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St James in collaboration with multiple architects
7 Gatliff Road, Grosvenor Waterside, Chelsea, SW1
London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Secure underground parking
The Cubitt Building, Bramah House, Caro Point, Hepworth Court, Pavillion Court each offer their own individuality comprising of high end Luxury studio 1, 2, 3, bed & Stunning penthouse apartments.
Located by Chelsea Bridge within walking distance to transport services of both Sloane Square and Victoria with its high speed links to Gatwick Airport
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Grosvenor Waterside, an Overview
Built around London’s shortest canal, Grosvenor Waterside has brought vibrancy and some of London’s most desirable apartments to an area that had become a depressed waterway that once served Victorian industry.
Comprising of currently eight buildings, the Grosvenor Waterside development created a whole new neighbourhood offering luxurious living accommodation in arguably one of the best postcodes in London. Nestled on the Chelsea, Westminster & Pimlico borders with the River Thames providing the ‘fourth wall’, Grosvenor Waterside is a tranquil residential site with an enviable proximity to some of the best restaurants, theatres & shopping districts in London.
A History of Grosvenor Waterside
The Grosvenor Canal was built by the Chelsea Waterworks Company in 1823, (though a tidal creek had already existed for some years) and the Western Pumping Station tower still remains in situ. Fans of London’s waterways tend to write with a bias towards industrial development forcing the waterworks out, and yes, the Grosvenor Canal’s life was certainly affected by the rise of the railways, not least the advent of the first railway bridge across the Thames in 1860 suddenly providing over-ground access to areas of London that had previously relied on the Waterways.
What critics fail to report however is that the Chelsea Waterworks had already moved site in 1856 due to new legislation on water purity requiring them to move further up the Thames to Surbiton.
The two factors together left an increasingly unattractive site and although it operated as a canal right up until the 1990’s, it served the community very little purpose other than allowing rubbish barges to load up there.
For Galliard Homes to come along and develop the site into a desirable, waterside neighbourhood can therefore only have been a good thing bringing with it much needed central London housing, a rejuvenation of the immediate area and a series of attractive and stunning specially commissioned art installations.
Living & Investing In Grosvenor Waterside
From the very outset the developers of the site, St James, enlisted a number of architects to design a range of buildings to create a new neighbourhood that would instantly establish itself within the environment and yet retain individuality.
The result is a mix of buildings that use a variety of colourful materials with a series of layouts that would suit a mix of lifestyles from aspirational first time buyers, savvy second home investors and modern metropolitan families.
One of the most attractive aspects of Grosvenor Waterside is its commitment to utilising the arts within the environment evidenced by the amazing, large-scale commissioned pieces that help make the development so spectacular.
To call ‘Thames Stone & Negative Fall’ by renowned sculptor Ekkehard Altenberger, a water feature is somewhat of a misnomer. No pebble bubble fountains here! Thames Stone & Negative Fall is a magnificent waterscape in continual renewal of itself and reminds viewers of the canals functioning history.
Likewise, Clare Woods’ stunning etched exterior panels on Bramagh House and Wood House help bring together two separate buildings and reiterate the softness of the surrounding green trees.
Finally, Richard Wilson’s Shack Stack, provides a light tongue-in-cheek nod to the history of British back gardens, his stack of cast aluminium allotment sheds taking up pride of place in Grosvenor Watersides central square, striking up an interesting intervention of artist’s vision and contemporary architecture.
For those seeking to purchase art, the Future Space Gallery is situated within the development and hosts work by the nearby Chelsea College of Art students, (one of the most well respected art colleges in the world) as well as more established artists from all over the globe.
Certainly Grosvenor Waterside will appeal to those with a high degree of visual sophistication and an appreciation of modern architecture’s ability to generate a community spirit over the facelessness of other anonymous glazed monoliths.
Grosvenor Waterside & Beyond
The appeal of Grosvenor Waterside is obvious. Quiet waterside residencies, many with views overlooking the canal itself or even the Thames, yet with an SW1 location that boasts the best restaurants of Chelsea, the political heartland of Westminster and the interior designers of Pimlico all being on the doorstep.
Actually on the doorstep of Grosvenor Waterside is interior designer Staffan Tollgard’s London showroom. Staffan is quoted as using; ‘the Swedish expression of the ‘red thread’ to explain the design narrative that underpins every project.’
One could say there is a red thread of design narrative running throughout the Grosvenor Waterside development. Residents and visitors are greeted with Richard Wilson’s Shack Stack in the main square may already be familiar with his work as it is Wilson’s ‘Slipstream’ that dwarfs the interior of Heathrow’s terminal two.
