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FEBRUARY 2011 - issUE 19

C o v e r i n g C A n A rY W H A r F, D o C K L A n D S , WA P P i n g & T H e C i T Y

Bold and Beautiful

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Live the high life striking new homes


KnightFrank

Wotton Court, Canary Wharf, E14 A large terrace with far reaching river views

A beautifully presented second floor apartment with river views from all principal rooms. The apartment has a large reception with access to wonderful terrace offering unobstructed views up and down the Thames. Leasehold ÂŁ565,000

Canary Wharf Sales KnightFrank.co.uk cwharf@knightfrank.com 020 7512 9966


KnightFrank

Beacon House, Canary Wharf, E14

Light warehouse conversion apartment in sought after development Well proportioned two bedroom apartment located on the second floor of a well maintained portered warehouse conversion. Benefitting from its own private balcony, the apartment enjoys two double bedrooms and a spacious reception room. Share of Freehold ÂŁ350,000

Canary Wharf Sales KnightFrank.co.uk cwharf@knightfrank.com 020 7512 9966


KnightFrank

New Providence Wharf, Canary Wharf, E14

Lime Kiln Wharf, Canary Wharf, E14

Stunning two bedroom penthouse apartment with roof terrace and panoramic views over The River Thames, 02 Dome and The City of London. Private rooftop swimming pool and sauna for sole use of the occupants. Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms. Furnished to the highest of standards. Porter and valet parking.

Outstanding apartment in the sought after location just off Narrow Street. Accommodation comprises of a spacious reception and dining room, fully fitted modern kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms. The apartment has just been redecorated to a very high standard and is ready immediately. It has wooden floors throughout and the huge roof terrace has amazing views.

£1500 per week

£795 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk 020 7512 9955 cwharf@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk 020 7512 9955 cwharf@knightfrank.com

No. 1 West India Quay, Canary Wharf, E14

Belgrave Court, Canary Wharf, E14

An amazing high specification luxury two bedroom apartment in the brand new sought after West India Quay development. Lavishly interior designed. Must be seen. First to see will take. Available fully furnished.

This property comprises of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms , generous living room area and a modern fitted kitchen. There is a balcony which overlooks the courtyard area, secure parking and 24 hour porter. With Canary Wharf only moments away a viewing is highly recommended as this apartment is never on the market for long!

£675 per week

£675 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk 020 7512 9955 cwharf@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk 020 7512 9955 cwharf@knightfrank.com


KnightFrank

Alaska Apartments, Royal Docks E16 We are delighted to offer this immaculately presented three double bedroom property with outstanding views in the Royal Docks. The apartment is furnished to a high standard. The property also comes with a secure underground parking space and benefits from the developments onsite gym and 24hour concierge. £600 per week KnightFrank.co.uk 020 7512 9955 cwharf@knightfrank.com

Hallmark Court, London E14

Coral Apartments, Royal Docks E16 A simply stunning two bedroom two bathroom apartment with fantastic views of the Royal Docks, Canary Wharf and the London skyline. Presented and furnished immaculately this property offers great accommodation for anyone looking for quality with excellent transport links into Canary Wharf or the City. Further benefits from the development include 24hour concierge, gymnasium and secure parking space. £495 per week KnightFrank.co.uk 020 7512 9955 cwharf@knightfrank.com

The Forge, Canary Wharf E14

We are delighted to offer this brand new development that sits alongside the Limehouse cut canal. This smart duplex apartment comes complete with open plan reception and modern fully fitted kitchen. Upstairs is two double bedrooms and two bathrooms The development also offers concierge, communal roof terrace and parking.

This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment offers contemporary accommodation with easy access into Canary Wharf and Bank; the commute into work is transformed into a matter of minutes. Wood floors are found throughout the living area, luxury kitchens and bathrooms complete this property. This apartment can be either furnished or unfurnished.

£360 per week

£375 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk 020 7512 9955 cwharf@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk 020 7512 9955 cwharf@knightfrank.com


KnightFrank

Sanctuary Court Wapping E1W

Prusoms Island Wapping E1W

On the top two floors of converted warehouse building with park and river views, a good size 3 bedroom, 2 reception room flat. Exposed brickwork and woodstrip flooring to all reception rooms, large roof terrace, parking.163 sq m (1760 sq ft)

Charming 2 bedroom flat within a warehouse conversion. On the third floor with roof top views, a spacious flat which has been comprehensively refurbished. Good sized reception room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, lift, weekday caretaker, garage parking space. 95 sq m (1031 sq ft)

Leasehold: 101 years

Leasehold: 102 years

Guide Price: £995,000

Guide Price: £569,995

KnightFrank.co.uk/Wapping 020 7480 6848 wapping@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk/Wapping 020 7480 6848 wapping@knightfrank.com

Towerside Wapping E1W

New Crane Wharf Wapping E1W

A one bedroom flat on the fourth floor of a purpose built riverside development with a sunny south facing balcony on the river. In generally good order the flat could do with some updating. Towerside has a daytime caretaker and covered parking. Approx in excess of 41sq m (450 sq ft)

Modern contemporary living. Stylish 2nd floor 2 bedroom flat with spacious light reception room. Wood strip flooring to most rooms, fitted kitchen, views across Wapping. Transport via Wapping station, local shops in Wapping Lane, supermarket at Thomas More St. 87sq m (937 sq ft)

Leasehold: 100 years

Leasehold: 102 years remaining

Guide Price: £339,000

Guide Price: £445,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/Wapping 020 7480 6848 wapping@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk/Wapping 020 7480 6848 wapping@knightfrank.com


KnightFrank

Basin Approach, Limehouse Basin E14 Outstanding house with marina views Outstanding 3 bedroom house set in Limehouse Basin, moments from Limehouse DLR and a short walk in to Canary Wharf. This stylish home has been finished to a high standard boasting 228 sq meters (2460 sq feet) of living space and arranged over three floors. This modern property has large reception room with access on to a private balcony, a family room, utility room, 3 bathrooms, a garage and additional parking for 2 cars. Unfurnished or furnished. ÂŁ1200 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings wapping@knightfrank.com 020 7480 6848


KnightFrank

Gun Place, London, E1W

Dundee Court, London, E1W

Stylish 2nd floor one bedroom apartment set in this warehouse conversion. This modern flat has a large fully fitted open plan kitchen reception room, spacious bathroom suite, double bedroom, communal terrace, porter and underground parking.

Beautifully presented, furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment set in warehouse conversion. The property boasts solid wood flooring, exposed brickwork, newly fitted luxury kitchen and bathroom suites. Secure parking and porter.

£365 per week

£550 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 7480 6848 wapping@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 7480 6848 wapping@knightfrank.com

New Crane Wharf, London, E1W

Jacana Court, London, E1W

Spacious two double bedroom 2nd floor flat set in this great portered Warehouse conversion. This beautifully presented apartment has a large reception room with a semi open plan fitted kitchen, two brand new bathroom suites, underground parking and lovely views of the river and Canary Wharf.

Lovely one bedroom apartment set in this popular 24 hour portered development. This bright and spacious unit has a separate fitted kitchen, large double bedroom, bathroom with shower, underground parking and a great south facing terrace with stunning St Katharine’s Dock views.

£650 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 7480 6848 wapping@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 7480 6848 wapping@knightfrank.com

£525 per week


KnightFrank

Hermitage Court, London, E1W Stylish two bedroom apartment in Wapping Stunning two bedroom two bathroom third floor apartment set in this portered block in west Wapping. This contemporary unit has been completely refurbished offering a fully fitted kitchen, wooden floors throughout, parking and a stylish furniture package. ÂŁ575 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings wapping@knightfrank.com 020 7480 6848


Savills Canary Wharf 4 Westferry Circus E14 4HD

020 7531 2500 canarywharf@savills.com

savills.co.uk

THE LANDMARK EAST, e14

ANTILLES BAY, e14

Reception room ø kitchen ø bedroom ø bathroom ø car parking ø balcony ø concierge ø leisure facilities

Reception room ø separate kitchen ø 2 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø underground parking ø balcony

Asking price £385,000 Leasehold

Guide £460,000 Leasehold

PIERHEAD LOCK, e14

PORT EAST APARTMENTS, e14

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø dining room

Reception room ø kitchen/dining area ø 3 double bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø parking space ø 24hr concierge

Guide £499,999 Leasehold

Asking price £925,000 Leasehold

HANOVER HOUSE, e14

NEW ATLAS WHARF, e14

Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 double bedrooms ø 3 ensuite bathrooms ø secure parking ø concierge

Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø laundry ø large terrace ø balcony ø parking ø 24hr porter

Guide £1.3 million Leasehold

Asking price £1.325 million Share of Freehold

Buying or selling in 2011? Talk to Savills.


Savills Docklands 80 Wapping High Street E1W 2NE

020 7456 6800 docklands@savills.com

savills.co.uk

DUNDEE COURT, e1w

HERMITAGE COURT, e1w

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø protected parking space ø daytime porterage

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø protected parking ø porter

Asking price £475,000 Leasehold

Guide £499,000 Leasehold

CLAVE STREET, e1w

CINNABAR WHARF WEST, e1w

Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø patio/ garden ø garage ø additional parking space

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø protected parking ø porter

Asking price £725,000 Freehold

Guide £775,000 Leasehold

IVORY HOUSE, e1w

ST. HILDA'S WHARF, e1w

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø st katharine docks views ø roof terrace ø porter

Reception room ø fitted kitchen ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø shower room

Guide £995,000 Leasehold

Guide £1.65 million Share of Freehold

Buying or selling in 2011? Talk to Savills.


Savills Canary Wharf 4 Westferry Circus E14 4HD

Savills Docklands 80 Wapping High Street E1W 2NE

020 7531 2500

020 7456 6800

canarywharf@savills.com

docklands@savills.com

savills.co.uk

NEW ATLAS WHARF, e14

NEW PROVIDENCE WHARF, london, e14

1 bedroom ø 1 reception room ø 1 bathroom ø balcony with river views ø private parking

2 bedrooms ø 1 reception room ø 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø balcony with river views ø private parking

£350 per week Furnished

£485 per week Furnished

Savills Canary Wharf

BOMBAY WHARF, se16

Savills Canary Wharf

CANARY RIVERSIDE, e14

2 bedrooms ø open plan kitchen / reception ø 2 bathrooms ø parking ø 2 bedrooms ø 1 reception room ø 2 bathrooms ø balcony ø private parking river and Tower Bridge views £525 per week Furnished

Savills Docklands

£575 per week Furnished

Savills Canary Wharf

CINNABAR WHARF, e1w

IVORY HOUSE, e1w

2 bedrooms ø 1 reception room ø 2 bathrooms ø private parking ø balcony with river and Tower Bridge views

1 bedroom ø warehouse conversion ø private parking ø porterage ø views of St Katharine's Docks ø terrace

£675 per week Unfurnished

£750 per week Furnished

Savills Docklands

Renting or letting in 2011? Talk to Savills.

