Perched on the first floor of a modern apartment block in the heart of Stratford, this twenty-first-century home has three bedrooms, top-notch facilities and a vast, sun-trap terrace.

Forrester Way, Stratford, 3 Bed. Flat

£725,000

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BRICKWORKS SAYS

Contemporary design should enhance the urban experience, and this new development, beautifully green yet smack bang in the middle of Stratford, does just that. Set amongst two acres of landscaped gardens with all the perks of a well-designed apartment block, it feels like the future of city living.

Throw in abundant built-in storage, energy efficiency, underfloor heating, and an on-site gym, and you have a modern home that isn’t just comfortable but built for city life. But the cherry on the cake is the huge, private terrace, ideal for soaking up the rays and enjoying the surrounding cityscape.

Braithwaite House is in the middle of the action of this exciting and evolving part of the capital. Nearby East Village caters for every taste, and with the recent arrival of Bamboo Mat (our favourite new East Village restaurant), it continues to grow. But closer to home, you’re not short of options for eating out or getting a decent coffee fix. Pick up a coffee from Signorelli (another great coffee shop) down the road and head to the epic spaces of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to worlds of music, sports, and nature.

THE LEGAL BIT

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THE OWNERS SAY

Moving into this new, spacious flat with my best friend was one of the best decisions I've ever made––we’ve never looked back! Living in Stratford close to the stations makes travelling around London for work or play a breeze.

There is so much to do nearby; you are almost spoilt for choice. If I had to pick two things, it would be a weekend walk to Victoria Park (we'd highly recommend the food market on Sundays) or Hackney Marshes to get some air. Pick up a Hermanos coffee along the way, just a few minutes walk from the flat, or a delicious hot juice from Ginger & Mint in East Village. We've also loved walking down the canal to the Princess of Wales pub, our favourite local nearby (though I think that might be three things now).

The terrace is a bonafide sun trap, making it the perfect place to go out and enjoy the warmer weather. We've had a few really memorable New Year's Eve nights—watching the horizon light up with all the fireworks from dozens of shows across London—as well as hosting friends for summer parties. We've had the most amazing few years, and I'll be sad to say goodbye.

POINTS TO CONSIDER

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating B. Potential Energy Rating B.

Council Tax:
The property falls into Band D (£1,684 in 2023/24) in the borough of Newham.

Utilities:
Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity £110, Gas £ n/a and Water £60. These figures naturally change seasonally during the year.

Tenure:
Leasehold (with approx 994 years left on the lease).

Service charge:
Over the past few years, it has varied between £3k-£4k per annum. The service charge is paid biannually. It covers many perks: building insurance, 24-hour concierge, 24-hour security officer, CCTV, gym, x2 maintained communal gardens, cleaning of communal areas, window washing, locked bike sheds, maintained refuse collection area, maintenance and servicing of the heat interface units, and maintenance of all external building features.

Ground rent:
£0

Neighbours:
In the building, there are 28 flats in total.

Recent work:
Being so new, there has been no need for any updates or refurbishment.

Getting around:
It’s super easy to reach both Stratford and Stratford International, with all the options this provides for travel across the capital and beyond. Or make the most of the bike sheds onsite and jump on the Cycle Superhighway for safer, direct access into the city. The development also has its own underground gated car park, where spaces can be secured at an extra monthly cost.

Onward plans:
The owners are friends who are moving on to their own things. One is emigrating, the other is actively looking.

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Brickworks loves:

Explore East London
landmarks

1 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A legacy of the Olympic Games in London, this park is a wonderland for sporty adults and little explorers. There are world class facilities for cycling, swimming and tennis as well as more relaxed activities like nature trails, play fountains and boat tours. There’s also the chance to zoom down a slide from the top of the UK’s tallest sculpture if you're feeling adventurous!

2 Dina

A favourite local wine bar that sources the most exquisite natural wines from around the world, with regular tasting sessions and guest supper clubs from acclaimed chefs. Head over for great chat, snacks and brilliant wine.

3 Leytonstone Tavern

Serving top-notch tacos, this brilliant local pub has a whole room filled with original William Morris wallpaper; the famous designer was born just up the road in Walthamstow.

4 Can Club

Founded by three teachers, this cafe has everything a parent needs - great coffee, a whole load of snacks and ingenious "picking plates" as well as tons of great activities to keep small people busy for hours.

5 Joyau Wine Bar

Under the arches near Forest Gate is the newly opened Joyau, which serves wine and lovely small plates from their ever-changing menu. Great for a crisp glass outside in the summer.