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Berkeley launches Emerald Quarter at Woodberry Down in Hackney

Stunning sustainable luxury apartments in Hackney, delivered alongside green space equivalent to 29 tennis courts ..

Editorial Team | 25th January, 2021

Emerald Quarter, a signature collection of 49 modern one-bedroom apartments has launched at Woodberry Down, providing an exciting new opportunity to be a part of Berkeley’s landmark, nature-focused regeneration scheme in Hackney. Emerald Quarter is part of Editions, the newest phase of homes at Woodberry Down.

A brilliant example of commitment to city-centre nature, the homes at Emerald Quarter will be delivered alongside two acres of surrounding green space, including a new park, groves of trees and lawns – in all the equivalent of 29 tennis courts. The development also comprises 15 acres of landscaped parkland and 42 acres of open water including the Woodberry Wetlands, a dedicated nature reserve cared for by the London Wildlife Trust which spans just over 27 acres. The new collection of homes is located in the heart of Woodberry Down just moments from this amazing nature reserve, meaning many of the homes benefit from views over the water and surrounding landscape, and residents will never be too far from flora and fauna.

Brian McKenzie, Operations Director, Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd, comments: “The launch of Emerald Quarter marks another milestone in the ongoing regeneration at Woodberry Down. Buyers’ wish lists have changed significantly this year. Access to green, outdoor space and nature has never been more important and sustainability is a growing priority for residents. There are not many places in London where you can experience all this and a modern home too.”

The Woodberry Wetlands are home to 13,000 m2 of newly planted reed beds and 550 m2 of new hedgerow, together with wildflower meadows and fruit trees, which attract birds, bees, butterflies and other insects. Species attracted to the wetlands include the great crested grebe, common tern, reed bunting, emperor dragonfly, speckled wood butterfly and different types of bats. Berkeley has also installed bat boxes for the six species of bat in the area and nest boxes for the black redstart, one of the UK’s rarest birds.

These stylish homes are completed to a premium specification offering an elevated living experience in an exceptional setting. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen rooms are elegant, bright and spacious; the kitchens feature stylish matt-finish cabinetry in a choice of three colour palettes, and marble-effect stone worktops and splashbacks complemented by contemporary brushed black metal finishes. State-of-the-art appliances by Miele provide additional luxury.

The bedrooms are sophisticated in design, featuring floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes. They are served by sleek bathrooms finished in porcelain tile and brushed-black fixtures to complement the kitchen. All the apartments feature underfloor heating throughout with smart thermostatic controls.

Every home also has a balcony, providing valuable outdoor private space with views overlooking landscaped gardens and acres of green space. Residents will benefit from a concierge service as well as a private screening room within the phase. A cycle store is also located in the ground floor the building.

Richard Pine-Coffin, Director at JLL (City & East London Residential Development), comments: “This pocket of Hackney has seen a real transformation in recent years; Berkeley’s focus on sustainability and placemaking means that Woodberry Down is somewhere that will be enjoyed not just now, but for many years to come. The new homes at Emerald Quarter are ideal for those looking to step onto the property ladder in a fantastic area; the local market has seen an increase in value consistently since our early involvement in the scheme in 2013.”

Woodberry Down is emerging as a distinguished urban neighbourhood, populated with an eclectic mix of friendly local shops, cafes, restaurants and meeting spaces. Notably, Zer Café & Juice Bar and Simply Organique are among the artisanal vendors cementing the scheme’s status as a one-of-a-kind lifestyle destination. Stoke Newington is also located close by, and is home to a selection of shops, bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Connectivity is intrinsic to Woodberry Down’s appeal and Emerald Quarter is a seven-minute walk from Manor House underground station, which is in Zone 2 on the Piccadilly Line, providing access to King’s Cross in eight minutes, Green Park in 15 minutes, Bank in 22 minutes and Knightsbridge in 23 minutes.

Prices at Emerald Quarter start from £535,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. For more information, please contact the marketing suite on 0208 985 9918 or visit



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