Saturday, 13 December 2014

Signal, London - January 2014

Back in January Gabe and I had been for a long walk underground, and on our way South of the river decided to have a look at the Signal building, Elephant and Castle. The building has long been topped out now, so it's about time this went up. Getting in wasn't hard for one of us, cue minor incident involving me being worried about my camera gear on the outside and some unwanted loiterers, and then passing a ladder over so Gabe could make it in (sorry for the public shaming!). 

The Signal rises 22 storeys over one of the most exciting residential redevelopment areas in central south London. 

The building is the embodiment of contemporary urban living encompassing the ever growing demands of London’s home owners. 

Being one of the tallest new residential development in the area, it boasts stunning views across London – from Battersea Power Station to the west, over to the West End and then The City to the north and Canary Wharf in the east.

The superb zone one location, just moments from all major transport facilities, includes Borough tube, The Elephant & Castle and Waterloo mainline and tube stations, plus an array of buses offering access throughout central London and beyond. In fact The City, Borough Market and South Bank are all within walking distance. 

The Signal will act as a catalyst for the total transformation of Newington Causeway. It is at the start of an array of hugely important landmark developments along this stretch. It is also marking the gateway to the £1.5bn regeneration which is set to transform the Elephant & Castle. As such, there has never been a better time to buy in this location. 

Not really sure what else to say about this one - we got in, spent a while figuring out where exactly the core staircase was, went to the top, popped the hatch, took some photos, drank some John Smiths, and smoked some fags for a while. 

The place offerred surprisingly good views, and aside from being really cold, it was a really nice night to be up there. 

Below is definitely where aphex twin lives. 

Sorry for the oncoming overdose of people shots. 

Cheers for reading.

Sir Jonny Penishead

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