New developments freshen up Surrey Docks

Anchor Point in Rotherhithe has apartments and townhouses near South Dock Marina and its popular watersports centre.
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The former Surrey Docks area of south-east London has fresh wind in its sails with a second wave of regeneration. Much of the area was demolished and infilled when the docks closed in 1970. Uninspiring new housing was built in the subsequent three decades before development came to a halt several years ago, but builders are back, snapping up the remaining industrial estates and car breakers’ yards occupying a gritty tract where the district fades into Deptford.

Marine Wharf, a 529-home development by Berkeley Homes, raises the bar in terms of design and picks up on the area’s industrial heritage. Interlinking apartment blocks with central courtyards are clad in warm brick and rusty steel panels. Flats at Endeavour House, the latest phase, cost from £377,500. Call 020 8694 3100.

Anchor Point, pictured, is another new scheme of 69 apartments and townhouses priced from £370,000. Call Fairview  on 0808 301 7411. Nearby South Dock Marina, London’s largest with 200 berths and a watersports centre, is a hidden gem.

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