New homes in south-east London: regeneration hotspot in Charlton near Thames Barrier has Help to Buy flats and magnificent river views
Charlton Riverside, alongside the Thames Barrier in south-east London, has been designated an Opportunity Area by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The land covers 275 acres, currently retail parks and transport depots, and is earmarked for up to 7,500 homes, green space, schools, a river bus pier and improved pedestrian links to Charlton Village with its old church, the green, Jacobean mansion and nearby refurbished Art Deco lido.
Faraday Works, on the site of a former Siemens cable factory, is one of four big projects in the pipeline.
The busy A102 Blackwall Tunnel approach road separates Charlton from verdant Blackheath, but sloping streets running down to the river have magnificent views to Canary Wharf and beyond.
From £355,000: flats at Synergy in Charlton
Launching at the weekend is Synergy, a low-rise scheme of 202 flats and houses built around landscaped courtyards.
Apartments cost from £355,000, with four-bedroom houses from £825,000. Help to Buy is available.
Home makers will be able to use a giant new Ikea store, opening imminently. Call Fairview on 020 8108 7435.