Far East Consortium (FEC) launches ‘Aspen’ at Consort Place, Canary Wharf, London
A remarkable new development set to reach new standards in comfort and design. Leading developer, Far East Consortium (FEC) is proud to launch Aspen, an exciting new lifestyle offering within Consort Place, which once complete in 2023, will sit proudly in Canary Wharf.
Aspen will offer a remarkable collection of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, within an elegant 65 storey tower. The development will feature the Aspen Club which will include concierge services, a wellness and fitness suite, a business lounge and a glorious residents sky lounge at the very top.
Studio prices start from just £563,000 and Aspen will cost significantly less in terms of gross value and the price per sq ft (PSF) compared to other nearby residential towers in Canary Wharf. The vision for the scheme was developed by Pilbrow and Partners Architects where the curvature of the two towers at Consort Place were designed to maximise the development’s outstanding views of the River Thames as it snakes westward, and the sun’s natural light as it rises in the east.
The interiors at Aspen, designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA Residential), make use of warm, earth tones, comprising soft bronze and tactile copper, paying homage to the development’s eponymous aspen trees – a reflection of its seasonal changing colours.
All of the amenities in the development are designed with comfort, ease and community in mind. Beyond Aspen, across the new realm of Consort Place, there will be a 231-room four-star Dorsett hotel, an education facility and a health and community centre as well as a multitude of cafes and a restaurant to connect residents to the daily life of the local community.
Moreover, the historic and famous North Pole Pub is one of only a handful of pubs in the area which withstood the Blitz, and as befits the cultural significance of this local landmark, FEC is ensuring that it will be carefully restored.
Nick Poon, Head of Projects for FEC comments: “We are embracing the energy and optimism that comes with a new year, but also a new decade, and we are incredibly excited to now launch Aspen at Consort Place in Canary Wharf. We see this as more than a building project – it is an opportunity to build on our vision of bringing communities together and Aspen will offer the very best in living experiences for a range of modern lifestyles.
Poon adds, “It is certainly a striking beacon between the gleaming metropolis of Canary Wharf and the industrious heritage of the Docklands. It is anticipated that the tallest of Consort Place’s two towers, Aspen will become the third tallest residential building in Canary Wharf.”
Project Director for FEC, Bruno Almeida Santos, comments, “The formal launch of Aspen marks the start of our journey to completion in 2023 and setting out a vision for generations to come.” As an owner of a property in Aspen at Consort Place, a daily view will feature London landmarks such as the Thames Barrier and the O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula to the east, The Royal Naval College and Royal Observatory in Greenwich to the south and Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the City of London to the west.
Dominic Heaton-Watson, Associate Director, International Residential, Knight Frank Malaysia, comments, “Today’s Canary Wharf has much more to it than a corporate metropolis – it has one of the largest shopping centres in London comprising a treasure trove of small boutiques, designer labels and much-loved brands. Whether in search of a tailor-made suit or that must have handbag, you’ll find a multitude of stores stretching across five vibrant malls. There are a wide variety of prestigious restaurants, as well as a plenitude of relaxed bars and cafes to suit every taste and time of day, alongside numerous parks, squares and waterside walks.”
Heaton-Watson adds, “Aspen at Consort Place also has a number of convenient transport links; Canary Wharf tube station is served by the Jubilee Line in zone 2, with the DLR services on its doorstep, whilst London City Airport is less than five miles away by car. Further still, there is the Thames Clipper river bus service, which departs every 20 minutes, visiting over 39 piers, and also the anticipated arrival of Crossrail. The forthcoming Elizabeth Line will allow commuters to reach Liverpool Street within seven minutes, Farringdon within nine minutes and Heathrow Terminal 1, 2 and 3 within thirty-nine minutes. This new tube line will provide fast access to Bond Street’s luxury boutiques, the shopper’s paradise that is Westfield Stratford, and of course, some of Europe’s largest corporate headquarters in Liverpool Street.”
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