Architecturally speaking, some of London's high-spec developments can often stick out like a sore thumb in some London neighbourhoods. In the case of Portobello Square, the aim is to avoid this by referencing the pre-war history of Notting Hill so as to restore the area's original street patterns. Sustainability and quality of life are massive considerations in the vision of Portobello Square and bio diversity is encouraged by the implementation of brown roof technology and thermally efficient building materials. Green credentials aside, this bold new venture marks the starting point of an eight year plan which will reunite fashionable Portobello Road with the eclectic Goldborne district.
The initial phase of the scheme is comprised of one, two and three bedroom apartments, eight three bedroom mews houses and 16 four bedroom family town houses. Each unit will have access to some outside space via a balcony, patio or communal garden. The mews houses are of particular interest to families. Arranged along a private cobblestoned street, they are just a short walk from Portobello Road and have all the charm and convenience of some of the older examples that you will find nearer to Notting Hill.
Renting an apartment in Portobello Square is a must if you love the bustle of the big city, yet value quirky individuality and ethnic flavours. Portobello Road is noted for its hip market, antique shops and trendy boutique cinema house - The Electric. A sample of eateries here, will take you half way around the globe in just fifty metres, with Jamaican, Italian, Moroccan and Thai cuisine all being available.
The development is to have its own bespoke park and shopping parade although both Kensington Gardens and Holland Park are within easy reach. Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush is just three stops from nearby Ladbroke Grove Tube while the West End is just three stops away in the opposite direction. Transport links to the West End, city district and further afield are speedy and convenient with three Tube stations being within easy walking distance. Notting Hill Gate straddles the Central and Circle lines. Ladbroke Road and Westbourne Park are both on the Hammersmith and City line and are ideal for the corporate professional who wishes to commute to and from the Square Mile. Paddington Station is the nearest overground rail terminal and offers an ultra-fast express route to Heathrow International Airport. Municipal cycle hire is available at selected hire points within the neighbourhood.