Savills Docklands


Whatever platform you’re on, just search Savills.

Savills apps for the iPhone and iPad make it easy to search on the move. And our relaunched website with an improved search engine, together with our international network opens up a whole new world of buyers and tenants. Buying, selling, renting or letting, search with Savills.

WE HAVE THE POWER TO MOVE YOU. Savills Canary Wharf Sarah Dorman 4 Westferry Circus London E14 4HD 020 7531 2500 sdorman@savills.com

savills.co.uk

Savills Docklands Dawn Shepperson 80 Wapping High Street London E1W 2NE 020 7456 6800 dshepperson@savills.com


FEBRUARY

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t gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our new look London Homes and Property magazine - a lifestyle and property magazine for Canary Wharf, Docklands and the City. Every month in our dedicated New Homes section we’ll bring you the latest property news, insider info on developments and building projects, and advice and expert knowledge on the industry. This month we’re visiting a smart development that offers village life with great transport links (p.69), and looking at the various options for landlords and tenants in a changing market (p.74). Our Living Local section is your essential guide to the local area with new openings, places to eat and drink, a vast range of cultural distractions, transport updates, the best new shops and local comment and insight. In February you can read about the best places to buy Valentines gifts, where to get your hands on the latest in luxury men’s fashion, the most interesting restaurants in Clerkenwell and

how the Olympics Games are revolutionising Stratford. The section starts on p.19. Make the Life Style section your first stop for all things interiors, with the latest trends, up and coming designers and must have items, as well as tips on urban gardens and the most exciting new local interiors shops. John Makepeace is our designer of the moment, an expert carpenter with an eye for shape and style (p.59), and we also look at creating a serene bedroom haven on p.54. For those of you looking for property abroad, the Live Overseas section is essential reading, with special features on international developments and property, expert comment on buying overseas and the latest news and information on worldwide markets. This month we’re showing you round a stunning villa property in Le Marche, Italy (p.64), and considering what other European countries are becoming popular for second homes and investment purchases (p.63). Happy reading...


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Bold and Beautiful

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Live the high life striking new homes

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Waterman Building, London, E14 £515,000

Port East, London, E14

A highly desirable 948sqft two bed two bath 5th floor apartment boasts direct river views West towards the London skyline from every room. It is presented in very good condition and benefits from access to leisure, concierge & one secure parking space.

A large one bedroom apartment in this fabulous Grade 1 listed Warehouse Conversion. Port East is one of the most sought after developments in Canary Wharf being metres away from the business district. The apartment is in fantastic condition and includes parking.

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Pierpoint Building, London, E14 £500,000 A two bedroom, two bathroom riverside apartment in this exceptional block. The property benefits from a balcony and one parking space, and the development has a 24 hour porter, gym and spa room.

We have a huge database of active Far East investors and domestic clients.

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New Providence Wharf, London, E14 £457,500

Ontario Tower, London, E14

A large luxury two bedroom apartment boasting river views from all principle rooms as well as a generous riverside balcony situated in the heart of Canary Wharf. Offered with secure parking and use of leisure and 24hr concierge.

A 22nd floor studio flat in striking development. The development also has a 24hr concierge and use of gym and spa facilities of the adjoining Radisson Hotel. A short journey away from the buzzing centre of Canary Wharf with DLR/Jubilee line.

£250,000

Pan Peninsula, London, E14

£670,000

A 32nd floor, 881 sqft two bedroom apartment with state of the art fixtures and fittings situated in the heart of the ‘Millennium Quarter’ masterplan - next to South Quay DLR station and only a short walk to the extensive amenities of Canary Wharf. King Sturge recommend this apartment highly.

www.kingsturge.co.uk

Canary Wharf Office - 020 7715 9700 dockland.sales@kingsturge.com With London offices in Knightsbridge, Canary Wharf, Blackheath and Greenwich


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Landmark East, E14

£375pw

One bed apartment features panoramic views and is furnished to a very high standard. Situated 4 minutes walk from both the Jubilee Line and DLR giving great transport links to the City and Central London.

Pepper Street, E14

£450pw

Millharbour, E14

£425pw

Edison Building, E14

£425pw

Two bedroom bright and spacious corner apartment offering stunning views with wrap around balcony. Available furnished for immediate occupation. Secure parking offered, development has concierge and is moments to South Quay DLR.

Two double bedroom apartment located on the 4th floor with two bathrooms and semi open plan kitchen living space. Gated development offers 24hr concierge and gym. Short walk to Canary Wharf DLR. Available 17th December fully furnished with secure parking.

Dundee Wharf, E14

Indescon Court, E14

£490pw

£525pw

A two bedroom first floor apartment boasting over 400sqft of terrace space and full dock views from all rooms. Set in a very quiet location this apartment is just a 5-10 minute walk to the centre of Canary Wharf with its transport links, bars, restaurants and shops.

Two double bedroom two bathroom first floor apartment presented in excellent condition. Dual aspect river views within gated development with concierge and gym. Moments walk to Westferry DLR and Canary Wharf. Fully furnished. Resident’s parking permit available.

Brand new 3 bedroom 6th floor apartment with stunning dual aspect views and private balcony. Available fully furnished with secure parking January 2011. Indescon Court only a short walk to South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf itself. EARLY VIEWING RECOMMENDED!

Waterman Building, E14

Landmark East, E14

Keepier Wharf, E14

£495pw

A superbly located two bedroom sub penthouse apartment boasting dual aspect river viewings and two private balconies. Gated development with concierge, parking and leisure facilities, close to Canary Wharf and South Quay DLR. The property is offered furnished with secure parking.

£600pw

A two bedroom, two bathroom property on the 38th floor offering spectacular dual aspect views over. Furnished to the highest standard, with 24hr concierge, gym and just moments walk to Canary Wharf tube station, with all amenities on the doorstep.

£1,500pw

Arguably the best unit in this sought after development, offering three double bedrooms and three bathrooms. Stunning dual aspect views of Canary Wharf and the river. Presented fully furnished in excellent condition throughout with secure parking. Easy access to Limehouse DLR and Canary Wharf.

www.kingsturge.co.uk

Canary Wharf Office - 020 7715 9700 dockland.lettings@kingsturge.com With London offices in Knightsbridge, Canary Wharf, Blackheath and Greenwich


BOW LONDON E3 www.aquavista.co.uk

Luxury Canal Side Living

60% SOLD The Aqua Vista Show Apartment

The computer generated image is drawn from plan and is indicative only of how the finished development will appear

Aqua Vista is a stunning new development of 157 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, located in one of London’s most exciting regeneration zones, minutes from the

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heart of Canary Wharf and The City of London. • Luxury specification

• Landscaped communal gardens and roof terrace • Balconies and terraces to most apartments • Secure undercover parking available • Many apartments with canal views

For all enquiries contact: King Sturge

East India Dock Road

View from Ninth Floor of Aqua Vista

+44 (0)20 7715 9700 dockland.sales@kingsturge.com AQUA VISTA, BOW COMMON LANE, BOW, LONDON E3 4AX

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livingLOCAL n Out & About wine and dine at exchange Square n 24 Hours In... clerkenwell’S highlightS and hiStory n Make Some Noise roxy MuSic at the o 2


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area news Olympics bring new life tO DalstOn The County Homesearch Company (www.countyhomesearch.co.uk), the largest independent network of homefinders in the UK, has identified Dalston in East London as being one of the few areas of the UK that will buck the sliding house price trend in 2011. “Urban redevelopment is making Dalston an increasingly popular place to live,” says Jonathan Haward, chairman of the County Homesearch Company. “The brand new station on the East London Line means that from May 2011, the area will have easy access to the City, Canary Wharf and the West End. Consequently, Dalston offers great opportunities for property investors or workers wanting a ‘City crash pad’ to buy, and its house prices are not likely to decrease.” However, the East London property market as a whole is likely to benefit greatly because of the massive development currently underway at, and around, the 500-acre Olympics 2012 site in Stratford. Regeneration is to be carefully integrated with existing communities, creating huge new employment opportunities and creating sustainable and thriving

transport latest… Most local residents are aware that the Blackwall Tunnel is regularly closed for refurbishment – but they can’t remember when that is. So in the interests of clarity, here are the details. Until June 2012, the southbound tunnel is closed between 9pm and 5am Sunday to Thursday, and from 1am to 8am on Sunday. The tunnel is also closed on some weekends between Friday at 9pm and Monday at 5am – look out for signs notifying these extra days. Other options for southbound traffic are Tower Bridge, Rotherhithe Tunnel and the Dartford crossing. However, the Rotherhithe Tunnel is also closed from 23.59pm on Friday to 7am on Saturday for routine maintenance.

neighbourhoods, including the construction of around 10,000 new homes. Transport improvements will no doubt impact positively on the property market here, with the extension of the Docklands Light Railway, increased capacity on the Jubilee line, and Stratford Regional Station being equipped to cope with three times the current level of passengers. With the Eurostar and Crossrail connecting with Stratford in time, and City Airport in the vicinity, the transport network will be remarkably extensive. The substantial retail and other facilities coming to the area, such as the £1.45 billion Westfield Stratford

Quick news Underlining East London’s great ethnic diversity, a new mosque is set to be approved by planning chiefs near Westferry DLR station. The Limehouse Bangladeshi Cultural Association, which at present uses three different buildings, plans to construct a purpose-built centre in Gill Street that will include a mosque and community centre. It should be completed within about three years.

Did you know? 23,000 people can fit into The O2 arena – or 22,986 if seven of them are extremely fat.


