Playground to the rich and famous, London attracts some of the biggest celebrities and business people from across the world, all who are looking to own a property within the capital.
With the presence of significant wealth and the demand for niche properties, architects are drawn to London to make a name for themselves, with the prospect of designing an award-winning house or building.
With the combination of amazing creative minds and significant investment, London is the home to several examples of impressive and groundbreaking properties. London already has a plethora of iconic buildings including the Gherkin, the Barbican Centre, the Natural History Museum and the Shard. It is safe to say Londoners are treated to some amazing buildings across the city, but it doesn’t end there. London is the place for modern living and apartment complexes fit the bill. Using a London property map, this article is going to give you some of London’s most apartments properties that can be found across the city.
Gasholders Apartments, King’s Cross – King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground Station
Located next to one of the major transport hubs, London Kings Cross, this unusual residential development takes advantage of the space on this brown-field site, filling the frames of two gasholders. Designed by Wilkinson Eyre, 145 apartments have been cleverly placing into these iconic joined structures to make this unique residential development.
Those who can afford to buy a property in this residential development are able to choose from studio apartments to modern penthouse complexes. Unfortunately, those looking to live in such a development, prices are varying between £810,000 – £3,525,000.
London Television Centre – Wood Lane/ White City Underground Stations
A piece if popular culture history, the original Television Centre has been at the heart of a massive development and regeneration of the White City area. The £1bn revamp of this iconic building has now become the home for restaurants and several apartment complexes.
One-bedroom apartments starting from £725,000, encompass the tv and broadcasting history alongside the mid-century history allowing the residents the chance to embrace the history of the building. The top two floors of this iconic building are solely reserved for luxury penthouse apartments. Those who have worked in this iconic building now have the ability to buy apartments where their old offices were based.
Battersea Power-Station – Vauxhall Under Ground Station.
This iconic landmark on the banks of the River Thames, this has been one of the biggest brownfield-site renovations the city and the UK have witnessed. The future of this grade II listed site was up in the air for several years, with several suggestions from a football stadium to a concert venue, before it was decided to become a new residential location.
With the ability to live in the iconic towers of the power station, which have been decked out to become a combination of an art and residential masterpiece, residents can experience part of the UK’s industrial history. On the rest of the site, there are 3 other state of the art residential complexes, embracing a greener and modern way of life. Those who are planning to buy an apartment at the new residential development can expect to see an extension to the Northern Line
The Barbican Centre
London’s most famous Brutalist housing estate built between 1960s-1980s, the Barbican Centre is one of the first and best examples of multi-use residential developments. Home to several apartment towers and residential terrace blocs, the Barbican Centre cleverly combines residential and culture into one unique site.
Due to this unique and clever nature of the Barbican Centre, the residential apartments have become increasingly popular to young professionals looking to make the most out of a modernist culture this housing development exudes.
Landmark Place, Tower Bridge
The last apartment development this piece is going to cover embraces one of London’s most iconic and important characteristics, the River Thames. This list would not be complete without one of the many impressive residential apartment developments that line the river.
Comprising of two residential tower blocs, rising 11 floors high and located between the listed former Billingsgate fish market and Tower of London offers a modern way of living in a historically important area of London. The 165 apartments are wrapped predominantly in glass, so residents can appreciate all the vistas this residential development has to offer, including the spectacular Tower Bridge.
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