Royal Arsenal Riverside (RAR), developed by Berkeley Group, a leading UK developer, is a large-scale residential project conveniently located in Woolwich. Woolwich is situated in Zone 4 in South East London and on the south bank of the River Thames, and is close to two of London’s major financial centres. RAR has been voted by a UK website, Home Views, as one of the top four most popular housing estates in South East London . The combination of the Berkeley brand and the local regeneration programme has led to the “Berkeley Effect”, which has led to an increase in property prices in each phase of the development, with an increase of more than 220% over the past ten years.
RAR is now launching the newest phase, Sailors Wharf, located at the westernmost end of the RAR development and is the last phase of the development with full river views, offering unobstructed sunset views of the River Thames. Berkeley has also pledged to invest £1.5 billion in the region by 2030, demonstrating their commitment and confidence in the region’s development. With all these favourable factors, leasing demand for Sailors Wharf is expected to be strong, with rental yields expected to reach as high as 5.23%. Benham & Reeves also has an office within the RAR premises, which can help landlords with their leasing matters in close proximity, providing extra peace of mind.
Sailors Wharf is well-connected to a comprehensive air, sea and land transport network. The Elizabeth Line’s Woolwich Station is located within the RAR area, and it takes only about 5 minutes to walk from Sailors Wharf to Woolwich Station^. It is convenient for young professionals to take the Elizabeth Line train to Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street, two major financial districts in the city centre, in just 8 and 15 minutes^ respectively. Sailors Wharf is also conveniently connected to London’s airports, with the Elizabeth Line trains taking less than an hour to get to Heathrow Airport, and the DLR trains from nearby Woolwich Arsenal Station taking just 6 minutes to London City Airport^. In addition, a 5-minute^ walk along the river from Sailors Wharf will take you to Woolwich Pier, where you can take an Uber Boat to Greenwich, Canary Wharf and Central London, and enjoy the famous landmarks on both sides of the River Thames along the way.
Sailors Wharf, like other RAR phases, offers the best amenities. There are a number of supermarkets on site, including M&S Foodhall, Tesco Express and Sainsbury’s Local, to cater for your daily needs. If you don’t want to cook for yourself, there are many restaurants, cafes and bars within walking distance for you to enjoy. In addition, Sailors Wharf is a small community with doctors, dentists, banks and other shops, so that residents do not have to travel far to deal with their daily business, which is as convenient as you can imagine.
Residents who want to relax after work or on weekends can do so without having to go far. Woolwich Works, named “London’s Best New Culture Spot” by Time Out, is also located on the RAR premises. Woolwich Works is a regenerated collection of five listed buildings with an arts and culture vibe. The venue hosts many live music, art, theatre and dance performances for all art and culture lovers to enjoy.
If you prefer a quieter place, you can jog, rest and enjoy the fresh air at Maribor Park, a 16,000-square-metre park near Sailors Wharf. For those who prefer indoor activities, you can also pay a visit to The Waterside Club, RAR’s premier clubhouse. Its facilities include a fitness room, spa, sauna, swimming pool, private cinema and more. You can also enjoy the river view while exercising in the Yoga Studio.
Families with young children will be concerned about the education options available. With a kindergarten in the RAR neighbourhood and several Ofsted “Outstanding” rated primary and secondary schools nearby, your children won’t have to travel long distances to receive a high-quality education. Universities such as University College London, King’s College London, University of Greenwich and Cass Business School are all within a 30-minute^ ride. It is suitable for parents who are planning to send their children to the UK for university studies, and they can also use the property to support their children’s education, so that they can prepare for their children’s accommodation in the UK as well as make use of the property as a rental or investment.
Sailors Wharf offers one to three-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 466 to 1,069 square feet and priced from £500,000*. The spacious and well-lit interiors, with fully furnished kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, create a unique and elegant atmosphere, making it a comfortable and stylish place to stay without breaking the bank.
Under Berkeley’s leadership, RAR has a proven track record in terms of property quality and appreciation potential. As a leading developer, Berkeley has won numerous awards, including the Next Generation Most Sustainable Developer Award for the past nine years and is the only property developer to have won the Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development twice. RAR has also recently won the Best Regeneration Project at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2022 from the renowned UK newspaper Evening Standard. To learn more about Sailors Wharf, act now and sign up for the Sailors Wharf exhibition!
To all Hong Kong and Singapore investors, if you wish to experience the allure of Sailors Wharf firsthand, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the:
Hong Kong Launch
Sailors Wharf Exhibition: On the 19th and 20th of August (Saturday and Sunday)
From 11 am to 6 pm
Berkeley Hong Kong Office – Suite 3001, 30/F The Landmark, Edinburgh Tower
15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Sailors Wharf Exhibition: On the 26th and 27th of August (Saturday and Sunday)
From 11 am to 6 pm
Berkeley Singapore Office – 10 Marina Boulevard #16-04,
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2, S01898383
*Prices and details are correct at the time of going to press. Expected rental yield per annum, not guaranteed. ^Travel times are an approximation only, sourced from Transport for London and may reference driving, public transport, cycle and/or walking times. Computer generated images for illustrative purposes only. Planning permission No.: Z503/05CA/0623. Lease Term: 999 year lease. Purchasing uncompleted properties situated outside Hong Kong is complicated and contains risk. You should review all relevant information and documents carefully before making a purchase decision. If in doubt, please seek independent professional advice before making a purchase decision. The non-licensed staff engage in estate agency work exclusively in relation to properties outside Hong Kong and they are not licensed to deal with any property situated in Hong Kong. Property reference number: BRHK-UK230604. Last update: 28th Jul 2023. Benham & Reeves (Hong Kong) Limited License No. C-092169.
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