Aberfeldy Village sounds more olde-world storybook than modern residential hub. And there’s a definite peaceful, idyllic tone to this buy-or-rent development from EcoWorld London. The idea was to create a serene community that puts everything at residents’ fingertips. That said, the facilities list includes a 24-hour concierge service, dedicated work space for professionals, a comfortable residents’ lounge, and a state-of-the-art gym.
The same ‘easy-living’ mantra goes for the development’s location. Aberfeldy Village has a privileged setting in East India Docks, with fantastic transport links to Canary Wharf (four minutes), the City (15 minutes) and Bond Street (20 minutes) via nearby Canning Town and the East India DLR Station. Cyclists, especially, will love the opportunities in the local area, with Victoria Park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford City all bike-able in under 20 minutes. And if you’re jetting out of the capital for a spell, London City Airport is just a 12-minute drive away.
The buildings at Aberfeldy Village have been constructed in a way that pays homage to the surrounding area. The smooth brickwork and king-size windows nod to the factories and warehouses that once framed the docks. Floorplans include studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, each with their own private balcony. Whichever you choose, they all feature a thoroughly contemporary aesthetic, courtesy of award-winning consultant, Suna Interior Design. Colour palettes range from calm neutrals to bolder, darker tones, with a mix of wood-effect and carpet flooring, quality fixtures and furnishings, and stylish bathroom suites.
Outdoors, the architects (from renowned Levitt Bernstein) have made the most of the site, with green courtyards, tree-lined pathways and well-tended flowerbeds sitting in contrast to the more industrial looking building facades. The set-up makes for a tranquil space to relax away from the capital’s hustle and bustle.