City - which will be Europe’s biggest shopping centre - and a new Ikea store opening, will make East London even more irresistible. The Stratford City area is expected to accommodate 16,400 homes on completion, while around the Ikea site there is development potential for up to 1,500 homes. New homes are also planned in Bromley-by-Bow, Hackney Wick, Canning Town and Leyton. Analysis of Land Registry data by Lloyds TSB revealed that house prices in East London have risen by 26 per cent (compared to 20 per cent nationally) since 1995, when it was announced that London

would host the Games. But other factors have impacted on prices, such as gentrification of areas such as Hoxton and Shoreditch. The financial crisis and property crash would have blurred things further. Some neighbourhoods have enjoyed particularly high increases, such as Homerton rising by 69 per cent, compared to the Greater London average of 36 per cent. Yet, in total, only four out of the 14 Olympic postal districts have seen house prices rise by more than the average for London. That said, prices remain well below central London average values and are therefore likely to be a great investment for the long-term future. n

Docklands Development Holiday Inn is building a new flagship Docklands hotel and is inviting savvy investors to capitalise on London’s thriving hotel market, which is currently outperforming major European cities including Madrid, Rome, Brussels, Berlin and Amsterdam. The £32 million project, Holiday Inn, West India Dock Road, is due for completion in time for 2012, and will occupy a prime strategic location adjacent to Westferry DLR station. “London remains one of the most soughtafter property investment destinations in the world and the Holiday Inn West India Dock presents an outstanding opportunity to include high yielding prime London real

estate,” says Steven Worboys, managing director of property investment experts, Experience International. The 17-floor hotel will have a restaurant, café, bar, gym and conference space. Investors are invited to purchase a 999year lease on a hotel suite for £189,000 (lower than an independent RICS valuation) by paying £65,000, with the remainder available through competitive and transferable developer finance if required. Experience International 020 7321 5858 www.experience-international.com

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Out&About... PLAY No doubt the adrenaline will be surging on a Royal Yachting Association powerboat course at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. The £360 one-on-one course runs from 9.30am–5pm for two days, and the aim is to consolidate your basic knowledge of power boating, and develop an awareness of safety. By the end of the course you will be capable of handling a powerboat without an instructor on board. The course also forms the basis of the British International Certificate of competence for powered vessels under 10m. On booking the course, you must specify whether you are looking for the coastal or inland qualification. The centre is based in an award-winning, purpose-built facility, split over two floors with great views from the upstairs bar over Millwall Outer Dock – perfect for a drink to calm down after all the James Bond-style antics. Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre Isle of Dogs, E14 3QS 020 7537 2626, www.dswc.org

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Smythson of Bond Street, which has a branch at luxury shopping centre the Royal Exchange in the heart of the City, is synonymous with the ultimate in personal stationery and leather goods. However, whilst a number of its products sport eye-watering price tags, such as £1,645 for diaries bound in alligator hide and £595 for sterling silver fountain pens, many items are very reasonably priced, including a good selection of Valentine’s Day gifts and cards from £10. Smythson, though established in 1887, is firmly ensconced in the 21st century, with its range widening to now include iPhone covers at £95.

Being primarily a commercial enterprise in a highly commercial venue, I suspected that Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition in The O2’s Entertainment District would be more superficial and less educational than such an exhibition held in a museum. However, the 300-plus artefacts from the ill-fated boat, reconstructed cabins and insights into people on board is fascinating, and should keep the attention of children throughout, too.

Roxy Music’s concert at The O2 Arena on 7 February must be the highlight of the month – if not year – for many local music fans. It is the conclusion of Roxy’s first UK tour in more than a decade and coincides with the 40th anniversary of this hugely influential band. The original line-up of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson will be on show, no doubt belting out the classics.

Smythson, 7 Royal Exchange, EC3V 3LL 020 7621 1037, www.smythson.com

Titanic, The Artefact Exhibition, The O2 Bubble, SE1 0DX 0844 277 4321, www.titaniclondon.co.uk

The 02, Peninsula Square, North Greenwich SE10 0DX 0844 856 0202, www.theo2.co.uk Tickets available at £60.00


DRINK Davy’s, founded in 1870, now has a thriving selection of wine bars across the capital. Its unique relationships with the world’s finest wine makers and Châteaux go back five generations, and Davy’s still selects, ships and stores its own wines. Davy’s at Exchange Square was recently refurbished, boasting a new bar and new dining room. Many Davy’s bars have an old-fashioned style; however, Exchange Square is light, bright and contemporary, and features an airy conservatory. Davy’s, Exchange Square, 2 Exchange Square, EC2A 2EH, 020 7256 5962, www.davy.co.uk

ESCAPE You may think that looking at a glass case full of old Marmite jars through the years, or cornflakes packets new and old, would be dull in the extreme, but a visit to the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill is fascinating. Not only is it interesting to see how the presentation of a wealth of products has evolved over the years, but a visit here will set you on a wave of nostalgia as you discover the toys, sweets, drinks and food products of your childhood. There are displays illustrating different periods, such as the Victorian age, wartime and the 1960s too, and during February there is an exhibition of souvenir mugs, jugs, contemporary toys and tins caricaturing politicians. Museum of Brands, W11 2AR 020 7908 0880

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Aquascutum’s Canary Wharf branch draws on the heritage of its flagship Regent Street store in London’s West End, where clothes combine quality and fine craftsmanship with innovation and exquisite design to create its own quintessentially British style that offers luxury, attention to detail and authenticity. A popular choice in menswear, especially at this chilly time of year, is the £650 Pritchard Cameron wool and mohair suit that provides a contemporary take on formality. A tailored singlebreasted jacket features a notch lapel, horn buttons and full lining alongside classic flat-front trousers, which is perfect worn with slim shirts and ties.

Whilst the recent expansion of Spitalfields market has provided it with a greater choice of eateries, many are identikit branches of chains. Much more individual – and distinctive – is smart and elegantly simple St John Bread and Wine. Open for breakfast, lunch and supper (with lunch between noon and a civilised 4pm), its memorable menus could include devilled sprats, mallard and pickled walnuts, quail and rowanberry, and celeriac soup with back fat – which all sound like something out of a Charles Dickens novel. St John Bread and Wine, E1 6LZ 020 3301 8069, www.stjohnbreadandwine.com

Aquascutum Cabot Place West, E14 4QS 020 3069 8790, www.aquascutum.co.uk

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estled in the borough of Islington and just a stone’s throw from the City is a place which is as cultured as it is cool. With historically significant buildings, the chicest, modern bars and everything in between, it’s no surprise that Clerkenwell is fast becoming one of the most desirable locations to reside in the capital. Here is one actionpacked itinerary for the area.

programme includes ballet, comedy, and exhibitions as well as talks and workshops, which are open for participation. The annual flamenco festival with its exuberant routines and stunning vocals is always hotly anticipated, and returns with a new show this February (www.sadlerswells.com). However, if time is of the essence, the Charles Dickens Museum is open daily in north Clerkenwell, housed in the Victorian novelist’s former home and brimming with tokens of his life and work

10.00 am

Local Landmark Tour Start the day in St John’s Square, where the Priory Gate testifies to the area’s rich religious history. The striking archway stands at the site of the former entrance to the headquarters of the ‘Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem’, a monastic order with prominent involvement in the Crusades of the 11th to the 13th centuries. Nearby Clerkenwell Green not only reveals the position of the monastery’s church (where St James’s now stands), but is closely tied to radical political movements too. Wander round the Marx Memorial Library just yards from the Crown Tavern, where Stalin and Marx allegedly met, and visit Clerkenwell Close, just off the Square, which is where Oliver Cromwell is said to have resided.

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Lunch Reflect on the fascinating past of the village during lunch at one of London’s most stylish boutique hotels. The Zetter has fabulous floor-to-ceiling French windows overlooking St John’s Square itself, which also open to allow for relaxed, alfresco dining in the summertime. Visitors can choose from hearty brunches and acclaimed à la carte dishes in the 24

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contemporary Bistro Brunot Loubet or opt for lighter lunches in the luxurious, cosier surroundings of the Atrium Bar. Booking is advisable www.thezetter.com

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Shopping To truly appreciate the lively, eclectic nature of Clerkenwell, an afternoon stroll north to the pedestrianised Exmouth Market, is a must. Fridays and Saturdays see an enticing mix of food stalls, arts and crafts descend on the area, offering organic produce, delicious home-baked treats and creative wares against a backdrop of designer boutiques, independent bookstores and bespoke jewellers. Post shopping, you can enjoy tea in one of the many bars, pubs and restaurants which adorn the neighbouring streets. Locals flock to The Gazzano’s delicatessen for rich, Italian coffee and paninis www.exmouth-market.com

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Theatres and Museums A short walk along Rosebury Avenue will bring you to Sadler’s Wells theatre, the most recent incarnation of a site, which has been offering drama, and dance performances for more than 300 years. Its typical event

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Dinner Venture back to Clerkenwell Green for a meal at the London restaurant that everyone is talking about. Dans Le Noir serves diners in a pitch-dark environment, following the success of the same concept in Paris. Designed to enhance your remaining senses (and particularly tantalise your taste buds), guests can select a vegetarian or meat-based menu and are brought their surprise dishes by blind waiters. In an area that has numerous successful eateries, this restaurant provides a completely unique experience and is well worth adding to your address book. www.danslenoir.com/london.

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After-Dinner Drinks Exploring is thirsty work! Toast a fun-filled day with a cocktail at Clerkenwell House, Hatton Garden. Set over three floors, this has the makings of one of London’s hippest venues, with its glittering backlit bars, sweeping white leather sofas and intimate VIP booths. Whether you’d prefer to see out your time in Clerkenwell with a game of pool in one of the laidback lounge areas, or by dancing the night away to an oh-so-popular playlist, this is the place to do it. www.clerkenwellhouse.com


living local Down on the farm East London is blessed with having a surprising number of city farms. All are free to enter.

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Skelton’s Lane Park, E10 5BS 020 8539 4278, www.walthamforest.gov.uk

to market, to market Our resident LOndOn HOmes & PrOPerty cOLumnist, Ben West, taLks abOut HOw accurate Pricing is cruciaL if yOu’re seLLing yOur HOuse... Selling your home? To do so as swiftly as possible it is important to have it priced accurately. Ask too much and you could put off potential buyers, and having to make a price drop a few weeks on could discourage them further. If you have an apartment, semi-detached or terraced house similar to others nearby, valuing is simpler as there are other examples for the agent to refer to. But if you have an unusual property, where there’s often a lack of direct comparisons, it can be advantageous to pitch a low figure to create interest, allowing competition to increase the price. Although there are many things you can do to increase your chances of a quick sale, some initiatives could be a complete waste of money. It’s seldom worth splashing out on an expensive new kitchen or bathroom, for instance, as there’s no guarantee that potential buyers will like your taste or that it will add value to the property. Complete redecoration is seldom necessary and may prompt suspicion of hidden faults. Most people would prefer a cheaper home that they can change to their own requirements, and money’s better spent sorting out

Brooks Farm As well as dairy shorthorn cows, Jacob and Ryeland sheep, dairy goats, Gloucester Old Spot pigs, a llama, chinchillas, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, chickens, ducks and ponies, facilities include a picnic area, children’s play area and vegetable and nature gardens.

eyesores like damp patches and peeling wallpaper, or sprucing up a particularly gloomy room with a lick of paint in a neutral colour. Cleaning glazed roofs and windows to let in more sunlight can make a huge difference. Faults spell neglect, so eradicate leaking gutters, loose door handles and dripping taps. It’s worth replacing windows that have exceeded their lifespan, but make sure they suit the house. Modern doubleglazed uPVC ones won’t look good in a period home. Don’t consider replacing the roof unless there are structural problems – it’s better to negotiate a lower price if needed.

