On Wednesday evening, Currell attended a dinner debate to celebrate the opening of the newest phase of the Royal Docks development – Royal Albert Wharf.

The event was co-hosted by the developer Notting Hill Housing and Bow Arts who are co-ordinating the commercial space as part of the London Festival of Architecture. It brought together many people who have worked for decades on the development of the Royal Docks, and many thought provoking questions were discussed, such as:

  • How can we best take advantage of development at the eastern most point of the docks?
  • What will be the distinctive contribution of this place to the unfolding story of the Royals?
  • How should we engage with the history of the Royal Docks in creating this contribution to 21st century London?
  • Does development now express long-held ambitions or do memories fade as development now takes shape in surprising ways?

Currell are marketing commercial units within Phase 1 of the Royal Albert Wharf development, ranging from £19,000 – £60,000 per annum, with the following proposed uses; café, supermarket, office/retail (x2), and restaurant. Phase 2 will be starting on site imminently.

For more information, call our commercial team on 020 7354 5050, email b.hedge@currell.com / j.morell@currell.com or visit our website.

Last night, the Currell New Homes team were pleased to host a showcase event at the exclusive Quadra development. It was a great opportunity for new residents and prospective purchasers to find out more about the development.

Quadra is an exclusive development in a prime park side location in London Fields. This pioneering over 55’s scheme, comprising 29 one and two bedroom apartments, is a joint venture between Hanover Housing Association and award-winning housebuilder Hill.

The apartments at Quadra offer secure and spacious living in the heart of Hackney. Arranged in two linked blocks around a landscaped central courtyard, all units are dual aspect and have a park view. All homes are built to the Lifetime Homes standard, ensuring that they meet the changing needs of residents at different stages of life.

The Currell team loved getting to know the current and soon-to-be residents of Quadra as well as showing potential buyers everything the fantastic development has to offer.

For more information about the development please contact a member of the new homes team by email or phone: newhomes@currell.com or 020 3826 4888, or arrange a viewing on our website.

Last night, Highbury Grove School and Samuel Rhodes School celebrated their fifth annual Art Exhibition.

This event started five years ago, with the introduction of the Currell Art Award. This award is for GCSE level students to assist with their ‘aim high’ standards. The top three winners received £100, £50, and £25 worth of art vouchers.

1st prize winner from Highbury Grove, Aamnah Nehim, with her work

Last year, Cowling & Wilcox, local art suppliers based on Holloway Road, stepped in to support the schools and to provide a large art prize for the top winner.

Three years ago, Samuel Rhodes School, a special needs school adjacent to Highbury Grove, also got involved. James Neilson, the manager at our Islington branch, said:

“Currell are now in the fifth year and the standard of artwork just seems to get better and better each year. It is a pleasure to see the pupils cuddling the trophy and the big smiles.

The standard of the work was certainly very high – we were very impressed, and wish all the pupils the best of luck with their future projects.

The winners from Samuel Rhodes School

2nd place winner Poppy Rawlings’ striking piece

3rd place winner Alfie Gunter accepting his prize

Currell are pleased to have sponsored the Victoria Park bandstand for four years.

We’ve already seen some fabulous events this year, like the Great Get Together last Sunday – but there’s even more fantastic entertainment planned this summer. Take a look at what’s coming up:

25th June               Enemy of The Lion, Victoria Park Singers KIX Big Band
2nd July                  LGBT Pride Picnic with WTW Big Band
30th July                 WTW Big Band Graham Pike Quartet
5th August               Great Day Out – London Met Brass & London Saxophone Choir
13th August             Stepney Supper Club
20th August             Heart of Hackney – Mini Festival
27th August             London Metropolitan Brass
3rd September         East London Late Starters Orchestra & the Broken Swing Band

 

For further details, please email contact@victoriaparkfriendsgroup.co.uk or visit the website

 

Last week Currell rose 108 places from #138 to #30 in the Zoopla Property Power 100.

The Property Power 100 is a leaderboard for estate agents in social media, scored by Klout, a service that aims to help individuals and businesses improve their social media strategy. The Klout Score is a number between 1 and 100 that represents your influence, and the social networks that influence a user’s Klout Score are Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Foursquare, Wikipedia and Klout itself.

The Zoopla list identifies agents that are most active on Twitter, with each being scored based on a number of factors, including retweets, mentions, followers, and replies. Over time, more factors will be added into the criteria.

We’re very pleased to be rising up the ranking and aim to climb further up the table….

Currell CEO Anne Currell was mentioned in the Metro Property supplement this week. In the ‘Town & Country’ feature, comparing homes in and out of London, Anne was asked to comment on the Hoxton area.

