Famed for its culture, universities, business and diversity, London remains one of the most dynamic cities in the world. London's energy and vibrancy offers something for everyone. With a host of new venues opening and new transport links, like Crossrail, set to revolutionise London's infrastructure - now is the time to buy in the UK's capital.
Interest rates, determined by the Bank of England, look set to stay at 0.5% meaning guaranteed low mortgage repayment rates. Savvy homeowners are taking advantage of the limited housing pipeline and seeing their properties grow in value significantly.
Berkeley Homes' Royal Arsenal Riverside is no exception. One of the capital's most exciting riverside developments, it stands out from the crowd. With Crossrail set to open on site in 2018 and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) only moments away, Royal Arsenal Riverside is one of the most well-connected developments in Greater London, boosting its desirability. As a result, since 2009 capital values at the award-winning destination have more than doubled - and this doesn't look set to falter. Not only do Royal Arsenal Riverside buyers have a home for life, they can also be assured of a secure, life-long investment.
The Berkeley quality
Home is where the heart is, and Berkeley creates homes that people fall in love with. Our eye for detail means we build properties of exceptional quality. We also build trust and pride ourselves on the fact that 100% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.
We want the best for our buyers. Our customer service doesn't stop after you buy: Berkeley is there to support you every step of the way, even after you have the key to your new home.
Something for everyone
Royal Arsenal Riverside is a true celebration of British history. Formerly a munitions factory, the earliest buildings on the site were constructed during the reign of William III of England in 1696-7 and we have made every effort to retain the historic features and grandeur of the 17th century. Our homes sympathetically blend old and new, allowing homeowners to step back in time while enjoying the ease of modern-day living.
We recognize that everyone is unique. Whether you rejoice in heritage architecture or prefer to bask among chic contemporary designs, we have the perfect home for you.
The development's enviable location by the River Thames means that buyers from all walks of life can enjoy the pleasures of riverside living. Set along a kilometre of reopened river walkway, residents can enjoy the serenity of the waterfront as Canary Wharf shimmers in the background. The development's open, green spaces are the ideal location to relax and breathe. With its meandering waterways and beautiful landscaping, Maribor Park is an idyllic haven.
A destination in its own right
Teeming with cultural, leisure and retail spaces, Royal Arsenal Riverside has a vibrant, fun and inclusive community at its heart. From gastropubs and restaurants to craft breweries and independent cafés, buyers can dine in style every night of the week. It's not just a development, it's a destination.
Con Gusto was recently crowned the 'Best Local Restaurant in Greenwich and Woolwich' in Time Out's 2018 Love London Awards and is housed in the Arsenal's former river guardhouse. It allows food fanatics to enjoy a trip to Italy without ever leaving the site. The bi-monthly farmers' market held on site also offers shoppers a wonderful selection of fresh local produce to sample and savour.
Royal Arsenal Riverside also benefits from the heritage and quirkiness of the local area. Street Feast - a pop-up street food market just opposite the development - is drawing rave reviews from foodies and with the Royal Observatory in Greenwich only a bus ride away, the sky really is the limit.
To the city centre and beyond
Royal Arsenal Riverside's unrivalled transport connections means buyers can explore the delights of central London in under 40 minutes. The development includes an on-site pier for the Thames Clippers river bus and with the DLR and rail links just a few minutes' walk away, commuters are spoilt for choice. With London City Airport only 8 minutes from Royal Arsenal Riverside on the DLR, the world is at buyers' fingertips.
Why buy now?
Crossrail is set to transform travel across the city when it opens in December 2018. Only 8 minutes to Canary Wharf, 14 minutes to Liverpool Street and 22 minutes to Bond Street, Crossrail will bring central London to residents' doorsteps making London even easier to explore and enjoy. Royal Arsenal Riverside will boast one of the only two Crossrail stations south of the river on site - and in line with its opening, demand at the development is set to skyrocket as central London is pulled tantalisingly ever-closer.
A burgeoning cultural hub, the development's creative offering is about to be taken to the next level. Historic Grade II-listed buildings will be restored to create a 16,500 sq m Creative District on the development, which is set to rival central London's South Bank. The Creative District will include a 450-seat theatre, a performance courtyard seating up to 600 and 10 rehearsal studios and will be home to internationally-acclaimed theatre companies.
Scheduled to open in July, the Waterside Club is an exclusive residents' only health and wellbeing centre. Featuring a 20-metre swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, a fitness suite and treatment rooms, the spa will be a haven for relaxation.
These exciting advances will only strengthen the investment potential of Royal Arsenal Riverside - and with more set to come to one of the most exciting and dynamic developments in London, now is the time to choose Royal Arsenal Riverside.