Hackney City Farm Originally a brewery, this small, friendly farm of only 1.5 acres with goats, sheep, pigs, cows, hens, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, bees and a butterfly tunnel even manages to fit in a beautiful, peaceful flower garden. 1a Goldsmith’s Row, E2 8QA 020 7729 6381, www.hackneycityfarm.co.uk

Mudchute Park and Farm London’s largest city farm, this is a peaceful spot amongst the towering buildings of Docklands. Residents include sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, the odd llama and a pets corner, with gardens, a study centre and cafe. Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, E14 3HP 020 7515 5901, www.mudchute.org

Newham City Farm One of London’s longest established city farms with a collection that includes pigs, sheep, pygmy goats and birds of prey. Stansfeld Road, Beckton, E6 5LT 020 7474 4960, www.newham.gov.uk

Spitalfields Community Farm Though little, there’s a good range of animals at this working farm, including goats, pigs, sheep, cows and donkeys. Buxton Street, E1 5AR 020 7247 8762, www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org

Stepney City Farm Stepney City Farm manages to evoke a real country farm atmosphere, despite being overshadowed by tower blocks. Crammed into a relatively small space, as well as the usual cows, pigs, sheep, geese, chickens, rabbits and ducks, there’s a wildlife pond, a play area with toys and books, a donkey and guinea pigs. Stepney Way, E1 3DG 020 7790 8204, www.stepneycityfarm.org

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State of the market AlAsdAir CArpenter, Company DireCtor of LourDes estate agents, Comments on the state of the resiDentiaL property market

Licensing for estate agents couLd bring much needed standardisation to the industry

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an I see your licence please? Although not a question usually asked of estate agents, it might be something they will need to become accustomed to hearing. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has just launched the first licensing scheme for estate agents. As it currently stands the scheme will only be open to members of the NAEA and there is no legal requirement for estate agent to become members. Although I firmly believe licensing should be introduced for estate agents, I have grave concerns for the way this is being introduced. Firstly, a voluntary scheme will only attract the reputable estate agents who probably don’t need any further governance. Secondly, I can’t help but think this should be a legal requirement introduced by the government and not a voluntary membership organisation. Surely the entire purpose of licensing the UK housing market is to weed out rogue operators who indulge in unsavoury business practices? Those people are highly unlikely to volunteer to be licensed, regulated and scrutinised. My third and final concern, is whether the licensing scheme will be effectively marketed to the general public. Most of the people I speak to outside of the industry have no idea that the housing market is totally unregulated. They do not know that

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the NAEA is a voluntary organisation and that estate agents are not legally required to join the organisation. As it stands anyone can set up an estate agency or work as an estate agent. So unless time, effort and money are invested into effectively communicating the need for licensing, then the entire exercise will be fruitless. Estate agents have always suffered from a poor public perception, and without drastic measures this will never change. Grant Shapps, minister for housing, hailed the NAEA’s licensing scheme as a ‘symbolic moment’. I will reserve such enthusiasm for when Mr Shapps decides that licensing of estate agents in the UK needs to be mandatory. The public would like better industry standards; the reputable industry professionals would like a better public image; so surely the government should further legislate the industry? You wouldn’t use an unregulated accountant, solicitor, stockbroker or even taxi driver so there should be no reason for estate agents to escape accountability. Besides, wouldn’t it be a refreshing change to deal with someone educated in property? Someone that is knowledgeable about the finer details and laws of the property market. I would dearly love to see the wheeler-dealer image of estate agents buried forever. Although I have my concerns about the current suggested scheme, I will stand behind it and make sure that my staff are licensed. As I am sure every other reputable, professional estate agent will be. It is often said that something is better than nothing and in this case it is probably true. So, as of June 2011, when you are requiring the services of an estate agent make sure you are asking the question, are you licensed by the NAEA? There will be no shortage of agents who have taken the trouble to license their service, so make sure you are using one. n


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Bonus time Why city bonuses could be your reWard, says AdAm dockley

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espite government pressure to limit any potential bonus payments, UK banks are now preparing to pay out millions of pounds in bonuses over the coming months. As a result, the property market is seeing an increased level of interest from prospective buyers looking to capitalise on this. Whether an investment opportunity, a first time purchase or indeed an upgrade to a current property, 2011 has started with a very promising renewed interest across the board. A lump sum cash bonus may offer a potential purchaser access to the currently very restricted mortgage market and investing this money in property could also provide a much higher return, compared to the typical interest rates offered to high-street savers. As an estate agent working in Canary Wharf for over five years, I have seen this ‘bonus time’ trend at its highest in 200, and lowest in 2009. Last year there were a larger number of pay-outs than the previous year and it is looking like this year will be even higher. As I am sure most people are well aware, the property market in this area is

underpinned by the enormous amount of financial sector workers living in close proximity to their place of work, be that The City or Canary Wharf itself. In recent weeks there have been a staggering number of new applicants registering on our mailing list, looking to purchase property in E14. Modern one-bedroom apartments within walking distance of Canary Wharf are receiving the most interest. I believe this is predominantly due to the excellent rents being achieved on these properties. Larger two and three bedroom apartments in private developments with river views, concierge and leisure facilities also seem to be high up on the ‘wish list’ of today’s buyer. In previous years we have been able to use the bonus driven period of purchasing as a gauge, to predict how the remainder of the year will pan out. All the signs are present that 2011 will be stronger than anticipated, although, with tight lending restrictions still in place and an undertone of uncertainty within the property market, only time will tell. n Adam Dockley is residential sales manager at Alan Selby www.alanselby.co.uk

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£350,000

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•  Two Bedrooms •  Two Bathrooms •  Open-Plan Kitchen •  Balcony •  Furnished •  24 Hour Concierge •  Minutes Walk to Canary Wharf

•  Two Bed / Two Bath 12th Floor Apartment •  Private Balcony with River Views •  Luxury Fixtures and Fittings •  Very High Spec •  24 Hour Concierge •  Resident Only Gym •  Optional Secure Parking •  693 Square Foot

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•  Stunning Studio Flat •  Seperate Kitchen •  Fully Furnished •  Amazing Views of the River •  Gym •  24 Hour Concierge •  Pool

•  Two Bedrooms •  Two Bathrooms •  Furnished •  Direct Water & Canary Wharf View •  Secure Underground Parking

•  One Bedroom •  One Bathroom •  4th Floor •  Direct Water View •  Parking •  Furnished •  24 Hour Concierge •  2 min. Walk to Limehouse DLR

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£325/wk

£395/wk

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£340/wk

£950/wk

•  Duplex Penthouse •  Three Bedrooms •  Three Bathrooms •  Full Intergrated Kitchen •  Air Conditioning •  Terrace •  Stunning Views of Canary Wharf •  Decorated to Very High Standards


www.alanselby.co.uk Sales

Wheatsheaf Close

£215,500

Lanterns Court

£289,995

A delightful first floor 1 bedroom apartment set in this quiet residential development, the accommodation comprises; reception room with separate kitchen and bathroom. Wheatsheaf Close is situated within 450 metres of Mudchute DLR station. Ideal for first time buyers, investment buyers and also those looking for a ‘pied a tere’.

A 1 bedroom, 5th floor luxury apartment of 486.96 sq ft with a balcony facing the courtyard, also consisting of a full furniture package and a 6% rental guarantee. Set within in this stunning new development approximately 300 metres from south quay DLR station. Lanterns Court also boasts fantastic leisure facilities of its own and a 24 hour porter. Completion due for April 2011

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

New Providence Wharf

£509,995

Apollo Building

£399,995

A fantastic 2 bedroom apartment set on the 6th floor of the desirable New Providence Wharf development. Offering a reception room with balcony and direct views across the River Thames and onto the O2 Arena, a separate modern kitchen, en-suite to the master bedroom and bathroom. The development itself offers swimming pool and gymnasium as well as 24 hour porterage and secure underground parking.

Offering stunning views across the River Thames, this 2 bedroom, 4th floor apartment comprises reception room with balcony, open plan modern kitchen, en-suite to the master bedroom and main bathroom. The property also boasts a secure covered parking space and the development itself offers a Gymnasium and a 24 hour concierge, The Odyssey is situated approximately 0.8 miles from the Canary Wharf business complex.

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

Estate Agents | Land & Development Consultants


www.alanselby.co.uk

New Providence Wharf

£454,995

Kempton Court

£309,995

Set on the 11th floor of this stunning private riverside development, this well presented 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with balcony accessed via both the reception room and second bedroom giving in-direct river views. The New Providence Wharf offers 24 hour porter, leisure facilities and secure underground parking, with both Jubilee line underground and DLR connections.

Set within this private development we offer this 2 bedroom ground floor apartment with west facing sun terrace, accessed via the 18’9 reception room. The property also benefits a kitchen and bathroom as well as a secure parking space. Kempton Court offers a porter and is situated within 120 metres of White Chapel DLR station, the Liverpool Street station can also be found within 0.7 miles of the property.

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

Langbourne Place

£1,200,000

New Providence Wharf

£2,100,000

A spectacular 3/4 bedroom duplex penthouse set within this private riverside development offering spacious, light & versatile living accommodation comprising approximately 2133 sqft. Further benefits include secure underground parking and day porter the Langbourne Place development is situated within 500 metres of Island Gardens DLR station. This property must be seen to be appreciated.

With stunning panoramic views across the river Thames, onto Canary Wharf and the City beyond, with 2 bedroom suites, open plan reception room with dining area, study area and kitchen. The wrap around balcony leads onto a decked and lawned terrace with a plunge pool and sauna. The development offers 24 hour concierge, spa, swimming pool and gymnasium as well as Valet Parking.

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

Estate Agents | Land & Development Consultants


www.alanselby.co.uk Lettings

Lovegrove Walk

£245pw

Peninsula Court

£360pw

A spacious one bedroom apartment, offered furnished and available immediately this property is situated on the third floor with wood flooring and balcony with views towards Canary Wharf.

A delightful 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment with separate kitchen, set in a private development situated adjacent to Cross Harbour DLR station and available immediately.

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

New Atlas Wharf

£370pw

New Providence Wharf

£380pw

A two bedroom two bathroom apartment situated on the fifth floor with south facing balcony offering views over the park and to the River Thames, fully fitted separate kitchen, master bedroom with fitted wardrobes. This property is offered furnished and the development benefits from leisure facilities, 24 hour concierge and secured parking.

A spacious 1 bedroom 7th floor apartment offered fully furnished, the development offers 24 hour concierge, spa and leisure facilities and set in close proximity to Canary Wharf. Available immediately.

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

Estate Agents | Land & Development Consultants


www.alanselby.co.uk

Lovegrove Wharf

£440pw

Canary South

£475pw

A spacious 4 bed town house, offering versatile living accommodation, wood flooring, 2 balconies and a large private terrace with views on to the dock the property also boasts a utility room, garage and off street parking.

A stunning ex show apartment set on the 3rd floor offering floor to ceiling windows, solid wood flooring, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, also with secure underground parking situated close to Canary Wharf. Available immediately.

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

Cyclops Mews

£570pw

Jamestown Way

£750pw

A spacious three bedroom townhouse set in a private gated development offering separate kitchen 2 bathrooms and parking, the development offers a 24 hour porter and leisure facilities.

A fantastic 4 bedroom town house with stunning views across the river Thames and on to the o2 arena. Offering 3 bathrooms 2 of which are en-suite, a low maintenance garden and balcony, the development offers a 24 hour porter.

