More new homes in London’s dock area at Royal Albert Wharf
Posted 19 November 2015 by Keith Osborne
At its largest development to date, Notting Hill Sales is offering homebuyers a chance to live at a landmark new scheme in the capital’s old dock area, with the first phase of homes at Royal Albert Wharf.
The new project will transform a brownfield site into a new waterside community of over 1,500 new dwellings, centred on an original, 100-year old working pump house. The first phase comprises 350 new homes in total (to include 123 private sale homes, 72 Shared Ownership homes/ flexible product, 82 target and affordable rent units, and73 private rent homes) and ‘incubator space’ for start-up businesses.
“Royal Albert Wharf is a large and exciting development for Notting Hill Sales,” says chief executive, Kate Davies.” Rooted in an historic part of London, which is now receiving a great deal of investment, we are confident that this area will provide a great place to live over the next few years.”
The first launch has seen the release of a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom waterfront apartments and duplexes for sale (prices from £335,000). “[The] new homes have been designed using a varied selection of textured bricks, with large recessed windows to flood interiors with light; deep balconies to allow residents their own private outdoor space and special metalwork detailing to give each building its own individual character,” says Akay Zorlu, from Maccreanor Lavington Architects. “Royal Albert Wharf has a truly unique and charismatic character.”
The wider regeneration of the Royal Docks is set to create over 9,000 homes by 2027, complemented by brand new amenities and improved public transport, pedestrian and cycle routes.
Shopping and leisure facilities abound in the surrounding area – retail therapists will head for Westfield Stratford, Canary Wharf and Green Street for their fax, while nearby Gallions Reach Retail Park hosts over 40 stores and restaurants. There’s open space to enjoy at Royal Victoria Gardens and New Beckton Park and water sports to enjoy on Royal Victoria Docks, Gallions Point Marina and the UEL Sports Dock.
The area is also well served for education, from nursery schools and Ofsted-approved primary schools to secondary education and the campus of the University of East London.
Transport links are excellent: it’s a five-minute walk from the development to Gallions Reach DLR station; the nearby A13 offers access to the Docklands and Central London in the west and M25 and M11 motorways in the east, with the A406 North Circular also close by; buses provide services to locations such as The University of East London’s Docklands campus, London City Airport and Gallions Reach Shopping Centre; a new Thames River Crossing is due for completion in 2021, linking the Greenwich Peninsula and Silvertown; and London City Airport is less than a 10-minute drive away.
Find out more about Royal Albert Wharf development here or call 020 7531 2500 . View other Notting Hill properties here.