Lock Keepers development brings east London historical spot back to life
Roll the clock back to the 19th century in Bromley-by-Bow, to a date where east Londoners witnessed a former sunflower mill exploding in a puff of flour.
Switching back to 2014, the Gillender Street site is subject to a similar boom in activity, this time courtesy of eager property hunters hoping to secure one of 46 private sale apartments being built at Lock Keepers.
Sarah Butler, head of sales at London-based charity and developer Peabody, said the flurry of almost 300 inquiries was down to the scheme's strong commuter links and canalside location.
"Lock Keepers is a fantastic example of a quality development in an excellent location," she said.
"Bromley-by-Bow is becoming an increasingly desirable area to live in as it has great connections into the West End but is also close to the Olympic Park.
"Prospective buyers will be pleased to know that every penny we generate from our home sales will be ploughed back into Peabody communities in London."
The properties offer studio, one and two-bedroom options overlooking Limehouse Cut - the capital's oldest canal.
They have been designed with industrial-style brick exteriors in keeping with the area's history. Inside, buyers can find modern interiors, engineered oak flooring and built-in appliances. In addition all apartments offer private balconies and energy-efficient solar panels.
Wharfers in particular will benefit from a speedy, sub 20-minute commute from nearby Bromley-by-Bow Tube, while Devons Road DLR is a short walk away.