An elite, new residential neighbourhood and public realm is coming soon to North London’s affluent Islington. Whether you are an ambitious investor on the hunt for an impressive addition to your portfolio, or a character-loving homeowner looking for a one-of-a-kind London property, you are sure to be impressed with what’s on offer at Islington Square.
An Edwardian-Meets-Modern Masterpiece
Formerly an Edwardian Royal Mail sorting office, this development will match contemporary design with debonair charm, tucked just behind the buzzing shopping scene and infectious coffee culture of Upper Street.
A trio of buildings will comprise the residential fragment of this development, ranging from warehouse-style apartments to luxury maisonettes and grand penthouses:
8 Esther Anne Place
This will be the principal building bearing classic Edwardian architectural hallmarks, artfully and thoughtfully restored to its former glory. Whilst the homes inside will showcase contemporary interior finishes, high ceilings, large windows and ornate detailing will breathe new life into this building whilst preserving its best-loved qualities.
A selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments will be housed within this building, whilst a bespoke collection of eight maisonettes – each with their own private terrace and garden – will sit on the ground and lower-ground floors. Each penthouse will enjoy unlimited views of the London skyline, as well as access to a private terrace, plus a rooftop garden and swimming pool. Selected apartments will also benefit from a ‘turret room’ which will connect a five-metre-high, two-level space with a spiral staircase, creating a versatile space for a gym, mini-library, study or additional living area.
11 Esther Anne Place
Talented architects CZWG have created a completely original, new-build design to complement its neighbouring buildings. Sustainability, longevity and innovation are the core aims and values this building strives to achieve, whilst also providing a living space that is as visually exciting as it is forward-thinking.
The site as a whole has been thoughtfully described by CZWG as “a love letter to the original great post office buildings”. Whilst this section of the development will be entirely new, the architects have taken a careful approach in striking a balance between old and new to create something which is both unique and sympathetic to its surroundings.
17 Esther Anne Place
Completing Islington Square will be 17 Esther Anne Place – a building which merges new-build and traditional Edwardian architecture with the inclusion of a retained redbrick façade at ground level and a striking zinc-clad frame on the upper floors. A rooftop garden will provide a haven of relaxation whilst offering unimpeded views of London skyline.
Jaw-Dropping Interior Finishes
Matching classic designs with the superior finishes you would expect of a 21st century London development, the homes at Islington Square will be second to none when it comes to refinement, style and sustainability.
Individually designed apartments with bespoke detailing such as brick feature walls coupled with marble finishes and timber floors will elegantly fuse dignified and daring compositions, making the homes at Islington Square worthy of Galliard’s ‘Platinum Collection’ stamp.
From Valcucine Artematica kitchen units with ‘A’-rated appliances to underfloor heating, comfort and charm will be offered in abundance. Marrying stone worktops, sleek oak flooring and ambient dimmer lighting with coffered ceilings (in selected locations) and Edwardian-style windows will allow residents to indulge in a contemporary environment whilst enjoying the subtle reminders that they’re also residing in a converted capsule of history.
Luxurious Lifestyle Facilities
Residents of Islington Square will be welcomed by a spacious reception area, featuring a seating area, secure mail room and 24-hour concierge desk. A CCTV system will provide added security. Underground parking will be provided, subject to availability and an additional cost, and bicycle storage will also be available.
Presenting a New Public Realm for London
Described as a ‘city within a city’, Islington Square will also be home to a public realm spanning 170,000 sq. ft. with brand new dining and leisure options, such as the luxury cinema, The Lounge, and the 40,000 sq. ft. health club – featuring a 25m swimming pool – Third Space.
Two covered shopping arcades will link Islington Square’s tree-lined boulevard with the buzzing Upper Street, offering residents an assortment of fashion stores, cafés, bars and theatres right on their doorstep, as well as a wide range of amenities on-site.
The Location that Keeps on Giving
North London’s Islington is typified by its suburban-living-meets-chic-café-culture vibe, with a few theatres thrown in the mix. Families love to make this pocket of the capital their home thanks to its variety of parks, galleries, shops, restaurants and schools, whilst being just a short walk, cycle or Tube ride from some of London’s best-loved attractions. Stroll 11 minutes to reach Regent’s Canal or cycle 15 minutes for The British Library.
Islington Square sits just behind Islington’s principal shopping street and arterial road, Upper Street, which hosts an array of independent and chain patisseries, bric-a-brac stores, as well as bars and restaurants. Around a five minute walk away from the development is the antique haven, Camden Passage. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’re bound to find somewhere that will entice you in, be it a boutique with hard-to-find fashion or household items or a deli with an irresistible aroma that you can’t pass up.
London and the World on Your Doorstep
Whether you’re an avid explorer or business traveller, residents of Islington Square will be within easy reach of a variety of transport facilities. Angel station and its Northern line connections will be just an eight minute walk away, whilst Highbury & Islington is just a 10 minute walk away for the Victoria and Overground lines, as well as Great Northern mainline trains. From Angel, King’s Cross St Pancras can be reached in approximately five minutes; from here, travellers can catch the Eurostar to destinations such as Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris. London City Airport is accessible in around 30 minutes via the Tube and DLR for links to an impressive assortment of international destinations.