Smart moves Stroll on the roof

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

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

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