The Lexicon, 261 City Road, London, EC1V 1LQ
City Road Basin was part of Regent’s Canal and once a vital distribution point for goods into London. Now it’s the setting for a wave of new architecture, homes and public spaces. Lexicon is the gateway to this burgeoning canal side community, it is a celebration of a city, of great architecture, movement and spectacle. Lexicon heralds The Angel and Upper Street, and a whole other set of surroundings – by the waterside.
The City Basin waterside apartments, moments from Angel tube and Silicon Roundabout, It’s the place from which to write your own life story.
A public piazza draws you in from City Road. A pair of lower-rise buildings, enclose a green, a wooded oasis with shops and cafes on either side and offering a link between dockside warehouses of old and the sleek, modern tower that is Lexicon’s centrepiece.
Lexicon features unrivalled views and homes a 24 hour concierge with interior designed communal lobby with feature lighting and residents seating area, residential cores served by 2 passenger lifts, cycle storage with secure access, a residents gym area adjoining the spa room, sauna room with changing facilities and multi use room and lockers. There are also basement parking spaces available under separate negotiation.
Delivered by SOM, the architects behind Dubai’s mighty Burj Khalifa, the Lexicon tower talks a different architectural language to the typical apartment tower. Slender by design, rising like a prism from the waterside, its character is smooth and crystalline. Form is everything. An innovative curtain walling system clothes the building, unruffled by edges, seams or superfluous decoration, and dresses the 146 private 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments in floor-to-ceiling glass. A landmark, for a treasured waterway. A new welcome to a great London neighbourhood
The Lexicon, by Mount Anvil & Affinity Sutton, is a stunning tower, delivered by world-renowned Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), adding to Central London’s dynamic skyline. At 36-storeys high it stands as Islington's tallest building.