Covent Garden's hip new hexagon flats:six-sided BT exchange building transformed into luxury modernist apartment scheme

Originally a BT exchange and offices, this sixties Covent Garden tower has been split into 46 luxury apartments - with full-height windows and balconies to maximise views.

The Swinging Sixties were rarely square. But often they were hexagonal, at least the buildings were because this ancient shape struck a chord with a new  generation of Modernist-leaning architects.

A six-sided office tower, originally a BT exchange and offices, in Covent Garden is being split into 46 apartments for those with deep pockets.

Reclad in the Eighties in garish blue-tinted glass, the building is an incongruous presence in a low-rise conservation area.

BNP Paribas Real Estate, the developer, is giving the tower yet another makeover, ditching the glazed façade for a less jarring Portland stone exterior with full-height windows and balconies to maximise views. Two floors are being added to create penthouses 15 storeys up.

Hexagon Apartments will also have a hotel-style reception foyer, basement parking and secure cycle racks. There will also be storage areas and concierge services for residents.

Completion is due at the end of 2017. Prices from £1,650,000. Call Savills on 020 7484 8190.

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