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4 Iconic Buildings That Became Cool Flats

London's hunger for homes has led to some fascinating property conversions. Bisnow takes a look at four of the most striking schemes.

Ten Trinity Square


This landmark building was the 1922 headquarters of the Port of London Authority and the site of the inaugural assembly of the United Nations in 1946. Ten Trinity Square is undergoing extensive refurbishment and will be transformed into 41 homes and a luxury Four Seasons hotel, which will be ready for guests in February 2017.

Highbury Square


Originally built in 1913, it was Arsenal’s home stadium for 93 years. To redevelop the stadium into flats, some of it was demolished but the east and west stands remained. The pitch became a landscaped garden. The complex features 650 flats.

Battersea Power Station


The striking Art Deco building was constructed in the 1930s. In 2012, it was put up for sale and snapped up by a Malaysian consortium. The regeneration is one of the most extensive in London, with new retail, office, public realm and residential offerings. Some of the new luxury homes being constructed are jaw-dropping.

East Village


Before the 2012 Olympic Games were a twinkle in London’s eye, the East Village was a contaminated wasteland of brownfields and industrial buildings. Just north of Stratford, the newly constructed buildings were used as the Olympic Village, and then converted into residential homes after the games. A single-bedroom flat will cost about £400/week.