New River Village, on Hornsey High Street, is a former waterworks being transformed into 467 flats by St James Homes. A series of low-rise apartment blocks will be set in landscaped zones.
Architecture is crisp and contemporary, with facades of bright-coloured render and glazed sections. A handsome Victorian pumping station has been turned into a restaurant and art gallery, and there is an on-site gym and concierge service.
Two-bedroom apartments cost from £325,000. Show flats are open for viewing. Call 020 8347 4139.
The development runs alongside a canal and almost merges into the grounds of Alexandra Palace, a somewhat theatrical presence in the area. The park is now undergoing refurbishment.
Hornsey mainline station offers 20-minute travel to King’s Cross and Moorgate, while Turnpike Lane Tube station is a few minutes’ away.
Most homes in this leafy area are Victorian and Edwardian terraces, making New River Village a welcome addition to the local property market.
Young and upbeat, the scheme is mainly attracting singles and couples in their 20s and 30s.