250 City Road, Islington EC1
250 City Road by Berkeley Homes offers five-star residences ideally located in central London within walking distance of Tech City and the Square Mile. Set within two acres of landscaped gardens, the development plays host to new cafés, restaurants, retail outlets, creative workspaces and a new 190 room 4* hotel.
Designed by the world-renowned architects, Foster and Partners, 250 City Road creates a new landmark for London at the heart of one of the most vibrant areas of the capital. With breath-taking views and a host of world-class services, 250 City Road rises above its surroundings to bring the capital to your door.
Located in the heart of zone 1 between Old Street and Angel underground stations, and within walking distance to London’s Tech City and the City of London, 250 City Road is within easy proximity to London’s leading commercial districts with easy access to the West End shopping, theatres and restaurants.
Each of the two towers nestles beside the adjacent buildings to provide welcoming pedestrian avenues that lead on to the wide central plaza. These integral residential towers effortlessly connect the extensive public parkland, with the courtyards and gardens that lie between City Road and the quiet residential streets behind, and the famous Regents Canal nearby.
Offering a beautiful selection of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses there is an onsite show apartment available to view. With the first completions expected in Q2 this year, 250 City Road is the newest destination for the area and this vibrant part of London.
Designed from the ‘inside-out’, with generous ceiling heights and large windows, the apartments have floor plates configured to ensure privacy while maximising the perimeter for daylight and views and articulating each residence externally. Every room has a view with residences on the 10th floor upwards offering a spectacular, uninterrupted panorama of the Capital.
Whether north west towards Angel or south east towards Old Street, the seamless link with the City continues at street level. Each tower nestles beside the adjacent buildings to provide welcoming pedestrian avenues that lead on to the wide central plaza.
The selection of materials for the lower podium buildings reflects Islington’s local vernacular of brick and includes natural limestone to enclose the landscaped courtyards. The fully glazed upper level clerestory and penthouse roof terraces establish a strong architectural hierarchy on the City Road.
In the Carrara Tower the integrated high specification appliances are concealed beneath sleek surrounds, with tactile work surfaces giving a contemporary look and feel. The bathrooms are a statement of luxury with large feature tiles and chrome fittings.
Residents will enjoy five-star facilities – from the level 7 rooftop gym and terrace with views over the Regents Canal basin, to the indoor pool and spa, business lounge, crèche and 24 hour concierge service.
250 City Road is situated opposite the City Road Basin, midway between Angel and Old Street underground stations. The development lies in the heart of Tech City, and benefits from excellent pedestrian, cycle, rail and road access across London.
- Old Street Underground Station - 0.5 miles
- Angel Underground Station - 0.5 miles
- Farringdon Station - 1.1 miles
- Liverpool Street Station - 1.3 miles
- London St Pancras International - 1.6 miles
- London City Airport - 27 minutes by car
Crossrail services will run from Farringdon Station next year, with travel times to Heathrow shortened to 39 minutes, and Bond Street to 4 minutes. The station will also benefit from the £6.5bn Thameslink improvement programme.
*Walking distances as indicated by Google Maps, Crossrail journey times taken from TFL.gov.uk. All times are estimates.
The government announced its support to develop Tech City in 2010, and today the area hosts over 3,200 firms per sq km including Google, Expedia, Mullen Lowe, Inmarsat, Wework, CBS, Stripe, John Brown Media, Adobe, Capital One, ATK II Engineers & Silicon Valley Bank. With Amazon's new headquarters also adding 5,000 workers to the area, Tech City has become a core office market in London.
This tech expansion, combined with a variety of restaruants including St John, Luca, Sushi Tetsu, Palatino, Modern Pantry, Granger and Co, Ottolenghi Islington and Exmouth Market makes this the place to be.
A selection of the UK's most prestigious universities are also just moments away, including City University of London, UCL and Central St Martins University of Arts.
Angel is Islington’s most prominent town centre, with many small businesses attracted to the area while Clerkenwell is a well-established area with a high concentration of advertising, marketing & communications agencies.
Life at 250 City Road
A Central Plaza set within the 2 acres of open space, complete with mature trees, water features and wildflower beds. Bustling cafés and restaurants then open out onto the public walkway that is complete with two prominent art installations, ample seating and the whole is fully Wi-Fi enabled.
The garden square offers smaller, more intimate spaces that reference the linear geometry of the north-south route from the main public park. The neighbouring courtyard gives on to a woodland copse with bordered pathways that help to extend the sense of space within each home.
A striking new four star, 190 bedroom Nhow hotel will form part of the scheme also designed by the acclaimed architects Foster + Partners, consolidating 250 City Road as a stand-alone destination. Business travellers and visitors will benefit from its excellent position close to Tech City and the Square Mile. Nhow is a dynamic brand that has already built hotels in Milan, Berlin and Rotterdam, all placed for modern urban lifestyles. Nhow has now joined forces with Berkeley to create its debut London hotel at 250 City Road scheduled to open next year.
- Phase 1 at 250 City Road is due to complete from Q2 this year.
- Computer Generated Images are for indicative purposes only