St. Pancras – so much more than a railway station
Writes Alec Papasavva from estate agents Frank Harris and Company in Marchmont Street:
“Many people will hear St. Pancras and immediately think about the grandiose station which now serves Eurostar, but the history of the area goes back much further.
“The land on which the station was built was previously known as Agar Town, the only remnant of which remains is Agar Grove, which is just off York Way.
“At the time, the area was known for its squalor, poverty and general deprivation. Houses lacked water and heating, and were severely overcrowded.
“Fortunately, things have changed a great deal since then and there are now a lot of great properties for sale on the market as well as exciting new developments planned for the area.”
To find out more about the St. Pancras area, call Alec on 020 7387 0077.
St. Pancras Station
Bicentenary of the birth of St Pancras creator, Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Today marks the bicentenary of the birth of the famous architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, the creator of the magnificent St. Pancras station in London.
Writes Andrew Sorene from Kings Cross estate agents Frank Harris and Company: “The recently completed St. Pancras Hotel and of course the fact that Eurostar now runs into the station are both testament to how Kings Cross St. Pancras, and the area around it, have been rejuvenated in recent years.”
If you would like to find out more about property in the Kings Cross area, why not give Andrew a call on 020 7387 0077 or click here.
Two bed listed maisonette for sale in Calthorpe Street, Bloomsbury
Frank Harris and Company are pleased to offer a well-presented two bedroom maisonette on Calthorpe Street, Bloomsbury.
Set within an attractive Grade II listed period townhouse, the property features a spacious eat-in kitchen as well as two double bedrooms, high ceilings and access to a spilt-level patio garden.
Priced at £575,000 for the remaining leasehold interest, the maisonette is a short stroll away from local eateries and shops, including all the shopping delights of Lambs Conduit Street, the refurbished Brunswick Centre and trendy Exmouth Market.
Calthorpe Street is well located for transport links, offering easy access to both the City and the West End, along with the Eurostar at St.Pancras. It is on part of old Calthorpe Estate which occupied the south-eastern corner of the parish of St. Pancras between Gray’s Inn Road on the west, the Fleet River on the east, the parish boundary on the south and Battle Bridge Field on the north.
For further information this property click here or call 020 7387 0077.
Calthorpe Street, Bloomsbury
Calthorpe Street interior
Calthorpe Street bedroom
Calthorpe Street shower-room
Property for sale – Jessel House, 96-98 Judd Street WC1H
Frank Harris and Company’s Marchmont Street office has just taken on a studio flat which lies to the south of the Euston Road, a few minutes’ walk to St Pancras Station.
Says sales agent Alec Papasavva: “This property does need a bit of TLC, however it would be ideal as a pied-a-terre or rental investment and it is in close proximity to the West End, The City and UCL.”
For more information on this property click here or call 020 7387 0077.
New instructions in Bloomsbury and St. Pancras
As we anticipated, at the start of 2011 we are beginning to see more property coming to the market. The Christmas/New Year period is a time when many begin to think hard about the year ahead and for many that involves buying or renting a new home.
Two interesting instructions that Frank Harris and Company are bringing to the market in Bloomsbury are a one-bedroom flat in Tamar House, a purpose-built block hidden behind a re-construction of a typical Georgian terrace façade on Tavistock Place. On the market at £320,000 and needing some updating the flat could possibly (subject to various consents) be re-configured to provide a 2nd bedroom. For further details click here
Another new listing is a Studio flat in Jessel House on Judd Street just 200m from St Pancras International so a wonderful London pied-a-terre, lying close as it does to this major transport hub. It is equally ideal for those looking for a central London home or rental investment. Click here for details.
You can also check these out on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/frankharrisestateagents
Judd Street, Bloomsbury
Large one-bed flat for rent in Judd Street, WC1
Frank Harris & Co’s Bloomsbury Lettings team are delighted to be marketing another great flat in the Queen Alexandra Mansions block on Judd Street, WC1.
Queen Alexandra Mansions (or QAM to those in the know) is one of the most popular mansion blocks in the area and is located in a fine spot for local shopping (The Brunswick), great restaurants, the British Library, the Eurostar Terminal at St Pancras and all the array of transport links at Kings Cross. The building also has communal gardens, accessible (and safe!) roof terraces and a live-in caretaker.
The property on offer is a one-bedroom fully furnished flat situated on the second floor (via lift or stairs) which comprises of a lounge, double bedroom, additional living/dining/study room, kitchen and newly fitted bathroom. Well presented and with wood flooring throughout, the property has secondary glazing and the water rates are included in the £350 per week rent. Available from 24th November 2010.
For more information or to book to see the property please call 020 7405 4444 or click here.
The courtyard of Queen Alexandra Mansions, WC1
Triplex apartment to rent at St. Pancras
Ever wanted to have an international lifestyle but thought you could never afford it? Well Frank Harris & Co and Eurostar together may have the answer.
We are delighted to offer for rent a two double bedroom/two bathroom triplex apartment within a beautiful and historical landmark building.
St Pancras Chambers combines an exquisite hotel and residential apartments and adjoins the Eurostar Terminal at Kings Cross St Pancras, making a regular commute to Paris perfectly feasible.
This particular apartment has accommodation split over three levels, has been individually designed and is furnished with taste and quality in mind. A lovely home in an exciting location.
For further information or to book a viewing please contact the Bloombsury Lettings team on 020 7405 4444.