The City Mills was built by Taylor Wimpey and it comprises of just under 800 new homes – half of which are now privately owned. The other half has been allocated as affordable housing. It was completed in 2016 part of the wider regeneration project for the area of Haggerston. The development itself has a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as four-bedroom houses for larger families.
The City Mills benefits from being exceptionally close to Hoxton Overground station, which provides quick and easy transport into London. For example, both Shoreditch and Liverpool Street are less than 10 minutes away. Hoxton is a fun place to spend free time. It’s got a plethora of trendy pubs and bars, as well as independent coffee shops and restaurants, and you can spend peaceful afternoons strolling along the canal. Other attractions include Hackney City Farm, Columbia Road Flower Market, London Fields and the London Fields Lido.
The City Mills offers pared-back homes, modern and minimalist in look and feel. The kitchens have integrated appliances, regardless of apartment or house size, and the bathrooms are mostly tiled from floor to ceiling. Units that have more than one bedroom have an ensuite bathroom to the master suite. And bedrooms throughout the development are a good size. Some of the top floor residences in this low-rise development have rooftop terraces which afford excellent views of the City. Other units on lower floors have a private balcony.
Should residents need, there is underground parking available with allocated spaces and a lift services all floors.
I get the feeling the flats were built as quickly as possible as for over a year we had many problems due to shoddy building work, including countless drainage issues, sewage leaks, hot water issues and a pest infestation.
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Location is great, near the canal and parks as well as amazing restaurants and bars.
Please share one thing (or more) that you wish you had known before you moved in:
Wish I had known how to make the housing association listen to our complaints before things escalated.