12th June 2020

Former ballet dancer jumps at the chance to buy apartment in Woolwich

The couple have just bought a stylish two-bedroom, two bathroom apartment at Lovell Homes’ Trinity Walk development.

Saving for a deposit wasn’t going to be an issue for Italian born Oliviero who always put money aside at the end of the month with the intention of buying a home one day.

Although the former professional ballet dancer now works in the international cosmetic industry, he says he never wastes money. Oliviero’s frugal living made sure the couple managed to save up a large deposit over a few years and then buy the £460,000 property using the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme.

His present occupation is certainly a giant leap from his previous career on stage. In 2006, Oliviero came over to London to train with the Central School of Ballet in London and he went onto perform in a number of professional shows until a serious injury ended his dance career.

Oliviero said: “It could all have been very different if I hadn’t picked up the injury. It was very hard mentally to accept it and move on, but I had to. I retrained and eventually ended up in the cosmetic industry for brands like Burberry and Charlotte Tilbury. So, it’s worked out fine.”

Oliviero is used to travelling all over the world with his job but has found that working from home hasn’t been too taxing.

He added: “Until I can start travelling again spreadsheets are now my world! It’s a good thing I love them so much. Away from work I enjoy a varied lifestyle. I play guitar and enjoy sports, especially basketball.”

Deciding to buy at Trinity Walk was an easy decision as Oliviero explains. “We both liked the look of the apartments. They are very stylish with open plan living. There’s good use of space and they’ve been very well designed. We viewed a few apartments before coming to Trinity Walk which we found weren’t designed very well, so we were pleasantly surprised when we took a tour here.”

The couple also love the location at Trinity Walk. “It’s near a big Tesco and close to rail links which is ideal for work for us both. It has a good number of coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Everything you need is on the doorstep and we love Greenwich.”

Lea Hudson, Lovell Homes’ Sales Manager, said: “We are delighted to hear that Oliviero and his girlfriend love Trinity Walk and their new lifestyle.

“It’s a good time for house hunters. Financial advisors in the UK are pointing out that there will never be a better time for people to borrow money to buy a property. With mortgages at an all-time low and Help to Buy available, customers are saying this is the time to look at options to buy.”

Lea added: “With prices for a one bed apartment starting at £360,000, first-time buyers are finding they can afford to buy at Trinity Walk with the London Help to Buy scheme. A five per cent cash deposit is all buyers need and with interest rates being historically low, it’s a very attractive opportunity. We have a number of incentives to tailor a really compelling proposition to prospective buyers.”

Trinity Walk is a collection of 445 new build one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Each new home has been built to maximise space and light as well as being finished with a high specification to ensure high levels of comfort, security and quality.