At 250 City Road, stunning design is matched by an outstanding specification and an impressive array of hotel-style amenities perfectly suited to the busy lifestyles of London residents. Set in a bustling Zone 1 location between Islington and Clerkenwell – this flagship Berkeley development delivers the very best of luxury city living.
Designed by internationally renowned architects Foster + Partners, 250 City Road is an impressive, contemporary scheme of striking architectural merit. The magnificent duo of towers, positioned atop a podium structure and standing at 42 and 36 storeys in height, are among the tallest ever to be built by Berkeley and are a prominent addition to the capital’s skyline.
Berkeley’s attention to detail is evident in every home; full height glazing maximises incoming light and offers an impressive vista over the London skyline from most principal rooms. Expansive, open-plan layouts provide a seamless flow throughout the living, kitchen and dining areas, while luxury specifications comprise Siemens or Miele appliances, underfloor heating and comfort cooling; many are wired for and a number come complete with an integrated Sonos sound system. The penthouses provide breath-taking panoramic views across the capital and each benefits from a private terrace.
An array of exceptional amenities further enhances the luxurious lifestyle on offer. A fitness studio and terrace are located on the seventh floor, along with a business suite, residents’ lounge and private screening room. There is also a fully equipped spa, complete with a 20-metre pool, Jacuzzi, treatment room, sauna and steam room on the lower ground floor. Practicalities are taken care of with a 24-hour concierge on hand to help busy residents.
The extensive green space at 250 City Road – 1.9 acres in all – provides a peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A podium terrace is exclusive to residents, along with a collection of landscaped courtyards designed by Murdoch Wickham and Gillespies. An attractive boardwalk – which will facilitate al fresco dining – will lead down to a lawned area populated with sculptures, raised wildflower beds, newly planted trees and water features. A mix of restaurants and cafés will occupy the ground floor commercial premises and all green space will be Wi-Fi enabled. Berkeley is also delivering the UK’s first four-star nhow hotel as part of the development.
250 City Road’s central London setting means this exciting new development is also extremely well placed for residents to enjoy all that central London has to offer.
When it comes to restaurants and bars in the area, residents at 250 City Road are spoilt for choice: there’s Michelin starred (Café Gascon, St John); established restaurants (Sardine, Ceviche) as well as some of London’s most famous bars. Art lovers will enjoy the numerous galleries nearby, the closest of which is Victoria Miro. Other key amenities in the vicinity include St Luke’s, home to the London Symphony Orchestra, and Ironmonger Row Baths, a restored gem with its original Turkish Bath.
Underground (Northern Line) and National Rail services pass through Old Street station, which is an eight-minute walk away, where trains to King’s Cross, London Bridge or Euston take approximately six minutes. When completed, Crossrail trains from nearby Farringdon station will reach Bond Street in just four minutes, providing quick and easy access to the West End and its array of internationally renowned shopping, cultural and dining destinations. For international travellers, Crossrail will mean travel times to Heathrow airport in 32 minutes.
Prices for a one-bedroom apartment start from £810,000 and from £1,250,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Two-bedroom penthouses are priced from £2,900,000. To make a private appointment or for more information, call Berkeley on 020 3925 9905 or visit 250cityroad.co.uk.