Prices from £2,200,000
The Lexicon is a world-class, waterside development of sleek 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments on City Road in Islington EC1 by Mount Anvil and Affinity Sutton.
Delivered by SOM, the architects behind Dubai’s mighty Burj Khalifa, the 36 storey Lexicon tower (soon to be Islington’s tallest) talks a different architectural language to the typical apartment tower. An innovative curtain walling system clothes the building, unruffled by edges, seams or superfluous decoration, and dresses every apartment in floor-to- ceiling glass.
Lexicon heralds Angel and Upper Street, and somewhere less expected: a whole other set of surroundings – by the waterside. City road Basin was part of regent’s canal and once a vital distribution point for goods into London. Now it’s the setting for a wave of new architecture, homes and public spaces.
Lexicon is the gateway to this burgeoning Canalside community. A public piazza draws you in from city road. A pair of lower-rise buildings enclose a green, wooded oasis with shops and cafes on either side, and offer a link between dockside warehouses of old and the sleek, modern tower that is Lexicon’s centrepiece.
Bedrooms: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments remaining
Location: Lexicon is situated on City Road in the London Borough of Islington.
Travel links: Angel and Old Street London underground stations (Northern Line) both within a 10 minute walk.
Parking: Under basement parking 50 spaces
Developer: Mount Anvil
Development: 146 private units | 107 affordable housing units | Commercial use at ground floor
Development address: 261 City Road, London EC1V 1JX
Local Authority: London Borough of Islington
Tenure: Leasehold - 136 years remaining
Insurance: 10 Year NHBC and 2 year developer warranty
Completion: Q1/Q2 2016 onwards
Estimated Ground Rent: 1 bed - £450 pa | 2 beds - £500 pa
Amenities - 24 Hr concierge | Swimming Pool | Gymnasium | Steam Room | Sauna