1 Bedroom Apartment For Sale
Exceptionally rare one of only 12 Barbican Type 100 Penthouses, Seventh Floor with large and bright reception room, double sliding doors to DOUBLE balcony, which extends outside of the bedroom, second internal room could be spare bedroom/study. Extra large main bedroom, wide hallway. Original Brooke Marine Kitchen & original Bathroom. North and East facing in need of refurbishment. 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 Elizabeth 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 2022 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. Elizabeth Line will give direct access to Canary Wharf in 9 minutes & Bond Street in 3 minutes. Tik Tok have just taken the whole building above as its new European Headquarters 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 2024. Smithfield Meat Market will be vacated ( date to be announced) then it are will be transformed into a world beating food & gastro destination and will be part of the world beating Cultural Mile.