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Two Fifty One, SE1

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4.27 Rating (based on 8 reviews) 8 reviews

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Two Fifty One is a development by Oakmayne that’s managed by Cushman & Wakefield. It’s located on Southwark Bridge Road in the middle of busy Elephant & Castle, and near to Elephant & Castle Station. Onsite are one, two and three-bedroom apartments and studios, plus a selection of luxury penthouses housed in a 41-storey tower, with an adjoining building for commercial use. Shared Ownership units are available and sold by Hyde New Homes. Read more

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4.5
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4.63
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4.25
Value
4.2
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Efficient transition

Verified Resident

We acquired property prior to development completion and now have tenants in our unit. While we have this fully managed we are delighted with the smooth transition by the team dealing with handover, ongoing enquiries and now the property management including the finance team.

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We were attracted initially to the development owing to it proximity to both the West End and the City.

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Great place to live!

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We’ve lived here since April and couldn’t be happier. Location is amazing, with plenty of bars, restaurants and things to do within walking distance. The development itself is modern, stylish and we’ll built. We have 24hr concierge (who are, on the whole, brilliant), gym, steam room, cinema room and ‘party room’ for entertaining which comes with fully fitted out kitchen. The only gripe we have is that windows haven’t been cleaned in over 4 months, however this is in the works apparently. Other residents have had issues with ‘creaking walls’ but this is also being sorted.

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Locally there’s a huge Tesco (which is part of the Elephant & Castle shopping center due to be demolished soon), plenty of bars and restaurants- Wetherspoons is across the road which is cheap and cheerful, but you’ve also got the Elephant & Castle pub which is slightly more expensive but so much nicer. Mercato Metropolitano is a particular highlight- 2 minutes walk away it’s a warehouse filled with street food vendors and you can go back again and again without having the same thing twice!

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We were concerned about the Ministry of Sound noise levels however this hasn’t been an issue at all, and they keep local residents informed of any outdoor events they’re holding.

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Excellent design

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In love with the view with london eyes and the shard. The concierge staff are very nice and responsible. Interior design and appliances are excellent. Gym has all the equipment needed. However, noise at night is terrible with the club, mercato and trains.

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Lots of supermarkets and restaurants with convenient transport to everywhere

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Train and club are so loud. The sale agent said I won’t be affected on 22 floor. However I am still affected by it. I could not open the windows at night.

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City living

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I am overall very pleased with the quality and standard of the building. The floor plan is excellent and it’s well thought of. The views are amazing. The kitchen and bathrooms are fitted to a very high standard. The flooring is too!
I enjoy the winter garden and the large windows allow lots of light and opens the terrific views of the city. It’s a warm home and well insulated.
My only draw back is that you can hear the neighbors very clearly especially with the patio doors open into the winter garden.
I enjoy living there overall.

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I like the convenience of the tube nearby and a shopping centre. Within a short walk to the Thames and other main links.
Elephant and castle looks rather tired in places and is need of refreshing. With the new shopping centre to be built next year will make a big difference

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Elephant and Castle is not the nicest place for sight seeing. I enjoy walking up to Borough and London Bridge more. Mercato Metropolitana is excellent and I visit there regular.

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Moving in soon

My boyfriends and I move in this weekend! I was so excited going for a final site visit last week to do final measuring up ahead of our move and deciding where we are going to put things. The flat looks beautiful and they are just doing final finishing touches. We have bought under the shared ownership scheme and found the whole process really easy and supported.

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We haven’t been so badly affected but know a few people who have had their completion date pushed back again and again and often at short notice.

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Great investment

Confident the area will continue to improve. The views are just jaw dropping and its right above the ministry of sounds.

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Why this striking Two Fifty One SE1 development could be The One

Poking at the sky with its bold triangular apex is the striking 41 storey Two Fifty One development. Developed by Oakmayne and designed by Allies and Morrison, this half acre site encompasses 335 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments and 21,500 sq ft of new retail space. It forms a part of Elephant and Castles revival (albeit this development is on the edge of this area) in the shape of thousands of new homes a popular spot to invest, given its slightly more affordable zone 1 location. The average price per square foot for Two Fifty One is around GBP962, which is below the average for SE1 of GBP1,314. Facilities arent scrimped on for that price, either there are more than enough amenities to keep residents entertained. Theres a state of the art gym and health club on site, an 11 seat cinema thats available for private hire, a cafe bar and restaurant, along with a landscaped garden filled with trees, pedestrian areas and public spaces. Whats more, a 24 hour concierge can be called upon for tasks such as receiving deliveries or booking transport, and behind them youll find a Get Connected business and leisure hub for residents use.

The Two Fifty One apartments themselves are cool, contemporary and very stylish the palette may be neutral but this lends it a clean and crisp finish, rather than a boring one. Kitchens are bespoke and German engineered, with recessed aluminium handles, and high gloss white (wall) and grey (base) units with stone work surfaces and matching splashbacks. Integrated Siemens appliances such as multi function ovens, dishwashers and fridge freezers ensure that the kitchens are well kitted out. Bathrooms are given a luxe touch with Italian marble flooring, satin finish ceramic wall tiles for added tactility, and hardwearing Duravit sanitaryware with Gessi mixers. Underfloor heating and fresh air mechanical ventilation keeps the environment comfortable all year round. Two Fifty One apartments from the 33rd floor up to the pinnacle of the tower have enhanced specification, including Miele appliances, kitchen island units with pop up socket tray, and larger winter garden spaces that are ideal for entertaining family and friends. As for the buildings exterior, its certainly set to become an iconic part of the SE1 skyscape. The expanse of glass and reinforced concrete framework gives it a Manhattan feel, with a uniform look that rises to meet the Shards lofty heights in the distance.

Two Fiftys Ones location will be a major draw for buyers in terms of transport links. Situated between Vauxhall Bridge and Tower Bridge, and where Southwark Bridge Road and Newington Causeway meet, the nearest tube stations are Borough (Northern line) and Elephant and Castle (Bakerloo and Northern lines). But the ever popular South Bank and its attractions such as the National Theatre, Tate Modern and Borough Market are easily reached on foot. This area will appeal to those working anywhere from the West End through to Canary Wharf thanks to its easy transport links, all reachable within around 15 minutes. For international travel, you can get to London City, Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton airports in under an hour.

Other developments to consider in the area include Elephant Park and Blackfriars Circus.

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Two Fifty One is an incredible location for student and young people

Located in the cheapest postcode in zone 1, 251 caters very well to students or those fresh out of university, as it possesses a new kind of modern student living up to the 10th floor, which is quite a rarity in these new build developments. The shared accommodation is a great initiative to those who wish to gain all that London has to offer at a significantly lower cost to purchasing a flat on your own. The flat shares are well designed, light and spacious and seem to be in the perfect environment for student &/or young professional living. There are commercial spaces below the building which will keep the communal areas and coffee shop busy in the day bringing life and a buzzing atmosphere to the development. Not only is Two Fifty One good for students, Elephant and Castle is full of young people with fantastic bars and clubs, with Ministry of Sound just around the corner, arguably it couldn’t be in a better location. The buzzing environment draws young people to the area with a lot to do and great transport links into the city and out of the city, (around 10 minutes walk from waterloo and 20 minutes to London bridge and tube lines straight into the city and north London 5 minutes walk away) makes living south of the river incredibly accessible unlike other areas such as Wandsworth and Putney.

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