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Greenwich Goes for Gold

Prized Thameside borough sees Galliard riverside apartments launched at above £1m.

With its fabulous Thameside location, rich heritage, elegant period architecture and extensive parklands, Greenwich has always been a jewel in the crown of London; and now the greater world is truly recognising the status of this handsome borough, with Galliard Homes’ launch of the first riverside apartments in Greenwich to be valued above £1million. The collection comprises 18 spectacular two and three-bedroom upper-floor apartments and penthouses (with enhanced specifications), located in the landmark Admiral’s Tower and King’s Wharf apartment buildings overlooking the River Thames at Galliard’s New Capital Quay development.  Priced from £1.25 million and finished to Galliard’s luxury Platinum Specification, the 18 luxury apartments and penthouses have panoramic river views, whilst the large duplex apartments and duplex penthouses have views onto the world-famous Cutty Sark, as well as further vistas of Maritime Greenwich and the river towards Canary Wharf.

Two Levels Linked by Feature Glass Staircase

Some of the 18 apartments have special winter gardens overlooking the river, and the duplex apartments in the crescent-shaped 14-storey Admiral's Tower have spacious entertaining spaces on one floor, with luxurious bedroom suites on the other floor, both levels being linked by a feature glass staircase.  The luxurious Platinum Specification in these 18 homes ranks amongst Galliard’s highest, and includes fully integrated i-Pad-style touch-screen home entertainment, with audio and security technology providing access to music libraries, worldwide radio and global TV channels. Other features include comfort cooling/heating to the reception rooms and bedrooms, hardwood flooring to the entertaining areas, rich deep carpets to the bedrooms and stone flooring to the en suites/bathrooms.

Offering True Value and the Promise of Increased Uplift

The bespoke luxury kitchens have Miele integrated appliances, stone worktops and flooring, plus dark wood cabinets. The bathrooms have underfloor heating, marble flooring, Villeroy & Boch suites, bespoke stone vanity units and slate stone feature walls with LCD televisions to the master en suite bathrooms.

David Galman, Sales Director at Galliard Homes says: “These new Platinum Collection homes hit a new property value benchmark for Greenwich, and their seven-figure price tags actually provide exceptional value for money. Until now, Greenwich has been an undervalued as a property address, and despite being on the doorstep of Canary Wharf, with 20-minute commuter connections into the City of London, our apartments at New Capital Quay sell for an average value of just £640 per sq. ft. This can be compared to average values of double this or more, at £1,200 to £2,000 per square foot in London’s West End.”  David Galman continues: “Crucially, the price uplift in Greenwich is still to come. Local estate agents estimate that prices in the Greenwich region could rise by up to 44% over the next five years, and will be assisted by the ‘Crossrail Factor’, as the new train link starts running in 2018, cutting the East to West London commute down to just 45 minutes.”

A Proud Royal Heritage

The Greenwich Peninsula, now home to New Capital Quay (where Galliard Homes is providing 636 private apartments), has an illustrious history; King Henry VIII built and kept his ships by the foreshore, and the shingle beach is where Queen Elizabeth I knighted Sir Francis Drake after his ship, the Golden Hind, circumnavigated the globe.  Within this historic environment, New Capital Quay is designed to bring Galliard’s Butlers Wharf ‘café and Thameside lifestyle’ to Greenwich. Surrounded by water on three sides, the scheme has plans for 29,655 sq ft (2,755m2) of waterside cafés, restaurants and bars, and a new flagship 18,000sqft Waitrose, one of the largest in London, has recently opened on site.  New Capital Quay also features 24 hour on-site security, secure underground parking, tree lined boulevards, landscaped gardens, children’s play areas, design studios, art gallery space and a new Greenwich heritage museum. The Thameside homes are just moments from the famous Cutty Sark, 10 minutes from Canary Wharf on the DLR, and around 20 minutes into Bank Station in the City of London. Prices for the new Platinum Specification apartments and penthouses start from £1.25 million, and interested purchasers can visit the on-site sales and marketing suite as well as the dressed show apartments. For more information, contact our dedicated sales team on 020 7620 1500.


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