Almost three years after work began to transform 4.57 acres of a disused Victorian hospital into a new development, members of the public are being given a first look at the finished product.
Located in Bow, St Clements was previously a selection of Grade II listed buildings that served as a mental health hospital from 1874 – 2005.
Now, work is finishing on the new range of one, two and three bedroom properties, and award-winning developer Linden Homes is set to launch the show home on Saturday 4thMarch.
A spacious, two bedroom ground floor apartment, the show home is Plot 11 in St Clements’ Lansbury House, one of 11 buildings home to a range of affordable apartments from £440,000.
The development’s only detached house on site is The Lodge, a refurbished two bedroom, two floor property with a vaulted ceiling, which backs on to the atmospheric Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
St Clements was announced as London’s first Community Land Trust development in 2012, guaranteeing a percentage of the homes as currently and consistently affordable. All units under £600,000 are available via Help to Buy London. A similar plot to the show apartment is worth £600,000.
Roseanne Bullen, regional sales and marketing manager for Linden Homes Eastern, commented on the development’s rich past and launching the show home:
“With the site having such a prestigious and sensitive history, it was all the more important for us to honour its heritage while creating an exciting community that places residents at the heart of East London.
“We welcome everyone to explore the show home and get an idea of the transformation that’s taken place over the last three years. As so many developments commence across London every day, it’s quite unusual to discover one of this scale that, although is modern, still retains its charming Victorian character thanks to the mix of new and refurbished buildings.
“On top of its historic background, the prices aren’t unrealistic, and we’ve already had interest from first time homeowners through to families, as many of the properties qualify for Help to Buy, meaning the first three blocks are all sold and completed and the next block is due to complete in May/June 2017.”
St Clements is a three minute walk to Mile End tube station from its location on Bow Road, and a short distance from Queen Mary University of London. It is situated within the ‘golden triangle’ of central London, Canary Wharf and Stratford City, all easily accessible.