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3 8. 3. A note from the editor When preparing to write about Mettle&Poise and the environs of Hackney Road, I was struck by how constantly the area has morphed and changed we know that it's a curious and imaginative place to be, but look at past, present and future and you begin to build up a picture of just how intriguing the East End can be. This book is designed to give you some background on life at Mettle&Poise, and to welcome you to life around Hackney Road. We have several features written by fans of the area, including Alex Fenton's historical snapshot of the Hackney Road, and Bill Biss's cycle routes which cover some brilliant local favourites and also some lesser known gems. You'll see a common theme throughout the different faces that make up East London, and it's clear that it could not be the creative and boisterous place it is today without a past as the most overlooked point on London's compass. This is really the idea behind Mettle&Poise the stoic resilience of the past meets the elegance of today. Editor feature CONTRIBUTORS page 10: My top five old man pubs TREVOR TOWNSEND Designer, craft beer eccentric page 14: London s city farms LYNSAY CLARK Designer, writer, small animal fan page 18: Hackney Road: the history ALEX FENTON Historian, writer, man of the world page 20: Cycle Clapton to Columbia Road BILL BISS Zine editor, blogger, cycling obsessive pages 40 41: Curating an entire lifestyle HELEN FEWSTER & REBECCA TUCKER Directors at Suna Interior Design page 42: Behind Mettle&Poise: Q&A with Rydon TOM RIGBY Development Director at Rydon Sample the eclectic menu at local fave E.Pellicci, Bethnal Green Road
4 4. 5. welcome TO METTLE&POISE Own your very own piece of Hackney Road and put yourself in the picture Possessing a strikingly ornate frontage and rich legacy dating back to the 1800s, Mettle&Poise is a collection of suites, one, two & three bedroom apartments and penthouses woven into the fabric of Hackney Road. As you ll see from the images, the striking façade of Mettle&Poise will remain relatively unchanged from its previous life, in order to retain the charm and character so many have fallen in love with. Beyond the walls sit sympathetic buildings with living spaces designed to reflect the aesthetics of the grand façade, while also providing the comforts and convenience you would expect from a modern London apartment. (shown opposite) Computer generated image of Mettle&Poise from Hackney Road
5 6. 7. moving IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION It s the only way Known for pushing the boundaries of food, art, tech and fashion, East London has long since been the edgy 'enfant terrible' to the West s preppy ingenue. Take a relaxing bike ride down Goldsmiths Row, adjacent to Mettle&Poise From the extraordinary dining to the high concept shopping, opinion dividing exhibitions to back-street locals you can t spend long in this part of town without falling in love with everything the East stands for.
6 8. 9. join THE MUNCH BUNCH The food revolution is alive & well in East London Whatever foodie trend you re tracking in the capital, chances are it started in the East, with a new place to dine springing up every day, and each more imaginative than the last. Shoreditch and its surrounds bear most resemblance to our transatlantic cousins, with the dawn of the food truck in Brooklyn mirroring that of the street food phenomenon here. The gastronomical elite have been seeking to push the boundaries more and more recently, and what better place to experiment than in London s East End. The result is a plethora of cheap eats, lavish gourmet affairs, single item menus and pop-ups, where local hangouts play host to monthly food residencies. Our favourite of these is still Lucky Chip at the Sebright Arms, moments off Hackney Road the brioche buns are as glossy as you d expect, and the names are as clever as the food (Los Pollos Hermanos with Methylamine Hot Sauce is just one). (as the clock, from top left) Lucky Chip at the Sebright Arms Coate St, E2 9AG Mr Buckley s 277 Hackney Rd, E2 8NA Sager & Wilde 193 Hackney Rd, E2 8JL Voodoo Ray s 95 Kingsland High St, E8 2PB EVEN IN ITS DARKEST PAST, EAST LONDON WAS NEVER A SINKING SHIP IT WAS ALWAYS A SUBMARINE. EAST LONDON VENDOR Beigel Bake, Brick Lane, arguably the best bagel in London
