No more walking home in the dark
FREELANCE graphic designer Georgia Currell was born and grew up in Homerton, a residential east London enclave just north of Victoria Park.
She now owns a two-bedroom apartment in The Textile Building in Hackney Central and welcomes the new night train that will enable her to meet clients in the evening. On a personal level, she looks forward to going to more cultural events.
“Most of my work is around Shoreditch and Hoxton so I’ll be jumping on the night train late on Friday nights after events rather than walking home,” says Currell, 23. “It has become more essential given the uncertainty around Uber’s future,” she adds, referring to Transport for London’s decision not to renew the app-based taxi firm’s licence to operate in the capital.
The Textile Building in Chatham Place was the old Burberry factory converted by developers Aitch Group. All 85 homes have now sold. A twobedroom, two-bathroom penthouse with balcony is available as a resale on the sixth floor covering 1,060sq ft and priced at £845,000.
More affordable new-build schemes can be found towards the bottom of the line. Deptford Foundry, by Anthology, to be completed towards the end of next year, comprises eight apartment blocks, a residential tower overlooking a courtyard and a new cycle track. A short walk from New Cross Gate station and the night train, prices start from £385,000 for one-bedroom flats. Call JLL on 020 3553 6811.
Working late: the night train will help Georgia Currell with evening meetings