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Unlocking London’s most luxurious apartments

Luxury & Lifestyle 19-06-2020

As viewings for properties slowly start trickling back, AWM rounds up of some of the most enviable Central London properties you should be looking at post-lockdown.

Coming out of lockdown, London’s luxury apartment market continues to be a gold mine for investors. “Drivers that were effecting buyer decision making pre-Covid will still be just as relevant as we emerge from this pandemic,” says Raul Cimesa, Partner and Head of London New Homes at Knight Frank. “Good quality specification, and access to amenities and transport links remain the key priorities for buyers in London’s core market.”

“In most instances it is not just a flat that buyers are looking for – they want the confidence of a long-term, sustainable investment,” he adds. “This investment is underpinned by the wider lifestyle opportunities these development schemes can offer. With the ongoing move towards more home-based working, this quality of offering will likely move even higher up buyers’ list of requirements.”

AWM looks at the fab four most sought after developments across the capital.

The Dumont, Albert Embankment

Overlooking the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster, this gorgeous, ‘quintessentially London’ development offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline from Battersea Power Station to the City of London.

Situated in an enviable SE1 location, residents here can enjoy facilities such as a ten-pin bowling alley, a 19th floor Skyline Club lounge, indoor infinity pool, 12th floor observatory with private dining area, lounge and a secret garden.

One of a trio of iconic buildings in the Albert Embankment Plaza story, with The Corniche and Merano Residences, it completes a new destination along this well positioned stretch of the Thames. The 30-storey building’s striking façade has been expertly crafted by David Walker Architects who has taken a thoughtful approach to the wider Albert Embankment mosaic.

King’s Road Park, Fulham

King’s Road Park is a new West London neighbourhood off Chelsea’s iconic King’s Road.

Just a stone’s throw from the stomping ground of the London’s rich and famous, these new homes will sit alongside new restaurants and bars. Set within six acres of green open space, the centrepiece is a restored historic Grade II* Listed gasholder, the oldest surviving in the world. Adding classic charm to this modern neighbourhood, the development is also introducing a new public park, and for residents’ a private podium garden and a traditional English country garden, complete with maze, atrium and formal lawns.

Residents will be able to enjoy an exclusive suite of health, wellbeing and leisure facilities, inspired by the world’s finest private members’ clubs including Fulham’s famed Hurlingham Club just moments away.

Prices currently range from £790,000 to £3.78m.

The Atlas Building

Rising 152 metres above City Road and moments from Old Street, The Atlas Building is the tallest residential tower in London’s Tech City.

Standing on the axis of Islington, Shoreditch, Farringdon and the City, this new landmark in the heart of London’s most creative neighbourhood is created by some of the architecture and design industry’s most renowned names. Its striking staggered design, conceived by Ken Shuttleworth’s award-winning architecture practice, MAKE, is a bold offering to the area. Residents of the 302 apartments can enjoy a host of lifestyle amenities including a state-of-the-art gym, spa, swimming pool and 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.

Prices start from: £1,037,000 for a two-bedroom apartment.

Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, London

Proudly sitting at the gateway to Battersea, Chelsea and Nine Elms, Prince of Wales Drive neighbours the historic Battersea Park and the new Battersea Power Station, home to an eclectic host of cafés, shops and restaurants.

The residences are located around beautifully landscaped public gardens and a new piazza, with each apartment finished to an impressive specification Exceptional private on-site facilities include a 24-hour concierge, 17m pool, sauna, steam room and an 8th floor roof terrace. Salisbury House is the latest collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments to launch at Prince of Wales Drive, with a selection of homes remaining in Bowden House.

Prices currently range from £750,000 to £1.13m.

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