7 10. guest FEATURE 11. MY TOP FIVE OLD MAN PUBS by Trevor Townsend 1 1 The Golden Heart 110 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ With a distinctly edgy vibe, this local boozer boasts bags full of character. If you can fight your way through the crowds on busy evenings it s well worth your while, and you may even spot the odd celebrity The Red Lion 41 Hoxton Street, N1 6NH The curiosities adorning the lower floors and the sixties soundtrack make for a quirky, offbeat feel to this watering hole. Although perhaps a little too rough around the edges for some tastes, the rooftop terrace really sells this Hoxton gem it s perfect for those warm summer evenings. 3 Howl at the Moon 178 Hoxton Street, N1 5LH 4 No need to avoid during a full moon, the eclectic mix of the traditional and the modern makes this pub unique. Right at the heart of Shoreditch s vibrant nightlife scene it s lively enough to draw plenty of punters, while the piano and book collection betray its softer, old man underbelly. 4 The Carpenter s Arms 73 Cheshire Street, E2 6EG This pub, bought by the notorious Kray twins for their mother, has long since lost its 'gangster pub' image, but retains a delightfully cosy atmosphere. Current landlords Eric and Nigel are thankfully far less dangerous than their 1960s counterparts and much more welcoming. magic HOUR & BEYOND Let long days become even longer nights 5 Pride of Spitalfields 3 Heneage Street, E1 5LJ (opposite page) Just off Brick Lane, this unpretentious yet quietly confident East End pub can t help but charm with more than a little help from its kind-hearted staff and resident tabby cat. We challenge you to pick a local when the local vicinity covers boozers, dive bars, hidden doorways, upstairs gig spaces, downstairs prohibition gatherings, late night record shops...
8 your PICK OF THE LOCALS Choosing your spot for the night can be deliciously difficult East London wears its chequered history like a heart on its sleeve less a war wound and more a badge of honour. And it is of course this intoxicating mix of potent past and potential future that makes the area so rich in interest and intrigue. Try as you might, you can t fail to fall for this place. The Victorian era left the East End in disarray, overlooked by the rest of the capital and outshone by the West. But it was just this underestimation that bred what it is today a rich populace of character and creativity, vibrant and utterly compelling. A night out in the East End is just as potent as you might expect the heady mix of spontaneous creativity and a heritage hard fought for makes this the home of the most intriguing nightspots London has to offer. (as the clock, from top) Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes Kingsland Rd, E2 8DA Below at Pelicans & Parrots Black 81 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 8AD The Water Poet 9-11 Folgate St, E1 6BX The Moustache Bar 58 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 7XB Cargo 83 Rivington St, EC2A 3AY White Lyan Hoxton St, N1 6PJ things TO SEE & DO From the sublime to the ridiculous, and everything in between Planning your weekend in the East End is not free from complication, in the best possible way of course. From concept store to luxe warehouse sale, Huguenot re-enactment to Mexican farm fiesta, if you can dream it, it s already been done.