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

020 7519 5900 | info@alanselby.co.uk

Estate Agents | Land & Development Consultants


£399,950

• Two bedrooms • Secure parking • 24 hour concierge • Close to DLR

Contact our sales team today for a free, no £364,950 obligation valuation.

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£335,000

£525,000

020 7538 9250

Zenith Building, Limehouse, E14

• Two bedrooms • Two bathrooms Tower, Virginia Quay, E14 Neutron • Secure parking • Two double bedrooms • Balcony

• Large balcony £399,950 • River views • 11th floor £375,000

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Fleet House, Limehouse, E14 • One bedroom Balcony double bedrooms ••Two Porterbathrooms ••Two Close to DLR ••Parking Marina views •£269,950

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Medland House, Limehouse, E14 • Two bedrooms • Fitted kitchen apartment • Penthouse • Balcony terrace • Large • Recently modernised parking underground • Secure £225,000 views • Marina

Dundee Wharf, Limehouse, E14

• Two bedrooms • Direct river views • Secure parking Millennium • Two bathroomsHarbour, South Quay, E14

Two bathrooms •£518,000 • Two bedrooms • River views • Balcony

£449,950

020 7538 9250

Lime Kiln Wharf, Limehouse, E14

• Penthouse apartment • Three bedrooms • Large private terrace Millennium Drive, Isle Of • Secure parking

• One double bedroom £949,950

Dogs, E14

• Secure car parking • River views • Refurbished throughout £275,000

www.lourdes-estates.com

www.lourdes-estates.com

Lourdes Estate Agents, 94-96 Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8AP

Lourdes Estate Agents, 94-96 Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8AP


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£350 per week views • Marina

£365 per week • Balcony

£629,950

• One bedroom Fleet House, Limehouse, E14 • River views double bedrooms • Two • Large terrace bathrooms • Two • Fully furnished • Parking

£399,950

Galaxy Building, Westferry Road, E14

Dogs, E14

• Two £375 perbedrooms week

• Two bathrooms • Balcony £335,000

• Two bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Secure parking • Leisure facilities

Contact our sales team today £390 per week for a free, no obligation valuation.

• Two bathrooms • Direct river views • Balcony £525,000

020 7538 9250

• Large £435 per weekbalcony • River views • 11th floor £375,000

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• Two bedrooms • Two bathrooms Neutron Tower, Virginia Quay, E14 • Fully furnished double bedrooms • Two • Leisure facilities

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Elektron Tower, East India, E14

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• Two bedrooms Lamb Court, Narrow Street, E14 • Two bathrooms • Two double bedrooms • Fully furnished • Two bathrooms • River •views Secure underground parking

£349,950

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• Medland Studio apartment House, Limehouse, E14 • •20th floor Penthouse apartment • •Leisure Largefacilities terrace • •Resident’s cinema Secure underground parking

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Lime Kiln Wharf, Three Colt Street, E14

Ocean Wharf, Westferry Road, E14

• Two £850 per bathrooms week

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• Penthouse apartment • Refurbished throughout • Three bedrooms Millennium Harbour, South Quay, E14 • Large terrace

• Two bedrooms • River views • Balcony £449,950

020 7538 9250

• Duplex penthouse • Three bedrooms • Three bathrooms Drive, Isle Of • River Millennium and city views

Dogs, E14

• Secure car parking • River views • Refurbished throughout £275,000

www.lourdes-estates.com

www.lourdes-estates.com

Lourdes Estate Agents, 94-96 Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8AP

Lourdes Estate Agents, 94-96 Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8AP


living local

HOT PROPERTY:

Waterfront luxury

This sumptuous family residence is offered to the letting market for the very first time. This modern town house in Limehouse benefits from excellent views towards the Marina, which can be enjoyed from a good size balcony off the main room. There is 2500 sq ft of internal living space which consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite), a semi open plan kitchen and lounge. On the ground floor of the property is a flexible space which is currently set up as an office/guest room, but

can be arranged as a second lounge, fourth bedroom or games room. The property is finished to the highest specification throughout and is available fully furnished or unfurnished. For car owners there is a secure garage which can be accessed from inside the property and further off-street parking for two to three vehicles. The area of Basin Approach is securely monitored 24/7 by the onsite security team, who also offer porterage services.


BASIN APPROACH, E14 £1200 per week Hurford Salvi Carr www.h-s-c.co.uk

0207 791 7011 41


London's Finest Properties

LETTINGS

SALES

Lanterns Court, Canary Wharf, E14

Eastern Quay, Royal Docks, E16

Eden House,The Watergardens, Canada Water, SE16

www.lanterns-court.co.uk Starting from £450.00 per week

• One Bedroom Apartment • Fully Furnished • 7th Floor • Balcony • Secure Parking • 24hr Concierge Service

• large 1st floor 2 bedroom/2 bathroom (i.e. not diagonal bedrooms) • Rectangular arrangement throughout • Due south aspect • Moments from Canada Water tube • popular modern development

£350.00 per week

£410,000

New Providence Wharf, Canary Wharf, E14

The Landmark, East Tower, E14

Ontario Tower, E14

Westgate Apartments, E16

£360.00 per week

£375.00 per week

£475,000

£330,000

New Providence Wharf, Canary Wharf, E14

Mount Pleasant Road, Lewisham, SE13

New Providence Wharf, E14

City Quarter, E1

• Three Bedroom Apartment • Three Bathrooms • Two Large Receptions • Large Garden • Close to Hither Green Station

• Two bed/two bath 6th floor riverside apartment • Highly desirable layout with two entrances • Excellent condition throughout • Contemporary fixtures and fittings • Impressive river views

£575.00 per week

£474,950

£549,950

• Brand New Luxury Apartments • Available Now • A selection of 2 and 3 Bedrooms • Walking Distance to Canary Wharf • Concierge Service

• One Bedroom Apartment • Fully Furnished • 8th Floor • Balcony • On-Site Leisure Facilities • 24hr Concierge Service

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Fully Furnished • 13th Floor • Onsite Leisure Facilities • 24hr Concierge Service • Parking Available

£485.00 per week

• One Bedroom Apartment • Fully Furnished • 17th Floor • On-Site Gymnasium • 24hr Concierge Service • Walking Distance to Canary Wharf

Galaxy Building,The Odyssey, Isle of Dogs, E14 • 2nd floor 1 bedroom/1 bathroom • Very spacious and modern • Balcony with river views • Close proximity to Canary Wharf and transport links • Secure underground parking

£320,000

• 2 bedroom 2 bathroom (en suite) • Striking architecture • Highly prestigious landmark development • Approx 1,000 sq ft of living space • 24 hr porterage, security and excellent on-site facilities

• 11th floor two bedroom apartment • Large balcony • Stunning views • On site gym facility • Minutes from Canary Wharf

• Two bed/two bath corner unit • Exceptional level of specification • Highly desirable development • Moments from DLR/Tube and City

Sales | Lettings | Corporate Services | Property Management www.liferesidential.co.uk

Central London 020 7582 7989

West London 020 8896 9990

Finchley 020 8446 9524

Docklands 020 7476 0125

Deptford & Greenwich 020 8692 2244


“The most exciting waterfront in the world” The Daily Telegraph

Knight Frank are delighted to offer a stunning collection of luxury high specification apartments to let in NEO Bankside. This striking development, designed by the international, award-winning architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, offers world-class luxury accommodation with contemporary interiors and spectacular winter gardens.

Situated on the South Bank, adjacent to Tate Modern and a short walk from The City, NEO Bankside offers an opportunity to live at the very heart of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter.

Please Contact

Knight Frank 020 7480 6848 riversidelettings@knightfrank.com

www.knightfrank.com/neobankside


living local

HOT PROPERTY:

Period perfection

A rare opportunity has arisen to rent this striking two bedroom converted chapel located on historic Newell Street. Boasting an abundance of character and measuring in excess of 2200 sq ft, the property offers a wealth of space and features an extensive reception room with two additional mezzanine levels, private garden, patio area, two bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, wet room and

two further bathrooms. Built in approximately 1920 as an extension to the already existing headquarters of the British Sailors Society, this is a truly unique property and would make an incredible home. The property further benefits from off-street parking and is well situated, just a short walk to Canary Wharf and Westferry DLR.


The Chapel, Newell STreeT, e14 ÂŁ895 per week Lourdes Estate Agents www.lourdes-estates.com

020 7538 9250 45


Fetter Lane, EC4 £239,000 Leasehold This delightful studio apartment is situated on the 4th floor of Clifford’s Inn, an extremely popular lift-serviced building with concierge near the Temple law courts.

Aldersgate Street, EC1 £475,000 Leasehold Set on the 4th floor of an extremely popular lift-service building with a concierge service, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment has a balcony off the reception.

Leyden Street, E1 £500,000 Leasehold Boyd Street, E1 £535,000 Leasehold Set on the second floor of a popular art-deco building just east of Liverpool Street station, Set on the third floor of a stunning warehouse conversion, this exceptional 2 bedroom flat this unusually large 2 bedroom apartment is beautifully presented and very light.

offers a host of desirable features in particular the exposed brickwork.

From their first steps to the first visit of the grandchildren, Hamptons International know what makes a family home. The comfort it will provide. The memories it will hold. We see beyond the bricks and mortar to help you find somewhere that’s, well, home.

Mitre Street, EC3 £550,000 Leasehold This 2 bedroom City apartment located just off Fenchurch Street has been beautifully refurbished throughout, with wooden floors and a contemporary kitchen and bathrooms.

City Office

Sales. 020 7236 8398 city@hamptons-int.com Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk

Alie Street, E1 £570,000 Leasehold This brand new, stunning development is being offered off-plan with completion planned for March 2012.


Gullivers Wharf, E1W £750,000 Leasehold An exceptionally spacious, 1813 sq ft, 3 bedroom apartment within a converted warehouse building just off historic Wapping High Street.

Providence Square, SE1 £650,000 Leasehold

Butlers Wharf West, SE1 £1,350,000 Leasehold A stunning penthouse on the Thames, with both bedrooms and reception facing the river and Tower Bridge.

Luna House, SE16 £1,150,000 Leasehold A 3rd floor, two bedroom apartment, with reception room and both bedrooms facing the River Thames.

A well presented apartment with decked terrace overlooking the Japanese style water garden and two bedrooms.

Move in before the tax man does.

Tower Bridge Office

For buyers in excess of £1million the increased stamp duty rate of 5% being introduced on the 6th April 2011 is an added incentive to complete before that date. We strongly recommend all sellers of these properties to make their move now whilst there is a flurry of buyers. £1,500,000 purchase SAVE £15,000 £2,500,000 purchase SAVE £25,000 £3,500,000 purchase SAVE £35,000

Stable House, SE16 £389,000 Leasehold A two bedroom, third floor apartment in Rotherhithe Village, with character brickwork and allocated parking.

Sales. 020 7407 3173 towerbridge@hamptons-int.com Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk

The Fountains, SE1 £565,000 Share of Freehold A top floor 850 sq ft, two double bedroom refurbished duplex apartment in Shad Thames, with balcony, roof terrace and gated parking.


