High standards at Sky Gardens
It's an impressive development. Sky Gardens looms above me and Steve as we walk into the complex to film another property tour.
It's a architectural statue of glass and greenery plummeting dramatically up into the sky. Emphasis here on the greenery as the communal, residents only gardens, splinter the building at the half way and the roof point. This isn't just some shrubs that have been dutifully planted by a reluctant employee, this is a real investment in the wellbeing of their residents and providing them with somewhere to not only sit, but hang out on a Friday night.
The communal areas carry on with the gym situated overlooking the sky gardens and the glass walls of the building. But you never feel trapped in. The whole of London surrounds you whether you are running on a treadmill or standing still on your private viewing terrace.
The development comprises of one and two bed apartments, designed incredibly well by Yoo Interiors, the brain child of Philippe Starcke and John Hitchcox. For me it's design like no other property in the capital. The marble bathrooms in elegant black or white are commonplace in this development, where luxury living is not a privilege, it's an expectation.
As we drift from one apartment to the next on the 27th floor, it is of no surprise it comes with such a generous price tag. Vauxhall is a sort after destination undergoing major renovation changes bound to shake the rest of London. Sky Gardens has been completed in March and still has that freshly finished vibe as you walk through it. It it a few roads from Nine Elms and Vauxhall station where a quick zip on the Victoria line takes you wherever you want to go under the limitations of an oyster card.
Cheque books at the ready for this one, an investment we all wish we could be signing up for.