I love it here. I feel very safe and the transport’s perfect
PRIYA NARAYAN reserved her flat at Dockside, by Bellway Homes, at one of the developer’s Help to Buy events and also won an interior design and furniture package worth £20,000.
The 29-year-old risk manager had been renting a room in a twobedroom flat in Turnberry Quay near Canary Wharf, and had been looking for a new home for three years.
“When I first started looking I was disappointed with the types of second-hand homes that were affordable to me and the locations they were in. But finding Dockside and using Help to Buy was a great opportunity,” she says. “I had missed out on two previous properties so as soon as the homes at Dockside were available, I had to have one.”
She reserved her seventh-floor apartment, worth £420,000, and moved in this summer: “I love Dockside. It is close to Canary Wharf and the water. I feel very safe in the area and I am really close to the DLR, which is perfect for me. The Crossrail station at Canary Wharf will bring lots of benefits. Property prices close to a Crossrail station are set to rise and by the time it arrives I am hoping to have paid off my government loan portion.
“Crossrail will bring more shops and restaurants and community to the area, which is great for weekends.
“I am looking forward to a faster link to Heathrow — I am sure this will take strain off the roads, too. Getting from east to west London is quite insane with the traffic, so Crossrail will only improve connectivity to the area and where I live.”
Connected: Priya Narayan, who bought locally, is looking forward to fast Crossrail links to Heathrow From £387,995: above, flats at Lansbury Square; right, Mount Anvil’s £3.5 million last remaining penthouse at Dollar Bay