Wapping High Street, E1 £675 per week St Andrews Hill, EC4 £525 per week A two bedroom apartment in this impressive development on the River Thames, benefit- A large two double bedroom apartment in this period conversion in the heart of the City ing from a large balcony and 24 hour concierge. Available furnished with plenty of character. Near to St Paul’s, Blackfriars and the Thames. Available furnished

Christina Street, EC2 £430 per week A bright warehouse conversion with exposed brick work, high ceilings and hard wood floors. The apartment is between Square Mile and Shoreditch triangle. Available furnished

City Road, EC1 £380 per week A huge one bedroom apartment in this excellent development situated within easy reach of both The City and Islington. Available furnished

Renting a property is no reason to accept anything less than the perfect home. It’s still your personal oasis. Albeit for a shorter timeframe. That said nearly all our tenants renew their contracts. Proof that we know how to make people feel right at home. Let By

City Office

Lettings. 020 7236 8399 citylettings@hamptons-int.com Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk

Let By

Barbican, EC2 £325 per week

Commercial Street, E1 £425 per week

More Barbican properties urgently required

More Spitalfields properties urgently required


Dockhead Wharf, SE1 £400 per week A one bedroom warehouse conversion in Shad Thames boasting exposed brick work, part wood floors and parking.

Merganser Court, E1W £495 per week

Millennium Square, SE1 £545 per week

St Saviours Wharf, SE1 £600 per week A newly refurbished two double bedroom two bathroom apartment set within a warehouse conversion boasting, balcony, porter, parking.

A stylish two double bedroom apartment boasting contemporary bathroom, solid wood floors and private balcony.

A beautiful one bedroom apartment with direct access to balcony overlooking St Katharine Dock’s, parking and porter.

The Hamptons International team always go further to meet your personal property needs, whatever they may be. Over 97% of our clients say they would use us again or recommend us to others. Let us show you why.

Little London Court, SE1 £545 per week A beautifully refurbished two bedroom apartment boasting two modern bathrooms and kitchen, wood floors and off street parking space.

Tower Bridge Office

Lettings. 020 7407 3173 towerbridgelettings@hamptons-int.com Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk

St Saviours Wharf, SE1 £425 per week A fantastic one bedroom apartment set within a warehouse conversion boasting exposed brickwork, wood floors, porter and parking.


River habitat RiverHabitat.co.uk

ONE WEST INDIA QUAY, E14 Luxury DupLex in the heart of Canary Wharf

RESERVOIR STUDIOS ChiC Contemporary GateD DeveLopment

n Crca. 2,500 Square Feet n South Facing Duplex Apartment n 29th and 30th Floors n Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom n Comes with car parking space

n Large Live/Work Unit Space n Currently with one Bedroom n Duplex 2nd & 3rd Floor n High Ceilings and Wooden Floors n Close walking distance to Limehouse DLR

£1,500 pw Reduced

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n Direct River Views n 1,843 Sq. Ft. Unfurnished n 9th Floor n 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 1 Cloakroom n Portered Block, 24 Hr Security n Comes with Car Parking Space

n Fantastic River Views n 1,402 Sq. Ft. n 3rd Floor n Two Bedroom, 2 Bath n Portered Block, 24 Hr Security n Comes with 2 car parking spaces

£1,050 pw Reduced

£815,000 LeasehoLd

• info@RiverHabitat.co.uk • T: 020 7791 9830 • F: 020 7791 9831 • The Suite LG. 655 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London E14 7LW


lifestyle n Boudoir Bliss wake up to beautiful bedrooms n Italian Style classic design with modern flair n Standing Tall vertical gardens are on the up

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Italian Luxury in The Uk Italian furniture company Giusti Portos enters the UK market with the introduction of three luxurious bed collections: Angelica, Ducale and Perlage. Each bed is distinctive not only for its Italian craftsmanship and quality, but also for its elegant shape and lavish finish. The Angelica and Ducale beds are both made of handforged solid iron and come in a silver leaf pickled finish. Ducale also comes in a worn iron finish and Perlage’s finish, solid forged iron sheet, in pearl or red pearl. “I am delighted to enter such a prestigious Italian name into the UK market,” says UK sales manager Gianfranco Bianchi. “The initial response to Giusti Portos has been extremely positive and I firmly believe it will be a huge success.” www.giustiportos.it/eng

Retail Space Redefined In designing the interior of Mulberry’s new New Bond Street store, London-based Universal Design Studio has created a retail environment like no other. A vast concrete ‘warehouse-style’ floor provides the canvas for a selection of bespoke features including sculptured oak display stands, distinctive handmade irregular tiles, and an 8.7m-long polished brass cash desk. The backbone

Surface Meaning Surface Design Show 2011 is a mustattend event for anyone looking for the latest in surface solutions. As the only UK event to focus exclusively on interior and exterior surface innovations, the event showcases the most creative ideas currently being developed by designers, architects and manufacturers. The three-day exhibition, taking place at The Business Design Centre in Islington, will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to touch, feel and test the most advanced surfaces on the market, while networking with the crème de la crème of the industry.

of the store is an undulating, traditionally crafted, dry-stone wall, which helps retain heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. Universal Design Studio designed the store with the aim of achieving a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ – something considered highly unusual in retail construction. Mulberry Flagship London, 50 New Bond Street

Callister Russell Opens Chelsea Showroom Following a highly successful year, December saw award-winning luxury interior design consultancy, Callister Russell, launch their prestigious London showroom. Located in Worlds End Studios near Chelsea Harbour, the showroom demonstrates the company’s extraordinary interior design concepts and inspirational furnishing solutions. It will also act as an innovation studio and meeting facility to enable the design team to host business appointments. “By displaying a range of designs and bespoke furniture pieces, the showroom will provide the perfect platform for people to see exactly what we can do for them,” explains Henrietta Perry, Callister Russell’s head of design. 132–134 Lots Road, Chelsea, SW10 0RJ www.callisterrussell.com

15–17 February The Business Design Centre, Islington www.surfacedesignshow.com

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the Trend Start your day peacefully, by waking in a bedroom of tranquillity. avoid fragmented, diScontinuouS SpaceS by Sticking to cool, light colourS and blending tone-on-tone hueS. complement detailed, châteaux-inSpired furniture with intricate acceSSorieS to create the perfect boudoir

Embroidered linens bedroom, from £1,583, from Moghul Curtains and Cushions, 0845 508 2834 www.moghul.com

Valbonne carved armoire, £865, Lovers Lounge, www.loverslounge.co.uk

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, £12.99 Penguin Classics, www.anthropologie.eu

Chateau Carved Chest of Drawers, £425, Lucy Willow, 0845 803 0988, www.lucywillow.co.uk

The Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint, £12.99, Penguin Classics, www.anthropologie.eu


French White Mirror, £2,384, Christopher Guy, 020 7348 7366, www.christopherguy.com

Moghul Signature Range, cushions from £32, 0845 508 2834, www.moghul.com

Provence Dressing Table, £316, The White Company, 0845 6788150, www.thewhitecompany.com

Focus Linen Pink fabric, Greg Kinsella 020 7352 7989, www.gregkinsella.com

Chaise Longue Chateau Bench stool, £395, Lovers Lounge, 020 7275 8115, www.loverslounge.co.uk

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ohn Makepeace could easily be called the father of British furniture design. He found national acclaim early in his career when his retail products for Heals, the Centenary Dining Room for Liberty’s, caught the attention of furniture specialists. During the 1960s he won several high-profile design competitions, before becoming a founder trustee of the Crafts Council in the 1970s, and setting up Parnham College, an institution that integrated the teaching of fine craftsmanship with design and entrepreneurship. Through the ‘80s and ‘90s, John addressed some of forestry’s most pressing economic concerns. He brought together foresters, chemists, material scientists, structural engineers and designers to research and develop sustainable technologies and new building systems. The award-winning buildings that resulted at the Hooke Park campus in Dorset are proof of a most successful multi-disciplinary collaboration. Represented in numerous collections including

the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the Museum fur Kunstandwerk, Frankfurt, John now works to commission, although he has recently introduced a range of affordable limited editions. In 1988 John became an OBE for his services to furniture design, and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Furniture Society (USA) in 2002. This year, to honour his achievements, Somerset House is hosting the first ever solo John Makepeace exhibition, bringing together pieces from public and private collections from the UK and abroad, including his famous Mitre chair, made to celebrate HM the Queen and Prince Philip’s Silver Wedding Anniversary. John Makepeace – Enriching the Language of Furniture exhibition runs at Somerset House from 16 March to 15 April 2011 n www.johnmakepeacefurniture.com

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Thinking

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InnovatIons In the way we use space are openIng up a host of plantIng possIbIlItIes. ‘green roofs’ and ‘lIvIng walls’ are IncreasIng urban bIodIversIty and enhancIng our qualIty of cIty lIfe

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or Victorian town planners, urban green spaces were a means of improving the lives of city dwellers. Since then, as cities have sprawled towards the countryside and grown towards the heavens, municipal city parks and gardens have been in decline. Now, thanks to research into the social, environmental and economic values of things like ‘green roofs’ and ‘living walls’, urban green space is undergoing a revival. The aesthetic appeal of plants in concrete-heavy environments is obvious; so, too, is the positive impact they have on wildlife, but research shows that the benefits of urban greenery go way beyond that. A study by the University of Michigan showed that a 21,000 sq ft green roof will save $200,000 over its lifetime and that on a day that reaches 90°F, the same green roof will reduce insolation – the absorption of solar radiation by roads and buildings – by more than half. If well-designed and cared for, green roofs can help regulate a building’s internal temperature, reduce storm water runoff, and extend a roof’s lifespan. That’s probably why they’re appearing in increasing frequency atop residential homes and office buildings across the city.

