The Lexington, 40 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AN
The Lexington, now an award-winning landmark building situated on City Road in Central-East London has been fully “stripped-and-started-again” to totally transform this former 1960’s office block. Metropolis Developers reworked it into 89 high quality apartments and 4 commercial shop units. Lexington Apartments were completed in 1998/1999.
The EC1 postcode is a splendid area of London to live in. The location makes it a great base for working in and around the City as it does for socialising in the vibrant areas of Hoxton and Shoreditch, both know for their fashionable bars and restaurants.
Lexington Apartments are located at the lower end of City Road just south of Old Street roundabout, which would be a short walk to work within the Square Mile. It is within easy reach of Old Street tube station (Northern Line) and mainline over-ground services, with Moorgate and Liverpool Street Stations only a little further along. It is in the middle of Clerkenwell, Hoxton and Shoreditch on the south end of City Road which crosses the two boroughs of the City of London and Islington, the Lexington Apartments being officially part of the London Borough of Islington.
The Lexington is an excellent example of a top of the range contemporary development, offering all the luxury facilities you would expect for modern living. On entering the building is an impressive hallway, incorporating the 24 hour concierge service, a private residents-only gym (which has been recently refurbished) and attractive communal areas.
One of the City's most sought-after blocks, it is lift-serviced, has a communal fitness room, 24-hour concierge service and beautifully maintained landscaped communal gardens. The building also has secure underground parking spaces which makes The Lexington the ideal home or pied-a-terre for any discerning City worker.
The landmark structure has complex sections and balconies to give all flats within the existing tower aspects across Bunhill Fields towards the City and West End. The exterior is networked between cut backs, grids, planes and transparency to create a distinctive backdrop to the City. Added height to the top floor allows double-height Duplex apartments with terraces hidden within the double curved floating metal roof. The linear block along City Road picks up and turns round the metal roof and reverts to a harder brick façade to reduce noise from the streets. An ingeniously landscaped garden for residents is built on top of 2 levels of secure underground parking.
The apartments are a mix of 89 one and two-bedroom apartments and a handful of studios. All are spaciously appointed with modern fixtures and large windows (often floor-to-ceiling) in the receptions and bedrooms. The two-bedroom flats all have two bathrooms, one of them en-suite to the master bedroom. Receptions are open-plan and spacious, and the floor-to-ceiling windows with their far-reaching views increase the feeling of space even further.