The old and the new
You may know that work is well under way on the Crossrail station that will complete the area's already excellent commuter links, but did you know that when the Royal Arsenal Riverside was a working Arsenal it had it's own railway line?
There were around 70 miles of track being used by some 80 steam powered engines. 1820 saw the opening of the tracks and a mainline branch developed on the site in 1849.
There are just 2 surviving engines from this period which we believe you can see at Crossness Pumping Station in Abbey Wood having been restored by the Crossness Engines Trust.
Whilst today there are very few visible signs of the tracks on the Royal Arsenal Riverside you will find the manicured open space of Wellington Park, the ease of a short walk to the River Thames, the onsite facilities such as the concierge, residents gym, Tesco Express, The Cornerstone Cafe, Medical Centre and dentist are far more useful!
Building 47 has a unique communal entrance hall which greats you once you are through the secure glass doors with a circular tiled '47' to the centre of the carpeted floor.
Located on the first floor the flat occupies the North East corner of the building and this together with the huge arched windows makes the flat naturally light and bright. Flats of this size don't appear very often so don't miss out!
A good sized entrance hall greets you upon entering the flat with the spiral stairs to the upper floor and doors to one of the bedrooms, shower room and the living/kitchen room.
The living room has double height to most of it with lots of exposed brickwork and as mentioned earlier two large windows with direct river views.
To the rear of the living room is the fitted kitchen with lots of work surface space and cherry wood fronted units. The built in appliances include gas hob, electric oven, extractor hood and dishwasher. There is ample space for a dining table between the kitchen and living space.
The bedroom on this level has an ensuite shower, is a generous double, with ample space for wardrobes, and other furniture as required.
Upstairs you will find the main bedroom, family shower room and the 3rd bedroom/sleeping gallery.
The main bedroom has the arched section from the window below and has plenty of space for wardrobes. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite with white tiling and chrome fittings to compliment.
Overlooking the living room is the sleeping gallery a versatile space which could be a great home office space, 2nd lounge or indeed 3rd bedroom.
Please note the ceiling height to the upper level is approx 6ft or 1.82m from floor to ceiling.
The property also comes with an allocated parking space.
Living/Dining/Kitchen: 30ft 3" x 13ft 1" (9.2m x 4.0m)
Bedroom 1: 16ft 7" x 13ft 7" (5.1m x 4.1m)
Bedroom 2: 15ft 10" x 11ft 1" (4.3m x 4.0m)
Bed 3/Sleeping Gallery: 14ft 6" x 12ft 5" (4.4m x 3.8m)
Two Ensuite Bathroom:
Total Sq M/Ft = 1238sq ft 115.0sqm
All measurements are approximate.
Property Hot Spot
The Royal Arsenal and Woolwich are one of the most exciting redevelopment and rejuvenation projects in London. The ra has already established a village community that is set to grow and improve beyond recognition. Here is your chance to be part of the next property hot spots at entry level prices allowing you to benefit from the great value for money and exciting potential capital gains.
The Royal Arsenal is an award winning development set in wide open spaces that have been beautifully landscaped on the banks of the River Thames, just to the east of Greenwich. The Royal Arsenal was a former military parade ground, munitions storage and factory site dating from the 1761 now its so quiet and peaceful you can almost hear a pin drop.
On site Amenities
The Royal Arsenal is a beautiful, gated private riverside development with:
Residents Only Gym
Farmers Market (Twice Monthly)
Saturday Organic Green Grocer
Dry Cleaning Service
Massage and Beauty Salon -
Youngs Gastro pub, Dial Arch & The Guard House
Con Gusto - Restaurant
Street Car Hire & Electric Fuel Bays
M&S Food Hall
Medical Centre With Pharmacy
Travel and Shopping
5 to 10 minutes walk from Woolwich's high street, cafes and market. Its the perfect place for anyone wanting to trade crowded central London for the space and style while keeping with easy commuting distance.
Train - 8 minute walk to Woolwich Arsenal Station and 20 to 30 minutes into the city centre - London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross Stations.
DLR - 8 minute walk to Woolwich Arsenal Station and around 25 to 30 minutes into London's Bank Station. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes from Monday-Saturday 05.30 - 00.30 on Sunday 07.00 - 23.30 Destinations include City Airport 5 minutes, Canary Wharf 19 minutes, Stratford 23 minutes.
Tube - North Greenwich Station - Jubilee Line is easily accessible by bus and boat.
Boat - Thames Clippers - The river boat takes you to Canary Wharf in approximately 23 minutes and many stops through central London and Waterloo Visit - for information and timetable. It's perfect for the 02, Canary Wharf, City and West End, now taking the Oyster Card
Access to City Airport - City Airport is only stops away by DLR - its close enough for convenience but we do not have overhead flights.
Future Plans for the Royal Arsenal
Huge investment is being made on the development including:
Onsite Restaurants & Wine Bars
Onsite Crossrail Station
Regeneration of Woolwich
A new Civic Centre on Wellington Street provides a new library, post office and cafe/bar. Behind the centre a brand new Tesco superstore has recently opened alongside a town centre car park and 1000 new homes. It has been announced that the Tesco store is an eco-store powered by solar panels and wind turbines. The flagship store is due to have a farmers market selling local produce and 2 children's playgrounds.
At the western end of the Powis Street, there is an area known as the 'Woolwich Triangle' construction will commence for the new shopping centre with a major retailer taking centre stage. The Triangle includes, leisure space (cafes, restaurants; the whole area covers an area of 300,000 sq ft. The redevelopment will revitalise the whole western end of the town centre and will be a car free zone. Woolwich gets its own 'West End'!
The high street will also benefit from the restoration of the Grade II listed buildings will give character and focus to Woolwich High Street. Once refurbished these historic buildings will accommodate new retail brands and major high street names, the whole area will become more vibrant during the day and in to the evening with new coffee bars and restaurants.
£6.6million was recently spent on the redesign of General Gordon Square and Beresford Square near to the DLR and Train stations. This is now complete and features include new landscape planting, seating areas, a large digital media display ready to show sporting events which have included the 2012 Olympics, and other public events and a new water feature. Major improvements to lighting, paving and the layout of Woolwich market.
Crossrail funding was approved in July 2013 in terms of the station box fit out at Royal Arsenal. Crossrail is a major engineering project to provide new railway connections under central London. Trains will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, taking over the existing stopping services on those routes. The first trains, 10-coach trains are due to run at high frequencies of up to 24 trains per hour during peak hours. Work officially began on 15 May 2009 and is projected to be complete in 2018. See more at
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