£475,000 A Beautiful 3 Bedroom Flat With Lots Of Light and Double Height CeilingsRoyal Arsenal, SE18 6YR
Old And New
Records show that when the Royal Arsenal Riverside was a working Arsenal it was so big it had its own railway track to assist with moving both personnel and goods around the site.
The early 'railway' was commenced in 1824 as more of a tramway over which wooden trucks were pushed, often by convicts or pulled by horses. It was completed in 1854.
In 1873 after the invention of Steam Engines the War Department installed a proper railway system providing a link between the offices and workshops, and between production and storage.
Today there are very little signs of this track from years past, but you will find the site benefits from enviable commuter links with Woolwich DLR an 5 minute walk away meaning Canary Wharf is a journey of 19 minutes away. Alternatively the Thames Clipper pontoon is on site with a boat ride too or from a day's work, hard to beat!
These transport options will be further enhanced when Crossrail is complete with the station within the Royal Arsenal walls.
Service Charge - Approx £2,465
Ground Rent - TBC
Lease Term - Approx 988years
Kitchen: 10ft 5" x 7ft 8" (3.2m x 2.3m)
7ft 1" x 3ft 3" (2.2m x 1.0m)
Bedroom 1: 11ft 6" x 9ft 9" (3.5m x 3.0m)
Bedroom 2: 9ft 8" x 7ft 9" (2.9m x 2.4m)
Circa 812 sq ft
Property Hot Spot
The Woolwich Royal Arsenal is one of the most exciting redevelopment and rejuvenation projects in London. The Royal Arsenal has already established a village community that is set to grow and improve beyond recognition. This is your chance to be part of the next London property hot spot at entry-level prices, allowing you to benefit from great value for money and exciting potential capital gains.
The Royal Arsenal is an award-winning development set in wide open spaces that have been beautifully landscaped on the banks of the River Thames, just to the east of Greenwich. It was a former military barracks, parade ground, munitions storage and factory site dating from 1761. Now it’s so quiet and peaceful you can almost hear a pin drop!
The Royal Arsenal is a beautiful, private riverside gated development with:
- 24-Hour concierge, parcel reception and security
- Residents-only gym
- Onsite park and river walks
- Boulangerie Jade - A French Inspired Cafe & Bakery
- Dry cleaning services
- Massage and beauty salon - bodyworks.co.uk
- Young’s Brewery gastro pubs – The Dial Arch and The Guardhouse
- Farmers market
- Car hire & electric vehicle charging points
- Tesco Express, Marks and Spencer’s Food, Sainsbury’s Local
- Con Gusto Italian Restaurant
- Medical centre with GP’s surgery and pharmacy
- Private dentist - royalarsenaldentists.com
- Children’s nursery and daycare - zeebadaycare.co.uk
- The Taproom Craft Brewery Pub and Restaurant
- 7R Gym and Crossfit
Travel and Shopping
5 to 10 minutes’ walk from Woolwich's high street, cafes and market. Royal Arsenal is the perfect place for anyone wanting to trade crowded Central London for space and style while keeping within easy commuting distance.
Train - 5-minute walk to Woolwich Arsenal Station and 20 to 30 minutes into the city centre - London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross Stations.
DLR - 5-minute walk to Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station and around 25 minutes into London's Bank Station. Trains run approximately every 4 minutes. Destinations include City Airport 5 minutes, Canary Wharf 19 minutes and Stratford 23 minutes.
Tube - North Greenwich Station - Jubilee Line is easily accessible by bus and boat, or Canning Town on the DLR.
Boat - Thames Clippers - The river boat takes you to Canary Wharf in approximately 23 minutes and many stops through to Central London and Waterloo Visit thamesclippers.com for information and timetable.
It's perfect for the 02, Canary Wharf, City and West End. London City Airport is two only stops away by DLR – it’s close enough for convenience but Royal Arsenal does not have any overhead flights.
Future Plans for the Royal Arsenal
Huge investment is being made on the Royal Arsenal development, including onsite restaurants & wine bars, new retail space, a new hotel, Elizabeth Line Crossrail Station opening 2018 and the newly announced Dash Arts Cultural Centre, a theatre and arts arena coming 2019.
Regeneration of Woolwich
A new Civic Centre on Wellington Street provides a new library, post office and cafe/bar. Behind the Centre a brand-new Tesco superstore has recently opened alongside a town centre car park and 1000 new homes. The Tesco store is an eco-store powered by solar panels and wind turbines, and has a farmers’ market selling local produce, and two children's playgrounds.
At the western end of Powis Street, there is a designated development area known as the Woolwich Triangle - construction will soon commence for a new shopping centre with a major retailer taking centre stage. The Triangle development will include a leisure space, cafes and restaurants; the whole area covers an area of 300,000 sq. ft. and will revitalise the whole western end of the town centre as a car-free zone. Woolwich gets its own 'West End'!
Between the A206, Spray Street and Beresford Road a huge area will be torn down and completely re-developed as part of the Spray Street Development with new residential plots, open spaces, courtyards, shops and restaurants. The planning application has been submitted and development is due to start sometime in 2018.
The High Street will also benefit from the restoration of the existing Grade II listed buildings to give extra character and focus. Once refurbished these historic buildings will accommodate new retail brands and major high street names, the whole area will become more vibrant during the day and in to the evening with new coffee bars and restaurants.
£6.6million was recently spent on the redesign of General Gordon Square and Beresford Square near to the Woolwich Arsenal DLR and Train stations. This is now complete, and features include new landscape planting, seating areas, a large digital media display for sporting and public events, and a new water feature.
Royal Arsenal will also have a major Crossrail Station onsite. Crossrail is a major engineering project to provide new railway connections under central London. Trains will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood. 10-coach trains are due to run at high frequencies of up to 24 trains per hour during peak hours. Work officially began on 15 May 2009 and is projected to be complete in 2018. See more at Crossrail.co.uk
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