Jazzy news flats at The Music Box, SE1

Flats at The Music Box sit above new six-storey premises for the London Centre of Contemporary Music in Southwark.

The Music Box, a jazzy scheme of 41 flats in Southwark, has had a noisy reception, with its architecture condemned as “unduly dominant, harsh and inhumane” by some local residents and even the council’s own conservation area advisory group. Similar objections greeted the nearby Shard.

Squeezed onto a small plot between a railway viaduct and a prized Fifties council estate, the building’s glass bulk is a distinctive presence in a pocket of London where change is relentless. What used to be a quiet neighbourhood is now a buzzy commercial and creative district, moments from Bankside and Borough, where developers are hungry for plots.



Flats at The Music Box sit above new six-storey premises for the London Centre of Contemporary Music and are high enough in the air to take in the fast-changing cityscape. Prices from £715,000. Call JLL on 020 3772 7721.


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