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The Regeneration of Packington Square

Packington Square

Hyde New Homes has, in partnership with Rydon, recently unveiled the latest in its Packington Square development. The final stage of the Islington-based property offers a blend of classic modern styling and elegant design, in one and two bedroom apartments – the perfect living environment for potential first time buyers

The diversity of Packington Square traces back to the times of Tudor England, and no other borough quite combines modern metropolitan life with the modest luxury of a smart Georgian town in quite the same way. As well as a thriving lifestyle hub with towpath cafes and eateries, there is plenty of green space in nearby Shoreditch Park, as well as in Rosemary Gardens on Southgate Road. There is also the canal to stroll alongside, and Packington Square itself, which offers an outside playing space for children.

Entertainment opportunities are abundant in the local area; there are no fewer than four theatres within walking distance of the development, a plethora of independent stores and, of course, the famous Screen on the Green cinema. According to an 18th century census, there were some 56 ale houses listed on nearby Upper Street and it seems this is a tradition that has certainly not been lost with time.

Packington Square also presents quick and easy travel options to some of London’s more famous cultural hubs, the revitalised Kings Cross is only a two-minute journey on the tube and a 20-minute cab ride takes you straight to the West End. The Digital Quarter, host to Shoreditch’s many creative enterprises, is also less than a mile away.

The apartments themselves offer the epitome of luxury living, with their blend of classic modern styling and tasteful design. Every aspect has been taken into consideration, from the top-of-the-range appliances to the retractable plug sockets on the kitchen work surface. There is underfloor heating to regulate the temperature throughout, while floor-to-ceiling windows, with thermally broken double glazing, add to the properties’ cost effectiveness as well as offering uninterrupted natural light.

Each apartment also has private outdoor space, which is a real premium in this location. The generous balconies provide views over the attractive landscaped garden square, while glass balustrades further enhance the sense of space.

Residents benefit from video entry systems, complete with colour monitors, and are kept connected by award-winning Hyperoptic broadband that provides ultrafast internet speeds. The bedrooms boast full-length built-in wardrobes, whilst large mirrored cabinets with concealed LED lighting are standard for every bathroom and en suite. Contemporary light grey kitchens, with soft-close handleless doors and quartz stone worktops, provide understated interior design luxury, combined with a functional environment
for cooking and entertaining.

For those looking to make the most of home entertaining, London’s first ever established famers’ market still sets up its stalls weekly on nearby Chapel Street, and for those less-inclined to cook, or who just don’t have the time to fit it into their busy schedules, the local area offers gourmet versions of almost every cuisine, from Ottolenghi to French Fredericks and Afghan Kitchen.

Packington Square is part of the ongoing, ambitious and progressive regeneration scheme developed by the Hyde Group in partnership with Rydon, which has seen over £170 million invested into transforming this area of Islington into a vibrant, rich and diverse community. The last six stages of the demolish and rebuild programme that Packington Square is part of, joins almost six hundred other new homes that have been delivered to date.

Whether its a professional wanting to ease their commute to work, a young family looking to get on to the property ladder, or a buyer who is just trying to find a dream home in central London, Packington Square has it all.

The starting price for a one bedroom apartment is £485,000, with two bedrooms from £685,000. The new phase is currently only available for private sale, but Hyde New Homes is planning to bring in affordability options in the near future, including shared ownership.

More information is available at, or for shared ownership

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