Heritage homes designed for the future9 December 2015
London’s historic granaries, warehouses and former factories provide the backdrop for some of the city’s most dramatic residential conversions.
Loft-style living spaces have been carved from the capital’s rich industrial heritage, combining high ceilings with dual aspect windows, exposed brickwork and decorative archways.
And Embassy Works, a collection of 37 luxury studio, one-bed and two-bed apartments – plus two duplex penthouses – in the heart of the Nine Elms regeneration area continues this tradition.
Overlooking the peaceful green space that is Vauxhall Park, Embassy Works is a former laundry warehouse built in the late 1800s that has been transformed into ultra-modern living spaces.
The apartments, which all have underfloor heating, intelligent lighting systems with tablet/iPad control panels plus wireless entertainment systems, are just a two-minute walk from Vauxhall Station, which provides speedy Overground and Underground links to central London.
And they will be in easy reach of the extension to the Northern Line that will connect the Nine Elms area to the Tube network.
Highly desirable homes
London-based developer Bmor’s vision was to turn this heritage building into a collection of highly desirable homes which are the antitheses of the glass towers that are starting to dominate London’s skyline.
In collaboration with design specialist Hám Interiors, Bmor has delivered a collection of high-tech spacious homes that combine period features with air conditioning, high-spec designer kitchens and contemporary bathrooms.
As a result of the original building starting its life as a laundry warehouse that serviced upmarket hotels and households in central London, the new apartments have ample space for storage.
Communal areas also include cycle storage with secure access, secure surface car parking, two passenger lifts and landscaped pocket gardens. Meanwhile the entrance lobby, which was also designed by Hám Interiors, has feature lighting and residential seating areas.
Vauxhall on the rise again
From Battersea Power Station and the US Embassy to the extension of the South Bank, the regeneration of Nine Elms is putting Vauxhall back on the map.
With some 18,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, new schools, parks, retail, markets and cultural hubs in the pipeline, the multibillion-pound transformation of Nine Elms has been described as the greatest rebirth London has ever seen.
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Pedlar’s Park and Vauxhall Park provide a network of open spaces linking through to the new Nine Elms linear park and Battersea Park beyond.
But it’s the plans to make the area an extension of the acclaimed South Bank that will ensure this corner of south-west London becomes a true international destination. As the evolution takes place, Vauxhall will transform into the bustling, riverside centre it always had the potential to be – providing an array of attractions to rival anything the rest of the capital can offer.
The first residents of Embassy Works – where properties start from £535,000 and will be ready for occupation in mid-2016 – already have a wealth of facilities on their doorstep.
Vauxhall itself has seen a wide selection of new restaurants, bars and other neighborhood facilities open over the past few years, while Pimlico Road’s antique shops and galleries are just the other side of Vauxhall Bridge.
The 2km distance to central London can be completed in just a few minutes by train or tube, but another option is to follow the Thames Path to Westminster Bridge via Albert Embankment.
For details of Embassy Works or any other exciting residential development in Nine Elms – including, Sky Gardens and Nine Elms Point – contact Garton Jones today on 02038 116 332 or fill in the form below.