Montpelier Hall


Client: Finchatton

Location: London, UK

Status: Completed 2010

Area: 3,450 sqm

Cost: £14m

Project Manager: Arcadis APS

Contractor: Harry Neal

Cost Consultant: Capita Symonds

Structural Engineer: Michael Barclay Partnership

Services Engineer: Fulcrum

The site of a former nurses’ home set in the heart of Knightsbridge has been transformed into a development of three large lateral apartments, two duplex apartments at ground and lower ground levels, and a penthouse duplex, all slotted behind the retained façade and a remodelled roof.

Highly specified, the apartments have been designed with spaces that flow comfortably across the floor plate, making them easy to live in and ideal for entertaining.

Apartments range in size from 240-430 sqm. Car parking is located at  basement level and is accessed via a car lift, and a sophisticated access system gives residents privacy and security at the flick of a switch. The retained façade maintains the equilibrium of the Conservation Area within which the building sits, while the sandstone clad addition to the rear introduces a cool, contemporary feel, expressing the approach to the interior architecture. The interior architecture comprises a palette of stone and timber which establishes a calm framework within which purchasers can add final finishes and furniture to reflect their own lifestyles.