The Lexicon - Islington
Developer - City Road LLP, a joint venture between Affinity Sutton and Mount Anvil
Architect - SOM
Lead Contractor – Mount Anvil
Scheme mix – 307 homes, with 200 market sale and 107 for affordable home ownership/rent
Completion – May 2016
The Lexicon is located on City Road, London EC1 and has at its centrepiece a 36 storey tower, which is combined with a pair of lower rise buildings enclosing a green and wooded area with shops and cafes at either side.
The design was delivered by SOM, the architects behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa along with Squire and Partners. An innovative curtain walling system without seams or edges ensures each apartment has uninterrupted floor to ceiling views. The development also benefits from basement car parking, a private residents spa, business lounge and private dining function room.
The site was acquired and developed by City Road LLP with each partner investing equal equity into the venture. The bank funding, in this instance, is provided by Affinity Sutton lending into the joint venture at commercial terms with security over the development.