Mile End for first-time buyers and renters: new St Clement's conversion offers shared-ownership homes in a Central line hotspot

East London property prices may be rocketing but it's still possible to buy an affordable home. St Clement’s, once a Victorian workhouse and now being redeveloped into a walled estate of 252 private, shared-ownership and rental homes. I

London’s East End heartland remains a popular hunting ground for first-time buyers. Away from Canary Wharf’s gleaming towers, the arty lofts of Hoxton and gentrified terraces around Victoria Park, homes are still affordable enough to keep the property dreams of young Londoners alive.

Bow, Bethnal Green and Mile End have a high level of public housing that has put a brake on property values. Yet this vibrant part of the capital is sprinkled with handsome conservation areas and community spaces.

One unexpected gem is St Clement’s, once a Victorian workhouse and now being redeveloped into a walled estate of 252 private, shared-ownership and rental homes. It was palatial when built, with central heating, marble pillars, a chapel and a 100ft-long dining hall. 

The impressive listed frontage on Mile End Road remains, with listed workshops and a lodge, all now refurbished and for sale, from £550,000. New-build flats in freshly landscaped grounds start at £450,000.

The site backs on to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, now a nature reserve, while the Central line Tube station is moments away. Call Cushman & Wakefield on 020 3296 2222.

 


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