Hallsville Quarter, above, in up-and-coming Canning Town, is a new town centre for the area, with 1,100 new homes, garden squares, a supermarket, bars, restaurants, a cinema and hotel. The latest phase of 49 homes unveiled by Mountain Capital cost from £337,500. Townhouses cost from £725,000. Call 020 7718 5202.
Meanwhile, shared-ownership apartments at New Providence Wharf nearby offer the chance to buy into a luxury Canary Wharf address at a reduced price. The waterfront development occupies a dramatic position on a bend of the river directly opposite the O2 arena. It has a private health spa and gym, plus bars and a glamorous high-rise hotel.
Prices start at £93,688 for a 25 per cent share of a home with a full cost of £374,750. Call Genesis on 0800 954 0115.