The Bow Creek gold rush: hotspot or supply glut?

Three months ago the world’s largest residential developer chose London’s Bow Creek for its landfall in the UK.

It was a surprising choice for Country Garden, more used to dazzling schemes in Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong, or mammoth developments in its native China.

The unassuming stretch of tidal river in east London does not have the same panache and glamour as other spots of London development like Vauxhall, Canary Wharf and the Old Kent Road.

But looking behind the disused offices and open storage land that currently