According to analysis from the Trades Union Congress, the number of employees with daily commutes of two hours or more has increased by nearly a third over the past five years. With a commute time of just four minutes to Canary Wharf and 15 minutes to Bank via the Jubilee Line and DLR, Countryside’s East City Point development in Canning Town offers an ideal base for city workers in London’s financial districts.
Amanda Nesbitt, Associate Sales & Marketing Director at Countryside Partnerships South comments: “For anyone working in the City or Docklands, the apartments at East City Point, offering views of the City, provide a secure, comfortable and convenient new home close to work. Canning Town is proving to be a very up and coming area and is currently more affordable than Canary Wharf creating greater potential for future uplift.”
Multi-award winning East City Point offers a variety of contemporary homes set across a series of architecturally striking new buildings. Currently available is a collection of one-bedroom apartments at Lexicon Terrace and two-bedroom apartments in the Atrium Building. A thriving and friendly community has already established at the development, where Countryside has created not only new homes but also extensive new amenities and community facilities, including a communal winter garden and roof terraces for socialising.
All of the properties are thoughtfully designed with stylish open plan living spaces, featuring environmentally friendly features and a high-quality specification. The contemporary kitchens are fitted with sleek handleless units, contrasting worktops and integrated appliances including electric oven and separate microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Contemporary bathrooms and en suites feature a white bath with driftwood finish bath panel, chrome basin mixer tap and bath shower. The apartments offer generous outdoor space featuring balconies or terraces.
Canning Town is currently undergoing a £3.7 billion regeneration scheme due for completion in 2024, making this area a smart choice for investment. Alongside developments such as East City Point, plans for the rejuvenation of Canning Town include the redevelopment of Rathbone Market and Canning Town’s new Hallsville Quarter, which will offer a number of high street retailers, including a new Morrison’s supermarket and leisure facilities, as well as updating Custom House station. Residents will also benefit from better quality streets and open spaces.
For those working in Canary Wharf, the City and beyond, East City Point is well located for public transport across the capital with Canning Town station under a mile away, served by the Jubilee line. The DLR also stops at Canning Town station with its new extension linking to Stratford International station for local services to Woolwich and Tower Gateway, as well as Eurostar services to Paris, Brussels and beyond. City Airport is also within close proximity for those were frequently work abroad. The arrival of Crossrail in December 2018 will further improve transport links across London, putting Custom House station just 14 minutes from the West End.