The cycle superhighway brings new homes to Zone 1

From Elephant & Castle to King’s Cross, homes are springing up, taking advantage of the new “segregated” route for cyclists and an enlivened parade of shops and cafés.
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New homes are sprouting in Zone 1 along the Blackfriars Mile, which is part of the new cycle superhighway from Elephant & Castle to King’s Cross. Building has started on this boulevard-like section, which will have a safe, “segregated” route for cyclists and an enlivened parade of shops and cafés, improving life for pedal-pushing young professionals.

Bikes make up more than half of all traffic crossing Blackfriars Bridge during the morning and evening peak hours, with most riders heading to and from the City and the fast-growing “Midtown” employment centre around Holborn and Farringdon.

The Residence is the first of more than a dozen new schemes coming to this river-hugging neighbourhood. Comprising 86 flats with new shops at street level, prices start at £765,000 for two-bedroom duplexes. Call Linden on 0844 644 2514.

The Chroma Buildings, pictured, in Lancaster Street is a redevelopment of former Colorama print works. This has 40 flats in two low-rise blocks. Prices from £575,000. Call developer Fabrica on 0800 083 3199.

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