New kids on the block

The cap­i­tal’s finest new builds and de­vel­op­ments

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Dol­lar Bay, E14, £3.5 mil­lion Agents are call­ing the fi­nal pent­house apart­ment in the apex of Dol­lar Bay (www.dol­lar bay.co.uk), the multi-faceted, 31-storey glass tower in Dock­lands, ‘Lon­don’s most light-filled home’. With fur­nish­ings by Daniel Hop­wood and in­te­ri­ors by award­win­ning Suna, it en­joys panoramic views of the city’s sky­line and boasts three bed­rooms, dou­ble-height floorto-ceil­ing win­dows, clev­erly in­cor­po­rated mez­za­nine lev­els, a Jacuzzi and a win­ter gar­den. The buyer will also ben­e­fit from a 24-hour concierge, res­i­dents’ gar­den and gym. Mount Anvil (020–3797 2664)

Bat­tersea Power Sta­tion, SW8, POA From 1930s coal fire to Pink Floyd cover art, Bat­tersea Power Sta­tion is a Grade Ii*-listed Lon­don icon and its cur­rent re­de­vel­op­ment into 539 apart­ments (across seven build­ings) with 400m (1,312ft) of river frontage, re­tain­ing the four chim­neys and wash tow­ers, is a land­mark mo­ment for the area. There are stu­dios up to four-bed­room flats and pent­houses and Cir­cus West Vil­lage is al­ready thriv­ing, with shops, restau­rants, a con­cert venue, The Bat­tersea General Store, spin­ning classes at Boom Cy­cle and of­fice space. Ap­ple has al­ready signed up to base its head­quar­ters there and the new Bat­tersea Power Sta­tion Tube stop is set to open in 2020. Apart­ments in Phase 3, Elec­tric Boule­vard, have 997-year leases and ben­e­fit from a 24-hour concierge, a bar, a busi­ness cen­tre, a screen­ing room, a gym, a pool, a spa and roof gar­dens; con­struc­tion is due to be com­pleted in 2020 (www.bat­terseapow­er­sta­tion.co.uk). JLL (020–3553 6811)

Twenty Grosvenor Square, W1, POA ‘On one of the world’s grand­est gar­den squares,’ say agents, Twenty Grosvenor Square (www. 20Gs.com), in the heart of May­fair, is the work of lux­ury prop­erty de­vel­oper Fin­chat­ton and is the first stand­alone Four Sea­sons Pri­vate Res­i­dence. Due to be com­pleted in the sec­ond quar­ter of 2018, it will bring five-star ser­vice to 37 res­i­dences, rang­ing from three to five bed­rooms. The 250,000sq ft de­vel­op­ment will also in­clude a pri­vate wine cel­lar, a spa with a 25m pool, a steam room and sauna, a state-of-the-art fit­ness cen­tre, a games room, a cin­ema, a busi­ness suite and pri­vate land­scaped gar­dens. ‘I par­tic­u­larly love the en­trance lobby, with its pat­terned mar­ble floor­ing and fea­ture dou­ble-height mir­rored stair­case, and how the gar­den li­brary runs straight off it,’ says Fin­chat­ton’s de­sign di­rec­tor, Jiin Kim-inoue. Knight Frank (020–7861 1302) and Sav­ills (020–7409 9998)

The Man­sion, W1, from £4.7 mil­lion Cur­rently, 15 of the 23 apart­ments in The Man­sion, ‘where Maryle­bone meets May­fair’, have been sold off-plan; de­mand is high for what’s be­ing called the last re­main­ing vil­lage in cen­tral Lon­don. Set to be ready in the sec­ond quar­ter of 2018, the de­vel­op­ment, by Clivedale Lon­don, makes a nod to its tra­di­tional sur­round­ings with a ter­ra­cotta façade; inside, apart­ments range from stu­dios to pent­houses and res­i­dents will ben­e­fit from a sunken gar­den, spa, fit­ness cen­tre and 25m pool, as well as chauf­fer-driven Bent­leys, gro­cery de­liv­er­ies from Fort­num & Ma­son and a Jeeves of Bel­gravia dryclean­ing ser­vice (www.the­man­sionw1.com). Sav­ills (020–7409 8756) and CBRE (07795 637350)

Gar­den House, W2, from £995,000 On one of Lon­don’s few re­main­ing al­coves of tran­quil­ity, Kens­ing­ton Gar­dens Square—in an ex­clu­sive post­code, within 300m (984ft) of Hyde Park—grade Iilisted Gar­den House (www.gar­den­house­lon­don.com) has been re­de­vel­oped to of­fer one-, two- and three-bed­room apart­ments ready for im­me­di­ate oc­cu­pa­tion. Ex­pect to find Amer­i­can-wal­nut floors, au­to­matic roller blinds, smart TVS, in­te­grated sound sys­tems, state-of-the-art kitchen ap­pli­ances and con­trolled light­ing. Kens­ing­ton Olympia sta­tion is a seven-minute walk away. Knight Frank (020–3826 0673) and JLL (020–3553 6881)

Coop­ers’ Lofts, SW18, from £480,000 There are just 14 apart­ments in this mag­nif­i­cently re­stored Grade Iilisted brew­ery in the leafy Ram Quar­ter de­vel­op­ment (www. ther­amquar­ter.com), a re­work­ing of the area’s char­ac­ter­ful in­dus­trial build­ings with the aim of cre­at­ing ‘a dy­namic new pub­lic realm with shops, restau­rants and river­side walks’ cen­tred on the River Wan­dle. Close to Wandsworth Town sta­tion, Coop­ers’ Lofts (stu­dios to four-bed­room apart­ments and du­plexes) will be fin­ished in the first quar­ter of next year. There’s a pri­vate res­i­dents’ gar­den and 24-hour concierge and prop­er­ties come with a 999-year lease. Sav­ills (020–3430 6920) and JLL (020–3553 6811)

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