Aldgate’s transformation into The City’s new residential quarter is fast becoming a reality. The area, which flanks the eastern side of the City, is now recognised as offering the ideal location for residences, business and leisure.
Aldgate is within easy walking distance of The City of London, Spitalfields and Old Street, London’s technical hub. It is close to Shoreditch, which has a reputation for cutting-edge restaurants and boutique shopping and Spitalfields, London’s premier covered market. But it is not just a convenient location, the area is redefining itself as a destination in its own right and the rapid completion of the new luxury apartment blocks, retail spaces and restaurants are a key part of this evolution.
The Aldgate Regeneration is impressive and makes the area an exceptional place to live and work. It now offers 13 acres of green public space, 2,500 new homes, over 3,000 hotel rooms and 2.2 million sq. ft. of office development. Some of the most noteworthy buildings in the area centre around Aldgate East underground station and include:
Aldgate Tower (by Aldgate Developments) A tribute to glass and steel Aldgate Tower is centrally located next to Aldgate East underground. It is a state of the art commercial building with 18 storeys, which is now the business home of Aecom, Uber and Tag Worldwide.
Altitude (by Barratt Homes) An impressive 27 storey building situated on Alie Street, which provides 235 new homes and 14,000 sq ft of prime office and retail space, including the Hurford Salvi Carr Aldgate Office.
Goodman’s Fields (by Berkeley Group) Encompassing an impressive 7 acres, the Goodman’s Fields development is the jewel in Aldgate’s crown. As well as residential properties, the development offers commercial space, a hotel, and a landscaped park with public art, water features and a central piazza surrounded by shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.
Cityscape (by Telford Homes) Located on Commercial Street and set within its own private landscaped courtyard, this modern residential building has 12 storeys of modern apartments, specifically designed with city living in mind.
One Commercial Street (by Redrow London) Described as a “blade of light” this glass building has already won awards. Towering above Aldgate East the building has 21 storeys of private residential apartments and comes with an array of exclusive services.
Aldgate Place (by Barratt Homes and British Land) Scheduled to open in Spring 2016 the redevelopment of Aldgate Place will create a vibrant new community in the heart of Aldgate. The 6 building development is set in landscaped gardens and will be home to apartments, cafés, restaurants, shops and the Leman Street Hotel.
As well as being close to the fashionable neighbourhoods of Shoreditch and Hoxton, Aldgate has a wealth of cultural and
artistic venues of its own, including:
The area has a long and colourful cultural tradition. It is home to the London Pearly Kings and Queens, art galleries and music venues.
Wilton’s – one of the last and oldest surviving grand music halls in the world.
Whitechapel Art Gallery – an internationally renowned gallery known for its modern and contemporary exhibitions.
The Genesis Cinema – a beautifully renovated arts house cinema.
The new retail spaces have brought an edge of glamour to the area, which has its roots in the clothes and textile industries.
As well as famous brand names from the world of fashion and lifestyle goods, the area is home to some of the best street
markets in London including:
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Leadenhall and Petticoat Lane
The Aldgate area is very well connected. The current underground system provides excellent transport links to other parts of
the capital and in 2018 Crossrail will connect Whitechapel and Liverpool Street with Heathrow and Canary Wharf.
Aldgate Circle & Metropolitan Line lines
DLR Tower Gateway
Aldgate East District, Hammersmith & City
Fenchurch Street Train Station
Whitechapel District, Hammersmith & City
Liverpool Street Train Station
Tower Hill District & Circle Line
To register your interest in a property in the area of Aldgate, please contact:
Alex Myles Sales and Lettings Manager – 020 7680 1888