GO GREEN WATERSIDE E15
ECO-HOMES just launched on the banks of an industrial waterway in Stratford E15 are bold and imaginative. Blaker Island, above, beside City Mill River was used for the production of chemicals before falling derelict in the Sixties. But its locks and banks have been restored and upgraded with 2012 Olympic Games investment money.
Three houses and five apartments have been built to Passivhaus standards, a German construction method that reduces energy bills by up to 90 per cent. The homes are triple glazed, with an advanced airtightness and air filtration system to remove dust, pollens and smoke. Interiors have been designed to maximise natural light and views of the water. Prices from £615,000. Call estate agent Currell on 020 7226 6611.