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Ideal homes in Lewisham for NHS workers

The stunning collection of apartments in Lewisham are just a stone’s throw from University Hospital, which employs about 3,200 staff based at the hospital and in the surrounding community.

Ideally situated for a short walk into work at the hospital, located just half a mile to the south along Lewisham High Street, the Lewisham flats are also incredible value for money, meaning they are much more affordable for hospital employees.

Added to that, selected plots are now available with Taylor Wimpey’s Easy Start scheme, which allows key workers – those in certain public sector roles including nurses and NHS staff – to secure selected new homes in Lewisham for just 85% of the price at Axis – as little as £131,745*!

Paula Carter, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Key workers are vital to the communities in which they work, but too often they can find themselves priced out of the local property market.

“We are delighted to be able to offer NHS staff at University Hospital Lewisham – and other key workers in the area – a helping hand onto the property ladder with our Easy Start initiative on our fantastic value apartments at Axis. The fact that work is so close will also help financially by cutting out an expensive daily commute.

“Anyone thinking they might qualify for this fabulous scheme should contact us without delay as these properties will not be available for long.”

Under the incredible Easy Start scheme, all the purchaser has to do is find a deposit for as little as 10%** – that’s only £15,500 – and Taylor Wimpey will help arrange a mortgage covering 75% of the full £154,995 price tag of the apartment.

The remaining 15% equity is covered by an interest-free loan from the housebuilder which is repayable in up to three instalments over a 10-year period.

The stunning west-facing, sixth-floor studio apartment at Plot 37 at Axis is now available with Easy Start, for example, for a shared equity price of just £131,745*.

As an alternative to the selected plots available with Easy Start, a brand new two-bedroom apartment can be purchased from only £199,995.

These desirable properties also make tempting rental investments, as major regeneration projects are under way in the area to create new shops, offices, entertainment venues, transport links and road layouts, making Lewisham an up and coming ‘metropolitan centre’ within London.

Axis already enjoys easy access to an excellent indoor shopping centre and a bustling pedestrianised high street where an open-air market is held seven days a week.

The borough’s lively cultural scene includes The Broadway Theatre and Studio, countless restaurants, caf├ęs and bars close at hand, plus a choice of sports and leisure facilities including gyms, swimming pools, dance studios, sports fields and Green Flag parks.

Lewisham station is just a short walk from Axis, with journey times of just 10 minutes to London Bridge or Victoria, while the Docklands Light Railway has its southern terminus in Lewisham. The London Underground is also easily accessible at nearby New Cross.

For more information about the new apartments at Axis, contact the Sales Executive on 0845 072 6525 or visit the Sales Centre, located at 262-274 Lewisham High Street and open Friday to Monday from 11am to 6pm, and from 12pm to 7pm on Thursdays.

Further details of Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 01372 385 800 or by visiting the website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.