The town has 37-minute train links to Fenchurch Street and despite its low-cost status is enjoying a £1 billion regeneration boost, with up to 1,900 new homes, offices, shops and civic facilities, including a new library, college and sports complex and an extension to the Towngate Theatre, doubling the number of seats to 1,200.
Morello Quarter is a town-centre scheme of 121 apartments, priced from £157,000, and the government-backed Help to Buy scheme is available (visit homesandproperty.co.uk/morello).
- Boutique apartment schemes are coming to central London locations
- Catford gets a makeover, bringing new homes with it
- Canning Town to become a "Borough Market-style destination"