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Bedrooms in the Baudrys’ premium apartment at Waterfront, complete with views of Canary Wharf


ater was in the minds of Lisa and Frederic Baudry as they planned their return to the UK after living abroad for several years. The couple, who began their search for a London home from their Dusseldorf base had taken in Jakarta, Singapore and Paris. But the capital was calling and there was one thing at the top of their agenda. “Living with a beautiful view over the Rhine for the past four years, we desperately wanted our new home in London to be on the water,” said Lisa. “However, we didn’t want to spend a fortune, so homes in central London were out of the question. “We first came across Royal Arsenal Riverside three years ago, and it seemed perfect. It has easy access to the city centre, a fantastic riverside setting and the flats were available off-plan, which suited us perfectly as we weren’t looking to move right away. “We liked that there was already a significant community at the development but you can also really feel the history of the site. “At the time, a two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the development felt like the right fit. But after we bought it, the premium apartments right on the river came onto the market and I thought it wouldn’t do any harm to take a look – I’m so glad I did, because I fell in love with it.” Lisa and Frederic have since upgraded to a three-bedroom duplex premium apartment in the Waterfront phase, designed by architects Allies And Morrison. The Berkeley Homes property stretches over 1,398sq ft, with a direct view over the Thames towards Canary Wharf. It features an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area on its lower floor as well as storage space, a toilet and a balcony that stretches the length of the apartment. Its three bedrooms are located on the upper floor and the master has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. There’s also a further shower room for shared use. Lisa said: “We’ve lived in new-build homes around the world but never in the UK before. “I really like the finish of Berkeley’s properties – the quality is excellent and the sales team have been remarkably helpful throughout. “We knew of someone else who had already bought on site and they were very happy with the whole process, which gave us great peace of mind going into it ourselves.” Beyond the apartment itself,

We desperately wanted our new home in London to be on the water, however, we didn’t want to spend a fortune Lisa Baudry, Buyer

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how the Thames tempted one couple to the Waterfront at Berkeley Homes’ Woolwich scheme

Lisa Baudry and her husband Frederic decided to purchase a premium apartment at Royal Arsenal Riverside’s Waterfront phase for their return to the UK

the couple were also drawn to Woolwich because of its existing and forthcoming transport links. “Being able to access central London easily was a huge priority so Crossrail was a really big factor for us,” said Lisa. “Our friends who already live there had also told us how fantastic having the MBNA Thames Clippers was as another option to use. “We’re still in the UK part-time so the development’s proximity to London City Airport is a huge bonus. The first time I flew in to

check out the flat I hadn’t even realised how close it was, until even the taxi driver suggested I save the fare and take the DLR. “Our house in Dusseldorf is also close to the local airport, so the door-to-door journey from our current home to our new flat is less than three hours – shorter than some people’s daily commute. “This has made things so much easier despite being based abroad during the purchase process. “One of our sons already studies in the UK and the other two are likely to go to university there

too, so this will make it handy for when they want to visit friends back in Germany. “Much of Frederic’s family lives in France so we’ll be sure to use the airport lots ourselves too. “It’s not just the transport that’s helpful here – the fact that we can lock up and leave the flat and feel confident about its security was another big draw. “We also love the convenience of the underground car park – it’s safe and protected and means the development is kept free of traffic – the design is really clever.” Other attractions include the forthcoming arrival of Woolwich Creative District – recently rebranded by Greenwich Council as Woolwich Works following a public vote. The authority will manage 15,000sq m of space created by the £31million refurbishment of five historic industrial buildings at Royal Arsenal Riverside, bringing the likes of theatre company Punchdrunk, Chineke! Orchestra and Protein Dance onto the development, with public access expected in 2020. Amenities at the development – a former munitions factory with some buildings dating back to 1696 and which has seen property values double since 2009 – include shops, gastropubs, restaurants, craft breweries and cafes as well as a regular farmers’ market. Waterfront residents also get access to the Waterside Club spa facility, which boasts a 20m swimming pool, a sauna, steam room, gym, meeting rooms and a private cinema room. “We’ll miss the walks by the Rhine but soon we’ll be able to take our dog along the Thames instead,” said Lisa. “It’s been about eight years since we’ve lived in the UK and we’ve missed a lot of the British culture. “That’s one of the exciting things about Royal Arsenal Riverside and Woolwich – the people here are really friendly and while London’s a huge beast, we’ve got a fantastic community to call our own.” A limited number of premium apartments are available in Waterfront at Royal Arsenal Riverside. For more information or to arrange a viewing call 020 8108 7155 or go to

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premium homes that are still available

