A project to construct a brand new development at De Beauvoir Crescent, Islington is nearing completion.
The Grand Canal Apartments project comprises the construction of 76 flats within two housing blocks – comprising 51 private residential units and 26 social housing units – together with B1 ground floor units, a 50 space car park and associated landscaping. The project is being implemented by London property developer Regal Homes and is currently on schedule to reach completion in February 2013.
Work began on the project in November 2010. Prior to the site’s transformation into Grand Canal Apartments, the land housed a warehouse storage facility. Regal Homes’ construction team, Eurobuild is the main contractor on the project, whilst all architectural services are being provided by Duggan Morris Architects (DMA).
The housing blocks on the site will include a mix of one and two bedroom flats, as well as three bedroom penthouse suites. The blocks are being built from traditional methods of construction and include a mix of reconstituted stone, Metsec, Alucobond, glazing, curtain walling and a green and brown roof.
Internally the apartments boast a range of stunning fixtures and fittings and both the private and social housing sides of the development are being constructed from the same high quality materials.
Once work is complete on the apartments associated landscaping will take place, which will incorporate York stone and tree planting.
Although work is still ongoing on the Grand Canal Apartments project, the hard work being conducted by Regal Homes and its team is not going unnoticed. To date the project has already won an award – achieving the much coveted title of Best Development of Multiple Units at the International Property Awards – and has already been nominated for a second accolade.
Throughout the construction of Grand Canal Apartments, Regal Homes is also making considerable contributions to nearby parks and amenities.
Discussing the importance of the project, Regal Homes Marketing and Communications Manager, Hannah Lewin, said:
“Across our whole portfolio, Regal Homes always incorporates interesting designs with high specifications and this is something which we are currently replicating on the Grand Canal Apartments project.
“Both our private housing units and social housing units are being constructed using the same materials and this is something which is very important to Regal Homes. We maintain our high standards across the whole of our developments and do not downgrade our specification for the shared ownership apartments, which is rare in the industry”
Regal Homes Partner, Simon De Friend, added:
“Grand Canal Apartments is a very important project for Regal Homes. When work first got underway on the scheme it was one of our largest projects and as soon as we received our planning consent we were able to achieve 100% off plan sales, which was a fantastic achievement for us. This project also demonstrates our ability to construct a development which sits comfortably alongside a canal, which is something that can create quite a number of challenges in itself.”
“Our main aim for the remainder of the work is to maintain the high standards of this site which we have already achieved and this is something which we are completely committed to.”
For over 14 years Regal Homes has been developing some of London’s most admired and respected properties, from exclusive luxury homes to fashionable waterside apartments. For more information on Regal Homes or the Grand Canal Apartments development please visit: www.regal-homes.co.uk.