9 guest FEATURE LONDON S CITY FARMS by Lynsay Clark get OUT & ABOUT Your weekends will never be the same again Growing up in a family where allergens outnumbered people 10-1, pets were never really an option so finding a lop eared rabbit to love has always been something of a challenge. Not so however in East London, where the rural charms of a working farm are never far away, and you can visit, pet and heck, even muck out to your heart s content. Hackney City Farm 1a Goldsmith s Row, London E2 8QA Adjacent to Mettle&Poise sits Hackney City Farm, a joyful sort of a place that has been delighting the local community for over 20 years. Get arty with a drop-in pottery class, or simply stop by for your farm fresh eggs. The star attractions are donkeys Larry and Clover, but overlook the little critters in the smaller sheds at your peril. Amazingly in this day and age the entry to all of the farms shown here is free, but they will always welcome any coins you have spare. Stepney City Farm Stepney Way, London E1 3DG Not only a working farm but also an arts space, café and weekly farmers market. Creativity is top of the agenda at SCF, where you can see potters and blacksmiths at work in the studios, and don t miss the hush hush Crafty Saturdays every first Saturday of the month. Spitalfields City Farm Buxton St, London E1 5AR Did you know there was a farm two minutes from the Truman Brewery? Quite the green haven, Spitalfields has three wonderful gardens to stroll around, and just like Brick Lane, the farm itself is full of characters Grace the adopted lamb is my personal fave. Sponsor an animal there and receive your place on the farm s Wall of Honour. The donkeys of Hackney City Farm There are few places where you get the feeling that anything could happen at any time but with the imaginations currently being nurtured in the East of London, this is definitely one of them. Not a day goes by without a gallery opening, installation launch or pop-up, well, popping up in the East End, and it s just this sense of energy that is almost tangible wherever you go. But where to start with all that time on your hands? We heartily recommend visiting Dennis Severs' historical Huguenot house, a fascinating recration of an artist s house from the period, and just a short walk from Spitalfields Market. If you fancy something a bit more sartorial, why not visit Milk, a concept boutique where you can pick up work from designers including Mes Demoiselles and Patrizia Pepe. (as the clock, from top) Dennis Severs House 18 Folgate St, E1 6BX Milk Concept Boutique 118A Shoreditch High St, E1 6JN Hackney Downs Downs Park Rd, E5 8NP Goodhood Life Store 20 Coronet St, N1 6HD
10 Grab a quick bite to eat down vibrant Brick Lane
11 18. guest FEATURE 19. HACKNEY ROAD: THE HISTORY by Alex Fenton The face of Hackney Road has changed dramatically over the last 300 years. From the bourgeois paradise of the eighteenth century to the gaudy neon signage lighting the sky years later, the Hackney Road s transformation to become the heart of London s fashionable East has been utterly fascinating. Rural high life Far from the urban East End hub of today, sixteenth century Hackney was a collection of villages, a playground for the wealthy elite right up until the mid-eighteenth century. Coffee houses and coaching inns punctuated the sea of meadows in this rural idyll, while livestock were driven along the Hackney Road on their way to Smithfield Market. London s most famous diarist Samuel Pepys was also a regular visitor, finding himself well at home here. Urban takeover If Samuel were to suddenly find himself in the nineteenth century, he would have found the area almost unrecognisable. Engulfed by the unrelenting spread of London s hinterland, the Hackney Road and surrounding area inevitably succumbed to waves of new residents, increasing the population tenfold. Political action Over the last 100 years, political activism has been a recurring theme in this part of London s East End. Huge local support for the 1926 general strike brought to light the tensions rife in the community in the early part of the century and reflected the stresses placed on the population following WW1. A decade later, political focus had lost none of its enthusiasm but taken a slightly different turn. It was from just down the road that Sylvia Pankhurst helped drive the suffragette campaign forward, a movement which culminated in the rights and status of women in this country changing forever. Modern heart Today remnants of Hackney Road s more recent, and more infamous, past remain in the form of institutions such Ye Olde Axe, whose neon signage harks back to a time of flux when the area s identity hung in the balance. However, relatively new inhabitants such as Hackney City Farm are giving the thoroughfare a whole new personality. The bustling flower market on Columbia Road and food market on Broadway Market injected a new lease of life into the Hackney Road, and soon after some of London s most talked about restaurants and shops followed suit. It seems the grandiose start and dubious middle have created quite the end destination rich in history and stoic in presence. Get yourself some groom time at Rocket Barber, Hackney Road
