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Properties of the month: “Minutes from the City. Metres from the water.”

UKLEJU is a bilingual (English/Chinese) property portal which acts as the ultimate source of information for overseas investors looking to purchase properties in the UK. Our Chinese UKLEJU.COM website features a comprehensive portfolio of property listings which appeals to an international audiences who are actively seeking the right real estate fit. Today, UKLEJU will showcase a selection of homes by the water, in a diverse range of settings include coastal, riverside and lakeside locations. The selection includes new homes, apartments and penthouses which are “minutes from the City, metres from the water.”

People want to feel secure and live in an environment that we long to return to and call home. London is a city with full of bright lights and beautiful skyscrapers like the Shard and Canary Wharf, which gives people the “never sleep vibe” of city centre living.  And water often helps people to find their work life balance. Studies have shown that when we are near water, our mind enters into a mild meditative state because the brain will be flooded with feel good hormones causing stress levels to reduce. The “riverside postcode” is experiencing some of the best growth rate at London in recent years.

 

 

Savills’s research shows that property within 100m of the riverbank costs approximately 21.4% more than those situated a few streets away. The riverside developments are recognised as potential projects. Back in the 1990s, Galliard Homes rejuvenate the sites surrounding the Thames, buyers who invested in the development over 22 years ago have seen their investment increase tenfold from £50,000 to £500,000. In addition to this, River vistas have been reported to add 24% to the value of a property, while canal side homes gain an average of 18%.

 

 

 

Royal Dock West

 

 

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This development is situated in Dockland, at the heart of a £3.7 billion regeneration scheme, and lies on Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line, bringing the rest of London just minutes away. Royal Dock West has all richly urban amenities with a relaxed dockside atmosphere, it already has waterside cafes, boutique shops, beautiful architectures, sport facilities and more is yet to come.

 

The design of Royal Docks West building is based on the Victorian style: brink, strong and clean-lined. Each apartment will have a balcony where you can enjoy impressive water views and relax.

 

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Royal Docks West’s interior design is done by Johnson Ribolla, the design is incorporating the industrial heritage of Royal Victoria Dock with a modern twist. The homes at Royal Docks West is filled with a sophisticated palette, the palette of colours and materials reflect the urban idea of home. The kitchen uses the textures of timber and rich, earthy greys. The bathrooms take their design from the aesthetic of the iconic dockland crane, and the distinctive grid of its boom. Neutral square tiles are grouted in contrasting burnt orange, giving the lines of the tile’s grid pattern more prominence.

 

 

Developer: Mount Anvil

Three Waters

 

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Three Waters is situated at Bow Creek, the centre of the east London regeneration zones. Living in Three Waters means having the wellbeing benefits of waterside living in every direction. The area is at the intersection of Bow Creek, the River Lea and the Limehouse cut canal- triple the tranquillity.

 

The homes at Three Waters give you the cityscapes with headspace – a raised garden, roof terrace and generous private balconies and with water surrounding the properties, you’ll enjoy triple the tranquillity. Traditional red brick façades and pitched roofs echo the historic wharves and warehouses of the east London context. Each element is cleverly arranged to offer you far-reaching views of the water and the City.

 

 

 

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With the riverside close by, the interior design of Three Waters focus on smart spaces and crafted to work. Every aspect of Three Waters has been designed to make the most of the waterfront location: the geometric lines, materials selected to make architectural and historic sense and projected balcony. Three Waters creates a calm setting with clean lines and natural oak-effect to update a classic finish, and right in keeping with the waterside architecture.

 

 

Developer: Mount Anvil

 

Landmark Place

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Landmark Place is a high-end property situated within the River Thames between Blackfriars and Tower Hill, it holds an unparalleled position in Zone 1, the City of London. The address of this development is distinctive as it sits in the very place where London began, the Roman City Walls. Landmark Place’s location is a short walk from the City and central London is readily accessible. Walking distance to Tower Hill is just 7 minutes for the Circle and District lines and walking distance to Bank in 12minutes for Underground links to the Central, Northern and Waterloo & City lines. Other than that, Tower Hill Tube station, Tower Gateway DLR and Tower Pier all provide easy connections to London’s mainline stations and international airports.

 

 

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The main entrance sets the tone for Landmark Place with its elegant pavilion-inspired design. Beautifully crafted interiors feature the natural stone, wood panelling and marble to create an atmosphere of calm grandeur throughout Landmark Place. All residences at Landmark Place come with a choice of two colour palettes.* If someone prefers to enhance the light and space of their home then the selection of a lighter palette may be their preference. If someone prefers richer and more contrasting colours then the carefully selected dark palette will beautifully complement the interior architecture.

 

 

The on-site features of Landmark Place are exceptional, designed to create an idyllic lifestyle. The development also features a Private Club, with screening room, library, business suite and lounge, while the spa, gym, and tranquil waters of the daylight pool offer the ultimate in relaxation.

 

 

Developer: Barratt London

Dolphin Bridge House

 

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Uxbridge is a well-established and desirable commuter town in West London, and this area is known for its canal-side living. Dolphin Bridge House is located on the western side of the town, giving it a unique urban identity. Dolphin Bridge House is connected by the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines in the affluent west London town of Uxbridge, this location provides this stylish waterside living only 36minutes from Central London.

Dolphin Bridge House sits on the doorstep of the vast Colne Valley Regional Park. The park is a two-minute walk from Dolphin Bridge House, there are over 200 miles of river and canal, 60 lakes, and 40 square miles of farmland, wilderness and water. There are an annual calendar of events happening here including walking, cycling, fishing, horse-riding, wildlife and conservation, orienteering, boating and seven golf clubs.

 

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On either side of Dolphin Bridge House, there are River Colne and Grand Union canal. In other words, each apartment offers the waterside views which is a rare and very desirable feature. Internally, each home has been finished to a high specification, the developer’s style is to construct the interior spaces hall free. They focused on maximising the use of space, such as the reduction of internal walls, which permits more light throughout the apartment, therefore, creating a bright open living space.

 

Developer: Titan London

 

 

Waterfront living in the city doesn’t have to be a pipedream. These developments offer a home where people can have quality time with family in the perfect setting at the waterfront. Waterside is synonymous with both wellbeing and buoyant investment value.

 

 

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