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Horizontal surfaces are not the only part of buildings sprouting green roots – plants are also growing upwards. Living walls – also known as vertical gardens, green walls or biowalls – are becoming more popular. As well as insulating buildings and providing a habitat for insects and birds, living walls can offer privacy, screen eyesores, and draw the eye upward to create the illusion of space. They also reduce air temperature and lessen noise pollution by absorbing city sounds. For city horticulturists faced with a limited availability of space, living walls offer a great way to make use of vertical surfaces. No longer restricted to traditional tall and skinny plant ranges like conifers and climbers, gardeners can create thriving vertical spaces by planting materials similar to those found on cliff faces. Wild flowers, mosses, and berries, for example, will create tapestries of colour, form and texture in even the smallest of gardens. At home, not only do green roofs and living walls help stabilise the balance between the built and natural environment, they also leave valuable ground space for children to play in, or for parents to host dinner parties. Perfect for urban living. n


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liveOVERSEAS n Italian Dream designer properties in stunning Le Marche n E uropean Venture overseas trends froM the continent

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If you fancy ownIng your own stunnIng vIews of the sIbIllInI MountaIns and the adrIatIc sea wIthout the hassle of ownIng the property outrIght, then fractIonal ownershIp could be the sIMple answer

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o you dream of owning an idyllic, second home, where you can escape from the rat race? Do you visualise resting in a sun lounger on your own Italian terrace, with a glass of wine from your own vineyard, watching the patchwork quilt of the countryside laid out before you? If this is your dream, but you’re put off by the thought of navigating your way through foreign legislation, unfamiliar builders, and the cost of renovation and maintenance of the property whilst you’re not in residence, then here is the ideal solution. Appassionata is a boutique fractional business which offers customers fractional ownership in the stunning region of Le Marche, Italy. Founders of Appassionata, Michael Hobbs and Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs visited the culture-rich region of Le Marche in 2004 and immediately fell in love with the beauty of the area, the people and the Italian lifestyle. They decided to set up their boutique business three years later after constantly hearing

about the regrets holiday home owners had with buying a property outright. The idea behind fractional ownership is that you select and purchase the number of weeks you want to use per year, and share the running costs with your co-owners. Owners get an actual stake in the company that owns the property and, therefore, a share of the deed. This purchase is forever, allowing owners to choose to sell their stake, rent out the property for the duration of their weeks, or pass it on to their family whenever they choose. Earlier this year, the Financial Times Weekend Magazine looked into fractional ownership, commenting that: “Fractional ownership, seen through the prism of a global downturn, has become a strikingly attractive and popular option.” Fractional ownership is the easy way of achieving a trustworthy, luxuriously maintained holiday home without the price tag or responsibility of maintenance. Appassionata’s Estate Giacomo Leopardi is set close to Montefiore dell’Aso in the gorgeous and


culture-rich region of Le Marche. The wonderfully preserved medieval Montefiore Dell’ Aso has been voted one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. It offers visitors gorgeous local food, fantastic scenery, classic architecture around the town centre, with beaches ten minutes away and the Sibillini Mountains less than an hour away. Estate Giacomo Leopardi, aptly named after one of Italy’s most famous Romantic poets, consists of two properties in five acres of land, with vistas overlooking the Adriatic Sea, as well as breathtaking views of the Sibillini Mountains. The estate has been created to tempt anyone’s interest in all seasons with a large swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, private terraces, landscaped gardens and newly planted vineyard. Casa Giacomo is a four-bedroom, three-bathroom property comprising 2,150 square feet over two floors. The property is set in its own private grounds of the estate and has been decorated to a luxuriously high standard. The interiors have been created with just the right balance, ensuring a harmonious blend of traditional and modern materials, creating a feeling of home whatever the season. Interior designer, Dawn, worked hard to ensure that the property possesses original art, antique furniture and high-quality modern

fittings which all work together to give the best of classic Italian design, mixed with modern convenience. Casa Leopardi is a spacious and traditional Italian farmhouse that is currently being restored into a wonderful five-bedroom home, which will contain the same exquisite level of high-quality accommodation throughout and will be ready to move into this year. This exclusive development has only ten shares available for each house, but with 40 per cent of the luxurious Casa Giacomo already snapped up by discerning buyers, prospective owners will need to move quickly to own their share of this affordable Italian dream. And if a stake in a gorgeous Italian home isn’t enough to entice you, then buying a share in these properties means also purchasing a stake in the olive oil production from the olive groves around the property, production from the lavender plants, and a share of the wine from the Estate’s vineyards. So, with the New Year upon us, why not make your dream of owning your own Italian estate a reality and start 2011 with a new and exciting adventure that will benefit you year after year? n For more information on Appassionata please visit: www.appassionata.com

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A booming mArkeT Recent global economic pRoblems, have seRiously impacted the tRends foR oveRseas puRchasing, says Louise ReynoLds

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he increasingly interrelated nature of the banking systems around the world, coupled with more accessible information via mobile technology and social media, has helped to shape the nature of overseas property purchases in 2011.

New build vs off-plaN Given that many developed property markets, such as Spain, have high levels of property stock, the trend for 2011 is for buyers to seek out ready-built properties and resale properties, with established facilities, to minimise risk.

Mortgage type Choosing the bank a buyer deals with could be as important as choosing the country to buy in. Banks with low exposure to weaker economies and bad debt may offer keener mortgage rates for foreign national buyers. The currency of the mortgage will be more of an important factor, and buyers will think more carefully about whether they opt for a Euro, Swiss Franc, or local currency mortgage.

access to iNforMatioN Increasing access to overseas, property-related information, enabling checks on the reputation of developers or agents, and to monitor what’s happening in a chosen property market, will help buyers in 2011. This may lead to some novice, overseas property buyers becoming overly confident, simply because they can access lots of information online. A good overseas property agent, who can guide you through the local buying process and prompt on what needs to be done, is essential.

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cost-savvy buyers, aNd owNers As government budget cuts bite, many overseas property buyers will continue to seek ways of keeping costs down. Alternatives to buying outright could become more popular. For example, we could see more people buying leaseback properties, which combine holiday home ownership, with hasslefree maintenance and income generation. n Louise Reynolds MCIM, is a chartered marketer and director of Property Venture

PoPular countries • Spain still has all the same attractions it used to have, in spite of the challenges it has faced with its economy and pockets of surplus property stock. People still want to buy Spanish property for the warm climate, easy accessibility and the enviable Mediterranean lifestyle. It will continue to prove popular in 2011, as people seek to snap up bargains. • Turkey will become more prominent as a holiday home destination and property investment location. In some respects it is becoming the “new Bulgaria”, in as much as it offers keenly priced, holiday home property along its varied coastline, but also investment property in its capital city, Istanbul. • Morocco will raise its profile on the world stage in 2011 as an emerging holiday home destination, with its combination of beautiful coastal development on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines, and its city centre attractions of Marrakech and Tangiers.

Along with the economic downturn, news emanating from many overseas destinations of price drops (in Spain, property prices are down on the Costa del Sol 20 per cent since 2005, according to the Bank of Spain) has helped shape buyer expectations. 2011 will continue to be the year of bargain hunters, although many will realise the really cheap properties, or bank repossessions, are not all of “holiday home” quality, or in the right location. So headline prices will continue to stimulate interest, but the reality may not always match up to buyer expectations. 67


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ProPerty Latest Work begins on 20 Fenchurch street

Close to Bow Church, Fairfield Quarter has affordable homes available where it is possible to buy, subject to eligibility criteria, a 25 per cent share of a one bedroom apartment. This ranges from £41,000 to £56,750, based on full market price ranges from £164,000 to £227,000. You can increase your share of the property at any time. Genesis Homes 0845 600 4663 www.genesishomes.org.uk

Construction has started on one of the most hotly anticipated buildings in the City. Dubbed the ‘Walkie Talkie,’ 20 Fenchurch Street will be completed in 2014, cover 690,000 sq ft across 37 storeys and be topped by a public sky garden. The development is being led by Canary Wharf Group and Land Securities. Managing director of Land Securities’ London portfolio, Robert Noel, said at the opening ceremony on 18 January 2011: “In January 2010 we were the first property company to commit to starting major developments in London in this cycle, as we saw a supply constrained market evolving for prime office space between 2012 and 2014. “In starting work on 20 Fenchurch Street with the Canary Wharf Group today, we begin an exciting journey that will bring together our complementary skills in development, leasing and construction to create a new landmark for London.”

copper ApArtments New developments are a bit thin on the ground in the Greenwich and Blackheath area at present, but one that has generated plenty of interest is Copper Apartments, on Invicta Road - a small, new development. With an eye-catching design, this features 13 apartments built in a very contemporary style. Humphreys Skitt currently offers a £325,000 two bedroom ground floor apartment with a terrace and state-ofthe-art kitchen and bathroom. Humphreys Skitt 020 8297 1697 www.humphreys-skitt.com

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lett roAD Developments in the area being built independently of the Olympic site include 64 one, two and three bedroom apartments at the striking, contemporary Lett Road development near the Olympic Park, with prices ranging from £235,000 to £337,500.

chesterton humberts freezes VAt Property consultancy Chesterton Humberts will freeze VAT on fees until 28 February 2011. Sellers can benefit from the VAT freeze at 17.5 per cent on fees earned through newly signed sales instructions between 4 January and 28 February 2011. Chesterton Humberts will pay the extra 2.5 per cent themselves, as long as sellers instruct the company as sole 70

agents at their standard commission rate and contracts are exchanged on or before 30 April 2011. Robert Bartlett, Chesterton Humberts CEO, comments: “We want to give property owners considering selling a bit of motivation. With prices rising across the board, we want to do what we can to minimise the pain.”

Currell Residential 020 8555 0282 www.lettroad.com


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St John’S, Blackheath iS a new and recently releaSed development By Belway homeS. it iS an impoSing development of fourteen two and three Bedroom executive apartmentS in Sought after Blackheath, Se3

Star property At St John’s, the majority of the apartments either have their own garden area on the ground floor or balconies/ terraces above. There is just one two bedroom, two bathroom executive apartment on the market on the ground floor. This apartment can be seen in the left of the picture; its delightful garden area is to the side. Price: £359,950 For more details, please contact: Margaret Keenan King Sturge, Blackheath 020 8852 8383

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ach of the fourteen apartments at St John’s has its own parking space in a car park to the rear, which is included in the sale price. All apartments have beautiful fitted kitchens with granite worktops and AEG appliances, including integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezers. Striking stainless steel single ovens, chimney extractor hood and splashback to rear of ceramic hobs finish off this area. Ivory ceramic floor tiles are to be found in all kitchens, bathrooms and utility cupboards. Energy efficiency has not been forgotten, with low voltage downlights in rooms and high efficiency condensing boilers with hot water storage cylinders, wet system radiators and chrome heated towel rails in bathrooms and en suites, complete the heating arrangements. Bathrooms have been designed with white fittings throughout. The large halls benefit from laminate wood flooring which extends into the living area. Internal doors have chrome plated door furniture and bedrooms are carpeted throughout and include built in wardrobes with shelf and hanging rails. All walls are covered with matt white

emulsion and satinwood to the internal joinery. Safety is an important feature at St John’s which has been fitted with a video door entry system into the communal hall. St John’s is close to St John’s Church which lends its name to the area. The green space of Blackheath is a breath of fresh air and a short walk away. Acres of unspoilt land on the heath, combined with the buzz of the true urban village, which can be found at both Blackheath Village and Blackheath Standard, add to the enjoyment of St John’s. Greenwich Park with its sweeping vistas across the London skyline, part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, is close by. A walk down the hill in the park, London’s oldest Royal park, with its wilderness garden and deer park, leads to nearby Greenwich and the centre of the Maritime World Heritage Site. Weekend markets, handsome architecture, museums, a theatre, an art house cinema and great mix of restaurants and bars, give residents and visitors alike a great choice of activities. St John’s, Blackheath has been designed with care, thought and perfect attention to detail, making it an excellent proposition for your new home. n 71


