The Ultimate Guide to Loft Apartments in Canary Wharf
A little Manhattan inspiration mixed with state-of-the-art London living, all wrapped up in a thriving ecosystem with one of the best cities in the world at your feet – Canary Wharf’s loft apartments offer an elevated lifestyle that you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s why…
Unveiling Canary Wharf
Following 35 years of development, Canary Wharf has become one of the most dynamic, sustainable and thriving communities in the world. A 24/7 destination with seamless connections to the rest of London, the transformation of the Docklands is widely considered to be one of the greatest feats of civic engineering. A city within a city, it has transformed the urban experience. Carefully considered for a harmonious existence, the community offers the most holistic combination of environmental respect, modern conveniences, optimised work, lifestyle and leisure opportunities, all within a 15-minute walk.
The charm of loft apartments
Living in Canary Wharf not only means having easy access to incredible work opportunities and easy commutes, but it also invites residents to enjoy properties that enhance everyday experiences. Across three key residential buildings, those who buy or rent are invited into a world of inspirational design and optimised amenities.
The loft-style apartments at 8 Harbord Square are particularly popular, offering a touch of one of New York’s most fashionable districts. Drawing on the Big Apple’s famous brownstones, The Gramercy lofts offer generous and flexible spaces, bathed in natural light and with a creative edge to their design. Features include black powder-coated Crittal-style windows and open plan living, in spaces that are designed for residents to put their own stamp on them, evolving with the chapters of their lives.
Similarly spacious, The Prospect lofts bring a slightly edgier vibe inspired by industrial warehouses, with exposed brick walls, servicing and concrete ceilings alongside modern linear kitchens with stainless steel countertops and integrated appliances.
Advantages of loft living
While they’re ready to move into from day one, imbued with a sense of creativity and culture, their open floor plans give you the opportunity to create a home that truly reflects your personal style. The shape of the apartments also imbue them with a sense of warmth and conviviality, supporting a homely feel, whether you’re on your own, live with others or have a penchant for entertaining.
One of the most popular features of these inspired properties is the abundant natural light. Supporting health and wellbeing at all times of the year, not only do the large windows frame panoramas of the urban skyline, but the green spaces and river views that nurture resident wildlife as well.
Designing your loft space
The beauty of these open plan spaces is that you can truly make them your own. By choosing one of them you mark yourself out as someone with a flair for design, a creative edge and a sense of self. From there, it’s about creating a space that speaks to your personality.
If you’re a minimalist at heart, retain the sense of space with clever storage under beds and hidden in room dividers that define individual areas for work and relaxation. Play with lighting levels and modular furniture for the option to reconfigure the space whenever you want, and add floating shelving or illusion mirrors to enhance the space even further and host key pieces of memorabilia.
For those with a more eclectic style, the open space is a canvas full of opportunity. Juxtapose the industrial space with tall bookshelves, vintage furniture and a complementary mixture of textured and patterned fabrics in heritage hues.
This world is entirely your oyster.
Canary Wharf lifestyle
There are lifestyle advantages of loft apartments in general, and then there are the advantages of living in a Canary Wharf loft apartment.
Broadly speaking, the higher-than-usual ceilings, sense of space and natural light means loft apartments are brimming with feel-good factor and a sense of wellbeing. They give you the opportunity to be creative with the style of your environment, and if you have children then they offer far more space than usual to play.
However, often loft apartments are situated in historic buildings such as former warehouses, which means they can be subject to all the benefits and challenges of heritage properties – notably, they weren’t built for modern life and can be energy inefficient. Canary Wharf loft apartments combine all the great aspects of a traditional loft with the lifestyle advantages of a modern, purpose-built property.
State-of-the-art buildings, constructed with sustainability in mind, mean they’re warm in winter and cool in summer. They’re energy efficient, insulated and come with cutting edge appliances in the kitchens and bathrooms, from induction hobs to combined washer/dryers and walk-in showers.
Not only that, but outside, you step into a world filled with an eclectic and independent mix of shops, bars and restaurants – a Soho vibe meets a sense of calm thanks to city parks, green spaces and riverside boardwalks that connect you with nature.
Canary Wharf community
One of the beautiful things about living in Canary Wharf is that not only do you benefit from a beautiful home, but being part of a unique community as well. In contrast to the stereotype of isolated urban living, the world beyond your front door is one that you will want to be a part of, offering personal safety as well as spaces that support enjoyment in everyday life. This is a place that values the natural world and works hard to support it, planting trees, developing ecosystems and proactively reducing waste.
As an Estate, we make sure we support the local community through volunteering and social programmes, resulting in an almost local feel in the heart of one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. As a result, Canary Wharf is not only a place for professionals seeking to live close to the workplace, but for families, couples, those who live on their own, go-getters, game changers and those who have already gone, got and are now enjoying the fruits of their labour.
Sound like something you want to be a part of?
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