Smart moves Stroll on the roof
THE first residents have moved in at Battersea Power Station, while across the wider Nine Elms district more than 2,000 new homes have been completed and another 3,300 are being built.
Property consultant JLL says claims of price falls there have to be put into perspective. Average prices have jumped from £900 per square foot in 2011 to £1,400 today, it points out. JLL says it expects a further price boost when two new Northern line Tube stations arrive in 2020.
Currently for sale at the power station site, which eventually will have a variety of small shops, offices and restaurants as well as 3,800 homes, are 690 apartments at Prospect Place, LA-based architect Frank Gehry’s glamorous creation. He has designed a series of dramatic, tumbling titanium-clad blocks separated by a winter garden, recalling a classic London garden square.
Prospect Place offers areas for hire for private dining if your party is too big for your flat, and there’s a cinema, yoga studio and treatment rooms. No two apartments are the same. Prices from £1.3 million for a two-bedroom flat. Call 020 7501 0678. Flats are also for sale at Battersea Roof Gardens, above, its undulating metallic façade designed by Foster + Partners to reflect the ripples of the Thames. Serpentine in shape, the building’s entire roof is one vast 1,200ft-long communal garden. Prices from £3 million for a three-bedroom apartment.
From £1.3 million: two-bedroom apartments at Prospect Place, designed by Frank Gehry, at Battersea Power Station