Skinny dip: sky pool flats launch

Sky pool flats are launched

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - Front Page - By David Spit­tles

THE first homes over­look­ing a spec­tac­u­lar glass-en­cased out­door swim­ming pool that’s sus­pended 10 storeys up, pro­vid­ing a “bridge” be­tween two apart­ment blocks, have been un­veiled at Em­bassy Gar­dens in Nine Elms, the new river­side district wrap­ping around Bat­tersea Power Sta­tion.

Com­pletely trans­par­ent and mea­sur­ing 27.5m long, 5.8m wide and 3m deep with a wa­ter depth of 1.2m, the “sky pool” is a world first, ac­cord­ing to de­vel­oper EcoWorld Bal­ly­more. Us­ing 20cm-thick glass, the pool ap­pears to float in the air and re­sem­bles a gi­ant aquarium, of­fer­ing sweep­ing views of Lon­don. Cer­tainly it adds glam­our to the 2,000-home com­plex be­ing built along­side the new US Em­bassy.

Priced from £1 mil­lion, the flats also share rooftop sun ter­races, a spa, a sum­mer bar and an or­angery, and will be ready to move into by au­tumn next year. The pool will be for the pri­vate use of res­i­dents, who will be able to swim from one build­ing to the next and en­joy a dra­matic vista of the Palace of West­min­ster and the Lon­don Eye. Flats have full-height glaz­ing and open-plan in­te­ri­ors with oak, mar­ble and gran­ite fin­ishes.

Part of a lin­ear park run­ning through Nine Elms, the cre­ative land­scap­ing also boasts a “ravine”. Res­i­dents are au­to­mat­i­cally en­rolled in an on-site pri­vate mem­bers club. Other flats at the de­vel­op­ment start at £650,000. Call 020 7062 8940.

From £1 mil­lion: flats over­look­ing the sky pool, which is 10 storeys up be­tween two blocks at Em­bassy Gar­dens, Nine Elms

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