I love it here. I feel very safe and the trans­port’s per­fect

Evening Standard - West End Final Extra - ES Homes and Property - - New Homes -

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

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