Last chance to buy a Grade II-listed home at Royal Arsenal Riverside
The final Grade II-listed refurbished properties at Royal Arsenal Riverside, Berkeley's development in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, are going on sale on 16 March. Interested buyers have a first chance to see the homes for themselves with a hard hat and boot viewing on the day - a limited number of appointments are available between 10am and 6pm.
15 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments are going on sale at The Officers' House, a unique building which combines contemporary new build with historic elements. Originally constructed in 1740 as to house officers at Woolwich's Royal Military Academy, the building now overlooks a bustling square in the heart of this award-winning development.
A traditional brick façade and sash windows encase the former barracks, with elegant staircases maintaining the historic connection to the building's 250-year old past. Each home has unique characteristics with a stylish appeal, with open plan kitchen, living and dining areas; Berkeley has intelligently made the most of the heritage fabric of the building to still incorporate the storage and utility spaces that it knows modern customers want.
Composite stone finishes kitchen worktops to provide a modern edge and kitchens benefit from unique, individually designed layouts. Shower rooms feature walk-in showers, heated towel rails and a ceramic-tiled floor for a chic, minimal aesthetic. Several of the apartments offer a balcony or terrace for owners to enjoy evenings overlooking the central piazza or Dial Arch Square, and residents are in an unrivalled position to access Royal Arsenal Riverside on-site amenities. The Dial Arch and Guard House pubs, Boulangerie Jade and a Tesco are all next to the apartment building; Con Gusto, an Italian restaurant run by Michelin-trained brothers, and the long-standing Royal Arsenal farmers' market on the doorstep, as are a Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Barclays bank.
The Officers' House residents also have access to The Waterside Club - an exclusive wellness centre and one of the biggest residential leisure facilities in London. The stunning facility includes a 20m swimming pool, vitality pool, gym, and sauna, steam and treatment rooms.
A cultural connection
A £31m Creative District is being brought forward at Royal Arsenal Riverside by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, with tenants including Chineke!, Protein Dance and immersive theatre company Punchdrunk already announced. A new theatre, performance spaces and art studios will ensure increased access to the arts at a cultural destination that rivals London's South Bank for size and ambition.
Lyndon Nunn, sales director at Berkeley (East Thames), said: "From day one we've aimed to create a striking connection between the contemporary buildings and heritage restorations at Royal Arsenal Riverside - one that is sensitive to the history of the site and its existing structures. The Officers' House is the culmination of years of expertise and a truly unique building with a history. Our heritage apartments have always been very popular so interested buyers should act fast - as the last restored homes available at Royal Arsenal Riverside, we don't expect them to be around for long."
Enviable transport links
The forthcoming Crossrail station, located opposite The Officers' House, will provide residents with enviable connectivity to the centre of London; with Liverpool Street a mere 14 minutes away. An on-site Thames Clipper pier offers an alternative commute to Canary Wharf and beyond, while National Rail and DLR links in Woolwich town centre help make this one of the best-connected areas outside of Zone 1.
Prices and contact details
Prices start at £410,000 for a studio bedroom apartment. All remaining homes at The Officers' House are available under London Help to Buy, meaning buyers need only a 5% deposit to secure their home.
For more information or to book a hard hat and boot visit on 16 March, interested buyers should visit royalarsenalriverside.co.uk or contact the sales team on 020 8108 7155. Royal Arsenal Riverside Sales and Marketing Suite is open from 10am to 6pm and located at No. 2 Duke of Wellington Avenue, Woolwich, London, SE18 6FR.