Press: One Crown Place featured on The Times Online

Words by Carol Lewis

One Crown Place, close to Finsbury Square on the edge of the City, surrounded by accountancy and law firms, seems the perfect place for an office block. Indeed, that is what Hackney council approved, until the developer ripped up the plans and decided instead to create an “urban island” with more than 200 homes.

Studio Ashby designed the residents’ communal areas and nine of the penthouses, while Bowler James Brindley designed two penthouses – three-bedroom duplex penthouses cost from £3.5 million – plus the rest of the apartments, lobby, reception and the One Crown Place Hotel, which will be in the neighbouring six Georgian townhouses.

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