Likewise Clare Woods’ artwork is increasingly sought after for private residencies and would certainly enhance the meticulous interiors of any of the Grosvenor Waterside apartments.
But actually it is perhaps the design narrative that you, the owners of Grosvenor Waterside make of such places. Residents of Grosvenor Waterside are likely to be an international crowd taking inspiration for their homes, from their travels and experiences; from eating in the best restaurants and vacating in the best destinations to frequenting the trendiest bars or lunching with this season’s hottest designers.
As a result, Grosvenor Waterside is a development that is evolving. It is an almost organic environment that encourages interaction with neighbours, with art and with the environment, an experience that very few modern developments offer its occupiers and one not to be taken for granted.
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How to find a student let in Westminster
The advantages of studying in London extend far beyond taking a degree in the best city in the world.
Imperial College London, University College London, the London School of Economics and Political Science – or LSE, as you and I know it as – and King’s College London are all in the latest Times Higher Education list of 10 best higher learning institutions in Europe.
But the benefit of receiving a first-class education at a London landmark, including Chelsea College of Arts, can be diluted by living in second-class accommodation that is more than an hour away from the university’s library, students’ union and lecture halls.
Here, we highlight six developments in Westminster that not only match the high standards of your university, but are within 20 minutes of central London.
1 Grosvenor Waterside From £350 pw
This dockside development on the north side of Chelsea Bridge has peaceful apartments that offer river views and are in walking distance of Sloane Square and the King’s Road.
Residents benefit from a round-the-clock concierge service, secure underground parking, an on-site gym and spa plus easy access to Sloane Square and Victoria tube stations.
2 Millbank Estate From £350 pw
The 550 flats across 15 houses on this 18th century development provide a cost-effective option for students wanting to live in a well-designed modern home that is close to Pimlico tube, Tate Britain, the River Thames and all the amenities of Westminster.
The Grade II-listed properties also offer residents communal gardens.
3 Regency Apartments From £400 pw
The 10 blocks of apartments, ranging from one-bedroom flats to family-sized properties, in this modern development are close to Pimlico tube and Tate Britain.
The homes in this gated and portered development have ample storage space and access to a residents-only gym, underground parking and communal gardens.
4 Marsham Court From £400 pw
Flats in this 1930s mansion block have communal heating and hot water and access to a lift and 24-hour porterage.
Close to the junction of Horseferry Road, this Art Deco building is a short walk from Pimlico tube, the River Thames and Cardinal Place Shopping Centre.
5 Neville House From £450 pw
Flats in this former government office building provide residents with modern, open-plan living spaces and views over historic St John’s Gardens.
This development, at the east end of Page Street, includes ample storage, secure underground parking and a 24-hour concierge.
Neville House is also close to the river Thames and in the triangle of Victoria, St James’ Park and Westminster tube stations.
6 Romney House From £475 pw
Just moments from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the 346 apartments in Romney House offer luxury lifestyle living in one London’s most sought after residential addresses. Residents enjoy the added luxury of a 24 hour concierge, landscaped courtyard, health and fitness suite plus exclusive access to secure underground parking.
This Grade II-listed building in Marsham Street is well served by public transport, with Victoria, St James’ Park and Westminster tube stations in easy reach.
Advice on finding a property to rent in Westminster
With London having a population of about 8.6 million, including an estimated 360,000 students, competition for accommodation in Westminster is intense.
Before you start viewing flats, it’s important to set a maximum budget, define the location you want to live in (considering both the journey time to university and facilities in easy reach, such as supermarkets, places of worship and transport links) and consider whether you want to live alone or be part of a student flat share.
Your flat-hunting preparations should also include finding referees, such as your current or previous landlord, your current employer and confirmation from your bank that you have the funds available to pay the rent.
But because many students are not in full-time employment, and are unable to provide a financial reference, your new landlord or letting agent could demand a full six months’ rent in advance.
The value of rental property in Westminster means many landlords require additional security when renting to students. Do not be surprised, therefore, if you are asked to provide a financial guarantor who will be responsible for covering the full amount of the rent due for the length of the tenancy if you find yourself unable to pay the rent or any other charges associated with the property.
It is crucial that you make any funds you’ll require available immediately. Even if your landlord does not require six months’ rent in advance, a reputable lettings agency will certainly require at least six weeks’ rent in advance to secure your student let.
Garton Jones has a wide range of properties suitable for students available immediately. If the suggestions we have outlined above do not suit your criteria, why not take a look at flats in The Courthouse
From £525 Per Week
From £545 Per Week
For further details of all properties we have available to rent in Westminster, get in touch with Garton Jones today by filling in the enquiry form and we will be in touch to help find you first class accommodation.