22 August 2019
On Wednesday 7th August 2019, Telford Homes and joint venture partner Business Design Centre (BDC) celebrated the “Topping Out” of their landmark residential development City North, located in the culturally vibrant neighbourhood of Finsbury Park.
A “Topping Out” ceremony is a tradition held for good luck and is celebrated when a building reaches its full height. At the event, the last shovel of cement is poured as a tradition to symbolise the last part of the structure being complete, followed by the unveiling of a ceremonial plaque to mark this significant milestone.
The event, marking the completion of the building’s concrete frame and the progress of the building, was hosted by Jon Di Stefano, CEO at Telford Homes, John Fitzgerald, Group Managing Director at Telford Homes, Jack Morris, Chairman of the BDC, and Dominic Jones, Chief Executive of both the BDC Group and BDC. Telford Homes and Business Design Centre were joined by VIPs including the London Borough of Islington’s Mayoress Rakhia Ismail, as well as the contractors and staff of Telford Homes and Business Design Centre for the unveiling. Guests were shown to the roof terrace where they enjoyed refreshments and had the opportunity to take in the excellent skyline views over London.
Jon Di Stefano, CEO at Telford Homes, comments: “We are thrilled to celebrate the “Topping Out” of City North with our joint venture partners Business Design Centre and to have such highly esteemed guests join us for the occasion. The development will be a landmark for Finsbury Park and benefits from both fantastic design and location, which we all believe will be integral to its success. Finsbury Park is one of London’s most impressive locations, situated just 10 minutes from Oxford Circus and surrounded by the famous park alongside a thriving cosmopolitan community.”
Dominic Jones, Chief Executive of Business Design Centre, said: “Today is a landmark day for both ourselves and Finsbury Park itself. I believe City North will be quite transformational both in terms of providing new homes for sale or rent, a new modern step free access tube station as well as many new employment opportunities for local people who live in the Finsbury Park area. The scheme has been a real challenge and we are extremely proud to be able to deliver this fantastic new development which will hopefully attract many new people right into the heart of Finsbury Park”.
City North is a landmark development set across four sleek and stylish buildings including two awe-inspiring towers. This exclusive collection of spacious suites, 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments, sky villas & penthouses offers you the very best of 360º living. It also features 47 affordable apartments. It’s located only 15 minutes from the heart of the City of London.
Each of the apartments at City North offer an outstanding specification, including kitchens from London designer Urban Myth, with stone worktops and integrated Bosch appliances, bespoke cabinetry in the bathrooms and premium quality timber laminate flooring throughout the kitchen, living room and hallway. All homes benefit from under-floor heating.
Residents will enjoy the 24-hour concierge service located within a sleek and stylish ground floor reception, residents’ Wi-Fi lounge and access to a terrace and roof garden totalling over 2,000 sq m with outdoor seating, as well as space to relax. An additional private resident’s roof top terrace is available on the 10th floor of Carriage House providing a further space for relaxation and entertainment.
In late 2019 a brand new Sales and Marketing Suite will open onsite offering prospective buyers the opportunity to experience the development first-hand. City North will also offer a thriving retail offering with a Cineworld Cinema, Gymbox, and Marks & Spencer’s alongside other high quality retail and food and beverage outlets, to enhance the lives of residents and the wider community.
The development is ideal for buyers looking for a stylish and accessible location with journey times of just 10 minutes to Oxford Circus and 4 minutes to Kings Cross respectively by tube and national rail services direct from Finsbury Park station, located a mere two minute walk from City North.