Gainsford Road E17
Waltham Forest

45 affordable Pocket homes in Waltham Forest

What's inside

Each Pocket flat is built to our award-winning design specification, making the best use of all available space and incorporating features which perfectly fit the way London city makers live today.

38sqm one bedroom apartment

What's outside

This brand new four-storey building contains 45 one bedroom Pocket homes for first time buyers. Designed by architects Gort Scott, it has a striking brick and glazed façade.


• A contemporary architectural style

• Conveniently located near a vibrant high street, close to local amenities and transport hubs

• A landscaped courtyard – a green shared area for all residents to enjoy

• Plenty of secure cycle storage for everyone who needs it

The neighbourhood

Gainsford Road E17 is a short walk from the lively Walthamstow High Street and its magnificent market. Great green spaces, theatres, cinemas, galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants fill the local area. Walk 10 minutes’ in any direction and you can take your pick of the 4 local tube and train stations.


Context picture for Pocket development: Gainsford Road E17, Waltham Forest

Getting into town

Gainsford Road E17 is only 10 minutes walk from Walthamstow Central, Walthamstow Queen’s Road, Blackhorse Road and St James Street stations which means you can get practically anywhere using underground, overground or National Rail services. 

Hop on your bike and you are in Epping Forest in 15 minutes or Hackney in 20 minutes. Lots to explore!


  • Live or work in the borough
  • First time buyer
  • Earn under the Mayor of London’s income threshold for affordable housing

What you need to do

If you fit the bill based upon the 3 eligibility criteria above, you could be on your way to owning a Pocket home, but first:

  1. Register for your My Pocket account

    Make sure you’ve created a My Pocket account as the process of buying a Pocket home is managed online.
  2. Complete an affordability assessment

    In order to progress with purchasing a Pocket home you need an approved affordability assessment from Censeo, our suggested Independent Mortgage Advisor (IMA).
  3. Viewing day

    Once we receive your approved affordability assessment, you will be able to book in a viewing through My Pocket.
  4. Expression of Interest [EOI]

    If you like what you see at the viewing, submit an EOI


Our first round of viewings have taken place and the next viewing dates are still TBC. Please check back soon.