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250 City Road
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250 City Road, September 2020
General information
Status Under construction
Type Mixed-use
Architectural style Modern
Address 250 City Road
Town or city London, EC1
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°31′43″N 0°05′45″W / 51.5287°N 0.095736°W / 51.5287; -0.095736
Construction started 2015 (phase one)
Opening 2017 (phase one)
Owner Berkeley
Height
Architectural 150 m (492 ft)/137 m (449 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 42/36
Design and construction
Architect Foster + Partners

Coordinates: 51°31′43″N 0°05′45″W / 51.5287°N 0.095736°W / 51.5287; -0.095736

250 City Road is a residential-led scheme under construction in the borough of Islington, London, designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Berkeley. It was given planning permission in 2014 by the then London Mayor Boris Johnson after being rejected by Islington Council.

250 City Road, London, under construction (26)
The site in 2014

Phase one started in 2015. Upon completion, the development will have two towers of 43 and 36 storeys, 930 apartments and a 190-room hotel.

Background

In 2011, developer Berkeley acquired the 1.9 hectare 250 City Road site, which had been a business park since the 1980s. The site came with planning permission, granted in 2010, for a new development designed by BUJ Architects. The proposal included a 27-storey tower, 700 homes, offices as well as retail and restaurant space. However, Berkeley started work on new plans in collaboration with architect firm DSDHA.

In 2012, architects Foster + Partners took over the design for the new scheme. In 2013, Berkeley applied for planning permission for the development but it was rejected by Islington Council. In December 2013, London Mayor at the time, Boris Johnson, reviewed the decision and gave the development approval in April 2014.

The proposals include two towers of 150 m (509 ft) and 137 m (449 ft) containing 42 and 36 floors, with the taller building named Carrara Tower, and the smaller named Valencia Tower. In total, the development will have 930 apartments as well as a 190-room hotel, office and retail space.

Construction

Phase one of the development, which includes the construction of the tallest tower, began in March 2015 and was expected to be completed in December 2017.

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