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ll the indicators are showing that the buy-to-let sector is gaining resurgence. Agents are reporting that demand for rental properties is at an all-time high, with new tenant registrations outstripping available accommodation – an average of 5.2 tenants are now vying for each property, while rental yield is increasing year on year. The reasons behind this surge are quite clear: lack of available funding for purchases, strict criteria, large deposits out of reach for first-time buyers, government cuts in social housing and a lack of appetite to build by the large nationals. None of the above conditions are likely to change in the foreseeable future, and as young people cannot live with their parents forever and need their own space, demand will not cease. Moreover, as we live on an overcrowded island where living space is finite, logic dictates that, yes, it is a sound investment. Perhaps that’s why it is the only market sector where lenders are vying for position – lenders generally, are not daft; they know how, and where, to make money! So, fancy being a landlord? Think it sounds an easy way to make money? Well, it’s not as simple as it may sound. Although, this sector of lending is quite buoyant, lenders are still quite fussy about who they will accept – it is not the free-for-all of days gone by. By and large, the lenders are looking for larger deposits, 25 per cent being the practical norm, good 72

credit scoring, preferably experienced landlords, certainly existing homeowners. They will resist what they see as amateurs, expecting to see good historical conduct of accounts, and proper tax returns. Proof of income to demonstrate affordability to offset rental voids, as well as a wide margin of rental income over mortgage costs is also important. In particular, lenders are very wary of low-quality housing in less quality areas – they have no intention of funding potential slum landlords. Every lender in the marketplace will adopt some or all of the above criteria. Sourcing the best deal is a minefield, and can really only be achieved by using a mortgage broker experienced in that sector, and one can be found in your vicinity on www.unbiased.co.uk. That’s without the problem of finding a tenant, managing the property, dealing with delinquent tenants, rental voids, legal and taxation issues. Before venturing into this sector, potential investors should seek advice from an experienced letting agent, as well as professional, legal and taxation advice. So, after all that, is it really a sound investment? Very much so, but it is a serious investment that requires serious thought and personal involvement, and is not for the faint-hearted! n Ron Radway is a mortgage consultant with Docklands Mortgages. For further details visit www.docklandsmortgages, or call 0203 174 042


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t may sound like the opening line for a bad joke, but the two groups are fighting a pitched battle on the mean streets of Canary Wharf and Docklands At stake are the unseasonably sparse levels of rental accommodation in the area. Students now find themselves being fallen over to be accommodated and no longer avoided by private landlords. Nothing altruistic here in the landlord’s intentions, these new breed of students are typically from China or elsewhere in the Far East, usually pay a premium and are able to pay the entire amount of annual rent up front. So dramatic is their buying power that many of the Docklands’ typical renters, the corporate soldiers of Canary Wharf, are being priced out of the rental market. The average (and until now ubiquitous) one bedroom Docklands apartment has seen its average value surge from £250 per week to a staggering £350 per week in the course of four months over the third and fourth New build is the ultimate buy, but quarters of 2010. The is pushing up it has to be iN a coNveNieNt aNd shortage values in surrounding upmarket area areas of E16 and as far out as the Olympic sites in Stratford. Whisper it, but the perennially ‘up-andcoming’ Royal Docks may have finally arrived, due to property shortages in the surrounding area. It’s not just renters who are coming from the Far East, but investors are also back en-masse, and seriously looking in the area to buy property around Docklands and Canary Wharf. They are attracted to the waterside location and the plentiful new build developments that are popping up every month. They

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are typically not interested in anything other than new build, and see living in someone else’s old house much like wearing someone else’s old shoes. New build is the ultimate buy, but it has to be in a convenient and upmarket area. In response to the growing demand from renters and buyers from the Far East, our office has hired Shih Yu, who speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. He joined the lettings department last year as a negotiator with the hope that he might be able to use his language skills. So far, he hasn’t had a problem doing exactly this and has been an irreplaceable asset to the office. In fact, the effect has been far more dramatic than expected, as we are suddenly getting many more Far Eastern landlords, tenants, vendors and buyers because they know they can speak to Shih Yu in their own language. Whether renting, letting, buying or selling, the processes are stressful and sometimes complicated. The knowledge that they can understand fully and communicate with comfort and ease is very reassuring for customers and, as a consequence, the word-of-mouth effect has been staggering. As the other BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations continue to prosper, no doubt we will be seeing many more buyers from these countries investing and renting in London. Dutifully, estate agents will have to keep up with this influx of foreign clients and, if our experience with Shih Yu can be repeated, we will undoubtedly be hiring more employees with language skills. n Cory Askew is associate director of the Chesterton Humberts’ Canary Wharf & Docklands office 020 7510 8300 www.chestertonhumberts.com


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UNIQUE isn’t just a property consultancy, it’s a complete ethos: a way of conducting business that allows us to give our clients the options and tailored service they desire. DO YOU HAVE A PROPERTY THAT DESERVES THE UNIQUE APPROACH? We offer a one to one marketing and consultancy service, providing a tailormade sales programme for your home which includes a stunning property profile brochure.

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By targeting precisely the right audience we deliver a successful sale at the right price in a timescale that fits our client’s specific requirements. PERHAPS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE HOME TO BUY? If you are seeking a property to buy then UNIQUE can also help you find it. Whatever is on your wish list, with our extensive experience and well affiliated contacts in the luxury homes market, we are perfectly positioned to source you a house to make a home.

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RiveRside living in the heaRt of gReenwich If you’ve been dreaming of riverfront living, stunning panoramic views and a genuine Greenwich address, then head to Lovell’s London & Regional Properties and King Sturge would like to introduce you to Lovell’s Wharf, a low-rise and light-filled development within walking distance of Maritime Greenwich and with exclusive access to the River Thames. Lovell’s Wharf represents an opportunity to acquire a stunning new home that you can truly enjoy living in.

On weekdays, the unique location gives you easy access to Canary Wharf, the City and the West End thanks to the DLR, Jubilee Line, as well as other rail and Riverbus connections. At the weekend, enjoy a short walk along the Thames Path that takes you to Greenwich Village, its Royal Park, historic buildings, markets, traditional pubs, modern bars, dynamic restaurants and charming shops.

In addition to offering apartments that are 2030% more spacious than other developments in the area, Lovell’s is a residence designed for outside living - something the development celebrates with tidal gardens, paths and a central square. Large balconies and terraces mean residents can live in harmony with their surroundings and Lovell’s environmental credentials include green roofs and ground source heat pump heating.

• Stunning two and three bedroom penthouses • Bright and spacious one, two, and three bedroom apartments • High standard of interior finish • Excellent eco-homes rating

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History and Heritage

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Lovell’s is the latest example of the regeneration of former industrial wharves. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the names Lovell’s, Granite, Badcock’s and Pipers Wharves would have been familiar to river travellers and the residents of Greenwich. However, back then, the line of wharves barred direct access from the local streets to the river itself.

Currently, only the largest penthouse is available on the market. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and its own balcony which faces the river and garden.

Today, Lovell’s opens up the river to its residents and neighbours in the East Greenwich Conservation Area. An extension to the Thames Path at Lovell’s has been designed to link Greenwich Peninsula (including the O2 entertainment centre and North Greenwich Jubilee Line station) with the historic buildings of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.

“The Lovell’s penthouses have the most stunning panoramic views of the River Thames, Canary Wharf skyline, The 02 and Greenwich Peninsula,” says Margaret Keenan, King Sturge Associate. “Add to this the high specification of the contemporary interior finishes and you have a truly spectacular home. Lovell’s embraces 21st century climate-conscious living and one of the main features is the ground source heat pump heating which does not require internal radiators. Lovell’s really is a great place to live.”

Price: £835,000

For more information and to arrange a visit, please call Margaret Keenan at King Sturge on 020 8090 0276

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Take the long view reserve now, move in 2012 Caspian Wharf is a new waterside development located on the Limehouse Cut Canal in Bow. With superb views and connections to the City and Canary Wharf, this development is the ideal location for commuting and enjoying London life to the full. The latest phase ‘Pacific Court’ includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses. Just a few minutes away lies Stratford’s Olympic Park for the London 2012 Olympic Games along with the new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre due to open 2011.

Studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses Prices from £169,950

Caspian Wharf 1 Yeo Street, Bow E3 3AE

Sales & Marketing Suite and Showhome open daily 9.30am – 5.30pm

For information call 0844 800 1152 Our vision for your future

www.caspianwharf.co.uk

Prices and details correct at time of going to press. Photography depicts previous Berkeley development.


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Central location next to Canary Wharf, iconic architecture and extensive luxury leisure facilities make Prime Avenue the prime residential investment opportunity in London today.

PRIME LOCATION: Next to Canary Wharf financial district and four luxury retail malls PRIME ARCHITECTURE: Designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, master planners of Canary Wharf PRIME SPECIFICATION: Custom designed kitchens, luxury marble bathrooms, full height windows, luxury flooring PRIME FACILITIES: Concierge services, valet parking, 24 hour security, retail and restaurant PRIME LEISURE: Health spa and gymnasium with swimming pool, sauna, steam and hydrotherapy pool PRIME TRANSPORT: Next to Crossharbour DLR station and short walk to Canary Wharf underground

www.baltimorewharf.com PRICES FROM ÂŁ245,000

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uyer confidence in the £1m plus property market remains high, according to new research. We spoke to estate agents, developers and mortgage brokers, and almost three quarters (73 per cent) of those surveyed say that confidence is either high or neutral among those people considering purchasing properties worth £1m or more. However, just over a quarter (27 per cent) of those surveyed claim that buyers in the prime property market are concerned about future prospects. They believe that the top three obstacles impacting sales of £1m plus properties are a lack of suitable properties, fear of a ‘double dip’ recession, and a lack of finance. Latest Land Registry figures show that the number of properties sold annually in England and Wales for over £1m increased from 506 for the year to August 2009 to 731 the year to August 2010, an increase of 44 per cent. Signs of continued confidence at this end of the residential property market are supported by estate agents who have seen a marked increase in the number of buyers competing for each property worth £1m or more. Indeed, the Investec £Million Plus Property Market Barometer shows that almost two thirds (65 per 82

cent) of estate agents surveyed are seeing between six and 20 buyers per £1m plus property. Despite signs of sustained confidence in the prime property market, our research demonstrates that access to finance remains a major issue for those looking to purchase properties worth £1m or more. Some potential buyers are struggling to secure mortgages and other personal loans, due to the less flexible lending criteria adopted by many banks. Mortgage brokers in particular are concerned about the lack of finance. This lack of available credit is supported by the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (November 2010), which reveals that net mortgage lending is estimated to be around £9bn this year, the lowest level since 1980. One solution could be our £Million Plus mortgage, which is targeted at high net worth professionals who do not get paid along conventional lines, but rather accrue irregular income such as lump-sum bonuses. The new custom-made mortgage offering takes overall income and wealth into account, rather than just the value of an individual’s property and their regular monthly income. n Jack Jones specialises in private bank mortgages at Investec Specialist Private Bank.


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London Homes & Property (East) February 2011