Mulberry Mews is a secluded piece of tranquillity in the heart of London's hustle and bustle. This residential development is the latest project from Strutt and Parker, a leading property partnership. It is located at Highbury Barn, just a stone's throw away from the City and the West End, and about an hour away from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. 'Mulberry Mews is set around a secluded, tree-lined square offering a rare opportunity to live in a gated development of contemporary apartments and townhouses in Islington,' says Ingrid Skinner, regional managing director of Taylor Wimpey Central London. 'Highbury and Islington station is a short walk through the picturesque open space of Highbury Fields and provides excellent transport links to the heart of the City and the West End, including King's Cross station, which is one stop away. Conveniently located bus stops outside Mulberry Mews offer easy access to the rest of central London with direct routes to Piccadilly Circus, Knightsbridge and St Paul's.' Mulberry Mews comprises a mixture of 38 one- to three-bedroom apartments and seven four- to five-bedroom townhouses. There will be eight one-bedroom apartments that are 515 to 547 sqft each and 25 two-bedroom apartments measuring from 726 to 909 sqft each. All six of the three-bedroom apartments measure 929 sqft, and all the apartments are fitted with high-quality furnishings. Some apartments will be installed with one or even two balconies. The two four-bedroom townhouses, meanwhile, measure 1,863 sqft each and four five-bedroom townhouses are 2,511 sqft. Prices for the apartments will start at GBP415,000 (HK$5.046 million), and the townhouses will start at GBP1.63 million. The developer says there will be strong rental demand and excellent capital growth potential for all the units. 'We feel Mulberry Mews offers an exciting investment opportunity with potential for both attractive rental yields and also capital growth, due to its close proximity to the West End and the City and the enduring popularity of the Islington area,' Skinner says. The apartments are sold on a 999-year lease with the townhouses being freehold. Parking spaces are also available at a cost of GBP40,000. A contemporary office complex, which will be built alongside the residential units, will be home to small businesses and entrepreneurs from the creative sector. The office building offers a barrier between the residence and Highbury Grove, and has a separate entrance from the residents, which will provide homeowners with privacy. The residential and office complex will be surrounded by trees and plants, providing a relaxing and pleasant environment for Mulberry Mews homeowners and businessmen. The complex's neighbourhood, Highbury Barn, is a cosy district that provides residents with their daily necessities. For example, there are butchers to choose from including Godfreys - the only one that is licensed in London to sell Aberdeen Angus Beef. There are also traditional fishmongers who sell fish from Devon, and one of London's best cheese shops. Also located nearby is Islington, which is known as one of London's stylish shopping areas and offers a range of luxury brand products, antique finds and fashion boutiques. Other types of entertainment are available near Mulberry Mews. The West End, which is eight minutes away from the development, is a well-known cultural and creativity hub, giving access to some of the world's finest theatres, galleries and opera houses. Each year, millions of people flock to this cultural hub to attend shows, plays, musicals, art exhibitions, opera performances, ballets, and classical and contemporary music showcases. On the doorstep of Mulberry Mews are some of the country's finest educational institutions. They include London Metropolitan University, Central Saint Martins, University College London, The School of Oriental and African Studies, King's College, London School of Economics, City University, London Business School and Imperial College. Education institutions for younger children include Highbury Grove School, New Park Nursery, Little Angles and St Paul's School. Mulberry Mews is expected to be completed by 2014. The showcase of the property development will be held in the Drawing Room of the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong, tomorrow and on Sunday, from 11am to 7pm.