Ten years ago, if you were a Londoner with ‘green building’ aspirations, chances are you’d be shooed out of the Big Smoke to pursue your eco dreams in the safety of the countryside or suburbia. No longer: London has received a healthy injection of cash from investors to jump start more sustainable living, and suddenly, it’s hip to be green, with buyers keen to live in homes that respect the environment – and keep their bills down.

Ipsus08 Rushworth Street is the ideal development for those seeking sustainable living without having to sacrifice a central London postcode. The boutique development of nine luxury apartments and penthouses in trendy Blackfriars marries sleek design with eco living. The luxury element is evident in the apartments’ air of elegance and functionality, which is all in the detail: high-tech appliances from Siemens in the kitchens, in-built Italian wardrobes in the bedrooms, natural oak flooring and stone worktops throughout.

Ipsus Developments has made sure the environment has been considered at every stage of the build at Ipsus08: key sustainability features include a green roof, made of a flowering sedum plant, alongside solar panels, and air source heat pumps for individually metered low-carbon heating and hot water.

Outside, the building is a modern take on a traditional warehouse, with stone cladding and bronze window frames echoing the area’s industrial heritage. Inside the one-and-two bedroom apartments – and three bedroom penthouses – you’ll find a minimalist aesthetic: open-plan, soft grey-walled living rooms feature sliding doors that open out onto a private terrace, while most of the bedrooms have their own balconies, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering expansive London views.

Step outside, and you’re a short walk from the Tate Modern or the South Bank, and Borough Market is practically next door, in case you want to pick up some snacks on the way home. Eco-friendly ones, obviously…

Prices start from £710,000. For more info, visit ipsus08.com