Walthamstow Wetlands Centre: the most photogenic place in London

Our Pocket homes at Gainsford Road E17, the first Pocket Living scheme in Waltham Forest, are on sale just as Europe’s largest urban wetland nature reserve opens down the road. Walthamstow Wetlands is a short cycle from Gainsford Road E17, it’s full of things to do and it’s free!

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We’re already great fans of Walthamstow (the reason we’ve launched 45 Pocket homes for sale to local first time buyers here), so we’re really happy to hear that this vast green space has opened up for local Londoners to enjoy.

Walthamstow Wetlands is an impressive regeneration of this 211 hectare Thames Water reservoir, the main source of water supply for 3.5 million people. Open to the public for the first time in 150 years, there’s something for everyone – be it lunching, walking, cycling, fishing or bird-watching. There’s even a calendar of regular activities and seasonal events.

 

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The Centre is already a huge success, their Twitter feed filled with incredible shots taken by visitors of the local wildlife, landscape and industrial heritage buildings.

 

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What an amazing place to have near your home, lucky E17-ers!  We’re so glad this gem has opened up just down the road from Gainsford Road E17.

If you’re a first time buyer and live or work in Waltham Forest, you could buy one of our Pocket homes.  Just register for a My Pocket account and complete an affordability assessment to book your viewing.  Sales are already live, with the scheme due to complete in March 2018, so you could move in ready to enjoy Spring at the Wetlands.

Any questions, contact our friendly sales team!

 

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A striking new building for Kingston on Cowleaze Road KT2

Our first scheme in Kingston has been designed by the RIBA Stirling Prize winner Haworth Tompkins.  Best known for their stunning Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, we are thrilled to be working with them on our smaller, but no less stunning, residential scheme near the town centre of Kingston-upon-Thames.

Providing 21 one bedroom Pocket homes and 5 two bedoom Pocket Edition homes, Cowleaze Road KT2 will be an intimate and stable community of local home owners.  We spoke to the team at Haworth Tompkins about the background to the site and their  ideas for the building:

 

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