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Enviable site in heart of the city

PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 20 April, 2012, 12:00am

On the South Bank of the River Thames, with views sweeping from the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey towards Pimlico and Chelsea, the new Embassy Gardens development commands an enviable site in the very heart of the city.

From there, everything is within easy reach, including the financial districts of Canary Wharf and the City, top-rated schools and universities, the sights and theatres of the West End, and the shops, galleries and clubs of Knightsbridge and Mayfair.

Fast and efficient public transport will help make every trip straightforward. The nearest Underground stop on the Victoria Line is at Vauxhall, a six-minute walk away.

Two proposed new stops on the network's Northern Line would add extra options and further cut journey times to hubs such as Leicester Square and main line stations offering rail services to the rest of the country and continental Europe. Getting to or from any of London's three main international airports already takes less than an hour.

'Besides good transport links, another key element of the master plan for the Nine Elms district is Linear Park, which runs the length of Embassy Gardens and ends at Battersea Park,' says Peter Murray, London-based director of Jones Lang LaSalle.

'This will create green open spaces, gardens and walkways, giving a combination of landscaped outdoor areas and riverfront walks.'

Adding to that, bars, restaurants and alfresco cafes will provide a variety of venues to dine out, meet up with friends, or unwind over a leisurely coffee.

For something more strenuous, nearby Battersea Park is a magnet for joggers, cyclists, tennis players, or anyone looking to let children off the leash for an action-packed hour or two.

'Embassy Gardens has been designed as part of a vibrant new area, which combines residential developments with cultural, commercial, retail, health, education and community facilities,' Murray says.

'The riverside location is one of only a few that will become available in London's prized Zone 1, and the Ambassador Building is sure to be a prestigious addition in a cosmopolitan new quarter of the city.'

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