"A series of expansive lateral spaces, drawn together by wonderful levels of natural light, care of large factory windows on the building’s west-facing aspect."
This expansive two-bedroom apartment is positioned on the third floor of a former Edwardian print works factory. Located on Nile Street, the apartment is only a short walk from Old Street and Shoreditch.
Internal accommodation exceeds 1,500 sq ft of lateral space and bears many of the hallmarks of warehouse living, including large factory windows, exposed brickwork, steel girders and stripped hardwood floorboards.
Each of the apartments in the building is arranged around a central communal courtyard. Beyond the black wrought iron gates at street level, there is a porter service and lift access.
Entry to the apartment is gained via original glazed, wooden doors which face outwards, over the courtyard below. The kitchen is positioned to one side of the entrance and is configured around industrial stainless-steel units. Beyond the kitchen, a large bathroom has twin sinks and a free-standing bath, behind frosted glass walls. The apartment flows through to an open-plan dining area and reception room from which both bedrooms are accessed. These spaces are bathed in wonderful levels of natural light care of the large portions of glazing on the factory’s west-facing aspect.
The apartment comes with its own underground parking space.
The factory is positioned on the corner of Nile Street, a short walk from Old Street underground station, in a small enclave of former industrial buildings. This area of Islington, north of City Road, was formerly home to many of the industrial businesses which used the Regent’s canal, as well as the Wenlock and City Road basins, to ship goods around the city. Since the mid-nineties, the warehouses in the area have been slowly converted, as industry declined, into apartments, art galleries, restaurants and creative studios.
The neighbourhoods around Old Street are renowned for their industrial architectural heritage, but also for their increasing number of ambitious contemporary buildings. The Victoria Miro contemporary art gallery is very nearby and has one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the UK.
Shoreditch is a short walk away and has a vast number of excellent restaurants, bars and cafes including The Clove Club, Rochelle Canteen, Sager + Wilde and Mark Hix’s Tramshed. A slightly further walk south the Barbican cultural centre and cinemas can be found, while the shops and convenience of Angel’s Upper Street can be accessed via the canal, to the north of the apartment.
The closest tube station is Old Street, running Northern line services across London. Liverpool Street is also relatively close by, offering National Rail services, as well as Central, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan line services city-wide.
Lease length: approx. 977 years
Service charge: approx. £4,022 per annum
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.