London's Docklands next hotspot: new flats and houses in Beckton near the DLR
Updated: Nov 18, 2019
Flats in the former industrial estate of Beckton Parkside start at just £272,500.
Closure of the old commercial docks brought an opportunity to create a new business district — Canary Wharf — and smart new residential addresses such as Wapping, Limehouse, Shad Thames, Rotherhithe and The Royals. Remarkably, until the arrival of the Jubilee line extension in 2000, there was no genuinely integrated transport network linking these places to the rest of London, merely a modest, automated light rail system.
When launched in 1987, the Docklands Light Railway served only 15 stations along eight miles of track. But as Docklands grew so did the DLR, with extensions south of the river to Lewisham and Woolwich, and east to London City airport.
Beckton Parkside is being built on a former industrial estate and brings 391 apartments that integrate with an upgraded park boasting sports facilities, children’s play areas and a new woodland walk. Many of the flats have sweeping views across the park and Gallions Point Marina. Prices start at £272,500. The DLR gets you to Canary Wharf in 15 minutes.
Brunel Street Works in nearby Canning Town occupies a thin strip of land alongside the DLR tracks and is part of wider regeneration changing the area’s gritty image. Apartment blocks have podium and roof gardens, helping to soften a raw urban setting next to Britain’s first flyover at Silvertown Way. Prices from £375,000.
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