East London Regeneration: L&Q’s homes benefitting from Crossrail Expansion

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Creating a pocket of affordability in the rapidly growing East London district of Canning Town, L&Q is currently marketing a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom first-time buyer apartments and maisonettes, available exclusively through Shared Ownership at L&Q at Brunel Street Works. Deposits start from just £4,850, far below the national average deposit which now stands at £22,493 for first-time buyer properties.*

Its neighbouring district, the Royal Docks, is the Mayor of London’s largest land-led regeneration project, which is set to create 42,500 new jobs over the next 20 years, as well as a total of 30,000 new homes, alongside a new Crossrail Station.**

This new Elizabeth Line station is located less than a mile from the development, on the historic site famous for where Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s record-breaking steam ship, the SS Great Britain, was built. Forming a diverse new community and enjoying some of the fastest travel connections London has to offer, L&Q’s new homes provide aspiring buyers with an opportunity to step onto the property ladder in a vibrant and transforming capital district.

Claire Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director at L&Q, comments: “The transformation of the Canning Town area forms part of a £3.7 billion regeneration programme which is bringing new homes, public spaces, restaurants, cafés, shops and creative workspaces to this well-located area of London within a short walk of the Royal Docks.

“L&Q at Brunel Street Works has been designed by award-winning architects JTP Architects to provide modern, well-engineered homes which are built to stand the test of time. The industrial history of the area is reflected in the architecture of the buildings which are punctuated by public green spaces for new buyers to enjoy, including rooftop gardens, which offers sweeping views across the East London skyline for residents to enjoy.”

The contemporary homes at L&Q at Brunel Street Works feature generous open-plan kitchen/living/dining areas connected to spacious private balconies, which provide ample space for entertaining friends and family. All Shared Ownership homes are built to L&Q’s New-build Quality Standard promise which guarantees high-specification homes without hidden additional costs, meaning buyers enjoy integrated appliances – from fridge freezers to washer/dryers – to kitchens and bathrooms. Large windows flood rooms with natural light whilst every bedroom comes with the comfort of carpet. For extra security, L&Q at Brunel Street Works features 24-hour concierge service and video door entry systems as well as lift access to all apartments.

Situated by two rivers, L&Q at Brunel Street Works offers a wide range of ways to enjoy the Thames and the Lea. Residents are a short journey from Dock Beach, ideal for a day relaxing on the sand, whilst paddleboarding lessons are available at the nearby quays. On land, Bow Creek Ecology Park is an urban escape surrounded by nature with heathland, ponds and beautiful riverside views.

For day trips close to home, a 10-minute journey north from the development reaches the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to many of London’s best sporting venues. Residents are also ideally placed to enjoy a short ride across the Thames on the Emirates Airline and take in stunning views of London’s O2 Arena. Combining a world class concert venue with restaurants, a bowling alley, an eleven-screen cinema and a chance to climb up to the top, the iconic venue isn’t short of options for a weekend visit. It also happens to be only one stop away on the Jubilee Line.

With some of the fastest transport connections in London, L&Q at Brunel Street Works is ideally located for commuters. Canning Town Station sits on the doorstep and offers a five-minute commute to Canary Wharf giving residents plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast at home. The City, London Bridge and Westminster can all be reached in fifteen minutes or less and just a six minute journey away is Stratford for retail therapy at Westfield Shopping Centre or a stroll through nature in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With the recent arrival of the Elizabeth Line to Custom House Station less than a mile’s walk away, residents will enjoy swift connections to Central London, the West End and Heathrow.