Hoxton, in the heart of Hackney, is continuing to prove itself as a thriving hub for young professionals and creatives alike, as more and more make the move to the area to be closer to work, and become a part of the vibrant community.
This certainly was the case for 37-year-old James Morgan, who works in the centre of London for a large technology organisation, and has lived in Hoxton for the last five years. He says, among the many perks of living in this ‘optimistic’ part of the capital, one of the key benefits as an avid cyclist is the 15 minute bike ride to work.
Such is his love of the area and the ongoing investment in the community, that when he saw the Hoxton Press hoarding go up directly opposite his current home, he made an enquiry and then a reservation within just a few days.
Currently living next door to Hoxton Press in a two-bedroom apartment James bought his new apartment off plan, as he looks to upsize to make space for his new roommate – his new fiancée, Irene.
“We loved the look of the design of the development, and this was verified when we saw that well-known architects Karakusevic Carson Architects and David Chipperfield Architects were working on the project. We were looking for something modern and stylish for our first home together and loved the unique design and brutalist appearance of the Hoxton Press towers.”
Both James and Irene are strong advocates of the amount of investment currently being injected in to the Hoxton area and have enjoyed witnessing the area develop to become the hive of activity it is today:
“Ongoing investments in the Hoxton area, specifically in streets such as Hoxton Street and Southgate Street mean that, rather than residing on the outskirts of London and commuting in, more and more young city workers are staying in the centre of London, in areas such as Hoxton from which it is possible to cycle to work.
“I have personally loved watching Hoxton grow and develop as an area, and am thrilled to see organisations such as Anthology investing in the local community – it is great to know that these businesses believe in the potential of the local area as much as we do. And what’s more, with an increasing number of technology businesses moving to Hackney – both start-ups and enterprises – the area is only going to grow from strength to strength.”
The so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’, incorporating the technology firms that are increasingly residing in the likes of Old Street, Shoreditch and Angel, is a great appeal to young professionals looking for a lively area in East London that is full of activity and potential growth. The new homes at Hoxton Press forms the third phase of Hackney Council’s ongoing regeneration of the Colville Estate on Penn Street. The 16 and 20 storey towers will provide a mix of one, two and three bedroom homes. Prices start from £615,000*.
Anthology saw its two sites under development in Deptford and Hoxton get a makeover when on-site construction workers switched their usual attire for some particularly eye-catching pink high visibility vests, as part of the ‘Wear it Pink’ initiative