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Property investment in London: A Guide to West Ham

Buyers have plenty of choices where it concerns property investment in London. With so many excellent residential areas from which to choose, it proves helpful to have a handy guide to neighbourhoods such as the ever-popular West Ham in East London. Situated in the London borough of Newham, TwelveTrees Park gives buyers and investors excellent access to top educational institutions, bustling shopping destinations, great travel infrastructure, and more. Discover why West Ham is an ideal location for buying and investing in London below.

Getting to know West Ham

Located on the eastern side of the London cityscape and falling under the Borough of Newham, West Ham is ideal for those looking to stay connected to the rest of the world, thanks to its well-established travel and connectivity routes. It is closely situated to vibrant shopping locations and acclaimed restaurants, with a variety of renowned universities and schools within arm’s reach. West Ham is a popular choice to live among city dwellers and young professionals who revel in its attractions and great connectivity, with families enjoying its excellent educational options. 

Shopping and leisure destinations in West Ham

Getting to entertainment and retail outlets in West Ham is a blissful and seamless experience, whether you opt for private or public travel. Key shopping destinations include Bond Street for its haute couture fashion houses and galleries, while the famous Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford offers exciting opportunities for shopping, cinema and dining experiences. Catch the tube via West Ham Station - Underground and travel for just under 20 minutes to reach Liverpool Street, where you can expect to see, shop and experience everything from vintage trinkets and uniquely curated artwork, to open-air events and tantalising international culinary delights. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is also a must-see destination for its cafes, waterways and parks. Whatever your preference, West Ham has something for even the most discerning explorer, making it ideal for property investment in London.

Excellent proximity to top universities

West Ham is your gateway to a host of highly regarded universities, with 12 of the top 100 universities in the world being a short distance from the neighbourhood, all of which are accessible within just 30 minutes from the TwelveTrees Park development. These include the Queen Mary University of London, the University of the Arts London, the University of Westminster, and the London School of Economics & Political Science.

Travelling in West Ham from TwelveTrees Park

With 5 transport links from which to pick and choose, a variety of links to Eurostar, and London City Airport a short 10-minute distance away, local and international travel from TwelveTrees Park is a breeze. Located in Zones 2 and 3, the breathtaking TwelveTrees Park community gives you access to 3 Underground lines, overground rail and DLR. Stratford station is also reachable within 3 minutes via the Jubilee line. All of these convenient travel options mean there is a plethora of exciting shopping and leisure destinations within a few minutes' reach from TwelveTrees Park.

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Buyers interested in property investment in London have a choice of studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses at TwelveTrees Park. Designed with connectivity and community in mind, TwelveTrees Park is a cosmopolitan mix of modernity and prime location, with this up-and-coming residential neighbourhood being just minutes away from other exciting attractions such as Stratford and Canary Wharf. Half of the site comprises landscaping that is both picturesque and inviting to residents, with an open parkland being an excellent reprieve for adults and children alike. Situated at the heart of the “golden triangle,” TwelveTrees Park is just under 10 minutes away from shopping and leisure destinations at Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, transport and travel via London City Airport and business hubs at Canary Wharf.

Residential facilities at TwelveTrees Park

TwelveTrees Park has been designed in collaboration with award-winning architects, Patel Taylor and boasts attractive architecture and natural elements, surrounding more than 12 acres of open green space, landscaped gardens and a 4,5-acre WiFi-enabled park. With naturally-lit rooms, quality interior finishes and ample storage space, the homes of this inviting neighbourhood are smartly designed and structured to support a healthy lifestyle. Residents can look forward to the 24-hour concierge service offered, the residents’ lobby, the well-equipped private gymnasium, and a screening room and business lounge. Investors will easily find tenants looking to rent in this sought-after part of London.  TwelveTrees Park is estimated for completion between quarter three of 2023 to quarter four of 2024.

Why invest in London?

According to CBRE*, property investment in London offers a myriad of exciting benefits for investors and buyers. This is due to London being one of the greenest cities in the world and offering favourable currency exchange rates. The British Chambers of Commerce expects the UK economy to return to pre-pandemic levels by Q1 2022.  In fact, December’s Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forecast predicts the UK to have the strongest growth of all G7 countries in both 2021 and 2022*. Its advantageous transport and travel infrastructure enable excellent global access, with 4 main airports all within close proximity. Additionally, London boasts a welcome multicultural society for expatriates and travellers, with a great legal structure and appealing asset protection.

Savills, a leading global property advisory company, has forecast annual rental yields to grow by 22.2% at the end of 2026, due to the strong recovery in London**. Additionally, many investors anticipate a strong rental demand due to the high quality of a Berkeley home and the excellent transport links in West Ham. With all of this in mind, it isn’t difficult to see why the city is such a favourable choice for investors and buyers alike.

About Berkeley Middle East, Africa and India

Berkeley Group MEA and India provides easy access to a broad portfolio of best-in-class UK properties and offers local expertise to those looking to invest from this region. Our local team of experts speak Arabic and English and understand the needs of their clients and partners. From our office based in Downtown Dubai, we offer face-to-face support to our clients and partners across the Middle East, Africa and India to ensure an exceptional purchasing experience. 

About the developer

As an award-winning developer, the Berkeley Group is renowned for creating exceptional homes and communities across London, Birmingham and the South of England. We are passionate about design and quality above all else, with all Berkeley homes being a representation of the care, expertise and attention to detail on which we pride ourselves. Equipped with excellent facilities, all Berkeley developments are built in collaboration with key stakeholders, tackling sustainability and climate change issues with every design. 

To learn more about the TwelveTrees Park development, or to discuss investment and purchase opportunities in this highly anticipated neighbourhood, contact the Berkeley Group today.

Sources:

*British Chambers of Commerce, 2021
**Savills, 2021

Disclaimer: all information was correct at the time of publication.

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