Lisson Grove in Marylebone has a different character to nearby Little Venice, the Maida Vale enclave of wide boulevards, neat mansion blocks and cream-coloured terraces.
Council estates, a bustling street market and the industrial legacy of Regent’s Canal have set the tone in Lisson Grove, where property prices have lagged behind the general area for decades. But change is afoot.
Westminster council has unveiled a £1.2 billion regeneration blueprint for the Church Street ward.
As part of the plan, the council has pledged to favour art and antiques businesses, with the aim of making the market a rival to Portobello Road.
Already Alfies Antique Market, formerly Jordan’s department store, is London’s largest indoor emporium with more than 200 stall holders specialising in 20th-century art and collectables.
Carrick Yard is the first new residential project to surface, part of a new pedestrianised “green spine” running through the neighbourhood.
The handsome modern mansion block-style scheme has 109 apartments set around a landscaped courtyard, plus there is a smart entrance lobby and wifi-enabled communal lounge areas for working from home.
Prices from £595,000 to £1,355,000. Call Savills on 020 7409 8756.
From £559,000: flats at Carrick Yard in Lisson Grove, NW8