Westminster's “parliamentary quarter” is witnessing the biggest injection of new homes since the Edwardian mansion block boom a century ago.
Favoured in the past by MPs and senior civil servants, the area is opening up to a wider public who have spotted the locational draw of this quiet district of quaint, tucked-away streets near the river, Royal Parks and the buzzing West End.
Outdated government offices and ministry buildings are being converted into homes, while company relocations such as a Burberry HQ are bringing more neighbourhood shops.
Great Minster House, above, in Horseferry Road, right opposite the Home Office, is the latest project. It is one of developer Barratt’s most luxurious schemes to date, boasting interior design finishes such as mother-of-pearl, leather and suede. Prices from £975,000. Call 0844 811 4321.