12 20. guest FEATURE 21. CYCLE CLAPTON TO COLUMBIA ROAD by Bill Biss stay IN TOUCH Make the most of East London, with a network of train lines just a short walk away Roadie, fixie or city cruiser? Whatever your wheels, you ll find something of interest on these two rides I ve picked out linking the independent hubs of Clapton and Columbia Road. You ll encounter cyclists aplenty heading in the same southerly direction but don t get lulled into a sprint, there s plenty to see here. Pubs such as the Haggerston and album launch party specialists like Power Lunches line the route as you head for the bridge crossing Regent s Canal. HOXTON BETHNAL GREEN CAMBRIDGE HEATH TOUR 1 The scenic one The Clapton Hart is always my Grand Départ. Part of the Antic empire, the pub has great food, weird beers and, importantly, picnic tables out front ideal for bikes and those who fancy standing around looking at them. Take it up a level with Hub Vélo cycles, next door. Reliable mechanics will tweak, grease and check over your trusty boneshaker whilst you ll find me marvelling at the wonderful French design of the Look branded road bikes in the showroom. Once kitted out, I like to freewheel down Lower Clapton Road perhaps sneaking a peek at what s on at Hayden Wylds. A coffee shop that sells records, they also host top secret acoustic gigs. I ve not got lucky, but you might. Leaving the road route behind, I pretend cyclo-cross through Hackney Downs for something quite different. The park is home of the UK Bike Polo scene, a mixture of bike handling skills, polo and ice hockey style rough and tumble it s intoxicating to watch. Still feeling spritely? You could divert further off-piste for triathlon training at London Fields Lido but that s a bit extreme for a run of the mill domestique like me, so I stick to the sights of Mare Street before turning right to visit Netil House. This artspace is a renowned hang out for the creatives who ve made this part of East London their home. All that s left is a Haggerston Park criterium and you re there, Columbia Road. Lock up your bike and take a wander around the flower market, boutiques and bars. TOUR 2 The direct one I treat this route like the gentle roll south that it is, but not before heading west for a quick spin across Hackney Downs. Here, tucked away off Amhurst Road is The Russet, a great alternative coffee stop before or after a club run. Stretch your legs out front or hide away in the secret garden where you ll find the quails that supply the eggs for your breakfast. It s always worth checking the listings at The Shacklewell Arms, or Birthdays, once you ve joined the bustling Kingsland Road. The former is uncommon amongst music venues you can see a soon-to-break band, plus it s a real pub with decent ale and football on the telly. Bank left to circuit Haggerston Park and you ll have a clean run through to the delights of Columbia Road once more. SHACKLEWELL ARMS BIRTHDAYS VOODOO RAY S THE HAGGERSTON HAGGERSTON PARK THE RUSSET HACKNEY DOWNS CLAPTON CLAPTON HART LONDON FIELDS HUB VELO HAYDEN WYLDS LONDON FIELDS LIDO NETIL HOUSE HOXTON 9 MINS CAMBRIDGE HEATH 9 MINS BETHNAL GREEN 16 MINS HAGGERSTON 16 MINS SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET 3 MINS DALSTON JUNCTION 4 MINS WHITECHAPEL 5 MINS HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON 10 MINS CAMDEN ROAD 21 MINS BANK 5 MINS TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD 11 MINS OXFORD CIRCUS 13 MINS NOTTING HILL GATE 21 MINS LONDON FIELDS 2 MINS BETHNAL GREEN 2 MINS HACKNEY DOWNS 4 MINS LIVERPOOL STREET 7 MINS STOKE NEWINGTON 8 MINS Now in the heart of Dalston, I like to load up my musette with a slice of pizza from Voodoo Rays, maybe sticking a can of craft lager in my back pocket for later. COLUMBIA ROAD All walking times are from Mettle&Poise. Travel times are sourced from tfl.gov.uk and walking times sourced from maps.google.com
