Hackney is a blossoming area with a thriving canalside culture, trendy bars and restaurants, and many new modern developments. If you are searching for a new-build apartment in Hackney, look no further than Galliard Homes.
Why Buy with Galliard in Hackney Wick?
Wickside, located in the canalside setting of Hackney Wick, is a brand-new neighbourhood coming soon to East London. Set to offer prospective buyers open-plan living and a private balcony or terrace for each apartment, Wickside will be well-suited for first-time buyers seeking a property for sale in an enviable location.
Living in Hackney Wick
Life in Hackney is vibrant, culturally diverse and creative. Benefitting from excellent transport links and enjoying a lively café culture, Hackney Wick is a location that has a lot going for it. Extensive regeneration triggered by the 2012 Summer Olympic Games has led Hackney Wick to experience economic growth with the area now being a top choice for those moving to East London.
Explore our guide to living in Hackney Wick for more information.
Transport in Hackney Wick
Hackney Wick Overground station is located just a three minute walk from Wickside and provides quick and efficient journeys to key destinations such as Stratford, Liverpool Street and Oxford Circus.
Similarly, getting around by car couldn't be easier as Hackney Wick is alongside the A12 Eastway.
Fancy a day at the seaside? Drive to Southend-on-Sea in just an hour or, if you're travelling abroad, the journey time to London City Airport is just 17 minutes.
Find out more about transport in Hackney.
Schools in Hackney Wick
Hackney has a relatively young demographic and approximately 25% of the population is under 20 years old. There are currently around 70 schools in the London Borough of Hackney serving pupils from infancy through to further education. There are several Ofsted 'Outstanding' and 'Good' schools of both state and independent stature such as Holmleigh Primary School and Hoxton Garden Primary.
For academies and sixth forms, young adults of Hackney have a choice of several education facilities like Cardinal Pole Catholic School and The Brooke House Sixth Form College.
Green Space in Hackney Wick
Sandwiched between Victoria Park and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, residents of Hackney can enjoy ample parklands, playgrounds and open space right on their doorstep. Facilities across the two parks include a London Marathon Community Track located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park used for running, football, and athletics while Victoria Park benefits from a skatepark, playgrounds and a café.
London Fields is home to a lido, a 50m swimming pool that is open to the public year-round. London Fields is very popular as it offers plenty to do like swimming, football, tennis, cricket, and an outdoor gym.
Price Trends in Hackney Wick
According to Rightmove, the average sold price for a flat in Hackney in 2021 was £538,439 with semi-detached houses fetching around £1,331,302. Flats for sale in Hackney London are in high demand and many young professionals and creatives are choosing to move to this vibrant location.
A study by Coulters Property suggests that house prices in Hackney will experience a monumental rise of around 915% in the next 26 years. That means that the average property price in 2047 will be an eyewatering £5,949,703.
Buying with Galliard Homes
Whether you're looking for a 1 bedroom flat for sale in Hackney or a Hackney 2 bed flat for sale, Galliard's latest mixed-use development, Wickside, will have something to offer. Set to provide 500 new homes comprising a selection of terraced houses, apartments, studios and penthouses, a property at Wickside will be highly sought-after.
When buying with Galliard Homes you can be confident that with our trustworthy team and reliable approach to the industry, you will be making an excellent buying decision. As an industry leader for 30 years, our experience includes regeneration projects across London and the home counties in locations including London Docklands, Newham, Southwark, and now Hackney.
Top Features of Galliard Properties in the Area
Open-plan living areas, spacious bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms are just some of the features that will be present in our Hackney Wick flats for sale. All properties will enjoy high specifications and private outdoor space, a feature which is now more important than ever. Many properties will also enjoy stunning views overlooking the canal.
Wickside will also be home to creative business spaces, co-working studios, a market and a gallery.
