Barratt London reaches new heights with Altitude in Aldgate
July 05, 2012 - Wales
ALTITUDE, a new 27-storey residential tower located in Aldgate, London, is a joint venture being undertaken by Barratt London, a division of the UK's largest housebuilder and L&Q, which owns and manages more than 67,000 homes across London and the South East. The elegant curves of the aluminum and glass tower will create an iconic landmark close to the City of London.
Comprised of one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as penthouses, prices start from £433,000. The development offers superb living accommodation in the heart of one of London's most ancient districts.
Many of the apartments at Altitude have a balcony or terrace, with breathtaking views over London, looking out onto the Gherkin and the City beyond. Designed by RMA Architects, who specialize in the design and regeneration of urban sites, the development will also feature retail units, a 24 hour concierge service and a roof terrace for residents.
The interiors at Altitude will all have Amtico oak flooring heated from below, as well as floor to ceiling windows, allowing plenty of natural light. Kitchens will come with Siemens appliances integrated into stylish contemporary layouts.
Altitude's location is a major draw, as the development is just a few minutes' walk to the City but is also surrounded by commuter links. Aldgate and Aldgate East stations on the Circle, Hammersmith and City Lines, are just a few minutes' walk, with Liverpool Street just one stop away. Tower Gateway is also within walking distance, where the Docklands Light Railway provides easy access to Canary Wharf, The Docklands and City Airport.
Aldgate is in the midst of a residential regeneration which is completely transforming the area. The flowering of the creative sector here, energized by the Truman Brewery, London Metropolitan University and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, has helped stimulate entrepreneurial activity which, along with young professionals seeking homes on the City fringes, has generated new residential interest one of London's most ancient districts.
Some buildings here, including the Hoop & Grapes pub, predate the Great Fire of 1666. A gate did indeed exist, spanning the road to Colchester even before the Romans began building London's Wall in the late 2nd century. Rebuilt several times, a gate remained here until 1761. Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), the father of English literature and author of The Canterbury Tales, once lived above the gate while working as a customs official.
Now, Aldgate is considered the gateway to such local attractions as Brick Lane, Old Spitalfields market and Petticoat Lane.
Aldgate also benefits from world-class restaurants as well as appealing local cafes and pubs.
This fusion of ancient and the modern makes Aldgate a sought after London destination, with Altitude at its centre.
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