The Taper Building: Luxury apartments in London's garden suburb
Discover the Taper Building in Bermondsey, a relaxed urban village in the heart of Zone 1.
If you thought London's quirky artistic quarters were a thing of the past, you just haven't been looking in the right places.
Set in SE1, Bermondsey has held on to its traditional values and neighbourly spirit, while still welcoming modern trends and cutting-edge design. Extensive regeneration has turned this former industrial area into a desirable locale for Londoners seeking something more laid-back than the typical Zone 1 district.
Bermondsey is also on the radar of international investors looking to buy UK property in an up-and-coming neighbourhood, thanks to the redevelopment of London Bridge Station and major businesses setting up in The Shard and surrounding streets.
The Taper Building is the newest addition to this vibrant historic quarter, with 56 private residential apartments now on sale in the heart of Bermondsey.
Be within walking distance from iconic London
This new development on Long Lane puts the shops, restaurants and galleries of Bermondsey Street right on your doorstep. From here, it's just a short walk to some of London's world-famous landmarks.
London Bridge and Tower Bridge are both within walking distance, as are the upscale restaurants of The Shard, lively Borough Market, the cultural hub of the South Bank and popular tourist spots such as the HMS Belfast. Cross either bridge to discover the highlights on the northern bank, including the marina at St Katharine Docks and the Tower of London.
For journeys farther afield, The Taper Building is just a five-minute walk from Borough Station and six minutes to London Bridge Station, which will reopen fully in 2018 to connect to even more destinations around the city. You can also catch buses right outside or take the scenic route across town aboard a Thames Clipper.
Designed with modern heritage in mind
Architects MCA Marchini Curran Associates have reflected SE1's characteristic style and heritage in The Taper Building, while its interiors were designed by Stiff + Trevillion to bring in as much natural light as possible and make the most of the generous space.
Offering a nature retreat in the city, every apartment has its own private balcony or terrace, and residents have access to a landscaped garden and green sky terrace. Other facilities include a private gym, 24-hour security, video entry to all apartments and a personal concierge who can help you out with whatever you need.
Explore Zone 1's creative hub
Like many places in London, Bermondsey has a colourful history that you can see traces of everywhere you look – from timeless markets to converted warehouses and hidden railway arches.
But unlike many areas of the city, it hasn't lost its distinctive character or small-village charm. Strolling down Bermondsey Street, you'll find cosy cafes and eccentric boutiques alongside famous local names such as José Pizarro’s tapas bar and the White Cube gallery.
Redevelopment has brought new life to these riverside streets, which are connected to the wider city via one of London's major transport hubs. Living in Bermondsey places you right in the middle of all the action, while still allowing you to enjoy a friendly community atmosphere.
Invest in a vibrant historic quarter
The Taper Building is set to open its doors in March or April 2018, but apartments are already available for purchase by overseas property buyers.