Grand Central Apartments: Looking over London's vibrant King's Cross

01 Sep 2020

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    LBS Properties launches luxury apartments surrounded by two acres of green space in one of Central London's best connected locations

     

    London property markets have remained positive despite a difficult global year as the regeneration of prime locations in the British capital continues to create new opportunities for developers and overseas investment. Nowhere is this more evident than in Kings Cross, the former industrial backwater transformed into one of London's most popular destinations to live and work through the largest regeneration project in Europe.

    Since 2001, the Kings Cross masterplan has created nothing less than a brand new area of Central London, complete with its own postcode (N1C). Once complete, the redevelopment will have added 50 new buildings, 200 homes, 20 new streets and 10 public squares alongside heritage buildings in 67 acres of Central London, 26 acres of which are committed to open space.

    The transformation of this historic part of the city has created sought-after opportunities for residential investment from domestic and overseas property buyers as London's housing shortfall grows ever steeper. The most significant new development entering the international market is Grand Central Apartments, a new residential landmark by award-winning London property developer LBS Properties that offers residents the high life within walking distance of the city's best-connected transport hub.

     

    Old meets new

    The regeneration of Kings Cross continues to add new retail, dining and leisure venues to cater to its growing population, with the mix of independent boutiques, familiar global brands and famous restaurants that London residents have come to expect. Traditional markets and department stores share the streets with newcomers such as the attractive Coal Drops Yard, collecting more than 50 shopping and dining establishments in an alfresco setting.

    Naturally for a Central London district, Kings Cross is steeped in heritage that can be seen in its many lovingly preserved buildings and historic institutions such as the British Museum, British Library and University College London, still operating today as foundations of the 'Knowledge Quarter.' This part of London has a strong tradition of creativity and innovation that's alive and well with the construction of Google's new UK headquarters and other leading tech firms such as Facebook, Samsung and Sony, all within walking distance of Grand Central Apartments.

    Also a short walk away are the train stations for which King Cross is most renowned. Kings Cross itself – immortalized in Harry Potter – connects London to the wider UK with services to Edinburgh in the north and Cambridge to the east, while adjacent St. Pancras station connects to Paris and wider Europe on the Eurostar. Six Underground lines serve routes all over London, connecting to the major financial districts, universities and all five London airports in an hour or less.

     

    Inspired by Kings Cross

    The nearby stations were a major influence on award-winning architects Stiff + Trevillion when designing Grand Central Apartments. The development's signature slender tower incorporates the linear forms and materials of the railway to connect the newest landmark of Kings Cross to the site's industrial past, set within two acres of green spaces and public squares that contribute to the overall Kings Cross redevelopment.

    Standing at the center, Grand Central Apartments offers 68 apartments and penthouses across 22 stories, commanding impressive views over the gardens, Kings Cross and wider Central London. All apartments benefit from high ceilings, a private balcony or winter garden and deluxe furnishings and fittings, with inspiring modern interiors by Honky Interior Architecture & Design. Residents will also have access to a private lounge in the lobby and a daytime concierge service to take care of all requests.

     

    A limited number of one, two and three-bedroom apartments at Grand Central Apartments are now available for overseas property buyers in Hong Kong, with completion estimated from Q4 2022. For more information about this investment opportunity and other residential properties in London, click here or contact JLL Investments Limited at +852 3759 0909 or irp.hk@ap.jll.com.

     

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