In the heart of Bermondsey’s “Biscuit Town” regeneration area, new flats in Bombay Street are on the site of a warehouse used by food firm Peek Freans to store Christmas puddings and wedding cakes, including one made for the marriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.

The new seven-storey building looms over railway tracks and celebrates industrial chic, with floor-to-ceiling windows, feature brickwork and zinc cladding.

All 11 flats have outside space and there is a communal roof terrace with impressive views.

A new community garden is being created, while connected railway arches will be refurbished for food and drink spaces. From £450,000. Call Kalmars (020 7403 0600).

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‘Biscuit town’: flats in Bombay Street with a new community garden and food and drink spaces under railway arches

Design creep from Borough Market and London Bridge has brought artisan food and craft shops here, while a potential bonus for early buyers is the Bakerloo line Tube extension from Elephant & Castle to New Cross Gate.

Preliminary work is under way, with two new Old Kent Road stations expected to boost local property values.

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