1 Bedroom Apartment Sold
FULL DETAILS Flooded with early afternoon sun, the sought after type 32 ( identical to a type 31) apartment located on the Fifth Floor with West facing views. The reception room has a treble width full height glass elevations with one sliding door/window, a well proportioned room with dining/study area. The large double bedroom is quietly located off an internal hallway with separate w/c and full family bathroom. Large new style kitchen opening into the dining area.Underfloor heating throughout included in the service charge. Lift. Built in 1971, the Barbican Estate is the finest achievement of the architects Chamberlin, Powell & Bon. The architects drew inspiration from Le Corbusier, famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called Modern architecture. Their vision has created a unique urban village community devoid of traffic with immediate amenities including the Barbican Arts Centre, a church, school, library and shops. The estate was Grade II-listed in 2001 in recognition of its extraordinary contribution to London's urban landscape. Barbican tube station (on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines) is only a couple of minutes' walk away, with Moorgate (on the Northern line), St Paul's (on the Central line) and Mansion House (on the District line) tube stations each within a short walking distance. Moments walking distance the new Crossrail Station Farringdon Station. This entrance will provide access to the 'East Ticket Hall' linking directly with the existing London Underground platforms at Barbican & Farringdon Stations therefore providing access to the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. On completion in December 2021 Farringdon Station will be a vital interchange between the North-South Thameslink and the East-West Crossrail service. 140 trains per hour will travel through the station. Crossrail will give direct access to Canary Wharf in 9 minutes & Bond Street in 3 minutes.Waitrose is located nearby on Whitecross Street, which is also home to the weekday Whitecross Street food market. Next door to the Barbican is West Smithfield an area that has seen a huge regeneration, incoming occupiers are small food outlets, coffee shops bars & restaurants providing a buzzing mixed use location. Comprising of many media, digital and creative industries, but increasingly legal, professional and finance. The Museum of London will move to Smithfield Market in 2021. Smithfield Meat Market will be vacating by 2026 ( est) then it are will be transformed into a world beating food & gastro destination and will be part of the world beating Cultural Mile. Also within easy reach are the attractions of St. Pauls' Cathedral, New Change Shopping Complex. the River Thames, Tate Modern, Gabriel's Wharf and South Bank.