The rise and rise of affordable Blackfriars’ towers on the South Bank.
City AM has selected Blackfriars, the latest regeneration suburb that's “set to be one of the most breathtaking”, as its area focus this week. Barratt London's Blackfriars Circus is featured as one of the "more affordable options".
It's "a wonder developers didn't come knocking sooner", as sales agents Knight Frank and CBRE have listed the area as “the first prime central area south of the Thames”. This south-western corner of the City is renown for its art deco gems, such as neo-classical Unilever House and art nouveau Black Friar pub, and is now set to have a number of new developments brought into the mix. While it may be seen as a subset of Southwark right now, Blackfriars is "sure to play a starring role in the skyline of the future". With new developments and proposals from Transport for London, Blackfriars Road is set to be transformed into a tree-lined boulevard, breathing new life into the area.
Barratt London's Blackfriars Circus is described as a "more affordable option", bringing 336 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses to the southern end of Blackfriars Road, on St George's Circus. Divided over five buildings, the development is planned around a central, public courtyard with space for shops, cafés and restaurants. The scheme has been designed by two of London’s foremost architectural and design teams – Maccreanor Lavington and Witherford, Watson & Mann – both recent winners of the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize.
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