The Clock Tower, Albion Yard - property of character in a grand Victorian block. 1,120 sq.ft. Charming courtyard setting and a large communal roof garden. Good investment. Chain free.
The Clock Tower is an appealing two bed maisonette forming part of stately 19th century commercial buildings. Set in a majestic block dating from 1868 this thoughtful conversion has retained many features that have created a home with both industrial and residential influences. The different levels and entrances offer versatile accommodation and allow for individual space and privacy. Will appeal to those who like warehouse conversions but enjoy the lifestyle that comes with living in a house.
Set back from the road around a tranquil courtyard, Albion Yard is one of the area's hidden gems. It is a notable landmark building and features on many local architecture tours.
Whitechapel is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and rapidly developing part of the capital. It is dominated by Shoreditch, Spitalfields and The City of London. The neighbourhood is renowned for its alternative music and arts scene, especially The Whitechapel Art Gallery.
The doorway to Albion Yard leads to a large, well planted and maintained courtyard and the main entrance and foyer. Communal parts were recently refurbished and feature large stained glass windows. The maisonette itself is well-appointed and proportioned throughout and comprises the following:
Main entrance (first floor)
Storage space and W.C.
Kitchen/diner 16'4 by 13'9 (4.97m by 4.18m)
A great entertaining and cooking space. High vaulted ceiling with original steel girders. Natural slate worktops. Ceramic Miele hob, large gas ring, indoor grill and two extractor fans. Built in seating with storage below. There is very useful galleried storage of approximately 3m by 3m and 1m high.
Reception room of 16'0 by 15'5 (4.87m by 4.69m)
A distinctive room with a very large south facing feature window overlooking the courtyard. There is a built in sofa/chaise longue that was designed specifically for the property. It's metal framework and additions reflect the apartment's industrial and artistic character.
Under stair storage.
Second entrance - utilised as a client entrance by the previous owner for his business.
Bedroom one/office 10'7 by 9'7 (3.22m by 2.91m)
A quiet and restful room to the rear of Albion Yard. Antique cedar parquet flooring, roof top views.
Art deco in style with polished granite surrounds. Extra deep bath and separate shower cubicle. Views to Spitalfields and the City.
Changing room/office 11'5 by 9'4 (3.84m by 2.84m)
Good storage. Window to side.
Bedroom two/office 11'5 by 9'5 (3.48m by 2.87m)
Bright and airy with high ceilings, peaceful and relaxing. Window to rear of Albion Yard looking over the building and to north and east London. Large industrial storage shelf/platform. Velux ceiling window to rear. Roof top views.
The encased back of the clock face lets in lots of light and is another great feature left over from the building's former commercial days.
As well as the courtyard, there is a big communal roof garden with marvellous views. It is the venue for many BBQ's, birthdays etc. New Years Eve on the roof is particularly popular. Events such as outdoor cinema in summer are posted on the Albion Yard Facebook site and noticeboards.
Albion Yard is a thriving community of forty eight apartments. We are an eclectic, eccentric mix and the building is home to artists, doctors, lawyers, creatives, finance workers and chefs to mention just a few. There is a very wide range of nationalities and ages. It is an extremely friendly, neighbourly block and many have been here since it was converted in 1995.
There is a Leaseholders Right to Manage Committee which gives us more say in block matters. Meetings are well attended by owners and renters alike. Interested residents can apply to be a director.
Service charges are very reasonable and last year were iro £1,700. Ground rent is iro £150 p/a. The lease is iro 100 years. Major exterior and interior works were recently carried out.
Plans underway in the immediate area include seven new public squares and spaces with new streets and public routes. The Town Hall is moving to the historic part of the old Royal London Hospital building. Albion Yard will be gaining a new rear entrance and enclosed garden. A pedestrianised piazza is being created behind the block. Details for this and the areas' other developments can be found online.
Viewings are mainly Wednesdays and Saturdays by prior arrangement. Face masks and hand sanitiser will be provided for visitors who need them. This is a No Shoes property so we ask that they be removed on entering. Thank you.