13 DALSTON KINGSLAND 23. HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON HACKNEY CENTRAL HOMERTON UPPER STREET ANGEL UNION CHAPEL OTTOLENGHI THE DINER ESSEX ROAD THE OLD QUEENS HEAD ESSEX ROAD SHOREDITCH PARK TOWPATH Cycle this way to Islington WHITE LYAN KINGSLAND ROAD KINGSLAND ROAD DEAD DOLLS CLUB HOXTON DALSTON JUNCTION DALSTON DEPARTMENT STORE THE FOX CRAFT BEER HOUSE HAGGERSTON VISIONS VIDEO BAR SAGER & WILDE THE DALSTON VICTORIA FARM:SHOP HAGGERSTON PARK HACKNEY CITY FARM PRINCE GEORGE OFF BROADWAY SEBRIGHT ARMS LIDO LONDON FIELDS BROADWAY MARKET THE CAT & MUTTON STRUT HACKNEY ROAD CAMBRIDGE HEATH HACKNEY EMPIRE LONDON FIELDS NETIL HOUSE STREET MARE HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE Cycle this way to the Olympic Park TOWN HALL HOTEL VICTORIA PARK WELL STREET COMMON BOTTLE APOSTLE MR BUCKLEYS FARRINGDON GOSWELL ROAD CITY ROAD GOODHOOD LIFE STORE CATCH JAGUAR SHOES COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MEN S CLUB MEATH GREEN BARBICAN OLD STREET SHOREDITCH GRIND BARBICAN CENTRE OLD STREET CITY ROAD GREAT EASTERN STREET BOOK CLUB CARGO SHOREDITCH HOUSE SPITALFIELDS MARKET BOXPARK SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET RICH MIX BRICK LANE BETHNAL GREEN ROAD BEIGEL BAKE THE PRIDE OF SPITALFIELDS WEAVERS FIELDS WHITECHAPEL BETHNAL GREEN BETHNAL GREEN CAMBRIDGE HEATH ROAD BETHNAL GREEN GARDENS N WHITECHAPEL ROAD DRINKING EATING MILE END HOSPITAL QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON GOING OUT CINEMA SHOPPING CULTURE
14 Computer generated images showing aerial views of Mettle&Poise, Hackney City Farm and beyond Computer generated image of Mettle&Poise from Goldsmiths Row
15 inside THE APARTMENTS A snapshot of life at Mettle&Poise Following the Mettle&Poise concept of complementary design, the interiors are at once sympathetic to the historical aesthetic, while also being thoroughly modern in function. The look and feel throughout has been carefully curated to work with this historical footprint, with butchers tiles in the kitchen bringing a bit of traditional Hackney indoors. The heritage features are offset by modern hi-spec appliances, and range from the convenient fully-fitted kitchen including dishwasher to the downright comfortable underfloor heating throughout. Computer generated image of a typical living room in buildings GA, GB and GC
16 Computer generated image of a typical kitchen in buildings GA, GB and GC Feature lighting subject to final approval
17 Computer generated image of kitchen/living/dining room in a typical Penthouse Apartment
18 Computer generated image of a typical bathroom in buildings GA, GB and GC Feature lighting subject to final approval Computer generated image of a typical bedroom in buildings GA, GB and GC
19 Computer generated image of a typical mezzanine loft apartment
20 Computer generated image of a living space in the Loft Apartments
21 specification GA, GB, GC & LOFT APARTMENTS KITCHEN Stone coloured matt finish base and wall units, dark wood foil to tall housings, handleless design with soft close function to Lofts and Penthouse apartments Graphite matt finish base and wall units to GA, GB and GC apartments Feature tile splashback Open shelving Reconstituted stone worktop Single lever monobloc mixer tap Single bowl sink Siemens (or similar) integrated appliances to include: Touch ceramic hob Oven Microwave (in selected apartments) Dishwasher Fridge/freezer Extractor fan INTERIOR FINISHES Amtico flooring to hallway, kitchen and living area Doors: dark grey doorsets with stainless steel furniture Washer dryer (where indicated) Walls and ceiling finished in white matt emulsion Deep skirting boards in white to Loft apartments Low level sockets in white plastic Wardrobes to master bedrooms, with grey doorsets to match main internal doors TV/Satellite/Telephone point (subscription required) to living area and main bedroom Downlighters to all rooms BATHROOM Porcelain tiling by Saloni (or similar) to wall and floor Wash hand basin by Roca (or similar approved) with mixer tap WC by Roca (or similar approved) with dual flush and concealed cistern Bath Mirror Shaver socket Thermostatically controlled wall mounted shower Glass shower screen Heated towel rail EN-SUITE Porcelain tiling by Saloni (or similar) to wall and floor Wash hand basin by Roca (or similar approved) with mixer tap WC by Roca (or similar approved) with dual flush and concealed cistern Mirror Shaver socket Thermostatically controlled shower within enclosure Glass shower screen Heated towel rail HEATING & HOT WATER Underfloor heating via centralised boiler system Thermostatic controls to living area and bedroom Hot water supply via centralised boiler system ENTRANCE & COMMUNAL AREAS Landscaped communal areas Cycle storage Residential cores with lift PENTHOUSE UPGRADES Kitchen: Appliance upgrades, induction hob, double oven, wine fridge, pop up cooker hood Bathroom: Demist mirrors, double ended bath, fixed rainfall shower head with matching shower hose and rail Interior: Concrete effect porcelain plank tile to living, dining, kitchen and hallway areas Toggle style electrical switches Computer generated image of the entrance to the Loft Apartments The information within this document is indicative and is intended to act as a guide to the finished product. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information is correct, Rydon, in partnership with Family Mosaic, maintain the right to amend the specification as necessary and without notice. Imagery and computer generated images are indicative and as a guide only.
