The reinstatement of exclusive residences in St James’s, London
waltonwagner delivers an exclusive development of apartments and mews houses in the heart of St James’s
Cleveland Court is a striking Edwardian mansion block and new build mews in the London district of St. James’s. Originally built as a home to the aristocracy and the London Fencing Club, it was converted into office use after the War until plans to redevelop it were implemented in 2012.
waltonwagner was appointed as Development Manager by The Crown Estate and over a 3½ year period worked with them to successfully design, procure and deliver the project. Cleveland Court comprises of nine apartments and three mews houses, all of which have been finished to an exceptionally high standard.
The development strategy required a sympathetic redevelopment that would create classical living spaces within this Frank Verity-designed building, as well as a new-build mews with a more contemporary edge. waltonwagner’s introduction to the scheme brought with it a fresh look at the layout, design and specification in order to maximise it’s market appeal and value.
The development completed in Spring 2016 and is predominantly sold, achieving record-breaking values for St James’s. This included selling the duplex penthouse, ground and 1st floor apartments as unfitted apartments, off plan. waltonwagner proceeded to oversee the fit-out of these units by the purchasers’ contractors which happened simultaneously with the main works by Ellmer Construction.
The exclusivity of the development has been key to its success, with a classically designed entrance hall and single lateral apartments occupying each floor. Despite it not being listed, many original features were retained including the grand staircase, which add to the quality and richness of the space. All units benefit from the in-house lifestyle concierge service which completes the bespoke living environment.
The new-build mews to the rear provides a very different offer to purchasers with contemporary houses over multiple levels. Mews living in St James’s is rare and it has given purchasers the opportunity to buy something truly distinctive.
waltonwagner led the legal process with Westminster to privatise the mews courtyard, further increasing the privacy and exclusivity of the space. Each house has been decorated by a different interior designer to further emphasis the distinctive character of the mews. Noted designers Joanna Wood, Sophie Ashby and Fiona Barratt-Campbell relished this opportunity to define the space.
Comprehensive management of the project was led from start to finish by waltonwagner, utilising their full range of services. The success of the development is proof of the importance of employing an experienced consultant team with an in-depth understanding of the market in which they operate.
The Project Team
Property: Cleveland Court Mews and Apartments
Client: The Crown Estate
Development Manager: waltonwagner
Project managers Dendy Byrne
Architect: PDP London
Interior Design Whole Scheme:Joanna Wood
Contractor: Ellmer Construction
Services Engineer: Mecserve
Structural Engineer: Fairhurst GGA
Lighting Designer: Nulty Lighting Design
Home Automation: Fusion Automation
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