Anne said, “Hoxton is one of east London’s liveliest areas, close to the key financial and tech hubs of the City and Old Street. There is a mixture of period stock, converted warehouses, and an ever increasing number of new build developments. Prices start at around £450,000 for a one-bed apartment, rising to over £3 million for a sprawling three-bed penthouse.”

We currently have one apartment remaining in the fabulous Hoxton Nine development, an exclusive residence of eight high-end apartments on East Road, just three minutes from the Old Street roundabout. More information on this here. 

On Wednesday 12th July 2017, local wine tasting connoisseur and author of Essential Wine Tasting, Michael Schuster, will be coming to Currell to host a fabulous wine tasting evening.

The event will be held at Currell Residential, 321 Upper Street, London N1 2XQ. The tasting will consist of a selection of eight wines, followed by a light supper and wine, and there will also be a raffle.

Tickets cost £50 – all proceeds from the event will be used to fund the NSPCC’s vital work for children.

If you are interested in attending, do not hesitate to get in touch with Alison Samuel on alison@samuel-family.co.uk or by phone on 07973620372.

The perfect way to unwind with a stunning view of the City

Abode is a striking new Sherry Green Homes development of twenty-two, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom contemporary apartments, all with a balcony or terrace, in London’s fashionable London Fields area.

Nestled in this thriving heart of Hackney, the apartments are close to the many shops, bars and restaurants of Broadway Market as well the open space of the London Fields and central Hackney amenities such as the Hackney Picturehouse.

The development is very well connected; it’s a 4 minute walk away from London Fields Overground station (8 minutes to Liverpool Street), and ¾ mile from Bethnal Green Underground station, the North London Overground Line at Hackney Central  and the East London Overground Line at Haggerston.

There are also numerous buses to the City and West End, although many local residents choose to cycle or walk to work. The apartments are only a 15 minute cycle ride from the City.

The apartments, which will be priced from £675,000 are launching on Saturday 3rd June.

RSVP HERE TO BOOK A PLACE

For more information about the development please contact a member of the new homes team by email or phone: newhomes@currell.com or 020 3826 4888

With the weather finally starting to catch up and the glorious May bank holiday weekend behind us, it’s time to head up to a nearby rooftop to celebrating the longer days and to start building up your tan. East London is home to some of the best rooftop bars in London, many with spectacular views. Here’s our pick of just a few for you to try…

Netil 360 – London Fields

Ben Revill, a carpenter and designer, opened Netil360 in 2014 as an informal, ‘bring your own bottle’ bar, until it was granted a license in 2015 by Hackney Council. Now it’s a workspace, café, gallery, and rooftop bar, with its very own rooftop dog, Tres!

Open from midday Wednesday – Sunday, Netil360 has a no-exclusivity ethos – they don’t take bookings, so get there early. There’s no guest list, and entry is free.

As well as a large selection of drinks, they also serve pizza and lunchtime specials, with new recipes every week. All of their packaging is made from plant based materials.

Transport: London Fields overground or Bethnal Green tube

http://netil360.com/

The Culpeper – Spitalfields

As well as being a pub, kitchen, and guest house (there are five rooms on the second floor), the Culpeper boasts a beautiful rooftop greenhouse and dining area. Here you can enjoy amazing drinks and food from their wood fired grill, plus a number of events and workshops throughout the year, including astronomy nights and gardening workshops.

The relaxed, rustic environment makes it a perfect place to have lunch, dinner, or just have a catch up with friends over a drink. During the summer months, they do not take booking – so make sure you arrive early to avoid missing out.

Transport: Aldgate East tube

http://www.theculpeper.com/rooftop/

Dalston Roof Park

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (fb.com/wearehereandnow)

Dalston Roof Park began as a collection of allotments cared for by a group of local volunteer gardeners, and has now grown to one of the hottest rooftop venues in Shoreditch. With many famous acts gracing the astro-turf of this trendy rooftop bar – including Rudimental, Jessie Ware, Johnny Flynn, Basement Jaxx, and Disclosure – it’s the perfect place for music lovers. The bar is run by the Bootstrap Company, who aim to provide workspaces to a diverse mix of tenants and help them grow. The profits made on the bar and on the door all go towards funding the Bootstrap Company’s charitable aims.

You can book the entire roof for a big event (it holds 210) but not individual tables/areas.

Transport: Dalston Junction overground

http://www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk/about-drp/

Roof East – Stratford

For those who like a bit of entertainment with their cocktails – this summer, Roof East will transform once more into a hugely popular adult playground, with an outdoor cinema and a crazy golf course.

Roof East was formerly an empty rooftop car park, but with support from The GLA Pocket Park Fund and the Stratford Renaissance Partnership Urban Space Management, who teamed up with Groundwork London, an Urban Park was installed on the rooftop. Recycled pallets and scaffold boards and recycled decking from the Olympic Park footbridge were used to make planters full of shrubs and saplings to decorate the space. In a nod to the former car park, there are also three cars on the rooftop filled with plants.

