Developers seeking sites behind the Southwark waterfront are exploring a Zone 1 pocket between Waterloo, Borough and Elephant & Castle — central for the City and West End.
Part of its charm is the varied, urban residential mix: modern flats, handsome Victorian terraces, charitable and church housing, factory lofts, small live-work units, well cared-for public housing and boutique private homes. A new-build scheme of nine flats, above, in Rushworth Street, part of a quiet conservation area with historic almshouses, slots in discreetly. The façade of warm brick, stone and bronze window frames echoes surrounding warehouses, while solar energy powers common parts and low-carbon heating cuts bills.
Ipsus, the developer, has a track record in creating architecturally sharp, Scandi-style homes with light, spacious interiors. Prices from £710,000. Call 020 7758 8424.