Hackney Gardens, Prodigal Square, London E8
Prices From £625,000
Hackney Gardens is a collection of 58 luxury apartments surrounded by landscaped pathways and gardens, tucked discreetly away and adjacent to the grounds of an 18th Century Church in the heart of Hackney.
The apartments are split between two new buildings, Wyles House and Blackburn House, situated off Prodigal Square, a new, semi-public space at the heart of the development which will sit beside a new community centre focused on arts-based activities.
Most apartments have a unique layout and each will have outside space in the form of a garden, terrace or balcony. The high specification finish includes built-in Siemens appliances, underfloor heating, engineered oak flooring, LED lighting and video entry systems. A daytime concierge will be based in Blackburn House and will serve all apartments.
St John-at-Hackney church, soon to be restored by Es Devlin and John Pawson, provides firm foundations for a community. It also doubles up as a concert venue, for Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Emeli Sandé, Elbow, Florence & The Machine and international DJs.
Nearby, the Hackney Empire, where Chaplin trod the boards, is an East End institution with an electrifying and wildly diverse programme of comedy, cabaret, drama, dance, opera and musical theatre including the best panto in London is on your door step.
Hackney gardens is in a unique location, moments from the social hotspots of Hackney Central and the cool nightlife of Dalston, yet within touching distance of the City of London and its neighbouring areas of Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Hoxton.
Its open spaces, thriving nightlife and burgeoning community of creative and tech start-ups ensure a bustling energy and a rich cultural mix. The area also now boasts an eclectic mix of independent retailers and specialist street markets selling everything from fresh produce to vintage goods. A slew of pubs, bars and restaurants are now established not least the new St John at Hackney Brewery, beer garden and taproom, just a stone's throw away.
17 bus routes traverse London from this spot, a two-mile cycle south takes you to the City. By train it's only nine minutes to Liverpool Street from Hackney Downs. If the tube is needed, then pick up the Overground at Hackney Central and go west to Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line), east to Stratford (Jubilee and Central Line).
The development is completed and ready for occupation.