Southern Home Ownership is due to launch The Refinery, a collection of 60 one, two and three bedroom homes available through Shared Ownership in London’s ‘Sugar Mile’ – West Silvertown E16.
Equidistant between Canary Wharf and City Airport, the area was once home to the world’s largest port with a strong and sweet industrial history, with sweet treats from Keiller’s marmalade and Trebors’ mints produced in Silvertown’s factories throughout the 20thCentury. Still operational today, towering over the end of Sugar Mile is the last remaining tribute to the area’s great industrial past – the Tate & Lyle factory and sugar refinery – adding a scent of golden syrup to the air since 1885.
Tariq Qureshi, Sales and Marketing Director for Southern Housing Group comments, “Silvertown has such a strong history and is part of London’s greater industrial past. After being forgotten for so long, new investment is reinvigorating the area for a whole new generation of people that will call it home. We are excited to be part of that and providing an accessible route on to London’s property ladder.”
The contemporary Shared Ownership homes at The Refinery offer open plan living, creating uninterrupted flow of space in the heart of the home. Fully fitted kitchens feature integrated AEG appliances; while the full bath and rainfall shower make relaxing at home a luxurious experience. Each apartment is completed with a private balcony and residents also have the option to enjoy the spacious podium gardens and additional roof terrace.
The development is moments from West Silvertown DLR. City workers can reach Bank in just 18 minutes and Liverpool Street in 23 minutes. For those considering a more scenic commute, a striking new Silvertown pier will include Thames Clipper docking stations on a new public promenade, due for completion at the end of 2019 – river journeys to London Bridge will be under 30 minutes.
The ambitious regeneration plans for Silvertown go beyond transport links. The new Silvertown will be strictly free from chain stores, creating a haven for independent shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. There will not be a single skyscraper – over 40 floors – in sight because of the neighbourhood’s position on London City Airport flight paths, meaning both unobstructed views in addition to convenient access to an international airport. New headquarters for The English National Ballet and the London Film School will add to the growing creative presence in the area.
Silvertown is far from the concrete and unused smoke stacks that thoughts of former industrial areas may conjure up; it’s one of the longest stretches of open green space along the River Thames. The Refinery is walking distance to Lyle Park and Thames Barrier Park is a further stroll up North Woolwich Road.
Prices of one bedroom homes start from £120,750 for a 35% share and two bedrooms from £157,500 for a 35% share with full market values of £345,000 and £450,000 respectively.
For more information on The Refinery, please visit https://shosales.co.uk/therefinery.