News release

Ghelamco launches The Arc at Central London

A shining example of modern Old Street living and a new beacon for City Road

March 02, 2021

Hong Kong, 2 March 2021 – Ghelamco, a market leader in sustainable developments, has launched a new collection of The Arc homes at 225 City Road, London, that are set to be completed by the first quarter of 2023.

A place of refuge, safety and sanctuary

Home to 100 brand new studio, one-, two- and three-bed residences with an area of 543 to 1,837 sq ft, the 22-storey tower rising from a red brick podium building echoes the industrial spirit of its unique location. The top 15 floors – home to the residences – enjoy far-reaching views across the capital. A lounge and an expansive roof terrace, which includes manicured landscaping, a variety of seating and an open-air events space for up to 50 people, dominate the 7th floor, while the lobby sits beside select retailers and an independent restaurant on the ground floor. Beneath lie the lifestyle gym and 332 secure cycle spaces. Outside, the London Plane tree that dominates the public realm at the front of the building has been preserved, with seating added beneath to provide a biophilic space for people to enjoy.

Inside, award-winning Bowler James Brindley have curated The Arc EC One's interiors to make the experience of coming home one that gradually softens, drawing residents into a place of sanctuary and reprieve. Living spaces are composed of cool stones, soft woods and beautifully finished fixtures and fittings, conjuring the subtle interplay of light and materiality that brings each space to life and makes residents feel a deeper resonance with where they live. Wide, floor-to-ceiling windows and open-aspect views from the balconies and winter gardens minimize the separation of indoors and out, making residents feel a close connection with the outside.

A fully electric building, The Arc's carbon emissions are 30% lower than its multi fuel-operated cousins. Combined with a low energy, heating and cooling flooring system, cutting-edge electric heat pumps and the highest possible grade insulation and glazing, The Arc targets a BREEAM excellent rating, WELL certified gold and DGNB certification.

World-class amenities in a fantastic neighborhood

In addition to the landscaped roof terrace, lounge and lifestyle gym, The Arc also provides a 13-seat screening room, yoga studio, private treatment room and state-of-the-art golf simulation room. Moreover, a dedicated 24-hour concierge and trusted estates manager will be instrumental in establishing The Arc as a home.

Living at The Arc means experiencing every side of the capital's complex character. Teeming with Old Street's tech-focused innovation, lit up by Shoreditch's colorful creativity, and just a short walk from both Clerkenwell's charming, village-like atmosphere and the ancient boundaries of the Square Mile, The Arc gives residents access to all they need to enrich their lifestyle and become part of an exciting community at the crossroads of five dynamic districts. Within a 40-minute walk or tube journey are the most illustrious institutions in London, which include Central Saint Martins, University College London, London School of Economics and Imperial College London, making The Arc ideally placed to make the most of studying in this most learned of cities.

From Old Street Station that is a 5-minute walk away, residents can reach Bank's buttery stone buildings and Bond Street's luxury brand flagships in just 3 minutes and 16 minutes respectively. When travelling further still, Heathrow and Gatwick are only a 31-minute and 50-minute short ride away respectively.

Mandy Wong, Head of International Residential at JLL in Hong Kong said, "Price and rent growth of the prime Central London residential are expected to resurge as early as 2021, which would be a good investment choice for the investors. As one of the most highly anticipated property launches in the London real estate sector in recent years, The Arc features a perfect blend of lifestyle, luxury and resident wellbeing, making it a trophy asset for any investor looking to enter the London Property Market."

Homes at The Arc EC One start from £700,000 (HKD7.56 million). For further information, please contact Mandy Wong, JLL, tel: +852 3759 0909, email:, or visit

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of December 31, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit