Live-work-party in hot new hubs
Not just flats, more a lifestyle package
CLOSE to the heart of London Fields, The Gransden and Hackney Yard fuses homes and workspace in a neat, modern development of 42 apartments above 23,000sq ft of studios and offices for creative-sector entrepreneurs and start-up companies.
This development is tipped to become a new neighbourhood hub. Prices from £525,000. Call estate agent Fyfe Mcdade on 020 7613 4044.
Vyn Yard is another east London new build, comprising 16 industrial- style homes in Vyner Street, a Bethnal Green hotspot where a street festival is hosted by local art galleries on the first Thursday of every month.
The apartments have vaulted ceilings, steel beams and brick feature walls, plus iPad control of heating, lighting and audiovisual entertainment.
There’s a communal roof garden, too. Prices from £465,000. Call 0330 221 1104. BERMONDSEY WORKS is perfectly placed to profit from the two new Bakerloo line stations planned for Old Kent Road. The first phase of the line extension will run from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham via New Cross Gate.
Transport for London has identified sites for the new stations at the junctions with Albany Road and Asylum Road, and although it will be up to 10 years before Bakerloo trains start operating, the green light for the extension is helping to cement the future of this up-and-coming, currently Tube-starved area.
Berkeley Homes, London Square and even aristocratic property company Grosvenor are among the big developers buying land for local homes. Bermondsey Works, postcode SE16, is the first scheme out of the blocks. Located between the two proposed stations, it has 148 flats and duplexes above a new free school and City of London sixth form academy plus communal roof gardens, 24-hour concierge, private gym, underground parking and cycle storage. Prices start at £517,500 for a two-bedroom flat.
Help-to-Buy is available, meaning buyers need a lower minimum deposit of £25,875. Call Telford Homes on 020 3538 3457.
From £465,000: flats at Vyn Yard, above right; The Grandsen flats, right and far right, priced from £525,000
From £517,500: flats at Bermondsey Works share a roof garden and a concierge