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Paynes & Borthwick Wharves: Riverside living

Paynes & Borthwick- Greenwich, London.

Comprising 257 highly specified properties, Paynes & Borthwick Wharves is a £120 million, mixed-use riverside development currently under development in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London.

Paynes & Bortwick Wharves includes a fantastic mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in a beautifully landscaped setting, along with 38,000 sq ft of commercial and retail space, a restaurant, art galleries and an underground car park.

United House Developments and JER Partners is delivering the Paynes & Borthwick development, which launched in March 2013. The development includes the conversion and restoration of existing warehouse buildings, with the first residential units delivered in June 2013.

United House Group Chief Executive, Jeffrey Adams, said:

“Paynes & Borthwick is an exciting mixed-use regeneration scheme, which creates a new riverside community in the heart of West Greenwich. Together with JER Partners we are rejuvenating the area, providing new homes and jobs, to create a vibrant new quarter for London.”

Paynes & Borthwick- Greenwich, London.

JER Partners Director, Christopher Zeuner, added:

“We were delighted to work with United House in order to deliver what is a fantastic mixed-use project in Greenwich. The Paynes & Borthwick development will have a positive impact on the surrounding local community.”

Jones Lang LaSelle has been appointed to sell the private residential units on the Paynes & Borthwick development, whilst 44 affordable apartments are being managed by Hexagon Housing Association. The master plan for the development was agreed in 2011 by the Boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich.

As one of West Greenwich’s most exciting destination development, Paynes & Borthwick Wharves provides unique views of Canary Wharf, Greenwich and the city and benefits from immediate access to London’s bustling transport infrastructure. Deptford rail is just ten minutes walk the development, with key stations Charing Cross and Bond Street accessible within just 30 minutes.

Paynes & Borthwick- Greenwich, London.

Incorporating sensitively listed buildings, Paynes & Borthwick Wharves includes Knights Tower, an impressive residential tower which includes 66 apartments, all housed within an 18-storey block. Situated next to Knights Tower is Cornmill House, a ten storey apartment block comprising 47 units and Canterbury House, which includes 44 apartments across eight storeys.

Situated in front of the three apartment blocks is The Light House and 6&8 Wharf Street. The Light House is a six storey building comprising 12 three-bedroom duplex apartments, whilst 6&8 Wharf Street includes two two-bedroom live/work apartments.

Rounding out the development is Drew House, which is divided into three sections, Drew House 1, 2 and 3. Drew House includes a mix of one and two apartments and three-bedroom duplex apartments.

Ardmore Construction is the main contractor on the Paynes & Borthwick development. With more than 30 years experience in the industry, Ardmore Construction is one of the UK’s largest privately owned Design and Build contractors, providing a full capability service which supports both construction and development.

Paynes & Borthwick- Greenwich, London.

London-based architects Assael is the architect practice on Paynes & Borthwick Wharves. As forward thinking architects, Assael offer a vast range of urban design, masterplanning and architectural services for both national and international projects.

The design of Paynes & Borthwick Wharves has been kept simple, taking inspiration from the classic lines of the retained buildings to present a fresh, modern living space. Safety and security is important, with a video entry phone system in operation, alongside CCTV, a concierge with 24 hour security and secure underground parking.

Whether it is a one bedroom apartment or a three bedroom duplex, living spaces within the Paynes & Borthwick development has been carefully designed to meet the requirements of modern living. Rooms include a stunning array of fixtures and fittings, with an emphasis on comfort

Apartment walls and ceilings are finished in vinyl matt emulsion, internal doors are factory primed and finished in white eggshell and entrance doors are finished in a light oak veneer. Living rooms include full-height glazing, with wood flooring, brushed finish chrome fittings, solid core doors and TV and satellite points.

Kitchens boast downlighters and low energy lighting, a fridge freezer and dishwasher, an integrated oven and a ceramic hob and extractor. Full height splashbacks, handless doors and drawers and an integrated washer/dryer rounds out the kitchen.

Paynes & Borthwick- Greenwich, London.

Bathrooms include Villeroy and Boch Pure basins with Hansgrohe mixer tap, a steel bath with walnut laminate bath panel and a Hansgrohe Axor Uno2 shower head and clear glass bath screen. Additional bathroom features include a spacious shower tray and Hangrohe Axor thermostatic shower, chrome heated radiator and storage cupboards.

The bedrooms in each apartment are expertly designed to provide owners with comfort and relaxation, in spacious and beautifully furnished rooms. Features include fitted wardrobes with white back painted glass sliding doors and door activated LED lights.

Outside of the living spaces, apartment buildings include all the usual aspects associated with a development of this nature, from lifts and staircases, to postal boxes and panel heaters in ground floor entrance areas, where required.

Paynes & Borthwick Wharves is not just about creating individual living spaces; the impressive new development also provides a thriving and vibrant environment where dining and conversation is also encouraged. The development’s gallery space, with its continuous programme of events, is the perfect spot for reflection and discussion, whilst bars and restaurants provide a great meeting place for residents or passersby.

Paynes & Borthwick Wharves is scheduled for delivery autumn 2013.

Paynes & Borthwick- Greenwich, London.

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More to explore

Located in the thriving Royal Borough of Greenwich, Paynes & Borthwick Wharves is ideally situated close to many local amenities and places of interest, from colleges and cultural hotspots to attractions and bars.

Nearby is Canary Wharf, Britain’s fastest growing business district which incorporates over 15 million sq ft of office, retail and leisure space. Canary Wharf provides a base of operations for many of the world’s leading banks and is also a busy residential space and tourist attraction in its own right.

Notable highlights, including attractions and facilities close to Paynes & Borthwick Wharves (and there are many) include Cutty Sark, The National Maritime Museum, Lewisham College and Greenwich Market, as well as Folkestone Gardens, Twinkle Park, Laban and the Greenwich Picturehouse. Bars and restaurants include Café Rouge, Saigon Restaurant, The Trafalgar Tavern, Rivington Bar & Grill and Kum Luang Thai Restaurant.

 Dekko Interiors

Dekko Interiors specialises in the design, supply and installation of fitted kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom furniture for developers. The company takes pride in its flexibility, quality products, and outstanding service delivery.

Working on the Paynes & Borthwick development, Dekko Interiors designed, supplied, and installed 214 high specification handle-less kitchens with Staron worktops and glass splashbacks. The company also supplied and fitted 244 glass sliding-door bedroom wardrobes with shelving systems and internal lighting.

Paynes & Borthwick- Greenwich, London.

Discussing the project, Dekko Interiors Managing Director, Grace Lachowicz, said:

“United House has a well-known record in developing private residential properties in and around London.  They have combined their expertise with JER Partners, Ardmore, and Walsh Associates to deliver a landmark project at the Paynes & Borthwick Wharves site.”

Grace added:

“Dekko is proud to be associated with such distinguished companies as United HouseJER PartnersArdmore, and Walsh Associates and to be a delivery partner of what will be a fantastic riverside development, as part of a wider regeneration and cultural hub for the Deptford Greenwich area.

“Paynes & Borthwick will provide a vital and vibrant environment for residents and we are delighted to contribute in providing kitchens and fitted bedroom wardrobes, which are the outcome of contemporary design and quality materials, for the residents to enjoy living in their homes. We hope we can work on many more similar development projects.”

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