The Heron rises in the City, 36-storeys for the well heeled in EC2

The Heron rises in the City, 36-storeys for the well heeled

Not physically related to the Heron Tower at 100 Bishopgate although built by the same people, this posh residential development is apparently set to “redefine standards of luxury living in the City” and be “the ultimate residential experience.”

In other words: no oiks allowed.

The Heron rises in the City, 36-storeys for the well heeled

Developers The Heron Residences LLP say that over sixty per cent of the 284 apartments in the block have been sold, with the website frothing about the building’s quality:

The slender 36 floor residential tower will be a striking addition to the City skyline; a fusion of contemporary architecture and sophisticated design exhibiting graceful lines and a seamless exterior finish. The façade will appear as a large scale mosaic, featuring panels of clear, opaque black and dark grey glass and silver anodised aluminium, all outlined with polished stainless steel.

The only problem is that no matter how much gloss they slap on the 112m/367ft tall building it’s always going to be overshadowed by the loftier CityPoint tower (127 m/417 ft) which stands directly behind The Heron.

The Heron rises in the City, 36-storeys for the well heeled

Recently named ‘Best High Rise Development’ at the UK Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television (that sounds a gas) The Heron is scheduled to open next year.

If you fancy grabbing a piece of “effortless living in the heart of the City” (what does that mean?!), prices start at around half a million.

With London soon to boast two new towers with ‘Heron’ in their name, we reckon there’s going to be some mightily miffed couriers in the future….

[The Heron]