The Jam Factory in Bermondsey, London, is an award-winning industrial conversion. The former Hartley's jam factory (built in 1890) once employed over 2,000 people at the height of its production.
The factory was converted into high-end apartments in 2003, and there are now over 200 homes in the 4 buildings of the sought-after Jam Factory complex. The imposing buildings and towering chimney, all still bearing the Hartley name, now stand within landscaped communal courtyard gardens with gated entry. There is a 24-hour concierge service and secure underground residents' parking.
This apartment is set on the ground floor, and is one of only a small number of properties within the Jam Factory to benefit from a private front door, rather than a communal entrance. At over 1100 square feet, it is a particularly spacious 2-bedroom apartment and offers an appealing combination of industrial features and cool contemporary style.
Wall-to-wall windows flood the living area with natural light and offer an attractive outlook onto a large courtyard garden between the buildings. The open-plan kitchen is stylishly presented and an ideal space for entertaining, with an adjacent dining area decorated by the current owner with an eye-catching feature wallpaper.
There are two well-presented double bedrooms. One features a sleek en-suite shower room. The second bedroom can be readily adapted for use as a bedroom cum home office. The spacious guest bathroom includes a bath.
The Jam Factory offers the best in New York style loft living. But residents really value the strong sense of community offered by the Jam Factory too.
The Jam Factory is located on Green Walk, just off Tower Bridge Road, which offers a number of fantastic coffee shops, wine bars and restaurants. It is situated just a short walk from Maltby Street (with its vibrant weekend food market) and fashionable Bermondsey Street, where an array of traditional pubs, great restaurants and coffee shops await. The City is within easy walking distance, for those seeking an easy commute. London Bridge station is also just a short walk away, offering the Northern and Jubilee underground lines, Thameslink trains between Gatwick and Luton Airports and National Rail services to Kent, Surrey and Sussex. There are also a numerous buses, providing travel connections across London.
“I've loved watching the local area flourish and thrive over the last 14 years. There's a distinctly village feel about this location. Borough Market was the go-to for the artisan international produce for years, but lately, with the opening of markets on Maltby Street and Druid Street, I now head there to pick up an amazing selection of food. It's wonderful to have these places so close by.”
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