While one in four homeowners in the UK want to find a new home within the next five years many are often put off by the cost of moving, according to a new survey by Lloyds Bank. The research shows 62% of people feel that moving home has become more difficult in the past 10 years, while 22% claim the key blocker is the price of moving. Purchasers looking for a stress-free and more affordable option should look to Bellway Homes’ Lansbury Square development in Poplar, E14, where Help to Buy and inclusive furniture packs are being offered with selected plots, meaning you’ll only need your toothbrush.
Bellway has launched a three-bedroom view home to showcase the stylish furniture packages being offered, which include everything from living room furniture to window dressings. The selection of two and three-bedroom apartments have proved popular with families looking to buy their first home and with the Government’s Help to Buy scheme also available on selected plots, it is even more affordable. Residents also have the luxury of a concierge service, gym and communal gardens, with allocated parking available to purchase.
Emma Denton, Sales Director Designate at Bellway Homes Thames Gateway, comments: “We are thrilled to offer home buyers a special deal of inclusive furniture packs, to help our residents relax and move home without the worry of further costs. With its close proximity to the restaurants and shops of nearby Canary Wharf, and the convenience of excellent transport links, the site is ideal for families as well as first time buyers and professionals. We would strongly recommend potential buyers come and view both our show homes and furniture styles, before our remaining properties are all snapped up.”
A three-bedroom duplex apartment at Lansbury Square includes open-plan interiors with a modern family bathroom and a spacious bedroom on the ground floor, as well as a utility cupboard for additional storage. On the first level, the kitchen is complemented with integrated appliances, and access to the terrace is from the living area. The master bedroom on the second-floor benefits from fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower enclosure. The third bedroom could also be used as a study, and offers direct access to the terrace. All apartments are complete with either a terrace or balconies.
Poplar offers a wealth of leisure activities and amenities for families. Poplar Baths Leisure Centre includes a sports hall, rooftop football pitch, fitness studio, gym, and swimming pool, available half a mile away from the development. Mile End Park Stadium also offers tennis courts, football, hockey and netball pitches and an athletics track only one mile away.
For daily shopping essentials, the closest supermarket is less than a five-minute walk away, with the Chrisp Street Market also within five minutes of the development by foot. The market is home to independent shops, cafés and around 80 stalls with a variety of goods, as well as a monthly street food market and the occasional music festival. For designer and high-street brands, Canary Wharf is just a 10-minute drive from Lansbury Square, with shopping malls at Jubilee Place, Crossrail Place, Cabot Place and Canada Place. Westfield Stratford City also hosts around 350 stores, bars, restaurants, cafés and a multiplex cinema which is only 10 minutes away by car.
Ideal for commuters, Langdon Park DLR station is just a three-minute walk from Lansbury Square, with a journey time to Canary Wharf of just five minutes. The closest London Underground station is Bromley-By-Bow (District, and Hammersmith & City lines), and is only a 15-minute walk away. For travelling by car, major roads are easily accessible, with the A12, the East India Dock Road and the A11 all close by.