Aitch Group have today announced the launch of Park Place on Ballards Lane in Finchley which consists of the transformation of the former Finchley Metropolitan Police Station site into a new residential development providing 41 modern studio, one and two bedroom apartments, complete with retail space and opposite Victoria Park, providing stylish homes for buyers who wish to live near open green space whilst still being close to central London.

Rich in history, the Ballards Lane Police Station was famous for investigating high profile cases during the Victorian and Edwardian eras such as the infamous Black-Hand Gang during Victorian times, the Finchley baby kidnappers Amelia Sach and Annie Walters in 1903 and the Tube train murders of 1939. The Metropolitan Police started operating in Finchley in 1873 with the Ballards Lane site first developed with a grand Victorian Police Station in 1886, then redeveloped with a modern police station in 1965. In 2017 the police station became outdated and was sold for redevelopment to Aitch Group with upgraded police station located on the High Road in East Finchley covering the Finchley region.

Move forward to 2021 and the new Park Place has transformed the Ballards Lane site. The luxury development consists of an elegant three storey building with floor-to-ceiling windows, covered balconies and a brick façade, recalling the brick façade of the former police station, paying homage to the site’s former use.

Park Place is perfect for homeowners looking for a relaxed lifestyle in a leafy London community, yet within close proximity to a array of amenities and convenient transport links into Central London.

The new apartments at Park Place, ranging in size from 410 sq ft for a studio apartment up to 924 sq ft for a two-bedroom apartment, are modern and comfortable. All the apartments are designed to be light and roomy, a breath of fresh air in a city that can often feel crowded, with each apartment benefitting from a cohesive design throughout. The reception rooms are large enough to entertain, yet also have a cosy and intimate ambience, creating the feeling of a safe and homely pad.

Natural materials and modern finishes are used throughout the apartments, further emphasising the calming essence of Park Place and its surroundings, a beautiful pairing of bright, contemporary architecture alongside the adjacent open spaces and greenery. Neutral colour palettes bounce natural light around the interiors whilst the full height glazing provides views over the park. Clean and modern, Park Place is a great canvas for buyers to make their new home truly their own.

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