Help to Buy Hackney Wick
Help to Buy was introduced by the government to assist first-time buyers on to the property ladder. The scheme enables buyers to purchase a new-build property with just a 5% deposit. The government then provides a 20% or 40% (in London) loan towards the cost of the property.
Find out more information about Help to Buy and how it can help you onto the property ladder.
Start the process with Galliard Homes
If you are searching for a 1-bed flat in Hackney then you are in the right place as the buying process with Galliard Homes could not be easier. As a new-build developer, our homes are chain-free, ideal for first-time buyers and investors looking for a 2-bed flat for sale in Hackney or families moving into the area looking for a 3-bed flat in Hackney for sale.
Call us on 020 7620 1500 or register your interest for Wickside to start the process.
Local History of Hackney Wick
Dating back to the Saxon times, Hackney was once largely farmland. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the area was an industrial site that produced confectionery, glass, chemicals and dye. Hackney Wick was ideally located for manufacturing as its proximity to the docks and the markets was favourable. The remnants of Hackney Wick's industrial past are still obvious today; many warehouses once used for production have now been transformed into creative studios and workspaces.
Landmarks in Hackney Wick
Whilst the streets of Hackney Wick are full of colourful artwork and thriving independent businesses, there is more to this bustling location than initially meets the eye.
The Baroness Burdett Coutts Drinking Fountain, a Grade II* listed gothic-style drinking fountain made entirely from granite, and the London Bridge Stone Alcoves, a remaining piece of the original London Bridge are in Victoria Park.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a more recently constructed landmark towering 376 ft. into the East London skyline. The sculpture is a lasting memory of the Olympic Games and is home to the world's longest and tallest tunnel slide.
Shopping and Entertainment in Hackney Wick
Whether you enjoy people-watching by the water or lively nights out, you won't be short of places to explore in Hackney Wick. Local favourites include brunch at Barge East, a 118-year-old converted barge offering excellent food and a waterfront location and Crate Brewery, a craft beer and pizza-lovers dream!
Explore our guide on places to eat in Hackney Wick for more inspiration.
Hackney Wick also has plenty of activities that involve 'doing' rather than 'eating'. Skeeters Axe Throwing offers an ice-breaking activity like no other. If throwing axes isn't for you, take a walk down nearby Broadway Market and soak up the bustling atmosphere of one of London's favourite markets.
Is Hackney Wick in the congestion zone?
Whilst cycling and walking seem to be the preferred method of transport for residents of Hackney, Hackney Wick is on the A12, one of London's busiest routes. Fortunately for residents of the borough, only a small proportion of Hackney is located within the Congestion Charge zone, Hackney Wick is not one of these areas. Hackney is impacted by ULEZ and LEZ.
Is Hackney Wick a nice place to live?
Hackney Wick's waterfront location, proximity to the rest of London and artistic flair makes this pocket of East London highly desirable.
The creation of new-build homes in Hackney Wick is also drawing many first-time buyers and renters to the area who want the relaxed culture that Hackney Wick. Not only have house prices doubled in the past decade but, a unique lifestyle opportunity has evolved making Hackney one of London's most liveable boroughs.
Is Hackney Wick a good investment?
Having undergone a rapid and extensive regeneration in recent years, Hackney Wick's fashionable reputation and canalside culture are highly appealing to Buy-to-Let investors wanting to attract professional tenants. Great transport links, purpose-built apartments with fantastic open plan kitchen and living areas and a thriving café culture and nightlife scene ensure that Hackney Wick is top of the list for Buy-to-Let investors.
According to home.co.uk, the average rental income for properties to rent in Hackney is £1,965 pcm. House prices in Hackney have also risen more in the past 20 years than in any other local authority. The average home is 568% more expensive now than it was in 1998 and the average flat for sale in Hackney now costs £515,600.
Is Hackney Wick good for families?
Young families have recently been flocking to Hackney thanks to its family-friendly culture, local amenities and choice of schools. When researching a new area to move to, these things are key, and Hackney Wick offers them in ample supply.