Homes & Property chooses Fulham Riverside as one of the “latest homes with views across the Thames”.
Property correspondent for the London Evening Standard, David Spittles, features Barratt London’s Fulham Riverside development in his focus on commuting by river boats in London.
Fulham Riverside is located in a prime position on one of London’s few remaining stretches of undeveloped riverfront. This ideal riverfront location gives residents at Fulham Riverside the chance to travel via the Thames Clipper on London’s “forgotten highway”.
The Mayor of London and Transport of London have together “proposed new river bus routes and marinas that will see passenger numbers double from six to 12 million a year by 2020”, says Spittles. “The river’s profile as a leisure and recreation destination will also be boosted by new promenades, pontoons, performance spaces, pleasure boat moorings, floating restaurants and nature retreats.
To ensure the riverfront becomes known as “property-upon-Thames”, City Hall planners are finding ways to ensure new developments and spaces are alluring and dynamic. Spittles states that “thoughtful architecture is helping to make the riverbank a more convivial place”.
Fulham Riverside has been masterplanned by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, a multi-award winning firm of architects and urban designers whose vision calls for exemplary housing with generous open space and improved access to the river.
Each home at Fulham Riverside has a private balcony terrace, garden or floor-to-ceiling windows, “allowing residents to enjoy the sweeping vistas and big, colour-changing skies” explained Spittles. When commuting on the Thames Clipper, residents can enjoy the scenic views, an on-board bar, are guaranteed a seat, and have internet access.
Due for completion in 2018, Fulham Riverside will bring 401 homes to London’s riverbank. The open area facing the river will have a central communal podium garden, with a 10ft-high waterfall feature and provision for a croquet lawn, table tennis tables and a garden chessboard.
Follow the link to read the full Commute by boat: 100,000 new riverside homes planned for London by 2020 on Homesandproperty.co.uk.