Berkeley Homes is still offering apartments for sale at both Waterfront I and II Waterfront I Price: £1,000,000 Only a single premium apartment remains at Waterfront I. A two-bedroom duplex, the property extends to more than 1,180sq ft, features an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area as well as a sizeable balcony. On its upper level – the 15th floor of the block – the second bedroom and master, complete with its own balcony and an en suite, are located. With construction complete, the apartment is ready for occupation now

Buyers at Manhattan Plaza, left, and The Liberty Building will both get a year of luxury lifestyle management by Quintessentially included with their property

Buyers interested in purchasing the premium apartments at Royal Arsenal Riverside should call 020 8108 7155 or go to


on-site amenities

residents at Waterfront can use the Waterside Club’s facilities The club boasts a 20m swimming pool and a private cinema room as well as a gym, sauna, steam room and meeting rooms

Waterfront II Price: £1,000,000-£1,600,000 Berkeley Homes also has six premium apartments remaining at its Waterfront II building including properties with views over the Thames towards Canary Wharf. The properties are also located next to the newly created Maribor Park, meaning residents have a tranquil space right on their doorstep


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building the future by David Galman

Properties available at Able Quay Millharbour near Canary Wharf

Will it be one-day glory or the slow build of a fiveday test match that guides your investment?


eople often use sporting analogies to make a point. Cricket and property investment offer just such an opportunity. During the early part of the summer, we witnessed a wonderful festival – the Cricket World Cup – which ended in an extraordinary final a couple of weeks ago and victory for England. But while the one-day international form of the game is exciting and adrenalin-inducing, it’s also high risk, rather like property investment. There are those who during various economic cycles have profited hugely from short-term investment. Players simply place a deposit on a property off-plan and sell at a profit before completion. This practice has worked incredibly well at various times, probably more so for the high risk speculator. Why stop at one deposit when you can make your fortune by replicating the transaction – it’s just a numbers game right? Hit as many sixes as you can and reap the rewards. This is not property investment. It’s pure speculation and If I was a national fraught with difficulselector, I’d pick Cook ties. Firstly, most major lenders will not provide over KP any day – mortgage finance invest for the long against an assigned contract, thus the end term and create a buyer of so-called “flipped contracts” lasting legacy have to be cash buyers. David Galman, Galliard Homes Secondly, if you jump on the one-day cricket carousel at the wrong time, you cannot get off. The likelihood is you will be required to complete the purchase and either move in or become a five-day Test Match-style investor – digging in for the long haul, scoring slowly. It’s Alistair Cook vs Kevin Peterson. KP is the swashbuckling risk taker who scores runs on good pitches at a ridiculously quick rate, while Cook is the slow, methodical innings builder. Guess which one would have a substantial portfolio of properties by now. It’s little wonder Galliard Homes’ repeat clients are those in it for the long haul. If I was a national selector, I’d pick Cook over KP any day – invest for the long term and create a lasting legacy.

David Galman is sales director at Galliard Homes which is delivering developments including Orchard Wharf, Harbour Central and The Stage Go to or follow @GalliardHomes and @DavidGalman on Twitter

Notting Hill Genesis is marketing shared ownership properties at the Isle Of Dogs development with prices from £108,750 based on a 25% share of a one-bedroom home

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Show home interiors at Able Quay Millharbour – images featured are indicative of the development only

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ituated on the outskirts of Canary Wharf, Able Quay Millharbour is near the waterside and enjoys breath-taking city views. With sleek highrise developments and premium shops and restaurants just a stone’s throw away, the area may seem out of reach for most first-time buyers. At Able Quay Millharbour, would-be purchasers can join the property ladder for as little as £108,750 based on a 25% share of the full market value of £435,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Located in Zone 2, residents benefit from superb transport connections across London. Both South Quay and Canary Wharf DLR stations are a short walk, connecting home-owners to Bank station in just 11 minutes. The nearby Jubilee line provides easy access to Westfield hopping Centre featuring a variety of shops and ue inema, perfect for film lovers and shopaholics alike. Additionally, London’s West End is within easy reach promising entertainment every night of the

week, from award-winning theatre productions to stand-up comedy at The Comedy Store. For those who relish the outdoors, Mudchute Farm and Park is just half a mile away, offering 3 acres of countryside and providing a sanctuary of green space. Residents can also enjoy nearby Millwall Park and the Island Gardens for breath-taking views of the Royal Observatory of Greenwich. In addition, the Thames Barrier Park is only four miles away, known for its wildflower meadows and incredible views of this iconic barrier. The development comprises an impressive collection of 28 one and two-bedroom apartments with open-plan interiors that have been carefully designed to make the most of space. ach apartment is filled with natural light and has its own private outdoor space in the form of a balcony or terrace, providing an extension to the living area and a place to enjoy the sweeping views of the skyline. For further information, or to register your interest, please contact 020 3918 6912 or visit


