S settling into a major city such as London can be a challenge. However, British developer Telford Homes has come up with a new residential property that surpasses all the landmark buildings in the capital, and will leave residents in awe. The Panoramic sits proudly as a 20-storey landmark in an area that is within walking distance of Canary Wharf and close to the City and Stratford, the location for the 2012 London Olympics.
Langdon Park train station, part of the Docklands Light Railway network, is a two-minute walk from The Panoramic, making commuting across London simple. Apartments will offer one, two or three bedrooms, superior specifications and spectacular views of the London skyline.
With prices starting from GBP199,950 (HK$2.51 million), apartments at The Panoramic offer value for money with potential for good rental returns due to their proximity to Canary Wharf and the City, London's two main financial districts.
Draw back the blinds at The Panoramic for a spectacular backdrop that changes from sunset to sunrise: from the sun glinting on towers of glass to clouds scuttling across winter skies, and the sight of London's skyline as it turns to a mesmerising city by night.
The development's facilities are also top-notch, with a fully equipped state-of-the-art gymnasium; a residents' roof garden offering views to Canary Wharf and the City; residents' concierge facilities; a boutique hotel-style ground-floor lobby and a communal lounge for residents to enjoy.
It is also referred to as the pinnacle of luxury, a symbol of status and quite simply an exclusive place, that in a city of millions, only a few can call part of their home. Having an apartment with a view doesn't mean it is out of touch from the city buzz.
The Panoramic puts everything within reach, from shopping districts to convenient transport. At the residential development's doorstep is the vibrant city life.
It includes mellow evenings at Canary Wharf's After Hours sessions, catching classic blues, jazz and soul and funk fusion; dressing up for a fancy meal in New York-inspired bistros; salsa under a magnificent glass roof; and spending summer evenings listening to symphony orchestras in Canada Square, which is transformed into an ice rink in winter.
Fast-paced action can be found at the Squash Classic in the Wharf's East Wintergarden, or you can relax at West India Quay's multiscreen Cineworld and explore the Thames Path around the Isle of Dogs at the weekend.
Convenient transport is another of the estate's selling points. Stratford City is only a stone's throw away and provides access to the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
The Panoramic is also ideal for bankers as it is located just nine minutes from Canary Wharf Tower, 11 minutes from HSBC Tower Canary Wharf, and less than 30 minutes from Natwest Tower, Deutsche Bank, in the City of London, the former Swiss Re Building, Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange.
As for frequent flyers, the residence is only 20 minutes away from London City Airport.
When it comes to world-class education, London is home to a wide range of establishments that produce world elites. These institutions are all within easy reach from The Panoramic. They include the University of the Arts, University of East London, University of London, City University, London School of Economics, University College London, London South Bank University and the University of Roehampton.
London has firmly become an established and favoured market for Hong Kong and Asian buyers who are extremely discerning, and Jones Lang LaSalle likes to offer its clients in Hong Kong the first choice of apartments when new developments are released. Purchasing motivations will vary from people seeking to buy for investment, or for their children as a base while studying, or for their own use.
Either way, one motive is consistent, the Hong Kong and Asian markets recognise the long-term benefits of owning London property and will appreciate the opportunity that is being created at The Panoramic.
'We have noted an increase in market demand from Asian buyers as they diversify their investments due to the underlying value and prospects that the London property market continues to provide,' says a spokesman for Jones Lang LaSalle.
The Panoramic is expected to be completed by autumn next year and residents will be able to move in during this period.