L&Q: Shared Ownership and Help to Buy at The Chain, E17

First time buyers can pedal onto the property ladder at new Walthamstow development

London’s love for cycling has reached record levels over the past year, with the number of cyclists in the capital growing by nearly 120% in lockdown.

As more people discover the health benefits – as well as the practicalities – of travelling on two wheels, L&Q is offering buyers the chance to lay roots in one of the capital’s most exciting cycling hotspots at The Chain in Walthamstow.  

Situated on one of the cycle routes being delivered as part of the Waltham Forest Mini Holland scheme, a £30m project improving cycling infrastructure across the borough, The Chain is a collection of 518 one to three bedroom apartments – and offers an impressive 800 secure cycling spaces for residents.

Offering buyers a range of routes on to the property ladder, one and two bedroom apartments are currently available at The Chain, through Shared Ownership and with London Help to Buy.  

Kitchen at The Chain by L&Q - Shared Ownership & Help to Buy available on Share to Buy

Claire Brenlund, Director of Sales at L&Q comments: “The Chain provides the best of modern city living, with a vibrant community in the immediate surrounding area and fantastic access to the rest of London. Not only are there incredible cycling opportunities, but there’s a huge range of cultural, leisure and retail on the doorstep, both around St James Street and in nearby Walthamstow Village, with an eclectic array of restaurants, cafes and shops.”

The Chain is centred around outdoor living, with each home featuring a balcony or terrace, and communal gardens positioned across the development. Homes are built to a high specification, with kitchens featuring contemporary handless cabinetry, Silestone work surfaces and fully integrated appliances. Bathrooms include modern white sanitaryware and bespoke mirrored cabinets with chrome fittings, whilst principal bedrooms feature mirrored fitted wardrobes. Added extras include a freestanding washer/dryer in the utility cupboard and a video door entry system for extra peace of mind.

Offering fantastic cultural opportunities, The Chain is only a few minutes walk from CRATE – a lively business community providing commercial and retail space for a variety of creatives, retailers and food outlets such as Long and Short Coffee and Borrowed Light Florals. For fitness fans, Walthamstow Leisure Centre is an eight minute walk away with its 68-station gym, six Badminton courts, two Squash courts, football pitch, studio, gymnasium and creche.

Bedroom at The Chain by L&Q - Shared Ownership & Help to Buy available on Share to Buy

As part of the Mini Holland cycling scheme, the borough has already implemented 29km of segregated cycle lanes and improved 62 new pedestrian crossings, making it safer and easier to travel by bike. Group cycling is also a popular local activity, with clubs such as Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign and Cycle Sisters creating opportunities to cycle and socialise together.

For those preferring to commute on foot, The Chain benefits from excellent transport connections; three rail stations, St James Street, Walthamstow Central, and Walthamstow Queen’s Road are within walking distance, providing residents both Underground and Overground links. Central London is only a few minutes away on the Victoria and Bakerloo Underground lines, whilst a direct Overground service from St James Street to Liverpool Street takes just 16 minutes.

Shared Ownership prices start from £91,250 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment (FMV: £365,000) and £122,500 for a 25% share of a two bedroom apartment (FMV: £490,000). Private Sale prices start from £317,500 for a studio, £365,000 for a one bedroom apartment, and £487,500 for a two bedroom apartment, with Help to Buy available.

For more information, call L&Q on 020 8189 7479 or visit: https://lqhomes.com/thechain/ to register your interest.  

Home office at The Chain by L&Q - Shared Ownership & Help to Buy available on Share to Buy

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