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The Pulse, NW9 This spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the eighth floor has a fully fitted open-plan kitchen and secure underground parking. Near to Colindale Tube station. £1,550 pcm

Aqua Vista Square, E3 This one-bedroom apartment is situated on the fifth floor overlooking the Limehouse Cut. Development features include bicycle storage, communal gardens/roof terrace and concierge. £1,400 pcm

41 Millharbour, E14 A two-bedroom apartment on the ninth floor in the heart of the Docklands. Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances, balcony, lifts and a concierge service. Five minutes from South Quay DLR and amenities. £1,685 pcm

Ocean Wharf, E14 This spacious two double bedroom un/furnished apartment on the fourth floor has wooden floors, a fully fitted kitchen, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and large balcony with direct river views. £1,890 pcm

Tufton Street, SW1P This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is situated in the heart of Westminster and benefits from a well equipped fitted kitchen, oak strip wood flooring, comfort cooling and underfloor heating. £3,650 pcm

Aqua Vista Square, E3 A contemporary one-bedroom apartment on the fifth floor of this modern development overlooking the Limehouse Cut. Located in Bow, minutes from Canary Wharf it’s also within easy reach of the City. £330,000 LH

Meridian Place, E14 A two double bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the fourth floor with porter facilities and secure parking. Also has views of the Dock and Canary Wharf, close to South Quay DLR. £600,000 LH

Altitude Point, E1 A fantastic two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with private wood decked balcony facing front courtyard gardens enjoys high-standard modern interior decor, under-floor heating, audio entry, secure bike unit and concierge service. It’s minutes from Bow and within easy reach of district line and DLR. £2,123 pcm

Press House, BR5 A two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in a development in the heart of Petts Wood. The clean, modern design emphasises both space and light, with open-plan living areas, ideal for entertaining. £1,350 pcm

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Apartments now over 50% reserved 1, 2 & 3 bedroom homes for sale from ÂŁ500,000 *

Register your interest at or call 0333 0033 770 Photography depicts show home interior at Thames Street. *Pricing correct at time of going to print.


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Wynan Road, E14

£949,950 F/H

Contemporary three storey, four bedroom terraced house set over the ground, first and second floors with a private driveway at the front and a patio garden at the rear. Located at the southern tip of the Isle of Dogs, on a quiet side street, the property is close to the Thames and Island Gardens DLR station. Measuring approx. 1225 sq. ft., the accommodation comprises a spacious, south-west facing ground floor lounge, a large separate kitchen/ diner with access to the patio, two bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor, and two further bedrooms plus a large bathroom suite on the second floor.

Canary Wharf: 020 7510 1001

The Atlas Building, EC1V

£950 pw*

Blackfriars Road, SE1

£850 pw*

Discovery Dock, E14

£625 pw*

This is a brand new, 28th floor, two bedroom, apartment with a balcony overlooking the City of London, a stone’s throw from Old Street station. The open plan interior is wonderfully light with upscale appliances, underfloor heating and excellent storage. There are luxury onsite facilities including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, residents’ gym, a pocket cinema and a 24 hours concierge.

A stylish, brand new third floor two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a balcony set in a modern, boutique conversion with a lift, a stroll to Southwark station and close to Elephant and Castle. Fully furnished, the apartment features underfloor heating, floor to ceiling glazing, excellent storage space throughout, modern kitchen appliances and smart bathroom suites.

Set in the heart of modern waterside development in Canary Wharf, this is a spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with dual aspect views and a balcony. The bright open plan living extends onto a semi-enclosed, fully integrated kitchenette. The master bedroom has a modern ensuite bathroom with a shower. Access to a 24 hour concierge, an onsite gym and a swimming pool.

City & Aldgate: 020 7427 3888

Elephant & Castle: 020 3869 2888

Pan Peninsula: 020 7536 7901

One the Elephant, SE1

OIEO £580,000 L/H

A fabulous, well presented 20th floor one bedroom apartment in a modern development in Elephant & Castle close to all the amenities the area offers. The property measures approx. 554 sq. ft. and has a spacious and bright open plan kitchen/ living room with access to a south facing private balcony affording panoramic views of central London. The bedroom is ample sized with generous built-in wardrobe space, and there is a fully tiled, modern bathroom. One the Elephant offers a 24hr concierge and access to on-site amenities including residents roof and garden, gym, café and a crèche.

