This is a sponsored article on behalf of L&Q.
Throughout the Victorian era, Canning Town was the beating heart of London's shipbuilding industry. This is the place that birthed the HMS Warrior — the world's first all-iron warship — and produced the iron for Isambard Kingdom Brunel's iconic Royal Albert Bridge.
Over 150 years later, a £3.7 billion regeneration programme is reawakening this spirit of innovation, bringing new public spaces, restaurants, creative workspaces, and — its crowning glory — a beautiful collection of new homes to the area. Welcome to L&Q at Brunel Street Works.
This buzzing new neighbourhood, which is located mere moments from Canning Town station, boasts 167 new apartments available through shared ownership. That means a one, two or three-bedroom home at L&Q at Brunel Street Works could be yours even if you think you're priced out of the London housing market.
Shared ownership allows house hunters to buy a 25%-75% share of a property and pay rent on the rest. Because you only pay a deposit on the share you purchase, the scheme is a smart option for first-time buyers struggling to save enough to get onto the property ladder. What's more, you can increase the size of your share over time — 'staircasing' your way up to full ownership.
Taking inspiration from its namesake, each home at L&Q at Brunel Street Works is modern, well-engineered, and designed to stand the test of time. We're talking spacious interiors, integrated appliances, massive windows and private balconies. There's also a 24/7 concierge service and some lovely communal spots for residents, including a roof terrace and a 'podium' garden, (that's a shared garden raised above ground level, FYI).
At L&Q at Brunel Street Works, the Royal Docks and Canary Wharf are on your doorstep. Explore the area's rich maritime heritage on foot, or take advantage of its excellent cycle links and pedal your way to the nearby Bow Ecology Park, Dock Beach or arebyte Gallery.
Whenever you fancy venturing further afield, Canning Town station — served by the DLR, the Jubilee Line and (eventually) the Elizabeth Line — has got it covered. Love live music? North Greenwich, home to the O2 arena, is just a three-minute tube ride away. Fancy a night in the west end? You can be at Bond Street in under 20 minutes. Work in Canary Wharf? The DLR will get you there before you've had time to polish off your take-away croissant.
Prices at L&Q at Brunel Street Works start at £102,500 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment. Homes are ready to move into right away, so register your interest today.