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County Hall Apartments is a development of 605 luxury flats in the heart of central London, next to the London Eye.

The buildings forming the North and South blocks were originally built in York Road as offices for London County Council between 1936 and 1939. 

The North block was extended along Chicheley Street between 1955 and 1958, followed by an extension to South block along Westminster Bridge Road from 1960 to 1963. 

The buildings were converted to residential homes between 1995 and 1996. In 1999/2000, the East and West blocks were built.

The North Block has a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa for residents that is open from 5am till 12.00am.

There are two courtyards between the North and the East Block and the other between the South and West Block.

The main six storey building was designed by Ralph Knott. It is faced in Portland stone in an 'Edwardian Baroque' style. The construction, which was undertaken by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, started in 1911 and the building was opened in 1922 by King George V. The North and South blocks, which were built by Higgs and Hill, were added between 1936 and 1939. The Island block was not completed until 1974.

The North block was extended along Chicheley Street between 1955 and 1958, followed by an extension to South block along Westminster Bridge Road from 1960 to 1963.

For 64 years County Hall served as the headquarters of local government for London. During the 1980s the then powerful Labour controlled GLC led by Ken Livingstone was locked in conflict with the Conservative
government of Margaret Thatcher. Since the Parliament buildings were just across the river from County Hall, the facade of County Hall frequently served as a billboard for anti-government slogans.

The buildings were converted to residential homes between 1995 and 1996.

In 1999/2000, the East and West blocks were built. The estate also includes a well-appointed leisure centre that includes a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa for the exclusive use of residents and a
three-level car park with 615 parking spaces.

Over the years county hall has seen massive development in the area such as the The Imax cinema and the London Eye which is now Londons biggest tourist attraction.

There has also been an increase in the number of restaurants and bistros that have opened within County Hall and along the Southbank.

 

 




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