildings, affordable housing, as well as 32 acres of public parkland. This parkland is the first of its kind since the 2021 London Olympics and will help respond to the community’s needs following the pandemic.
The residential village is being built in the former grounds of Springfield University Hospital and will also see heritage developer City & Country restore and covert the majestic Grade II listed former hospital building into a collection of apartments. This mix of conversion and new build homes from Barratt Homes and City & Country will create an exciting architectural mix, juxtaposing old and new.
Set in Zone 3, getting around couldn’t be easier for residents, set just a stone’s throw away from Tooting Bec Underground and Wadsworth Common and Earlsfield National Rail stations. The regeneration of the area includes a proposed Crossrail route stopping at either Tooting Broadway or Balham.
Tooting Broadway offers a lively entertainment scene, and the area has a thriving foodie culture with Tooting Market, Michelin-star and fine-dining restaurants, and gastro pubs on the doorstep. The Borough of Wandsworth boasts over 1,700 acres of green space with Tooting Common, the largest, also home to the famous Tooting Bec Lido – the UK’s biggest freshwater swimming pool – presenting an iconic setting for a swim.