St Leonards Road, London, E14 0UY | Property to rent | Savills
81.85 sq m(881 sq ft)
Guide price £2,500($3,189)
Monthly + Fees apply

St Leonards RoadLondon, E14 0UY

  • Furnished / unfurnished

Key features

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Open plan kitchen
  • 24hr concierge
  • A host of leisure facilities
  • Private balcony

Modern and new 2 bedroom apartment to rent.

About this property

  • Brand new 2 double bedroom apartment to rent.

    The kitchen features heritage grey cabinetry with sleek recessed handles and a stainless steel sink, plus an integrated Bosch ****oven and microwave, induction hob, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. A compact kitchen island creates a sociable layout and maximises all-important surface area. // A galley-style layout creates a sociable set-up and maximises all-important surface area.

    In a nod to midcentury tastes, every bathroom pairs modish grid tiles and a colour-pop ceiling with sleek modern sanitaryware. There's a full-size bathtub, a toilet with chrome flush plate and a chrome rainfall shower with a second side-mounted head. Designed with real routines in mind, a generous mirrored cabinet sits above the semi-recessed washbasin.

    Life at Balfron Tower comes with plenty of perks. The building is pet-friendly, with both cats and dogs welcome, while an onsite team is ready to respond to any day-to-day queries. Residents also benefit from secure internal bicycle storage, as well as individual smart parcel lockers accessible day and night. The Way of Life app is a dedicated hub that handles the technical bits of your tenancy, plus quick tasks like booking spaces.

    One of London's very few listed post-war buildings, Balfron Tower is an icon of modernist thinking. The ‘older sibling' of North Kensington's Trellick Tower, it was designed by Hungarian-born architect Ern Goldfinger in the emerging Brutalist style as the centrepiece of a trio of buildings called the Brownfield Estate. For Goldfinger, who lived in flat 130 with his wife Ursula in 1968, this was the embodiment of his vision for a vertical neighbourhood – and an antidote to what he saw as the sprawl of suburbia.

    Drawing on Goldfinger's philosophy of shared life, the service tower which gives the building its distinctive silhouette has been smartly converted into a series of unique communal spaces by Studio Egret West and Ab Rogers Design. Draw back the curtain on the third floor to reveal a cocooning red cinema room, complete with state-of-the-art audio visual system and armchairs by Stockholm studio Massproductions. For supper clubs and special occasions, there's a fully-equipped kitchen on the 27th floor, connected to a bookable dining room for up to twelve by a powder pink slatted staircase. Other levels house a fitness space, a mirrored yoga studio with ladder barrel and a table tennis room. A new communal roof garden champions naturalistic planting.

    Residents also have access to a range of characterful co-working spaces throughout the building. The library evokes a midcentury palette with its sophisticated primary hues and modernist Robin Day recliners, alongside apple green shelves stocked with art, design and architecture reference books. Two other dedicated workspaces have their own character, from cork walls to architectural bar lighting, but all feature generous desks, fast WiFi and plug sockets just where you need them.

    Balfron Tower's guest suites are just the thing for keeping friends and family close – but not too close. For spontaneous overnighters or special meet-ups, this series of bookable hotel-style apartments offers non-residents an opportunity to bed down in one of London's architectural gems.

    These considered new spaces form part of a sensitive retrofit which has reimagined life at the tower for today. A public square has been created at its foot, walkways and planting re-plotted and a modern outdoor play space carved from a poorly-used yard area, while a refreshed lobby preserves original 1960s features. The structure of the building has been extensively refurbished and new windows installed, all as part of a wider effort to safeguard the future of Balfron Tower for the next generation.

    Sitting at the junction of the Limehouse Cut canal and the Bow section of the River Lea Navigation, well-connected Poplar is synonymous with east London's waterways. Extensively damaged during the second world war due to its dockside location, the area saw significant post-war regeneration and now attracts families, young professionals and creatives for its transport links and strong community feel.

    Poplar is home to a host of arts and community projects, including R-Urban eco hub with its garden workshops and Poplar Works, a makerspace which houses best-in-class bakery E5 Bakehouse alongside forty studios for artists and designers. Both Chrisp Street, with its historic market, and Aberfeldy Village to the east are tipped for major regeneration.

    Only a twenty-minute walk from Balfron Tower, Canary Wharf's skyscrapers sit in stark contrast to Poplar's network of low-rise apartment blocks, Victorian terraces and neighbourhood parks. The area is predominantly served by a series of DLR stations, with several a short walk away, as well as the Elizabeth Line from Canary Wharf.

    Parking and pets available by additional fee.

    *Market rent includes 1 month rent free, otherwise with no concession the headline rent is £2,740*

Additional information

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  • Once Way of Life hold your personal data, they must comply with their own obligations under data protection legislation. See Way of Life privacy notice Please note that all images, floorplans and included are for illustrative and indicative purposes only. Individual features and layout may vary. Prospective tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of the property.”
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  • Council Tax Band: TBC