From fish and seals to homeowners and tenants the banks of the River Thames are once again bursting at the seams with life
Once a second home to the capital’s shipping industry, as modern technology came into the limelight, the River Thames’ bustling industrial sites gave way to disused wastelands which were officially declared ‘biologically dead’ in 1957. Today the river is near unrecognisable compared to its 20th-century counterpart, thanks in part to a skyrocketing waterfront population, that has soared an impressive 40% since 2001. Mirroring this growth is a new crop of riverside properties.
Few of the homes that have been springing up on the Thames can compare to Chelsea Waterfront’s flagship Tower West development – SW10’s tallest residential building. Comprised of 76 storeys, spread across two imposing glass towers, Tower West offers sweeping panoramas that take in the best of the capital’s captivating skyline, overlooking the likes of the Thames, Canary Wharf, Wembley Stadium and beyond. Upon completion, the scheme will also benefit from luxuriously appointed shops, restaurants and amenities.
Tower West features in Estates Gazette’s Homes & Property segment, as part of a look at the new waterfront homes that are being built along the space of the River Thames, spanning from Barking to Battersea. The article can be read in full here.