First-time buyers could have a tough time getting on the housing ladder anywhere, especially in Kingston.

According to Rightmove, the average price of homes sold last year in the borough was £561,899.

But affordable housing developer Pocket Living has launched its first site in the centre of Kingston.

Available to first-time buyers at least 20 per cent below the market rate, starting at £256,000, the 21 homes at Cowleaze Road KT2 are expected to be finished in Spring 2018.

Pocket Living hired Stirling Prize-winning architects Haworth Tompkins to design the homes, which are just a five-minute walk from Kingston station.

Buyers must have a household income below the Mayor of London’s affordable housing threshold.

And the homes will remain affordable, because the next buyer will also need to meet the same criteria.

To find out more about Pocket Living, click here.