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10 October 2003
Imagine island living surrounded by water – just a short train ride away from the City and the West End. Copthorn Homes has just launched Urban Island, a stylish development of just 47 contemporary one and two bedroom apartments within a conservation area in Bromley-by-Bow.
In response to the high demand for apartments in London’s fashionable and commutable East End, and situated less than half an hour from the City, Canary Wharf and Central London in Three Mill Lane, Urban Island will set new standards for living in the area, providing its residents with an unusual combination of peaceful open green space and city living, the only apartment block on the historic island. A stunning new marketing suite will provide potential purchasers with the chance to fully experience the lifestyle they could achieve at Urban Island.
Within a short train ride of the development is an irresistible choice of traditional East End pubs and eateries alongside more sophisticated restaurants, pavement cafes, bars, and clubs and an eclectic mix of shops.
Described by Copthorn’s Marketing Director, Neil Armstrong, as ‘an urban oasis’, the new development is set on a curve of the River Lea, accessed only by a bridge, providing the ultimate combination of stylish city living with a calm island atmosphere.
“Urban Island will be the address to have in the East End in 2004,” he said. “With
its proximity to the City and Canary Wharf and with the cachet of The Three Mills Film Studios on the doorstep, Urban Island will be attractive to both investors and buyers.”
Sharp, eye-catching design is at the heart of all the developments in the Copthorn Homes portfolio, and this striking landmark building is no exception. Arranged over seven floors with three internal lifts, the building has many key external features which sets it apart from its neighbours, including the use of stepped and varying roof heights to provide depth and proportion and galvanised steel balconies and cedar wood panelling add to the dramatic, sleek lines.
Extensive, unusual glazing is a particular feature of any Copthorn property capturing and retaining all the natural light to enhance the feeling of space in the home. Glazing is a focal point in the individual apartments and in the communal staircases.
Urban Island has a high specification throughout. Kitchens have stylish Smeg stainless steel kitchen appliances and jasmine white kitchen units with stainless steel handles. Hardwood oak timber strip flooring with a matt oiled finish in the kitchen and living areas add to the light and spacious interiors. The development has an exciting landscaped deck and there is also a provision for underground parking.
Urban Island, which has a 24-hour Tesco close by, is less than five minutes walk to Bromley-by-Bow underground station which connects with the Hammersmith and District Lines. Stratford BR Mainline and Bow Church and Devon’s Road Light Docklands Railway stations are also within a 10 minute walk. Three Mills Island is serviced by a fully developed network of roads linking the development to the A13, the North Circular and the M11. City Airport is less than 20 minutes away by taxi and Heathrow Airport can be reached on the tube network.
Copthorn Homes is part of Countryside Properties PLC.
Island living in the fashionable East End at Copthorn Homes development Urban Island, Bromley-by-bow, London E3.
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Gritti Partnership plc
0870 444 4568
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Information correct as at 10/10/2003