Bye-bye Fortress Wapping, hello luxury development London Dock

If you were ever unfortunate enough to visit the old News International building, you’ll know that the redevelopment of London Dock couldn’t come too soon. St George has taken charge and the future is bright

Situated to the north of the River Thames, London Dock has been closed to the public for the past 200 years but is set to open once more as a mixed-use development by developer St George. The 15-acre site, once a thriving centre for commerce in high-end merchandise such as wool, silk, ivory and wine, and later home to News International, is being transformed by St George into a mixed-use development incorporating residential, retail, leisure and commercial elements.

St George recently unveiled an exclusive collection of penthouses at London Dock. These impressive duplex penthouses will occupy the top two floors of Admiral Wharf and Alexander Wharf, with stunning views towards the Thames and the City, over to Canary Wharf and across Wapping. Boasting contemporary interiors, spectacular cityscape views and close proximity to some of London’s chicest neighbourhoods, these residences are set to become the pinnacle of high-level living in the capital.

Once a thriving centre for commerce then later home to News International, the site is being transformed

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom duplex penthouses boast prime positions within the first phase of the development and offer wrap-around terraces with views towards the City or Thames, as well as over Gauging Square – the centrepiece of London Dock.

Residents will benefit from a wide selection of onsite amenities, including a 24-hour concierge service, a gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, a treatment room, squash court and screening room. There is also a virtual golf room and wifi-enabled residents’ lounge to take advantage of.

Also overlooking Gauging Square is Clipper Wharf, which offers a stunning selection of Manhattan, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The apartments feature high-specification interiors including custom-designed kitchens and bathrooms, expansive living spaces, full-height glazing and a balcony or terrace.

One of London’s most highly anticipated new developments, London Dock is centrally located, just moments from landmarks including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, St Katharine Docks and the City. Zone 1 London Underground Station, Tower Hill, is just a short walk away, while Aldgate and Wapping London Overground stations are also close by, providing swift connections to Canary Wharf and the West End, as well as London’s wider transport network.

This summer, St George and Bow Arts Trust delivered 90 new affordable artist studios at the historic Pennington Street Warehouse at London Dock. The studios are the first meanwhile use of the Grade II listed Pennington Street Warehouse, which has been closed to the public for over 200 years.

St George is also partnering with Peabody to deliver the first 70 affordable homes at its London Dock development. St George is converting Times House, the former Times magazine offices, into a mix of social and affordable rented family homes, with construction now underway onsite.

For more info, visit berkeleygroup.co.uk