They also have a busy calendar of events and activities that’s filling up fast, with something for everyone: from morning yoga classes, acoustic sessions, to disco nights and community screenings.

http://www.roofeast.com/

Transport: Stratford tube/overground/DLR

Golden Bee – Old Street

Just a few minutes’ walk from Old Street station is Golden Bee – a stylish cocktail bar and roof terrace. If crazy golf at Roof East isn’t your cup of tea, this is a much more sophisticated option. Perfect for winding down after work by the fire pit during the week, or dancing the night away at the weekend, Golden Bee is always busy, with a great atmosphere.

The Golden Bee has a happy hour from 5-7pm on Tuesdays-Thursdays, with 2 for 1 cocktails and discounts on beer, house spirits, wine, and champagne.

It’s worth noting that Golden Bee is an over 21 venue.

http://www.goldenbee.co.uk/

Transport: Old Street tube

Boundary – Shoreditch

Boundary is a combination of three award-winning restaurants and bars, twelve individually designed guest bedrooms, five studios, lofts and suites, a British food store and a bakery, with a welcoming, homely vibe.

The rooftop bar offers an amazing panoramic view of East London, and the heated orangery is filled with a variety of citrus trees including lemon, clementine, calamondin, and mimosa trees. When the weather is good, the rooftop also provides a garden space, making it the perfect place to relax in summer. If the evenings get chilly, there are blankets and a fire pit to snuggle around.

You can book a table here.

Transport: Shoreditch High Street overground

http://boundary.london/

Shoreditch Sky Terrace

 

Crowing the top of the Courthouse Hotel, which used to be Shoreditch’s original magistrate’s building, is the rooftop bar, accessed via a glazed bridge from the hotel.

As well as taking in the incredible views over the city and snapping some photos of Canary Wharf, The Shard, and the BT tower as the sun sets, you can listen to DJ sets and sip on bespoke cocktails, such as the Ball and the Chain (sloe gin and prosecco), or for those who like more of a kick, the Solitary (rum and chilli).

Bookings (including large groups and exclusive hire) can be made by calling 0203 310 5555 or emailing shoreditch@courthouse-hotel.com.

https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/shoreditch/shoreditch-sky-terrace

Transport: Old Street tube and Shoreditch High Street overground

Shoreditch House

Of course, if you’re lucky enough to be a member or to know one, there’s always the ever popular Shoreditch House, with its rooftop pool, bar, and restaurant…

 

 

With Chelsea Flower Show coming up, and the sun finally shining, we’re all starting to think about gardens. If you’re looking for a new home, where you can have a barbecue or just sunbathe with a book – look no further. Here’s our pick of the best garden properties we currently have for sale:

Mountford Crescent, N1 

This impressive semi-detached Grade II listed house is set in one of the most sought after locations in Islington. The garden is spacious, with a generous amount of lawn and planting as well as a terrace for outdoor dining.

Forest Road, E8 

With a huge private L-shaped south facing garden (measuring 135 x 91 feet), this property on Forest Road is perfect for nature lovers.

Malvern Road, E8

This beautifully converted Victorian property has a stunning walled garden with an English country feel. Hidden at the end of the garden are a covered car port and a single storey workshop currently used as an artist’s studio. The workshop has planning permission to be transformed into a two storey studio space.

Hemingford Road, N1 

If you hate mowing the lawn but still want some outdoor space with your property, Hemingford Road is the perfect solution. The large stylish terrace is perfect for minimalist greenery and flowers, also allowing plenty of space for relaxing.

Ripplevale Grove, N1

Ideal for cultivating some pretty flower beds or a vegetable patch, this delightful garden enjoys an open aspect to the rear gardens of Richmond Crescent and Hemingford Road.

Speldhurst Road, E9

This beautiful three storey end of terrace house in the heart of Victoria Park Village has a sizeable garden and handy shed – an indoor and outdoor space you can truly make your own.

Darnley Road, E9

Set over two levels, this garden offers the perfect combination of lawn and terrace.The pretty gazebo is the ideal place to relax on a summer evening.

Mildmay Grove North, N1 

Within close walking distance of the shops and restaurants at Newington Green and Canonbury Overground station, this two bed maisonette has a beautiful small garden. With a terrace as well as flower beds and lawn space, it offers all the best features of a garden in one well-designed space.

St Philip’s Road, E8

An end of terrace period house located in the heart of London Fields, this property on St Philip’s Road is perfect for entertaining family and friends alike.

Acton Street, WC1X

Your own hidden jungle in the middle of London, this property on Acton Street in Kings Cross boasts a covered terrace overlooking the cosy garden, with high walls for maximum privacy. Perfect for intimate summer drinks and barbecues.