An exclusive new collection of apartments has launched at Poplar Riverside, St William’s major new riverside neighbourhood on the banks of the River Lea in Poplar, London.
Named Porter House, the new release of 176 suites, one, two and three-bedroom apartments presents a unique opportunity for buyers, offering an enviable setting with tranquil riverside views. Designed to complement its desirable location, residents benefit from private outdoor space as well as a stylish roof terrace, providing tranquil views over the beautifully landscaped 2.5-acre park, which is also being delivered by St William.
Bolstering its offering, Porter House is home to The Riverside Club - 16,000 sq ft of superb residents’ facilities designed to meet the demands of contemporary city living.
A major riverside neighbourhood
Occupying 20 acres, Poplar Riverside is set to become a new east London neighbourhood, providing 2,800 new homes, a new school, a new park, as well as a gym, a crèche, shops, restaurants and cafes.
Located in Zone 2/3 and just a 12-minute cycle ride from Canary Wharf, Poplar Riverside will also bring over 90,000 sq ft of commercial space, a new Sainsbury’s food store, a riverside pub and a new square for public events.
With more than half the development dedicated to green space, the transformation will provide a 2.5-acre public park with an adventure and nature playground for children to explore alongside a 500m riverside walkway. A new play area will be incorporated within the park, alongside a large terrace and a 10,000 sq ft outdoor performance space.
The Riverside Club includes a 20-metre swimming pool, a vitality pool, salt inhalation room, steam room and private treatment room exclusively for residents’ use. Working from home is made easy with exclusive workspace facilities, including a large business lounge with open plan spaces and meeting rooms. A vibrant social scene will be created thanks to a Den Lounge, meeting rooms cinema and games room. Residents will also have access to a 24-hour concierge service.
Whether travelling by foot, bike, car or train, residents will enjoy excellent transport connections from Poplar Riverside. East India and Canning Town Stations are less than a 15-minute walk away, meaning residents can access Waterloo in 13 minutes, Westminster in 17 minutes and Bond Street in 22 minutes. For those travelling by bike, Canary Wharf is just 12-minutes away.
Additionally, the local council has future plans to provide a new pedestrian bridge – subject to planning approval - over the River Lea, allowing residents to enjoy a pleasant and convenient walking route directly to Canning Town.
For leisure and travel further afield, Stratford International and Westfield Stratford City are both less than 25 minutes away by bike.
Travelling by car, the nearby A13 carriageway provides access to the North Circular, M1 and M11, as well as the Blackwall Tunnel under the Thames.
A sought-after location
Poplar is an area known for its fashion and textile heritage and is already home to a vibrant and creative community of independent retailers. Poplar Works, which is adjacent to Poplar Riverside, provides more than 40 studio workspaces to independent and start-up businesses working in the fashion industry.
Located within the Lower Lea Valley, which is currently undergoing rapid change, Poplar Riverside is well placed to benefit from the combined effect of the new Lea River Park and 2012 Olympic Legacy, which will transform this area of East London.
World class education on the doorstep
For students, Poplar Riverside is ideally located for access to many of the capital’s leading universities and colleges. UCL’s new East London campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park can be reached in 20 minutes by bicycle, while London College of Fashion, Queen Mary University and the Royal Ballet School are less than a 20-minute cycle away.
London’s other world-renowned universities, including King’s College, University of Westminster, London School of Economics and Central St Martins, can all be reached in less than an hour by London Underground.