Elephant & Castle: 020 3869 2898

Canary Wharf Office

City & Aldgate Office

Docklands Office

Elephant & Castle Office

London, E14 4AW

London, E1 7PT

Road, London, E14 3QL

London SE1 6FS

Tel: 020 7515 1000

Tel: 020 7247 3888

Tel: 020 7510 8444

Tel: 020 3869 2888

Horizon Building, 15 Hertsmere Road,

122 Whitechapel High Street,

St. David’s Square, 320 Westferry

*Charges may apply

One The Elephant, 5 St Gabriel Walk,

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Pan Peninsula, E14

£725,000 L/H

A modern, dual aspect two bedroom apartment set on the 19th floor of this popular development a stone’s throw from South Quay DLR station and a short walk to the heart of Canary Wharf. The property measures approx. 794 sq. ft. of a delightfully bright space featuring a semi enclosed kitchen and a stylish living room with extensive glazing and far-reaching views of Docklands. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room and the second double bedroom is served by a marble tilled bathroom. Pan Peninsula provides residents with 24hr concierge services, access to a gym, pool and a private cinema.

Pan Peninsula: 020 7536 7901

Enderby Wharf, SE10

£400 pw*

A brilliant two bedroom, third floor riverside apartment with two balconies in a brand new development in Greenwich. The accommodation is open plan with all principal rooms having access to the outdoor space. The kitchen is fully integrated, the master suite has a shower and the second bedroom a family sized bathroom. 24hr concierge and communal gardens.

Greenwich: 020 8353 8979

London City Island, E14

£395 pw*

The Sphere, E16

£340 pw*

This is a wonderful second floor one bedroom, warehouse style apartment in a quiet and colourful waterside neighbourhood close to Canning Town and Canary Wharf. There is a bright open-plan kitchen/ living area opening onto a large balcony, a sizeable bedroom with fitted wardrobe space and a modern bathroom suite. With a concierge, gym and a heated outdoor swimming pool.

A good sized fifth floor one bedroom apartment in a modern development with lift and a 24hr porter, close to Canning Town station. This contemporary property offers a generous open plan kitchen/ living room, double bedroom and a family size bathroom. Transport links are fantastic with both Canning Town and Royal Victoria stations providing direct routes to the City and West End.

Canary Wharf: 020 7515 1000

Docklands: 020 7510 8444

Queensland Road, N7

£460,000 L/H

This is a third floor, one bedroom south facing apartment in a popular development forming part of a large regeneration area in Highbury, Islington. The open plan interior measures approx. 596 sq. ft. and comprises a modern kitchen/ living room, a spacious bedroom and a smart bathroom. The features include underfloor heating, generous double glazing, recessed lighting, gloss reflective kitchen cabinetry, Siemens appliances and Amtico flooring. The development offers 24hr concierge services, beautifully landscaped podium gardens and onsite gym facilities. Exceptional transport links run from Holloway Road (7mins), Highbury & Islington (12mins) and Finsbury Park stations.

City & Aldgate: 020 7488 2777

Greenwich Office

Pan Peninsula Office

Head Office & Property Office

London, SE10 9EJ

London, E14 9XP

London, SE1 6EE

Nine Elms

Tel: 020 8853 8979

Tel: 020 7536 7900

Tel: 020 3869 2190

Tel: 020 3869 0388

1 Crescent Arcade, 279 Creek Road,

Pan Peninsula, 1 Millharbour,

Strata Tower, 10 & 12 Walworth Road,

*Charges may apply

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THIS SPECTACULAR VIEW CAN BE YOURS AT WATERFRONT Call 020 3918 2436 to arrange a viewing today

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Premium Apartments at Waterfront is the ultimate in luxury, combining breathtaking river views and designer interiors with access to the five star spa and leisure facilities at The Waterside Club. You’ll also benefit from a 24-hour concierge and superb travel connections to Canary Wharf and the City.

This limited collection of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments is ready to move into now. Located next to a new landscaped park, riverside walk and an exciting range of dining options, it offers a truly luxurious lifestyle. Visit the showhome and experience it for yourself.

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Sales & Marketing Suite open 10am to 6pm (Thursdays until 8pm) Imperial Building, No. 2 Duke of Wellington Avenue, Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich, London SE18 6FR Photography depicts the Penthouse Showhome and The Waterside Club at Waterfront II and is indicative only. Prices and information correct at time of going to press. *Approximate travel times for Crossrail taken from Royal Arsenal Woolwich. Source:


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STAMP DUTY PAID* STUNNING 2 & 3 BEDROOM RIVERSIDE APARTMENTS Bow River Village is an award winning new residential quarter which is firmly establishing itself as Bow’s new go-to place to live. Includes a select number of stunning ground floor 2 bedroom, duplex apartments with riverside views.

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The 14th issue of Wharf Life's property supplement, covering Canary Wharf, Docklands and the new east London