Neighbouring Old Street roundabout, the striking new addition to the capital’s skyline has been developed by Rocket Properties.
The intimate evening was a prime opportunity to experience this new landmark for East London created by some of the architecture and design industry’s most renowned names.
The striking staggered design of the building, conceived by Ken Shuttleworth’s award-winning architecture practice, MAKE, is a bold, yet fitting addition to the exciting area.
Once inside, we were led to a new 31st floor show apartment. The interiors by award-winning design studio, Design Haus Liberty, complemented and contrasted the angular architecture of the building.
A palette of greens and pinks, alongside oversized signature pieces with organic, natural shapes gave the apartment a feeling of calm and playfulness above the business-feel of the City. The floor-to-ceiling glazing offered uninterrupted, dual-aspect panoramas, which span the skyline and take in the likes of the Shard and St Pauls Cathedral. It is here, above all the action that we were able to see how the building’s staggered shape gives each apartment a private balcony or terrace to make the most of the breathtaking views.
Residents of the 302 apartments can enjoy a host of lifestyle amenities – also created by Design Haus Liberty – including a state-of-the-art gym, spa, swimming pool and even a cinema screening room. There’s also a private residents’ lounge set on a mezzanine level above the ground floor lobby, while a 24-hour concierge supports residents’ busy lifestyles and provides added peace of mind.
The Atlas Building sits in the hip and trendy borough of Hackney, which according to Rightmove was recently revealed to be the most in-demand London borough. The area boasts an ever-growing lifestyle offering, with institutions such as The Clove Club and The Curtain on its doorstep, along with a host of innumerable creative and tech start-ups which call the neighbourhood home.
As well as being surrounded by a variety of must-visit places, getting across the capital and discovering the delights in and around London is also easy with great transport links. Old Street station is a stone’s throw away, and when Crossrail is finally up and running, residents will be just a ten-minute walk from the western ticket hall for Liverpool Street station, which will sit in nearby Moorgate station.
The Atlas Building opened its doors earlier this year, and to this date, there are only a handful of two and three-bedroom apartments that remain. Naturally, this is a sign of the rising demand for property on the fringes of the City, with prices in the area forecast to grow 18% over the next five years, according to leading international agent, JLL.
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