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Mon 30 November 2015, 4:02 pm

London homebuyers could save up to 50 per cent on the cost of buying a home by moving to Orpington, according to the developer Berkeley Homes.

The company has launched apartments at its Brunswick Square scheme in the town, and has pointed out that property website Zoopla claims the average apartment in zones one and two costs an average of £536,397, where as recently-launched homes at its development start from £270,000.

The cost of commuting from zone six to central London with a Oyster card is £172.90 a month, but the convenience of travel is set to improve next summer, with two trains to be added to Orpington’s peak services from August 2016, increasing the number of trains travelling into London from three an hour to up to nine an hour.

Karrina Oki, sales and marketing director of Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties, said: “We anticipate that the new homes at Brunswick Square will be snapped up by those looking to make great savings with Orpington’s fantastic travel facilities, so we urge prospective buyers to register their interest as soon as possible.”

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