22 42. guest FEATURE 43. CURATING AN ENTIRE LIFESTYLE by Helen Fewster and Rebecca Tucker, Suna Interior Design Helen Rebecca most COVETED The interiors at Mettle&Poise lend themselves to an eclectic mix of objets d'art, and who better to curate a few choice items than Suna Interior Design, the scheme's experts. We've asked Rebecca and Helen for their favourite pieces to give you some inspiration Large Flamingo Canvas 135, Graham and Green This beautiful and quirky canvas from Graham and Green is hung in the bedroom of our design for Mettle&Poise. 6 Designer Grey Pelican Lamp 85, Abigail Ahern 1 Shear Table Lamp 385, Bert Frank A stylish lamp with an eye-catching purple velvet shade, continuing the ornithological theme. This eye-catching and functional 1930's inspired task lamp is perfect for the bedside table. 2 Bloomsbury Longhorn Cushion 125, Timorous Beasties A large and comfortable cushion with an intriguing design. This piece will bring a striking contrast to a neutral sofa. 3 Cactus Vase 30 75, Abigail Ahern These ceramic vases add a touch of desert glamour to the coffee table they come in different heights so we recommend displaying two or three to create interest. 4 Equus White Horse Plate 145, Royal Crown Derby A fine English bone china plate, celebrating the Year of the Horse "embodying the power, grace and elegance of one of man's most loved and respected creatures." 4 6 THIS RATTAN PEACOCK CHAIR FROM GRAHAM AND GREEN IS IDEAL FOR DISPLAYING ON THE BALCONY. 750, Graham and Green
23 guest FEATURE BEHIND METTLE&POISE: Q&A WITH RYDON We talk to Tom Rigby, Rydon s Development Director Tom has been working in residential development for the last 15 years, concentrating on large scale, mixed use urban regeneration projects within the M25. He joined Rydon back in 2001 and is responsible for securing and delivering development opportunities for the company in London. What attracted Rydon to the Queen Elizabeth redevelopment? I judge any development on whether I d live there. As soon as I saw the site and what was on offer around the area I realised that this was a place that I could easily live in. Being right next to Haggerston Park and the City Farm provides such a good vibe and brings a touch of the countryside to the heart of the East End of London. The City is a stone s throw away, and the location between Columbia Road, Broadway Market and London Fields is ideal for both work and play. What is special about the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site? There s an amazing sense of history here; and our new homes are just its next incarnation. The hospital can trace its origins right back to 1868 when it first arrived on this location, with the fantastic Hackney Road building opened in What I really find amazing is that you can look back at photos taken well over 100 years ago and with the TLC we will be giving it, the Hackney Road façade is little changed now from how it looked then. What do you like the most about the local area? It s the best of both worlds, with fast access to the City less than 10 minutes to Liverpool Street from Cambridge Heath station and close enough to walk but within a place that is so rich in character, community and things to see and do. It s also a cracking area to get around by bike with Goldsmiths Row just outside closed to traffic, the nearby towpath giving easy access to the Olympic Park in the East and Islington to the West, and forming part of a major cycle commuter route from Hackney. Tell us more about the design of the new homes, what can new owners expect? When we started with this project we knew just how important it was to pay homage to and maintain the integrity of the original building; retaining the Hackney Road façade was key to this. At the same time our team worked very hard to fine-tune the layouts of the new homes to ensure that they would be generously sized and crucially that they will be places where people want to live, entertain and enjoy spending their time. What about the specification? These are homes designed to be lived in and used by real people. The specification reflects this, with fixtures and fittings that mix the old with the new and that reflect the design focus of the local area. We ve used