Live by the beach.... In London!

13-6-2017

The new Royal Victoria Dock flats that are handy for a

spot of sunbathing

   

  • Developer Mount Anvil is building 105 new flats on Western Gateway, in East London's Royal Victoria Dock
  • Prices at Royal Docks West start from £465,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, rising to £1,265,000 for a three-bedroom apartment
  • The homes are scheduled to be ready to be moved into from the end of 2018. The same time as the planned opening of Cross rail in the area

     

With all of the thousands of new flats being built in London, it would seem as though there is little space left to develop - let alone to bag a home near a beach.

However, there is a corner of east London that has remained relatively under-developed despite the surrounding area seeing huge regeneration and having good transport links.

A new development at Royal Victoria Dock highlights how decades after the original flagship docklands regeneration, the city continues to push out to the east, with builders keen to entice potential residents with the prospect of waterside living.

And yes, there is a beach (of sorts) nearby.

Developers Mount Anvil are building 105 new flats on the land found on Western Gateway, in Royal Victoria Dock.

It is found out past Canary Wharf, by the ExCel exhibition centre and across the River Thames from the O2, in North Greenwich.

The development called Royal Docks West will include one, two and three-bedroom flats, including 26 affordable homes. There will also be a new shopping area and a public landscaped garden.

            Developer Mount Anvil is building 105 new flats on Western Gateway, in Royal Victoria Dock

Developer Mount Anvil is building 105 new flats on Western Gateway, in Royal Victoria Dock

And the beach in question? That is Urban London Beach, at the Royal Docks, a stretch of sandy man-made beach overlooking the water, open in July and August. (Exact dates change every year, with the opening starting this year on July 17 and ending on August 31).

             Life's a beach! The Royal Docks area has a sandy area opened to the public during the summer

Life's a beach! The Royal Docks area has a sandy area opened to the public during the summer

Construction of the flats is due for completion at the end of next year.

Source: Dailymail - 13/07/2017

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