No more walk­ing home in the dark

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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

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