New Waterfront Apartments Launch At Riverscape, Royal Wharf

On Saturday 24th September, Ballymore and Oxley are set to launch a collection of 42 new waterfront apartments at Riverscape, following the successful launch of the new development on the edge of the River Thames last year.

The brand-new building named The Leslie comprises 42 contemporary new apartments, and represents the scheme’s best-value new homes for prospective buyers. Spread over 10 floors, there are 21 one-bedroom apartments, perfect for first-time buyers and young professionals looking to choose their first home, as well as 14 two-bedroom apartments and 7 three-bedroom apartments.

Nestled between the verdant landscaping of Lyle Park to the West, and the community-focused neighbourhood of Royal Wharf to the East, each apartment in The Leslie will offer carefully designed living spaces, exclusive access to amenities, and enviable proximity to key transport links.

Inside The Leslie, the new apartments benefit from sweeping park and river views set against the backdrop of the iconic O2 and Canary Wharf skyline. Defined by spacious open-plan living, generous kitchens, and expansive windows that flood each room with natural light, the apartments offer both a comfortable remote working space as well as room to entertain. A contemporary aesthetic incorporates gently rippled artisanal tiles and fluted glass kitchen cabinetry, echoing the play of light on water, while natural wood finishes reference the mature trees in the neighbouring parkland.

The Leslie is also a well-positioned choice for those who travel. Just a few minutes’ walk away lie two DLR stations, Pontoon Dock and West Silvertown, as well as the brand-new Custom House station, served by Crossrail, a 20-minute stroll away. Research by global property consultancy JLL shows that average house price growth in areas surrounding 76% of Crossrail stations outperformed the regional average between 2012 and 2021, with homes surrounding Custom House station witnessing the third largest premium along the line, highlighting the appeal of Riverscape for investors.

Additionally, JLL’s research forecasts that buyers will be increasingly attracted to Thames-front locations within the Royal Docks that boast a complete lifestyle offering, such as Riverscape. Once the world’s largest enclosed docklands, Royal Docks has already established itself as London’s most ambitious regeneration area and its only Enterprise Zone.

London City Airport is within walking distance too, and Riverscape’s prime location on the edge of the Thames also facilitates easy connections by river; Royal Wharf Pier is served by the Uber Boat by Thames Clipper, with regular rides connecting Riverscape to Embankment in less than an hour.

The ready-made, family-focused neighbourhood of Royal Wharf, with its 10,000 residents and established community spirit, lies next to Riverscape, enabling residents of these new apartments to benefit from established facilities and amenities on their doorstep.  This includes Royal Wharf Primary School, the Nest innovative day nursery school, and Macaroni Penguin soft play and learning centre for little ones, as well as a local high street GP, dentist, pub, and regular farmers’ markets and community events.

Riverscape residents will also benefit from amenities including a 24-hour concierge service, dedicated estate management team and a bespoke app, with ‘lifestyle management’ at the touch of a button, as well as use of The Sky Lounge, a private space on the top of the Deanston building for use as a co-working space or a private dining and events venue, with stunning panoramic views. Membership to The Clubhouse at Royal Wharf and its wealth of facilities including a 25m-swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, jacuzzi and state-of-the-art gym is also included.

Jenny Steen, Sales Director at Ballymore, comments: “Following the resounding success of last year’s launch, we are delighted to announce the launch of our next collection of apartments in The Leslie at Riverscape. The first phase of this waterside development proved popular with previous purchasers and local Royal Wharf residents, with over 50% of apartments at launch selling to existing Ballymore customers, their friends and families.’’

“Ballymore has always recognised the potential of East London, and our vision for Riverscape is to create the epitome of luxury waterfront living just moments from key transport links, established communities and outdoor spaces. These apartments lie at the core of this vision and offer great value homes that set the benchmark for modern city living.”

With 769 new homes across 10 buildings, ranging from 8 to 16 storeys, Riverscape is one of the most exciting new developments in the capital. The 42 new apartments are available to buy from Saturday 24th September and will complete between Q4 2023 and Q1 2024. Prices start at £399,500 for a one-bedroom apartment.