Belgravia Heights: The Latest Addition to JVC
Dubai’s Ellington Group has recently launched its latest residential project in Jumeirah Village Circle, known as Belgravia Heights. It is the fourth project in the ‘Belgravia’ range of residences by the noted developer.
Comprising a mix of studios and one to two-bedroom apartments, Belgravia Heights is designed for young single professionals, offering a contrasting space to the more family-oriented Belgravia projects that preceded it. Aside from its bold contemporary façade, the building will feature plenty of social spaces, including a lobby that serves as an informal lounge and landscaped outdoor terraces that are perfect for enjoying some coffee with friends or doing some yoga to clear your mind after a busy day. Standing less than twenty storeys high, Belgravia Heights joins a growing trend of low-rise developments in Dubai, indicative of a residence that is a bit more grounded, both in terms of the physical space and the lifestyle that it offers.
Founded in 2014 by a team with over seven decades of combined property experience, Ellington Group has always emphasized the idea of living spaces that have a more artisanal quality to them, with a design sense that gives residents free rein to customize their space according to their own wants and needs. Wood and stone finishes can be found throughout each of their developments, providing the right mix of nature and urbanity. The use of colour is always understated, with a predominance of warm tones and gentle contrasts that are pleasing to the eye and perfectly complement the living areas. These are homes tailor-made for the home buyer of today, opening up the somewhat insular character of the typical apartment complex to craft a more communal living experience that fits in with a more open and inclusive mindset.
Among the developer’s projects in Dubai are DT1 Tower in the popular Downtown district, an apartment complex that has already garnered much acclaim though it is still about a year away from completion. A stunning contemporary tower with a direct view of the Burj Khalifa, DT1 has been awarded Best High-Rise Architecture two years in a row at the Arabian Property Awards for its bold design that combines the glass-fronted look of contemporary architecture with the clean-cut classical sensibility of a Manhattan skyscraper.
Ellington also has upcoming developments in the spectacular MBR City and an exclusive villa collection on Palm Jumeirah, but much of its oeuvre is located in Jumeirah Village Circle, a residential community in the central stretch of Dubai that is meant to evoke the ambiance of a tranquil village. While it borders two major highways, Jumeirah Village Circle - more popularly known as JVC – is fairly sheltered from the commotion of Dubai’s major commercial districts. It is very much an emerging community with a mix of mid-range and luxury apartments, plus several projects in the pipeline including the immense Circle Mall and an Ibis Hotel.
Here, one can find developments such as Eaton Place, which is Ellington’s take on the concept of affordable luxury. The design, finishing and layout of Eaton Place is of the very highest standards, but at a price point lower than comparable options in other parts of the city. Perhaps the most popular development is Belgravia, named after the very upscale district of central London. Spread out over three phases and comprising a mix of apartments and a select few townhouses, Belgravia exemplifies the ‘urban village’ idea that JVC aims to promote. The defining feature of each phase in Belgravia is a central courtyard that serves as a sort of open-air lounge where residents can gather and socialize. It creates a sense of community that can be a rarity in the urban sprawl of Dubai.
The newest of Ellington’s developments, Belgravia Heights, will continue on in that same vein, underscoring its striking exterior and interior design with dynamic social spaces. A podium level deck will include an open poolside terrace and a more club-like covered terrace, with landscaped gardens extending out from the rear of the property. Additionally, a rooftop terrace will include a partly covered deck from which panoramic views of the city can be enjoyed, as well as an outdoor yoga retreat.
Belgravia Heights is slated to be ready in late 2019.