Richmond gets a rare injection of new homes at Wickham House

Flats on King Street feature industrial-style design, with steel staircases and metallic walls, in the heart of Richmond's town centre.
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Well before the Dimbleby dynasty became a broadcast legend, the family owned a publishing business in south-west London. For four generations the Richmond and Twickenham Times newspaper was published from Wickham House in King Street in Richmond’s town centre.

The Dimbleby family sold up in 2001 and the newspaper was moved out so the building could be sold for redevelopment into eight smart apartments, named after renowned 20th century writers such as Conrad and Orwell.

The interior design picks up on the building’s industrial past, with steel staircases and metallic walls, while a striking new mural depicting printing presses adorns the foyer. 

New homes in Richmond town centre are rare, so these are likely to be popular. Prices start at £525,000. Call estate agent Featherstone Leigh on 020 8940 1575.

With its royal roots, the Thames-side town is one of the capital’s most coveted addresses. It is in no real sense a suburb, having a densely packed centre and feeling like inner London with its Tube station. Plus it enjoys a truly unique setting — bounded by an enormous park with 2,500 acres of primeval English landscape, a river promenade and a superb vista from its Hill, a prospect protected by an Act of Parliament.

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