quality brands and made sure that the homes will be built to last. One of my favourite touches is the under floor heating bliss in the colder months, and goodbye to the old slippers. THERE S A GREAT SENSE OF HISTORY IN THIS BUILDING, AND OUR NEW HOMES ARE ITS NEXT INCARNATION. TOM RIGBY Why should buyers consider purchasing one of these properties off-plan? Buying one of these properties off-plan offers a number of benefits. The local area is still very much on the up, and buying now means you get the comfort of locking in at today s prices rather than running the risk of maybe not being able to afford the same in the future. If there is one aspect of this redevelopment that stands out for you, what would it be? It sounds clichéd, but it has to be its location. This is a unique opportunity to buy a thoroughly modern new property, that respectfully blends the rich local history of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, whilst being situated in the heart of the vibrant East End of London, with Hoxton, Shoreditch and Dalston on your doorstep. It enjoys an unrivalled variety of transport links, eateries, bars and nightlife. Not to mention being next to the park and Hackney City Farm. Rydon The Rydon Group comprises property and construction companies with a wealth of experience across a broad range of projects in the housing, healthcare, education and commercial sectors. Rydon s strength lies in the ability to design and create contemporary new homes suitable for modern living within stunning new neighbourhoods, which have a positive impact on the built environment. Award winning designers are used to achieve this. Everyone at Rydon works hard to ensure integration with established communities, so your new apartment or house quickly becomes your home and not just the place where you live. Sustainable features are incorporated to promote energy efficiency and help minimise both impact on the environment and cost in use. Family Mosaic With all our developments, there is a strong commitment to promoting this kaleidoscopic city. We celebrate its dynamic and diverse characteristics, and the sheer abundance of great places to live. Family Mosaic is proud of our exceptional track record in delivering high quality, large scale developments across London. Our 50 years of experience in property development sets us apart as a highly informed developer at the leading edge of our industry. Working in close partnership with architects, designers and builders, attention to detail and quality of materials, fit and finish are integral to our approach. Our exceptional track record in sustainability is central to all of our projects. about THE DEVELOPERS Rydon and Family Mosaic PACKINGTON SQUARE, ISLINGTON N1 This multi award-winning large regeneration scheme includes 791 new homes (300 for private sale) alongside retail, community facilities, three new urban squares and a canal-side park. Rydon is part of a joint venture partnership which has been running for a number of years. Phase 3 of the scheme will complete this year and Phase 4, which is due to start early next year, will include 82 apartments for sale in a building overlooking one of the new public squares. Mettle&Poise is a project that Family Mosaic is excited to be involved with as it is an ideal fit for what we strive to offer. A symbiotic combination of the perfect location for a high quality residential development, coupled with regeneration and promoting housing opportunities for all. The past life of the building has been carefully considered and there is a strong commitment to retain physical elements which respectfully acknowledge this. Dick Mortimer, Group Director of Property Services GREEN MAN LANE, EALING W13 Rydon has been developing this exciting regeneration project along with its joint venture partners since The master plan, designed by architects Conran & Partners, includes 714 new homes (323 for private sale) and new community facilities arranged around three landscaped courtyards. Phase 1 of the development completed earlier this year and works are now underway on Phase 2 which will include 90 homes for private sale and 36 homes for private rent. Images show Lime Wharf and Murano previous developments by Family Mosaic