Filmworks Ealing Offers A Zone 1 London Lifestyle Without Zone 1 Prices (yet just minutes away)
Those familiar with London will certainly know Ealing for its easy location with fast, convenient transport links. Ealing Broadway station connects the London Underground with the Central and District Line, and mainline services. Soon to open is the highly-anticipated Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) in 2021 which will bring about a game-changing transition in accessibility; reducing journey times across London by 50 per cent – just 11 minutes to Bond Street, 14 minutes to Heathrow Airport and Canary Wharf financial district in under half an hour.,
Just 500 metres away from the Ealing Broadway station, you find one of the most thrilling new lifestyle quarters in West London. Filmworks, by St George, is so named to recall the golden era of service and cinema, with its centrepiece being the gorgeously restored Forum Theatre. Ealing’s grandiose tribute to film will be revived in the form of an eight-screen Picturehouse Cinemas – the UK’s leading neighbourhood film company – which will welcome movie buffs, with a total seating capacity of 1,045.
“Filmworks infuses a new dimension to Ealing’s enticing personality – it pays homage to the old Empire cinema’s historic façade, with a bold step into the now with a high-quality mix of apartments and a curated leisure district – a really exciting new destination for the capital,” says Dominic Heaton-Watson, Associate Director of Knight Frank Malaysia who holds the listing for Filmworks. “Business growth here is seriously impressive, with more VAT-registered businesses located here than anywhere else in West London.”
An impressive roster of global names having made Ealing home – in addition to 15,620 small and medium businesses. Filmworks’ anticipated Bogart, Olivier, Hawkins and Chapman House (from ₤694,950) have an initial total of 209 contemporary apartments – ranging from a one-bed at 695 square feet, up to a three-bed configuration of 1,644 square feet. In line with the project’s restored star piece, the interior design & finishes hark back to the glamour of the Art Deco style.
“Our clients are savvy investors – repeat buyers seeking value for money, considerably lower prices than super-prime central London, and forward-planning parents who intend to send their children to study overseas,” Heaton-Watson observes. “These apartments at Filmworks represent exceptional value for those buyers seeking London’s zone 1 lifestyle without zone 1 prices (yet just minutes away), and they offer a good hedge against inflation, and strong rental returns for those seeking passive incomes.”
A five-minute walk from Filmworks leads you to the University of West London which has been awarded the title of the United Kingdom’s modern university on two occasions. Nearby, you also find the mixed St Benedict’s School and Durston House prep school for boys as well as the world-famous, prestigious Harrow School. In this neighbourhood, 100 per cent of Ealing’s Secondary schools are considered either good or outstanding by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED).
Bringing this vision of London W5 to life is St George – one of the country’s largest developers with its long-standing and reputable track record. With architect TP Bennett, the project draws from the genius behind the iconic One Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge. Residents will be able to look forward to what Heaton-Watson describes as Ealing’s “village life” where serene open spaces are offered by the multitudes of green parks including Walpole Park leading to the stunning Grand Union Canal.
Then, there is of course the many thrilling entertainment, retail and F&B attractions with approximately 70,000 square feet of shops, restaurants and bars, amid 27,000 square feet of public open space. In essence, it makes it possible for residents at Filmworks to conduct date nights every night, with a short stroll to the movies, followed by a nightcap at one of the many bars or wine lounges.
Filmworks also becomes a natural extension to the newly established Dickens Yard across the road, which boasts fashion brands such as Jigsaw, the neighbourhood bar and restaurant of Darwin & Wallace as well as Gail’s Bakery and Balans Soho Society. Triyoga and Gymbox provide the requisite motivation to adopt a fitness routine, as do the many parks and green spaces which make Ealing one of London’s greenest boroughs.
“Through this mix of new homes, alongside the leisure district and the proximity to established parks, Filmworks draws its inspiration from the past and celebrates a future which embraces a healthy blend of city and suburban lifestyles.”
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