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Appetite remains for post-lockdown Zone 1 apartments

While buyers continue to leave towns and cities for greener, more rural locations post-lockdown, there are also plenty of people choosing to stay in the heart of London. According to JLL, appetite remains from buyers looking for convenience and ease of access in the centre of the capital; for those who require a London home which suits their new lifestyles as the pandemic continues, the one-bedroom apartments at 250 City Road by Berkeley provide larger-than average living space and some of the most convenient commutes in Zone 1.

Richard Pine-Coffin, Director at JLL (City & East London Residential Development), comments: “Demand for apartment living has remained surprisingly healthy this year. Buyers in London have always looked for the security that comes with owning your own home, while also benefiting from the convenience and sense of community that apartment living offers. Now, these city-centre homes must meet the needs of changing routines and requirements too.”

In addition to luxury interiors, a high specification and breath-taking views across the capital, the one-bedroom homes at 250 City Road provide perfectly-located living spaces for city dwellers post-lockdown.

While the average apartment in London is approximately 47 sq m*, the one-bedroom apartments at 250 City Road start at 60 sq m, providing plenty of space for living and for homeworking.

An array of exclusive five-star amenities take care of health, wellbeing and day-to-day practicalities without residents even needing to leave the development; a fitness studio and terrace is located on the seventh floor, along with a business suite, residents’ lounge and private screening room. There is also a fully equipped spa, complete with a 20-metre pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room on the lower ground floor. Practicalities are taken care of with a 24-hour concierge on hand to help busy residents, and take in deliveries.

On completion, there will be almost two acres of Wi-Fi enabled green space at 250 City Road, providing a peaceful sanctuary amongst the hustle and bustle of the city.

In addition, residents are a short walk from some of London’s most buoyant employment hubs including Silicon Roundabout and the Square Mile, as well as the stylish neighbourhood of Shoreditch, home to a range of independent restaurants and bars. Commuters are a short walk from both Old Street and Angel tube stations; services from the former reach King’s Cross St Pancras in four minutes and London Bridge in five minutes.

Brian McKenzie, Operations Director of Berkeley North East London Ltd, comments: “250 City Road is a great investment opportunity for owner occupier and investor alike. As well as providing the amenities and facilities on site that any resident could need, its location is exceptional. For those juggling a working week spent partly at home, partly at the office, 250 City Road is just a few minutes’ walk from the global brands of Tech City. This is modern city living at its most convenient.”

One-bedroom apartment are priced from £872,500 at 250 City Road. For more information call Berkeley on 020 3925 9905 or visit


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