Parkside flats come to Park Royal

Royal Waterside has 265 new apartments alongside a 20-acre nature reserve with lakes, waterfalls and cycle paths.
Park Royal, an industrial zone on the north-west edge of London, is reinventing itself as a residential neighbourhood.

Midway between Heathrow and the West End, its transport credentials were the main reason for it becoming a major manufacturing and distribution base. During its Sixties heyday, about 70,000 people worked there for big-name companies such as Heinz and United Biscuits, and a third of all food consumed in London is still produced by Park Royal businesses.
As well as having good road and rail links — about 25 minutes to Oxford Street — a branch of the Grand Union Canal passes through. For many years, Guinness used the canal to transport barrels to Paddington for distribution to pubs.

The old brewery site is being redeveloped into a complex of offices and homes, called First Central, headquarters of drinks company Diageo. Redrow’s Royal Waterside, pictured, the latest residential phase, has 265 apartments alongside a 20-acre nature reserve with lakes, waterfalls, bridges and cycle paths. Prices from £352,500. Call CBRE on 020 7182 2477. 

Developer Bellway, meanwhile, is launching a scheme in April. Prices from £299,995. Call 0845 018 0716.

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