A series of major developments, plus a new market square, are breathing new life into Canning Town, with £3.7bn being spent to create 10,000 new homes and make improvements to its transport infrastructure. Around 650 new homes apiece have been built at Rathbone Market and East City Point respectively; they will be joined by another 1,100 dwellings at Hallsville Quarter, opposite Canning Town station. Homes in the development’s current phase, the 18-storey Discovery Tower, start from £550,000 for a two-bedroom flat. Elsewhere, at Western Gateway close to the ExCeL London convention centre, Mount Anvil is working on Royal Docks West, where a two-bed apartment can be had from £685,000. Looking to the future, Berkeley Homes has been granted planning permission for a 4,000-home development at Stephenson Street where, by 2029, it is anticipated that almost 4,000 abodes will house around 10,000 people in towers up to 377ft tall.
Evening Standard (04/09/2019)