Gold Medal Worthy First Time Buyer Homes at Leaside Lock


With the 2024 Olympics set to kick off in Paris this Summer, Olympic fever is back in the capital. Located within striking distance of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the home of the London 2012 Games, is Guinness Homes’ flagship development in Bromley-by-Bow, with 25% shares for a two-bedroom apartment available from £122,500. Offering affordable homes for first time buyers, residents can easily access some of the best sporting facilities in the country.

Only the final two-bedroom apartments are remaining in the current phase at Leaside Lock, having already proven popular amongst first time buyers. Situated in the centre of Zone 2, just moments from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Leaside Lock gives first time buyers the chance to secure a premium new-build apartment, a javelin’s throw from the Olympic hotspot. With an exciting summer of sport ahead, and an Olympic legacy remaining in East London, popularity for homes across Tower Hamlets and Newham remain in demand.

Hellyn Fairbrother, London Sales Manager at Guinness Homes, comments, “Situated within a buzzing pocket of the capital, with a plethora of attractions on the doorstep, there’s so much to offer first time buyers. A local landmark, Leaside Lock is situated a 20-minute walk from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the perfect place for residents to soak up the atmosphere as the Olympics makes its return this summer.”

Already a significant focal point for the area, the major new development will ultimately comprise of 965 homes once complete. Apartments at Leaside Lock are finished to a high specification throughout, featuring contemporary open-plan kitchens, complete with integrated Bosch appliances. Bathrooms and en suites are finished with sleek sanitaryware and underfloor electric heating is fitted in all apartments. Recognising the importance of outdoor space in London, private balconies offer spectacular views across London, acting as an extension of the interior living space.

Set on the banks of the River Lea, residents can easily enjoy East London’s bustling canal network, home to stretches of outdoor space. A short walk away is Roman Road, a historic East End street lined with independent cafés, boutiques and bakeries, where three times a week a 150-year-old market brings fashion stalls, fresh produce and delicious street food to both locals and visitors. Leaside Lock’s local pub, The Galvanisers Union, offers an impressive beer menu, locally renowned roast beef and weekly comedy nights, while further afield, Hackney Wick and Stratford provide a multitude of independent establishments and chain restaurants. For residents looking to engage with East London’s diverse cultural scene, Shoreditch, Hackney and Dalston can be reached in under 30 minutes from Bromley-by-Bow Underground station.

As well as outdoor space within the neighbourhood itself, Leaside Lock is close to some of London’s best parks. Stratford and Olympic Park can be reached along the river towpath where residents can find stretches of vast outdoor space, while Victoria Park is close by and is ideal for outdoor sports with its running trails, tennis courts and sports ground.

A number of good local nurseries and schools are also in close proximity to the development, including the Rainbow Nursery in the Bromley-by-Bow Centre, Old Palace Primary School and Bow Secondary School.

Leaside Lock benefits from superb transport connections across the capital – a rarity for many Shared Ownership homes. With Bromley-by-Bow Zone 2 Underground Station just a three-minute walk away, connecting to central London and out towards Stratford on the District Line and Hammersmith and City Line, buyers are well-placed for commuting into Soho, The City and Canary Wharf, as well as exploring the capital at weekends.

Nearby road links offer direct journeys to London City Airport and out of the capital, while several local shopping and cultural destinations can be reached on foot or bicycle along the river towpath.

Shared Ownership prices start from £122,500 for a 25% share of a two-bedroom home (full market value: £490,000).

Shared Ownership terms and conditions apply.

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