Urban Island doesn't follow trends it sets them. Come home to where East End colour and culture meets contemporary chic, headlong in an explosion of style and substance. 47 distinctive one and two bedroom apartments in a striking seven storey landmark building, coupled with beautifully decked landscaping, and a conservation area setting. Urban Island really is unique.
Set in a conservation area, on a curb of the River Lea, Urban Island is accessed only by a bridge, which enhances the calm feel of Island living. Like the water that surrounds it, contrast and colour is always apparent.
The vibrancy of the Three Mills Film Studios, performance arts, design, cultural activities and entertainment clash colourfully with green open spaces, heritage buildings and waterways.
From this unique base choose where to socialise, to eat, and to unwind in the surrounding areas of Bow, Hackney, Stratford, Wapping and Shoreditch. From the wealth of Indian Cuisine on offer in Brick Lane to the best of Vietnamese dishes in Kingsland Road. The old East End has so much to offer. Check out the Hoxton Square area for a great night out, or Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane for a real East End shopping experience.
Urban Island is located adjacent to Three Mills island next to the film studios, which are situated at the end of Three Mill Lane.
The nearest tube station to Urban Island is Bromley by Bow, Exit the station and turn left down into an underpass.
Within five minutes, hotfoot it to Bromley by Bow underground station, which connects with the Hammersmith and City and District Lines.
Stratford mainline station, Bow Church and Devons Road DLR are within walking distance, so there's still time for that coffee and croissant.
Brasserie at the Tower, Tower Hill, St Katharines Dock E1
81 Great Eastern Street EC2
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
2-4 Hoxton Square N1
Rivington Bar & Grill
28-30 Rivington Street EC2
F.Cooke, 9 Broadway Market E8
Armadillo, 41 Broadway Market E8
Santa Maria Del Buen Ayre, 50 Broadway Market E8
Cargo, 83 Irvington Street EC2
The Dove, 24-26 Broadway Market E8
Pub on the Park, 19 Martello Street E8
Viet Grill, 58 Kingsland Road E2
Song Que, 134 Kingsland Road E2
Japanese Canteen, 36-39 Hoxton Square N1
Carluccio's, 27 Spital Square E1
Canteen, 2 Crispin Place E1
Les Trois Garcons, 1 Club Row E1
Bistrotheque, 23-27 Wadeson Street E2
The Empress of India, 130 Lauriston Road E9
Green Papaya, 191 Mare Street E8
The Light, 233 Shoreditch High Street E1
The Queens Head, 178 Hoxton Street N1
Eyre Brothers, 178 Hoxton Street N1
Fishmarket, 40 Liverpool Street EC2
Flowers East, 82 Kingsland Road E2
Hoxton Square Gallery, Hoxton Square N1
White Cube, 48 Hoxton Square N1
Whitechapel, 80 Whitechapel High Street E1
Barbican Centre, Silk Street EC2
The Wapping Project, Wapping Wall E1
Space, The Triangle, Mare Street E9
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1
The Wilkinson, 242 Cambridge Heath Road E2
Modern Art, 10 Vyner Street E2
Fred, 45 Vyner Street E2
Ibid, 21 Vyner Street E2
The Approach Gallery, 47 Approach Road E2
Rocket Gallery, Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street E1
E.Pellicci, 332 Bethnal Green Road E2
La Vie En Rose, 2 Broadway Market E8
Delio Cafe, 121-123 Mare Street E8
Patisserie Valerie, 37 Brushfield Street E1
Leau a la Bouche, 49 Broadway Market E8
Little Georgia, 87 Goldsmith Row E8
Rising to seven floors in a striking, contemporary design, Urban Island represents the creation of a landmark building that has been given depth and proportion through the use of stepped and varying roof heights.
Full of contemporary flair both inside and out, Urban Island features 47 one and two bedroom apartments, each with its own outdoor space including balconies and some terraces.
Three lifts serve the apartments, and, to add to the sleek drama of its lines, the building includes key external features such as galvanised steel balconies and cedar wood panelling.
To capture and retain all natural light, extensive use has been made of glazing features in each apartment, as well as in the communal areas where glazing is a focal point in staircases and in glass screen walls.
Along with high specification throughout, the development also has a podium deck landscaped courtyard and there is a provision for underground parking.
Every apartment has its own outdoor space, some benefiting from more than one balcony or an additional terrace. Sliding doors are also featured in some of the two bedroom apartments allowing further opportunity to extend living space.
Kitchens Jasmine white kitchen units with stainless steel handles
Grey Anthractire worktops with upstands
Smeg stainless steel single oven
Smeg ceramic 4 ring electric hob
Stainless steel shimney style extractor hood
Stainless steel 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap
Built in fridge/freezer
Plumbing, electrics and space for washer/dryer and dishwasher
Hardwood oak timber strip flooring in a matt oiled finish
Recessed ceiling lights
Brushed steel sockets and switches
Bathrooms White bath with chrome mixer taps and shower fixing over bath
Glass shower screen
White semi-recessed wash hand basin in walnut effect counter top with chrome mixer
Inset mirror above wash hand basin
White duel flush WC
Limestone effect floor and wall tiles in a matt finish
White shaver socket
Recessed ceiling lights
White electric towel rail
Electrical/Security TV, Satellite and telephone points to living areas and master bedrooms only
Smooth electric panel heaters throughout
Audio entry phone
White slimline switches and sockets throughout except in kitchens with have a brushed steel finish