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  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom


  • Leasehold

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This fantastic one-bedroom apartment is positioned on the third floor of the Alaska Building, a striking Art Deco factory, designed by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners in 1932. The Alaska Building is located on Grange Road, a short walk from the cafes, restaurants and galleries of Bermondsey Street and Borough Market.

The Alaska Buildings are two former factories, one built in 1869 and the other, with its striking white facade and distinctive red-lettered logo, dating back to 1932. Together they formed the centre of London’s seal fur trade for a number of years before their eventual conversion to apartments.

Access to the apartments is gained at street level, beyond an ornate stone arch, inscribed with a seal. The white Art Deco facade of the former factory, looms over this front courtyard. The architecture exhibits many of the distinctive qualities of Wallis, Gilbert & Partners, the renowned architectural practice behind the Hoover Building in Perivale and the Wallis Building in Maida Vale, which was modernised in recent years by Sir Terry Farrell.

This particular apartment is positioned on the third floor. It is accessed via the main lobby, manned with a 24-hour concierge service. Inside, the apartment comprises an open-plan living and dining room, with a row of large Crittall windows offering dramatic views of the city skyline beyond. This living space has wide floorboards underfoot, an rsj overhead and exposed, original; brickwork around the windows. The current owner has set up an office space along one wall, with a built-in desk.

To one side of this open-plan space, is a modern kitchen with recessed LED lighting and integrated appliances. Beyond the living spaces is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. This space also has large original Crittall windows with dramatic views of the city skyline, as well as built-in wardrobes.

The Alaska Building is set back off Grange Road which runs just to west of Bermondsey Spa Gardens. Bermondsey Street itself is about five minutes on foot and is home to the White Cube Gallery, Comptoir Gourmand, The Giddy Grocer, The Watch House, José and Pizzaro, as well as numerous other cafes, bars and restaurants. Maltby Street market has an excellent food market, as well as the natural wine importer Gergovie Wines. There are free public tennis courts in Tanner Street Park.

Borough Market is approximately 20 minutes on foot and houses some of London’s finest traders of fruit, vegetables and fresh produce; Monmouth Coffee, Ginger Pig and Brindisa are stalwarts, while Flor, James Lowe’s newest wine bar, bakery and restaurant, has recently opened in the market.

Many of London’s most illustrious cultural institutions including Tate Modern, the Southbank Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre are within a 20-minute walk from the apartment.

London Bridge station is around fifteen minutes’ walk for Northern and Jubilee underground lines and National Rail services nationwide. The city is a twenty-minute walk across London Bridge.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease Length: Approx. 973 years remaining
Service Charge: Approx. £3,100 per annum (including buildings insurance, freeholders’ administration charges, cleaning services, concierge bike store, communal gardening and CCTV. A provision has also been made for a sinking fund.)
Ground Rent: Approx. £100 per annum
Council Tax Band: C

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Local Amenities

  • Bermondsey 0.7 miles
  • London Bridge 0.8 miles
  • Boutcher Church of England Primary School 0.1 miles
  • Grange Primary School 0.2 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Bermondsey 0.7 miles
  • London Bridge 0.8 miles
  • Boutcher Church of England Primary School 0.1 miles
  • Grange Primary School 0.2 miles

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19th Mar 2020 £545,000 First listed

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