Apartments in County Hall SE1
County Hall Apartments is a luxury development located in the heart of central London, comprising over 605 apartments adjacent to the landmark London Eye and Westminster Bridge. Situated close to the South Bank and London Waterloo, County Hall is a supremely positioned residential development in prime central London. The apartments are made up of 4 blocks, two of which were converted from the former hub of local government, to the stylish and comfortable apartments they are today. This elegant Edwardian Style development has well-kept landscaped communal gardens and also includes a residents only gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The development is separated by the Forum Magnum Square, adding a regal feel to a development so close to many contemporary London spectacles. The cultural South Bank offers an eclectic and artistic feel to the area with its iconic attractions, stylish hotels and boutique shopping.
With secure entry systems and 24 hour concierge, residents appreciate both the security and the safety of County Hall Apartments. The entrance foyers are both comfortable and welcoming thanks to the classic design, soothing colours and displays of fine art. The development also benefits from additional features such as secure underground parking and lift access within each main building.
Apartments in County Hall vary from unique studio apartments to stunning, triplex, three bedroom penthouses; all of which are finished to the highest of specifications. Landmark surroundings such as the London Eye and the IMAX Cinema and of course the exceptional transport links nearby ensure County Hall is a superb opportunity for both investors and owner occupiers.
Central London estate agents MyLondonHome have years of experience of selling and letting property in County Hall apartments and the surrounding Waterloo area. To sell or let your County Hall apartment today call 020 7222 2500 or email email@example.com for an immediate listing.
The County Hall building was officially opened in 1922 by King George V after 11 years of construction (severely delayed by the First World War) by Holland, Hannen and Cubitts. The addition of both the North and South blocks took place in 1936 and 1939 respectively, with the Island block not completing until 1974. The main building was designed by young architect Ralph Knott, after he won a competition led by the London County Council’s Architects Department and the Institute of British Architects. The building is finished in an Edwardian Baroque style with Portland stone facing. Further extension to the North block was added along Chicheley Street in 1958, with an extension to the South block on Westminster Bridge Road finished in 1963.
For 64 years the development housed the headquarters of local government in London. For many years throughout the 1980’s the Ken Livingstone led Greater London Council was embroiled in conflict with Thatcher’s government. The County Hall development was conveniently just across the river from Parliament buildings, and as such served as a canvas for many anti-government slogans over the years. Thankfully, this political peacocking subsided in 1996, when County Hall was converted into residential homes. Further development continued over the next five years, and in 2000 the East and West blocks were completed.