FANCY living among some of London’s most recognisable landmarks? Thanks to a series of developments over the past few years, it has never been easier. One Hyde Park and the newly launched One Trafalgar Square offer spectacular views over some of the capital’s most iconic sites. But if you missed the boat with those properties, don’t despair; One Tower Bridge is the latest development offering a room with a view. The project, which is the brainchild of Berkeley Homes, has already been heralded as one of the most exciting residential opportunities of 2013.
Located on the south bank of the river nestled between Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, One Tower Bridge is one of the last great riverside sites available in London. The 1.6 hectare site offers studios through to penthouses, all of which come with private balconies and terraces overlooking iconic landmarks like The Shard and City Hall. Residents will have access to a 24-hour concierge managed by Harrods Estates, a pool, virtual golf facility, gym, spa and a business centre.
The site is comprised of nine architecturally distinct buildings with interiors designed by Conran and Partners, which draw inspiration from the area. One of the major selling points is the Smart Home Technology incorporated into each apartment.
“With the fast-paced, global lifestyles of top-end purchasers, the convenience of being able to remotely control air conditioning, alarm systems, security cameras, lights and blinds, media systems in one’s city apartment is becoming more important than ever,” says Knight Frank’s Raul Cimesa. “Our day-to-day dependence on smart phones, tablets and mobile technology has now entered our living spaces, and is on the checklist for any wealthy property purchase. Developers know it’s essential to provide buyers with a home they can control and adjust to their needs, long before their private jet touches down in London.”
The technology also enables residents to connect to the concierge through a development web address. The system is designed to relay information between the estate management team and residents, allowing them to do everything from booking taxis to finding out about scheduled maintenance works. The technology hub also communicates wirelessly with the lift, automatically recognising residents to deliver them to the correct floor.
Situated in Zone 1, One Tower Bridge is at the heart of what the capital has to offer for work and play. The close proximity to the City is already making it a popular choice amongst professionals, Piers Clanford, managing director of Berkeley Homes, explains. “There has been plenty of built up demand and before we even launched, we had a number of enquiries from local businessmen in search of a London base to use when they are in town and we are expecting demand for rental properties to come from local employees too.”
First completions are scheduled for 2014 with prices starting from £850,000.