For such a densely built-up area there is a surprisingly large amount of new residential development, but some is being achieved by converting offices to homes, or by building on sites previously occupied by offices. Westminster is also benefiting from Land Securities’ regeneration of the area in front of Victoria station and around its Cardinal Place shopping centre.
Kings Gate in Victoria Street, next door to Cardinal Place and almost opposite Westminster Cathedral, is part of this regeneration. There are 100 flats, 80 per cent of which have been sold off-plan for occupation in sping 2015. Prices of the remaining flats start at £3.4 million for a three-bedroom property. The ground floor has been let to a branch of the Jamie’s Italian restaurant chain.
Nova is the flagship mixed-use development of the island site in front of Victoria station. The first phase of 170 studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom flats and one penthouse will be ready for occupation in autumn 2016. Prices of the remaining flats start at £1.85 million for a two-bedroom home. Visit residentialbylandsecurities.com or call 020 7024 3889.
Abell & Cleland is a Berkeley Group development on two sides of John Islip Street, on sites previously occupied by government buildings. Designed by award-winning architects DSDHA, the development will provide 275 flats with one to four bedrooms, plus two-, three- and four-bedroom duplex penthouses. It also incorporates a business suite and a gym with swimming pool and sauna. The final phase, Cleland House, is selling off-plan with prices ranging from £1,837,000 for a two-bedroom flat to £2,195,000 for a three bedroom flat. There are 67 affordable flats available from the Dophin Square Foundation. Abell completes in winter next year and Cleland by autumn 2016. Visit www.berkeleygroup.co.uk or call 020 7720 4000.
Great Minster House is a Barratt Homes development of 60 studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom flats and five three-bedroom duplex penthouses in Marsham Street that is being sold off-plan with the first occupiers due to move in next January. Prices start at £975,000 for a studio. Visit www.barrattlondon.com/greatminsterhouse or call 0844 811 4321.
Riverwalk is a curvaceous new development in two buildings — one of six storeys and the other a 17-storey tower overlooking the Thames on the corner of Millbank and Vauxhall Bridge. From developer Ronson Capital Partners, it is designed by award-winning Stanton Williams Architects. There are 116 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom flats and four-bedroom penthouses that are being sold off-plan for completion next year. Prices of the remaining flats start at £1.4 million. Visit www.riverwalk.co.uk or call 020 7828 3007.
Dukelease’s 24 Buckingham Gate development offers eight one- and two-bedroom flats and a penthouse in a former office building near Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park. Prices start at £2,625,000 and the scheme is due to be finished in winter next year. Call CBRE on 020 7420 3050 for information.