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 estimated in 2019, 250 City Road is the newest destination for the area and this vibrant part of London.
250 City Road is a 1.9 hectare (4.7 acre) triangular site opposite the City Road Basin midway between Angel and Old Street underground stations. The development lies in the heart of the new vibrant area that is Tech City, as well as having easy access to the traditional City of London and West End.
The area benefits from excellent pedestrian, cycle, rail and road access. With Crossrail coming in 2018, the travel time to Heathrow from Farringdon will be 39 minutes, and Farringdon to Bond Street in 4 minutes.
- 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
With investment into the Tech industry being £7bn in 2016, and companies including Google, Expedia, Mullen Lowe, Inmarsat, Wework, CBS, Stripe, John Brown Media, Adobe, Capital One, ATK II Engineers, Silicon Valley Bank, SEI Wealth Management located nearby, and the area offering a variety of restaurants including St John, Luca, Sushi Tetsu, Palatino, Modern Pantry, Granger and Co, Ottolenghi Islington and Exmouth Market, this is the place to be.
A selection of the UK’s most prestigious universities and colleges are within a three stop London underground journey, including City University of London, UCL and Central St Martins University of Arts.
The government formally announced its support to develop Tech City in 2010. Today the area hosts more than 3,200 technology firms per square kilometre and is fuelling the emergence of new tech.
Amazon will move to its new UK headquarters in Shoreditch this year, adding 5,000 workers to the area. As a result, these areas are now considered part of the core office markets in London.
Angel is Islington’s most significant town centre. Many small businesses have been attracted to the area, which is increasingly growing in significance as a business cluster.
Clerkenwell is a well-established area with a high concentration of advertising, marketing, communications and branding agencies. Farringdon Station will also open to Crossrail in 2018 and it will further benefit from the £6.5bn Thameslink improvement programme.
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.
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.
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 will feature:
- Designed by world famous architects, Foster + Partners
- Just under 2 acres of beautifully landscaped public realm
- Studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses
- All apartments benefit from either winter gardens, balconies or terraces
- 360 degree views from both towers (10th floor and upwards)
- Restaurants and cafés surround the landscaping at the heart of the scheme
- Luxurious 20-metre pool and spa with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
- Residents’ lounge
- 24 hour concierge service
- 3 floors of Grade A office space and studio office space for tech start-ups
- 190 bedroom 4* hotel
- 40,000 sq ft of retail space
Living at 250 City Road
A Central Plaza surrounds verdant parkland potted with mature trees, water features and wildflower beds. Bustling cafés and restaurants then open out onto the public walkway that ring this ecologically diverse scenery, complete with two public art installations, ample seating and the whole is fully Wi-Fi enabled.
Enter into the garden square and discover 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 internationally acclaimed architects Foster + Partners and 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 ideally placed for modern urban lifestyles. nhow has now joined forces with Berkeley to create its debut London hotel at 250 City Road. The partnership of two companies dedicated to excellence and exciting design will ensure that this is one of London's hotel hotspots. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2019.