Pay £200-£300 less per sq ft by trav­el­ling east

Laura En­field talks Ne­wham’s ben­e­fits with Madi­son Brook branch man­ager Adam Hoskins

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If you have ever sunk into the sofa, wine in hand, ready to re­lax and found your eyes bom­barded by a view of your of­fice, im­me­di­ately plung­ing your mind into work­place wor­ries it could be time for a move.

Madi­son Brook Dock­lands branch man­ager Adam Hoskins says those seek­ing a change should look to Ne­wham, which of­fers calm­ing park­land and a lot more for your money.

“It is only five min­utes down the road and much qui­eter than Ca­nary Wharf but there is still a lot to do,” he said.

“There is West­field Strat­ford City for shop­ping, the Ex­cel cen­tre has a con­stant stream of stuff go­ing on and the Queen El­iz­a­beth Olympic Park is def­i­nitely an at­trac­tion for peo­ple.

“Ne­wham also has a lot more to of­fer in re­gards to green spa­ces like Thames Bar­rier Park, which is lovely in the sum­mer.”

There is also a big dif­fer­ence in prices com­pared to the fi­nan­cial dis­trict.

“The dis­tance be­tween the two is noth­ing but you will pay £200-£300 less per sq ft in Ne­wham so, to me, it makes sense to look there.

“There are more fam­i­lies there than in Ca­nary Wharf but we are also see­ing more young pro­fes­sion­als mov­ing out there.

“There aren’t so many places to go out for the younger gen­er­a­tion yet, like bars and things, but you are not a mil­lion miles away from places like that. You get the ben­e­fits of liv­ing in Ca­nary Wharf but it feels like a com­pletely dif­fer­ent place.”

Adam said the area was also de­vel­op­ing with new schools and su­per­mar­kets be­ing built.

He said while there was less prop­erty avail­able to buy in Ne­wham and it was eas­ier to find a home with char­ac­ter with the ra­tio of flats to houses is split 60-40 and one-bed­room flats start­ing at about £300,000.

“There are smaller, niche places but peo­ple like that be­cause they don’t want a build­ing that has mil­lions of flats all the same as theirs.”

Got it go­ing on: There’s al­ways some­thing hap­pen­ing at Ex­cel, left, ac­cord­ing to Adam Hoskins

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