The Rotherhithe area has recently been extensively regenerated; taking it from a tired dockland to one of the hottest spots in London. Unsurprisingly, its popularity has soared, thanks to the lifestyle it offers city residents.

Next to the river, just one stop from Canary Wharf and surrounded by green space, the new Compass Apartments in Rotherhithe epitomise the best of dockland living. The development is just a few minutes away from one of the capital’s prime business zones, but the numerous parks on the doorstep make it feel a world away from the bustle of the city.

Culture, Entertainment and Activity

The Compass Apartments are situated around the corner from Rotherhithe Station in Zone 2. Getting to the West End for a night out takes just 24 minutes, and Canary Wharf is within easy reach; even more so after the creation of the Brunel Bridge in a few years’ time, which will enable pedestrians to reach the area in around five minutes.

The Thames Path leads you along the river to Butler’s Wharf, the Tate Modern and the London Eye. In the opposite direction, you’ll find the Cutty Sark, the Royal Maritime Museum and the Thames Barrier.

That’s not all that’s on offer. The O2 is a tube ride away, as is the £14million cultural centre and library, designed by renowned architect Piers Gough. If you’re looking for a good evening with friends, there are numerous pubs, bars and clubs close by, including Sir Ian McKellan’s The Grapes, and the Mayflower. The Surrey Quays shopping centre is just one mile away, with plenty of high street stores, a Tesco and a cinema.

Modern City Living

The building itself is a classic example of city architecture, blending smart brickwork with glass frontage to create a clean, contemporary appearance. It capitalises on the available light, resulting in living space that’s airy and spacious, with all nine apartments benefitting from either a terrace or balcony.

The focus internally is on attention to detail. In the modern kitchens, the finishing touches create a sense of luxury – from the stone worktops to the range of Siemens integrated appliances. This continues in the bathroom, with striking steel baths, large or double-size showers with frameless screens, and concealed thermostatic bath / shower controls for a more seamless finish.

Sustainability and Security

It’s especially refreshing to see a development that places sustainability at the heart of its design. Compass Apartments feature an attractive ‘green roof’ area, which not only regulates water flow, but also conserves heat during winter, whilst helping the building to cool during the warmer months. All taps and accessories are water efficient, with mixer taps in the sinks and baths, and the thermostatic controls give you total control over the temperature, whilst saving energy (and money).

Security is also taken care of. There’s a colour video entry-phone system for all residents, plus security locks on all doors and windows. Spyholes in the front doors add extra peace of mind.

An Investment for the Future

With properties in the area already soaring in value, Rotherhithe Village is a good place to invest in, and it’s likely that Compass Apartments will increase in value as time goes on. With only nine apartments available, it’s predicted that interest will be high, and that they’ll go quickly.