As revitalization projects heat up the property market in London, take a look at this new collection of houses and apartments at the former University of East London campus by Taylor Wimpey.
The development at Academy Central, Barking, offers a wide selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom townhouses, catering to investors, first- time buyers and families.
Incorporating a sense of history with contemporary design, each home includes private outdoor space such as a balcony, courtyard, garden or terrace.
Located off Longbridge Road, and fronting Lodge Avenue on one side and Mayesbrook Park on another, the residences are well placed for a modern lifestyle.
Two national health and fitness club chains plus a large multiscreen cinema are just a short distance away in Ilford.
Europe's largest urban shopping complex, Stratford City Westfield, located approximately 6.5 miles west of Academy Central and comprises more than 300 retail outlets, including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Esprit.
The community is a sanctuary, with a vast green space right on the doorstep, offering around 40 hectares of parkland with football pitches, tennis court and basketball courts.
Plans are ongoing to enhance the park through tree planting, improving play areas and opening footpaths along the river and lakes. Sporting facilities from the Olympics will be available for the use of local residents
Nearby Barking Underground Station and Upney Underground Station give convenient access to Liverpool Street Station and Tower Hill Underground Station.
Regular services to London's Liverpool Street station are available at Goodmayes Railway Station with a journey time of 23 minutes. Stratford, Home of the 2012 Olympic Games, is just 15 minutes away. Docklands can be reached within 24 minutes.
Just 24 minutes away is London City Airport. Travelers can get to Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow airports in less than an hour.
Michael O'Leary, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: "Eager purchasers snapped up 100 properties at Academy Central in 2011, which is testament to the exceptional style, high-quality specifications and superb value for money offered by every home at this popular and conveniently located Barking property development."
Homes at Academy Central are designed to be 25 percent more energy efficient than properties built three years ago. With the majority of properties also featuring 'green roofs.' this will improve air quality as well as natural insulation of the area.
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Academy Central, Exeter House
Address Longbridge Road, Barking, London, IG11 9BY
Developer Taylor Wimpey UK
Tenure 125 years leasehold from January 2010 (apartments); freehold (houses)
Layout 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom townhouses
Price 1-bedroom apartments start from 135,995
2-bedroom apartments start from 177,995
3-bedroom apartments start from 201,995
4-bedroom homes starts from 275,000
Date April 21-22 (Sat & Sun)
Time 11am to 7pm
Venue The Caine Room, Level 7, The Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Agency Antony Fung & Co International Property Advisers