Shared ownership is another way to buy your own home. You buy a percentage, and pay rent on the rest. The housing association owns part of it — but you’re living there, you decorate it, and you decide when to sell.

Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and smaller mortgage. It’s a sooner first step on the ladder for lots of people. Usually, you can also carry on buying shares, to own it 100%.

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The Refinery, 1-3 bed homes


Silvertown, Newham, E16 2AT

Shared ownership

Starting prices

35% share from
£108,675
Full price
£310,500
Minimum deposit
£11,183
Monthly service charge
£138

Overview

Click on one of the links below to view our Virtual Tours or 3D Walkthroughs:

External Tour

2 Bedroom Apartments:

Plot A3.5

3D - Plot A1.4

Plots A6.4 & A9.4

3 Bedroom Apartments:

Plots A3.4 & A5.4 

3D - Plot A5.4

3D - Plot A7.3

 

About The Refinery

Situated in the heart of a rejuvenated Royal Docks and minutes from Silvertown DLR, The Refinery presents a rare opportunity to live amongst one of the biggest and most exciting developments in London's history.  

With a range of one to three bedroom apartments available through Shared Ownership in East London, The Refinery is not only perfectly placed and perfectly connected, it’s perfectly you.

 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a home at The Refinery, you need to:

  • Have a household income of under £90,000
  • Be unable to purchase a suitable home to meet your housing needs on the open market.
  • You do not already own a home or you will have sold your current home before you purchase.

 

If you are interested to see more, the next steps are:

 

Book your viewing

Once you’ve checked you meet the above criteria, book a viewing appointment below for either:

  • A personalised video tour from the home you are interested in either via FaceTime, WhatsApp Video or Zoom (whichever you choose) or
  • A personalised walk through of one of the virtual tours over Zoom.

and set up an account to provide us with your details.

If you’ve done this before you won’t need to fill out your details again.

With either option we’ll be there to explain the sales process to you and answer any question you may have about the development.

A member of the sales team will be in touch with you to confirm your viewing appointment at least 48 hours before your appointment and to confirm which option we’ll be able to offer you. 

 

Reservations

If you fall in love with one of our homes, you will be able to make a reservation on the day with us, and reserve your home for just £500 (card payments only). We’ll then happily arrange for you to safely visit the home you’ve reserved.

Once you’ve reserved your home you’ll need to have an online sustainability assessment from one of our panel of Mortgage Advisers within 3 working days to formally secure your new home.

If you are keen to reserve, or just want to make sure you can afford your new home, you can complete your Financial Assessment online now with TMP Financial by clicking HERE

 

 


Local area information

When it was born more than a century ago, Silvertown became an industrial place of invention; one that led the way in a wide variety of industries, including engineering, milling and sugar refining.

Today, Silvertown is reinventing itself, undergoing an incredible regeneration, and already emerging as a truly wonderful community in which to live, work and socialise.

It is rapidly becoming a cultural and creative hub. With The English National Ballet and the London Film School relocating their headquarters here. There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants popping up aplenty to welcome, inspire and serve new residents.

Located between Lyle Park and Thames Barrier Park, the area also boasts one of the longest stretches of open green space along the Thames. So, all in all, life at Silvertown is balanced to perfection.

Situated between Canary Wharf and London City airport, The Refinery is perfect for anyone who wants to live in an interesting and historic dockland location, but with all that London has to offer within fast and easy reach.

The area’s unique riverside location combined with unprecedented investment and new transport links by rail, road and river, has resulted in effortless travel across the capital.

The Refinery is a conveniently short stroll from West Silvertown DLR Station. Trains run westbound to Bank, in just 18 minutes and to Liverpool Street Station within 23 minutes. While eastbound trains to Woolwich Arsenal put London City Airport just 4 minutes away – and the rest of the world on your doorstep.

Neighbouring Canning Town and Custom House is a historic East End neighbourhood which was built to support heavy industry developed outside the boundaries of the City of London in the mid 1800s, around the Royal (Victoria) Dock. 

There are excellent transport links including the Jubilee Line and the DLR, and soon there will be more, with a Crossrail station at Custom House. International links are good too, with the new Stratford International Station close by.

There is also a £3.7 billion area rejuvenation project underway that will be changing the area for the better, physically, socially and economically.

The project will include:

  • two larger, improved town centres;
  • new or improved schools, health, leisure and other facilities for the community;
  • creation of more jobs with training for local people;
  • workspace for small local and emerging enterprises;
  • new shops and office space;
  • improved links and connections between the bus and rail stations and under the A1;
  • better-quality streets and open spaces;
  • investment in infrastructure (transport, roads and so on), services and facilities.

Plot availability

Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Plot number A.1.4
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Minimum share 35%
Minimum share price £154,350
Full market price £441,000
Monthly service charge £174
Plot number A.1.5
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Minimum share 35%
Minimum share price £165,375
Full market price £472,500
Monthly service charge £210
Plot number A.2.4
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Minimum share 35%
Minimum share price £166,250
Full market price £475,000
Monthly service charge £210
Plot number A.0.2/A.1.2
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Minimum share 35%
Minimum share price £179,550
Full market price £513,000
Monthly service charge £210

FAQ's

Min share price from: £154,350 for a 35% share
Full price from: £441,000
Minimum deposit from: £11,183
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms:

There are 5 available ranging from £154,350 for a 35% share to £179,550 for a 35% share.

It’s the same as buying on the open-market but you’re buying a share of a property, so therefore pay a mortgage on the part you own.

An independent mortgage advisor can help suggest which type of mortgage might be best for you, based on your situation.

Leasehold, which is essentially the contract for the share you've bought.

It means you've got the right to keep your home for a certain number of years (usually at least 125), but the land belongs to someone else. Your lease also sets out how much you need to pay each month, your responsibilities while living there and all the details of your agreement with the housing association. Make sure you go through it and ask lots of questions.

Your solicitor can help you with this.

It all depends on your lease (your contract with the housing association) so check it thoroughly and ask questions before you buy.

Housing Provider

Southern Homes
Shared ownership

Starting prices

35% share from
£108,675
Full price
£310,500
Minimum deposit
£11,183
Monthly service charge
£138