As an investment opportunity, Matchmakers Wharf ticks a lot of boxes. Its location near the Olympic Park (a 10- to 15-minute walk) is likely to boost its demand for tenants looking to rent in the run-up to the Games, and its long-term capital growth looks promising, according to King Sturge, thanks to an array of plus factors that include a waterside location, good local amenities and infrastructure. Hackney is now listed as one of the top-10 boroughs in Britain for its transport connections and a flurry of construction work is under way adding to the existing infrastructure. Four new tube stations are under construction as part of an extension of the East London line and the stations are expected to open this summer. Also under construction is a new Eurostar Station, which is a 10-minute walk from Matchmakers Wharf. The line will also connect commuters to Stratford town centre with links to Canary Wharf, The City and the West End. Hackney is already equipped with over-ground stations, with connections to underground lines and rail services to the rest of the country. In addition to more than 800 acres of parks and open spaces, Hackney is a collective club of entertainment. Nearby Shoreditch is a creative hub of galleries, bars and clubs, while the villages of Stoke Newington and Victoria Park are home to plenty of retail outlets, organic farmers' markets, jazz bars and sports centres. The new Westfield Centre under construction in the middle of the new Stratford City should open next year. It's set to be the biggest shopping mall in Europe, with hundreds of designer brands, department stores, high street names and leisure facilities. There is also a water sports centre offering sailing, kayaking and even the odd dragon boat race. Hackney Marshes, meanwhile, is home to sports including soccer, field hockey, cricket and rugby union.