Friday, June 14, 2024

Affordable Homes Close to London’s Top Business Districts 

Recent research has identified a move away from hybrid working; notably, 43% of professionals now report that they work fully in an office.* With more people being called back to their desks, properties in well-connected regions of the capital are becoming increasingly sought after. 

For those looking for convenient access to London’s top business districts, Canary Wharf and The City of London, L&Q at Brunel Street Works offers a collection of one and two bedroom Shared ownership homes. Situated a few minutes’ walk to Canning Town Station, the new development offers journeys of just five-minutes to Canary Wharf, via the Jubilee line, whilst The City, London Bridge, and Westminster are all accessible within twenty-minutes or less. 

Prices at the vibrant new development are competitive in comparison to other shared ownership developments in the area. For a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment, pricing starts from £100,000 (full market value: £400,000). What’s more, deposits start from as little as 5% and monthly rents from £545, offering welcome affordability for those seeking a home just moments from Canning Town station without having to compromise their lifestyle. Prospective residents could in fact become shared owners for less than the monthly costs associated with privately renting a similar home in the surrounding area. 

For a limited time, L&Q will be offering up to £5,000 towards buying costs on their one bedroom apartments at Brunel Street Works, to provide additional support to those on the hunt for a new home in the capital.** 

Claire Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director for L&Q comments, “With the shift towards more professionals working full time in the office, L&Q’s one bedroom Shared Ownership homes at Brunel Street Works blend convenience and affordability – two key priorities for property hunters in the capital.” 

Homes at this fantastic development feature aspects that people might not expect to find in their first London home, too. With private balconies, modern kitchens with integrated appliances, underfloor heating and a 24-hour concierge service, these apartments offer not just a home, but a lifestyle. The transport links are also excellent, with Canning Town Station situated just next door.” 

Designed with the needs of young professionals, couples, and individual buyers in mind, L&Q’s one bedroom apartments at Brunel Street Works benefit from open-plan living areas and modern finishes throughout. As well as a private balcony to every home, residents have access to a communal podium garden which provides a shared space for outdoor living in the capital. The development is also set within an area undergoing a £3.7 billion regeneration, which is bringing new homes as well as public spaces including, restaurants, cafés, shops and creative workspaces to Canning Town. 

An established commuter hotspot, Canning Town benefits from some of most efficient transport links in London. Enhancing convenience, the Elizabeth Line runs from Custom House, situated just a mile from L&Q at Brunel Street Works, ensuring rapid connections to Central London, the West End, and Heathrow. For adventures further afield, London City Airport is conveniently located only a six-minute journey away via the DLR. 

L&Q at Brunel Street Works is perfectly positioned close to a range of cultural destinations, entertainment venues and amenities. Residents are just a short walk from the lively Royal Docks, The O2, ExCeL, and Westfield Stratford shopping centre, alongside an assortment of independent bars, boutiques, and restaurants. The development’s prime location ensures that exciting nights out in the city as well as leisurely weekend pursuits are conveniently within reach for new residents. 

For those seeking an active lifestyle, homes at L&Q at Brunel Street Works are located close to two nature reserves, Bow Creek and East India Dock Basin, as well as a number of local parks. Residents can enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits, from water sports and cycling, to climbing and tennis. 

Shared ownership prices at L&Q at Brunel Street Works start from £100,000 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment (full market value: £400,000). 

For more details, please visit the L&Q website at 

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