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Area Guide

Waltham Forest

A guide to the local economy, industry and commercial property

Originally an area of significant Roman occupation, Waltham Forest originally took its name from an historical institution responsible for managing deer in a large area to the east of the River Lea. Located in North East London, the area is culturally diverse and has a broad mix of affluent areas and those that are more economically challenged.

Home to Britain’s largest street market and famous as the birth place of football legend David Beckham, Waltham Forest was chosen as one of the six London boroughs that hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics. This bought significant investment in the area and there have been many regeneration projects connected to the Olympics. Many of these have been focused on the boroughs more deprived areas.

Any form of re-generation is good news for property investment and commercial property in Waltham Forest is no different. Those looking to buy offices in Waltham cross or rent warehouses or retail units in the area may find that prices are significantly cheaper than some other areas of the capital.

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