Welcome to Prospect East – a new cluster of family apartments, duplexes, maisonettes and townhouses offering the best of city life and outdoor space. Prospect East offers an idyllic spot for outdoor living with the Olympic Park on your doorstep you will find a maze of dedicated paths for strolling, cycling or jogging perfect for adults and children to enjoy.
Prospect East has been designed with the family in mind, these homes offer private outdoor space, including a terrace and or gardens to selected properties available.
Inside, there’s a wide choice of properties with different interior layouts, most of which have their own private space in the shape of a balcony, terrace or garden. Every property features a stylish, quietly contemporary interior specification designed to complement the development’s urban setting. The inclusion of a light, mid or dark palette for the kitchen cabinets, bathroom and en-suite tiles and fitted wardrobe doors provides even more variety.
The interior communal areas have been designed to give a strong sense of arrival. Porcelain tiled lobbies, complete with commissioned artwork from award-winning art collective London Fieldworks, greet residents and visitors alike. The design theme follows through to the communal corridors which are fitted with funky, urban-inspired patterned carpeting.
A beautifully landscaped linear park provides the setting, with a children’s play area, green open spaces and planting including shrubs and even fruit trees. Many of the properties have dedicated car parking.
The site which Prospect East is being built upon was formerly known as Chobham Farm and has been in continuous use since the 12th Century. In 1329 the site was sold to Thomas Chobham, from whose manor and adjoining farm the area takes its name.
During the 19th Century, with the expansion of industry in general, a container depot was opened on the site of Chobham Farm, now Prospect East. Added to this, the East Coast Railway opened a steam engine workshop in 1839, which was expanded into a wagon works and marshalling yard in 1896. This was modernised in 1950 to make the largest rail works in Britain, employing over 400 people.
The Stratford Works, as they were known, produced over 5,500 vehicles during its life, including goods wagons and a wide variety of locomotives. Famous locomotives produced here included the Mogul, the Prairie, the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Sentinel; whose names live on as block names at Prospect East.
Today, Stratford is once again one of the capital’s principal transport hubs, with overground, intercity, DLR and underground rail services all operating from here. This status will be further enhanced with the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.