New homes smarten up The O2

The Peltons will bridge the gap between the historic charms of Greenwich town centre and the area around the arena.
From £305,000: homes at The Peltons, a new "community-minded" development near the O2 arena
The Peltons in Greenwich aims to plug the gap between the gracious old naval town’s historic centre and the semi-detached new neighbourhood growing up a mile away around the O2 arena.

After many years of stop-start regeneration, the area in between these two places is smartening up. Derelict wharves are being converted and the riverbank opened up, while tired-looking shopping parades are getting a facelift with the arrival of galleries, gastropubs and delis.
At first glance, Blackwall Lane — an approach road to the cross-river tunnel between Greenwich and Docklands — seems an unpromising location for a “community-minded” development of homes, offices and shops, but the low-rise apartment blocks and townhouses wrap around a primary school and church, and adjoin a charming Victorian conservation area that feels established and close-knit.

“It’s a chance to buy early into an unsung part of Greenwich with upside,” says Mike Bickerton of selling agent DTZ. Completion is due next September. Prices from £305,000. Overground trains to Cannon Street from nearby Maize Hill station take 10 minutes and there is a Jubilee line station next to the O2.

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