Horizon brings 122 luxury apartments to Ilford, setting a new standard in luxurious living. Horizon will consist of a stunning mix of apartments to suit every budget and preference, ranging from bespoke studio apartments to high spec one and 2 bedroom apartments.
Part of an extensive regeneration programme that will revitalise central Ilford, the striking design of Horizon will deliver a new landmark for this growing part of outer London.
Horizon's striking design concept is inspired by Ilford's unique place in the history of photography and telecommunications. The development's facade will directly reference the style of traditional photographic paper, with complementary cladding and window framing in an eye-catching black and white configuration, recalling the
history of the Ilford Photo site across the road. A system of voids, louvres and privacy screens will work in combination along the development's galleries to both maximise natural lighting and ensure privacy for residents.
Horizon is a central part of a wider project to revitalise the heart of Ilford, and this is reflected in the design of the development's public spaces. A coherent new street front will be created on Ilford Hill, with several convenient retail units alongside a tree-lined seating and meeting area. This will establish a new community space where residents, commuters and shoppers can overlap and interact. The addition of these ground floor retail units has also created the opportunity for a residents' rooftop garden. This landscaped amenity space will feature a combination of decking and planting beds interspersed with curved wooden benches, all coming together to provide the ideal outdoor leisure environment for residents.
The 'Crossrail Effect' is already in force, fuelled by rising property prices across London. Homes within 500m of Ilford station have seen their value rise by 17%, with rentals generating gross yields of up to 7%. Ilford's Town Centre Area Action Plan incudes over GBP40 million of Crossrail related investment that will see Ilford Station upgraded along with the surrounding public areas, with a focus on ease of access and urban renewal.
The plan has also paved the way for 10 priority development sites to deliver up to 1,500 hundred new homes and over 25,000 square metres of commercial floor space by 2016.