With so many property projects on the go in London, it’s easy to make the mistake of believing that Royal Wharf is just another standard residential development in the heart of the city.
However, this development stands out as being very different indeed. Here’s more information.
The Creation of a New Town
Royal Wharf, created by Ballymore and Oxley Holdings, is situated just minutes from Canary Wharf – and is a seriously sizeable development. It was built on the former site of Minoco Wharf, close to the Thames Barrier; and where the Silvertown explosion occurred, a catastrophic event that happened during 1917.
The Royal Wharf development comprises 3,385 residential properties in a sought-after riverside location, but it’s not its sheer scope that makes it unusual. Rather, it’s the approach that the developers have taken in creating a ‘new town’ within London.
Harking to the Past
This model isn’t a new one. Indeed, look back to the historic Victorian estates of London and you’ll see much the same concept – a developer’s vision for creating a unique community with its own distinct identity.
Royal Wharf, with its own high street, side streets and mews, certainly has a unique personality, much like Belgravia, Mayfair and Bloomsbury. The development also boasts a huge area of public green space, including a 2.4-acre park and riverside promenade; plus a school and a swimming pool. It’s precisely this sense of community that is attracting buyers in their droves.
What Homebuyers Can Expect
As you might imagine with such an expansive development, there are a wide range of properties on offer at Royal Wharf; from cosy one-bedroomed apartments to spacious three-bedroom apartments with a view of the river.
Most feature open-plan living space, with light wooden flooring and large windows to maximise the light (and make the most of the views). All apartments are finished to a high specification, with décor that references the urban setting, such as chic ceramic bathroom tiling and handleless, soft-close kitchen doors. The airy dimensions and white walls are also a deliberate nod to the area’s nautical background, and blend perfectly with the contemporary style throughout.
Amenities on Offer
In addition to the high street shops, cafes and restaurants, not to mention the swimming pool, residents can also benefit from:
- A hydrotherapy pool
- A sauna and steam room
- A community indoor centre (for refreshments, plus a social area to relax in)
- Work-out zones
- State of the art fitness equipment
- A personal training assessment hub
There is also a 24-hour concierge service which all Royal Wharf residents can take advantage of when required.
The excellent location is another thing that sets Royal Wharf apart from other residential developments. It’s close to underground, DLR and Crossrail stations, which take travellers to Bond Street (15 minutes), Canary Wharf (five minutes), London city Airport (four minutes) and Heathrow Airport (41 minutes).
There’s plenty to see and do on your doorstep. The O2 arena and Greenwich Market are a short tube ride away, as are some of the capital’s most famous attractions, including the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.