Tim Banks, Octagon CEO, looks forward to the challenges of 2018.
The New Year is upon us, and after what felt like a whirlwind 2017, peppered with a number of challenges thrown our way from around the globe, we approach the coming 12 months with some refreshing new zeal, fully prepared for what we envisage will be a strengthening, albeit demanding market.
The Octagon name has always been the byword for luxury housing, available to the fortunate few who seek out the highest quality and attention to detail in their new home. This is something we will always hold sacrosanct when we launch our latest collection of stylish properties – in addition to our emblematic super-homes – which we believe will find favour with both the aspirational up and down-sizers. The new designs will be built at the forthcoming Broadoaks Park in West Byfleet, Surrey, and will range from elegant apartments and mews houses to spacious semis and detached family homes, and will start from a welcoming £500,000.
Moving up the price spectrum, there has been a significant amount of excitement around our Wimbledon Village conversion of the Grade II listed Eagle House into eight mansion style apartments. We have a specialist team at Octagon who focus on the renovation and conversion of period buildings who are highly regarded by such bodies as English Heritage, Civic Trusts, Victorian Society, and of course the local councils. Scheduled to go on sale early in the New Year, these one off homes start from £3m.
In the interest of going into 2018 with not a moment of free time, our terrace of nine luxury super-sized townhouses in Fulham is also launching at the end of January, bringing our number of London-based properties to the highest it has been in several decades. Offering between 4,375-6,150 sq ft of internal space, as well as featuring 4-5 bedrooms, they have entertainment suites, gyms and wine cellars, sunken courtyards, secluded gardens and roof top terraces with a price guide departing from £4.995m.
Finally, we wouldn’t be Octagon without our super homes, one of which will be launching on Titlarks Hill in the next few months. For a guide price of £15m, the home itself approaches 17,000 sq ft. Complete with a grand entrance hall, two independent staff suites and garaging for four cars, the new owners will also enjoy the full indoor leisure complex, including pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam and treatment room.