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East London is becoming increasingly renowned for its bohemian creative scene with many creative industry professionals choosing to base themselves there to take advantage of the wealth of opportunities. Entrepreneurs seeking to set up creative businesses are assembling in East London in order to take advantage of the affordability that the area boasts.

The New Creative Hub: St Paul’s Square In Bow

Award winning developer, Countryside’s development, St Paul’s Square in Bow E3, is located in the heart of this scene, and is fast becoming home to its own creative hub of young professionals working locally in rented studio space within the art, culture and imaginative industries.

Projects such as the newly regenerated Grade II listed Old Manor Park Library and Bow Arts Studios on Stratford High Street, which can be easily reached from St Paul’s Square via tube and bus, offer affordable and functional studio space for artistic practices. These spaces in sought-after locations provide the opportunity to connect with the wider arts community, giving flexible working environments and allowing innovative businesses to grow and develop.  There is also a plethora of exhibitions and galleries close to the development for creatives to seek inspiration and enjoyment.

Entrepreneurial professionals seeking affordable housing in order to pursue artistic ambitions, will benefit from the availability of the new London Help to Buy scheme on selected plots at St Paul’s Square, making it easier for prospective buyers to find their dream home. To qualify, buyers need a deposit of 5% and a mortgage for up to 55% of the value of the home. The Government will then provide an equity loan of up to 40% of the property’s value, which is interest free for the first five years. 

Andrew Loveday, Sales Directorat Countryside said: “Bow is becoming an increasingly popular area to live amongst young, ambitious entrepreneurs, keen to immerse themselves within the vibrant creative scene that the area has to offer. With London Help to Buy available at St Paul’s Square it provides good affordability and supports individuals to fulfil creative pursuits. With our first phase at St Paul’s Square having been incredibly successful, we expect this next phase to follow suit and recommend that potential buyers register their interest as soon as possible”.

The new homes at St Paul’s Square are a collection of highly-specified contemporary one to four bedroom apartments with balconies or terraces benefitting from attractive communal landscaped gardens. These spacious homes have been thoughtfully and intelligently designed to utilise excellent use of light, giving those considering working from home ideal studio space. 

Excellent specification features throughout all of the apartments at St Paul’s Square, with contemporary fitted kitchens with handless base and wall units, contrasting worktops with upstand, integrated electric

ovens, ceramic hobs with splashbacks and integrated telescopic extractor hoods.  The homes also feature integrated A+ rated appliances including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The stylish bathrooms and en-suites combine style with practicality, featuring white sanitaryware with chrome fittings and driftwood finish bath panels. Flooring is also included throughout.

St Paul’s Square residents can benefit from excellent transport links both for work and weekend pursuits, without the expense of City rent costs. Mile End underground station and Devons Road DLR are within walking distance, whilst Limehouse station offers services via National Rail, allowing quick access to central London, the City and Canary Wharf. 

The Olympic Village is nearby, as are a vast range of local facilities, which are as diverse as local markets and Westfield Stratford City. The development is also within walking distance of open green spaces and parks, including the innovative Mile End Park and Bartlett Park. Regent’s Canal is also nearby, with its towpath a wonderful amenity for cyclists.

One bedroom apartments at St Paul’s Square start from £407,500, with two bedroom apartments starting from £485,000. The Marketing Suite and two show apartments are open everyday from 10am – 5pm. For further information, visit www.stpauls-square-bow.co.uk or call 07900 769 752.

Information correct at time of publication.

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