Affordable Canalside Homes for First Time Buyers

A rare opportunity to buy an affordable home on London’s canalside on the Piccadilly Line is being offered to first-time buyers at one of the newest developments by Clarion Housing Group the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing..

At a time when so many are swapping the big smoke for a more rural life after months in lockdown, the new shared ownership homes at Liberty Wharf in Alperton promise to offer the “best of both worlds” with its scenic waterside location and great transport connections.

The contemporary collection of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments on the historic Grand Union Canal have been designed in a U-shape so that all homes have views across the landscaped courtyard, whilst many have canal views too. With nature at the heart of this urban development, Liberty Wharf is ideal for city lovers seeking a home with easy access to leisurely towpath walks, runs, and bike rides. It has the added bonus of being close to popular local parks and green spaces.

Ideal for those who work in the city, or just want to appreciate London’s cultural offerings, Liberty Wharf is just a 10 minute walk to Alperton Station, where the Piccadilly Line takes just 24 minutes to South Kensington or 34 minutes to Leicester Square. However, there is plenty on the doorstep too – an area undergoing strong regeneration, Alperton is packed full of neighbourhood cafés and culinary hotspots, with a diverse and welcoming community.

Krete Luca, Sales Director at Clarion Housing Group, said: “This really is a unique offering. Normally canalside living in London comes with a huge price tag out of reach for most first-time buyers but as these homes are available with shared ownership, it is a rare opportunity to buy a new home on the banks of the Grand Union Canal. With such close access to the Piccadilly Line, London is at your fingertips and the waterside location has all the benefits of a more rural location. It really does feel like the best of both worlds.”                  

New resident, Ewa comments: “When I discovered Liberty Wharf, I immediately knew we had found our home. As soon as you enter the courtyard, you’re transported to a space that is peaceful and serene, it doesn’t feel like London. The scenery is beautiful, and there is always something to look at. For us, being close to a natural environment has always been important – it helps to ground us and reset our mental state, so when I saw the abundance of nature here, I was immediately interested.”                                                                            

Offering high specification interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and secluded communal gardens, modern comfort is the name of the game at Liberty Wharf. Effortlessly stylish Amtico Spacia flooring gives a contemporary look to the hall, kitchen, and living room while the bedrooms, which feature mirror-fitted wardrobes, have carpets giving a sense of comfort and warmth. The modern kitchens have laminated worktops with a minimalist stainless steel splashback and extractor hood fitted, as well as an integrated fridge freezer, oven, and electric hob. The white bathroom suites are smart and feature a floating toilet and chrome finishes. The two and three-bedroom apartments have the added benefit of secure underground car parking available, and all homes are kitted out with a video entry system for extra security.

Shared ownership offers prospective buyers the opportunity to buy a share of a property’s value, between 25% and 75%, while paying a subsidised rent on the remaining share. The lower deposit level required with the shared ownership scheme means buyers need only put down a deposit on the share they purchase and not the full market value of the property. Shared ownership also means you can become a homeowner with a lower level of savings than if you were to buy the same home outright. Buyers can choose to buy additional shares of their property as and when they can afford to, right up to 100%.

Viewings are currently available in a Covid safe environment by appointment. 

Prices at Liberty Wharf start at £83,250 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment priced at £333,000. For more information or to arrange a viewing please visit  or call 0300 100 0309. 

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