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Sailors Wharf: Riverside living with stunning thames views

Are you dreaming of a perfect London home with breathtaking River Thames views? Look no further than Sailors Wharf, the newest phase of the renowned Royal Arsenal Riverside (RAR) development, brought to life by the esteemed Berkeley Group. Nestled in Woolwich, a vibrant Zone 4 neighbourhood (on the southern bank of the River Thames in South East London), Sailors Wharf will appeal to many professionals seeking an exceptional living experience.

Sailors Wharf - Riverside Living
Sailors Wharf - Riverside Living
Sailors Wharf - Riverside Living
Sailors Wharf - Riverside Living

Woolwich: One of the best places to live in London

Areas near the Elizabeth Line have experienced a significant upswing in property prices, mainly due to the reduced commuting times from locations like Woolwich to the City and the rest of London.

Woolwich has recently been recognised as one of the best places to live in London by Sunday Times in 2023, and it’s easy to see why this charming neighbourhood has earned such acclaim recently — boosting rental demand and property prices. With a compelling combination of modern amenities, scenic views of the Thames, the Elizabeth Line links, rich history and a vibrant community, Woolwich is swiftly becoming a sought-after destination for residents and international investors alike.

In particular, the real estate market in Woolwich has seen remarkable growth as commuters can now travel from the Zone 4 Woolwich station to Whitechapel in under 30 minutes. This makes the Woolwich property market an attractive investment option for residents seeking a combination of affordability and accessibility in a well-connected location.

The Berkeley effect: A driving force behind Woolwich’s rise

The impressive RAR is at the heart of this thriving community. Once a derelict industrial munitions site, the esteemed Berkeley Group has revived and reinvented it. Over the next 30 years, RAR will further witness the creation of over 5,000 homes, along with a blend of cafes, bars, shops, restaurants, health facilities, offices and a delightful new park, delivering an unparalleled living experience.

Besides, the combination of the Berkeley brand and the local regeneration programme has led to the Berkeley Effect — which has led to an increment in property prices in each phase of the development, with an increase of more than 220% over the past ten years.

A place of happiness

One of the key factors that truly sets Royal Arsenal Riverside apart is the remarkable sense of happiness, belonging and trust among its residents. A staggering 93% describe themselves as happy while living in this development — resulting in a vibrant and unified environment.

This positive reputation attracts quality tenants seeking a home and a thriving social and emotional experience. Moreover, this culture of happiness contributes to the development’s overall value, potentially influencing property appreciation and benefiting residents and property owners.

Ultimately, Royal Arsenal Riverside is a prime example of how prioritising residents’ well-being can create a strong community and a highly sought-after living space.

Sailors Wharf: Your gateway to thames views

With Sailors Wharf, Berkeley Group aims to offer the final masterpiece to Singapore investors within the Royal Arsenal Riverside collection. With Berkeley’s unwavering commitment and confidence in the surrounding region’s growth, demand for rentals at Sailors Wharf is expected to be robust, with projected rental yields reaching an impressive 5.23%.

Thriving connectivity and amenities

In addition to the projected rental yield, one of Sailors Wharf’s standout features is its exceptional transport connectivity, seamlessly linking residents to air, land and sea transport networks. The Elizabeth Line’s Woolwich Station, situated within Royal Arsenal Riverside’s boundaries, offers commuters easy access to major financial hubs in the City Centre, such as Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street, in a mere 8 and 15 minutes, respectively.

Travelling to London’s airports is a breeze, too. Elizabeth Line trains take less than an hour to reach Heathrow Airport and DLR trains from Woolwich Arsenal Station whisk travellers to London City Airport in just 6 minutes.

For a more scenic commute, a delightful 5-minute stroll along the river takes residents to Woolwich Pier, where Uber Boats await to ferry them to Greenwich, Canary Wharf and central London.

Luxury living amidst thames views

Luxury living is pushed to new heights at Sailors Wharf with an array of top-notch amenities, mirroring the excellent offerings of other RAR phases. On-site supermarkets like M&S Foodhall, Tesco Express and Sainsbury’s Local ensure daily essentials are just steps away. Should residents prefer dining out, many restaurants, cafes and bars are within walking distance — delivering culinary delights to satisfy every diner’s palate.

Royal Arsenal Riverside’s well-designed layout also incorporates a close-knit community featuring doctors, dentists, banks and shops, ensuring convenience at every resident’s fingertips.

Culture and nature blend seamlessly

Sailors Wharf residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to leisure and entertainment. Woolwich Works, a cultural hotspot, boasts a regenerated collection of five listed buildings hosting many live music, art, theatre and dance performances.

For those seeking tranquillity in nature, there’s Maribor Park — a sprawling 16,000-square-metre green space at the footstep of Sailors Wharf. Fitness enthusiasts can revel in the luxurious offerings of The Waterside Club, RAR’s premier clubhouse, where a fitness room, spa, sauna, 20-metre swimming pool, private cinema and more await.

Quality education and investment opportunities

Homeowners with children will find Sailors Wharf an ideal choice, given the access to quality education within the vicinity. This development houses a kindergarten, while several Ofsted Outstanding-rated primary and secondary schools are nearby, ensuring that the little ones receive top-notch education without the hassle of long commutes.

For foreign parents considering future university accommodation for their children in London and a sound investment opportunity, esteemed institutions like University College London, King’s College London, University of Greenwich and Cass Business School are all within a 30-minute ride.

The spacious apartments

Sailors Wharf boasts one to three-bedroom apartments, ranging from 466 to 1,069 square feet, starting at £500,000*. The interiors are spaciously designed and bathed in natural light, creating an elegant and inviting ambience that suits various tastes and preferences.

Berkeley: Winning global recognition

Berkeley has earned the prestigious Next Generation Most Sustainable Developer Award for an impressive nine consecutive years. Additionally, Berkeley is the only property developer honoured twice with the Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development. These achievements speak volumes about this company’s strong dedication to sustainability and continuous pursuit of high standards in property building.

Moreover, Royal Arsenal Riverside’s recent victory at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2022 further reinforces its reputation as the Best Regeneration Project recognised by the reputable UK newspaper Evening Standard.

An unmissable opportunity – 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

Singapore Launch
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

This is your one chance to step into a world of captivating views, world-class amenities, and a truly exceptional living experience!


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Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents. With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 14 international offices.