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Lexicon, London, NHBC Awards

Based in London, the Lexicon site is a celebration of the city, symbolising great architecture, movement and spectacle. The impressive developments earned Site Manager of Mount Anvil, Andy Hunt, an NHBC Pride in the Job Award for 2015.

The site is ideally located by the waterside, offering stunning views of the calming canalside community, which is transformed at night when lit up by the city’s many attractions. A public piazza draws locals and visitors in from City Road, adjacent to a pair of lower-rise buildings enclosing a green, wooden oasis with an array of shops and cafes set on either side.

Delivered by SOM, the architects behind Dubai’s inspiring Burj Khalifa, the Lexicon tower’s striking exterior stands apart from the typical apartment tower. Slender in design and rising like a prism, the tower boasts character that is smooth and crystalline like the waterside it sits above.

An innovative glass curtain walling system forms the exterior of the building, untarnished by edges, seams or superfluous decoration. Dressing every inch of the apartments in floor-to-ceiling glass, the Lexicon is a real vision of style and beauty.

Stepping inside the apartments, the interiors convey warmth, contemporary and luxury, with walls embellished by bronzed oak. The city lights in the evening illuminate the copious amounts of space, offering a liberating feel to the apartment. A sense of elegance and seamlessness is created by frameless doors and smart integrated storage.

Clean lines and flush surfaces present a picture of harmony and balance. Apartments also feature bespoke ironmongery with a luxurious finish and a comforting weight, in addition to a smart home system that allows effortless management of all systems.

The plush theme continues throughout the apartment into the kitchen, displaying rich brown worktops, satin-bronze mirrored splashbacks, mocha-coloured ceramic floor tiles and timber-faced cabinetry. Each piece of equipment emits warmth into the kitchen, with a toasty, sumptuous colour palette dominating the area.

Bespoke kitchens are integrated within all apartments, with handy soft close function to the doors and drawers.  A number of stylish and practical Siemans appliances allow for easy cooking, washing and storing. These include a multi-function oven, induction hob with touch control, integrated dishwasher and storage cupboard housing a Siemens condenser washer/dryer.

Clean lines are a remaining consistency within the Lexicon, from the polished glazed façade to the glass and stone of its bathrooms. The bathrooms boast large marbled wall tiles, mirrored de-misting cabinet, integrated lighting and lavish double-ended bath, ensuring an uninterrupted sophisticated and refined theme.

Established in 1991, Mount Anvil has a wealth of experience in the construction and creation of homes, with over 5,000 London homes currently in their portfolio. The company focuses on the most desirable locations, working with internationally-acclaimed architects and searching the world for the best materials. With a focus on leaving a positive, lasting legacy, each of Mount Anvil’s developments is individual to ensure it fits within its community and target audience.

Developments completed by Mount Anvil include the UK’s tallest residential brick tower – Keybridge, Vauxhall; The Landau – a boutique collection of 89 individually designed luxury apartments set in Fulham; and Queen’s Wharf at a riverside location in Hammersmith.

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