Florin Court, EC1

Florin Court Overview

Florin Court is a Grade II listed building, constructed in 1935-7 by builders Gerrard & Sons Ltd and designed by the architects Guy Morgan and Partners, it is the most prominent art deco building in the area featuring an impressive curved façade, pale yellow and brown mottled brick produced by Williamson Cliff Ltd and cantilevered entrance canopy covered in Copper and Sheet Steel.

With 126 apartments, the original building housed a public restaurant, a cocktail bar and a clubroom with parking for 20 cars beneath. In 1988 the block was refurbished and modernized for Regalian properties by the architects Hildebrand & Glicker and at this stage the communal roof gardens were reinstated and up to date features such as the basement swimming pool, jacuzzi and gym were installed.

Location

Area Information

Sights

Florin Court is situated in the heart of Smithfield’s in the quiet space of Charterhouse Square. A stone’s throw from Barbican, Florin Court benefits from a vast range of bars, shops and restaurants within a short walking distance. St Pauls Cathedral is one of the many attractions available near Florin Court.

Transport

  • Barbican (0.1 miles)
  • Farringdon (0.3 miles)
  • Moorgate (0.4 miles)

Schools

Nearby schools in the area include,

  • The Charterhouse Square School (0.0 miles)
  • Richard Cloudesley PH School (0.2 miles)
  • Central Foundation Boys' School (0.6 miles)

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