Having always been seen as a bit edgy, East London is starting to experience a steady growth in popularity – which is, in great parts, down to regeneration projects like Peabody’s Merchants Walk development.
Sat next to Devons Road DLR station, the development is set to offer a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments to singles, families and City workers, all united under one roof, just between Canary Wharf and the Olympic Village.
Compromising of 40 shared ownership properties, 91 rented and 128 private sales homes, Merchants Walk will create more than 100 affordable homes in a diverse and exciting community.
Wherever possible, natural materials are used in the architecture, adding not just character and quality but also making the development feel warm and welcoming without looking displaced in the area.
Step inside and the homes will be up to the latest standard, combining the area’s industrial history with modern fittings and interiors; even more so in the show apartments dressed by interior designer Clare Morton of Studio Morton.
Like on the outside, natural materials play a big role, with oak flooring throughout hallways and living areas and solid core oak veneer doors; the bedrooms feature soft carpets.
Chrome and steel details, from electrical fittings to downlighters, blend in without being boring and add to the apartments sleek look.
Fitted by Commodore Kitchens, stone grey high-gloss units are combined with Silestone worktops and integrated Bosch applications; a washer/dryer are installed in the spacious hallway cupboard.
Most apartments also benefit from either a private balcony or outdoor space, some offering unobstructed views of Canary Wharf’s banking towers grouped around One Canada Square.
Just around the corner is Devons Road Station, served by the Docklands Light Railway and offering connections to Stratford, Canary Wharf and Lewisham; Bromley-by-Bow and Mile End Underground Stations, served by the Hammersmith & City, District and Central lines, offering quick connections into Central London.
Prices for apartments in Peabody’s Merchants Walk range from £305,000 (€412,132.67, $461,916.14) to £565,000 (€763,458.88, $855,680.73).