The cluster of nine architecturally distinctive buildings faces the Tower of London on the opposite bank of the Thames and includes a 20-storey skyscraper with just one apartment on each floor, the top one a spectacular triplex penthouse with roof garden and glazed enclosure.
But the development of 356 flats is about the urban realm as much as river views. One Tower Bridge is not gated and will integrate seamlessly with the riverside promenade and a public park alongside City Hall.
A listed Victorian school on the site is being converted into a boutique hotel and a performance space will be created, while high-quality landscaping will include an interactive fountain clock with water jets and colour-changing lights allowing residents and visitors to choreograph their own water display.
Berkeley Homes, the developer, is offering luxury flats with smart technology that is new to London. Residents will have “keyless” entry to their apartment and be able to remotely control heating and lighting through an iPhone, while a touch-screen command will deliver their car from a stacker system underground.
Sandringham House, pictured, is the latest phase, 44 apartments in a sleek-design block clad in glass and stone. Classy interiors have herringbone-pattern wood flooring, built-in coffee machines and wine coolers and a home automation system controlling blinds, lighting, heating and audiovisual equipment. Residents will also have use of a private spa and be able to play virtual golf. Prices from £950,000. Call 020 7871 0011.
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