“By being a resident owner for the past 18 years, every business decision that HUNT makes regarding Repton Park has a direct impact on me and my community.”
In 1887, the county of Middlesex bought the Claybury Estate from William J. Rous for being considered a great site to build an asylum. A competition between seven architects was set in place to decide who would design Claybury Hospital. G.T. Hine, an already accomplished asylum designer, won. Although when finished, the London County Council (LCC) criticised the hospital as “too sumptuous”. It was designed to allocate 2000 patients and to be self-sufficient, not only to support the operation of the asylum, but also as occupational therapy for the people living there. Claybury Hospital included three water towers, a bakery, a boiler room, kitchens and a farm.
In 1990, Claybury Hospital was added to the statutory list of buildings of historic or architectural interest. Between 1998 and 2004, it was redeveloped and converted into what is now known as Repton Park. The regeneration of Claybury was considered a success, and was awarded the silver award in the National Green Apple Civic Pride Awards. The development was also awarded a National Homebuilder Design Award in 2003 in the category Best Landscaping of a Development. Nowadays, Repton Park is made of 416 properties, set within 145 acres of mature parkland. The original hospital buildings red brick in colour and boasting beautiful high ceilings are now impressive apartments and mews style houses, featuring sash windows, large rooms, and grand entrance hallways. The old Church was turned into an exclusive Virgin Active spa gym with a large pool. The site also includes an organic café, a nursery set inside the Pavilion on the cricket green.
Repton Park boast 416 properties enclosed within this gated grounds. A community environment complete with onsite childrens nursery, Virgin Active gym complete with indoor pool and wooded parkland.
Repton Park includes areas of woodland from Claybury Park Forest. Orginally included in this Victorian Hospitals grounds, the developers of Repton Park stuck to a focus of quiet, ambient lifestyle that works alongside nature.
Repton Park is a 15 minute walk to Woodford Station or a 6 minute drive, where there is also ample paid parking on both sides of the station. Take the central line directly into Central London or change onto the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf.
Concierge services which are based at the entrance of repton Park, operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Also from 07:00pm to 07:00 am, there is onsite security patrolling making the park an incredibly safe place to live.