An Opportunity to Invest in London's Most Historic Landmark

Nov 02, 2015, 04:17 ET from Knight Frank

DUBAI, UAE, November 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Award-winning residential developer London Square will be showcasing The Star and Garter, a magnificent collection of luxury apartments for sale within one of the capital's most historic landmarks overlooking the Thames and Richmond Park in Richmond, West London.

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Global agent Knight Frank is holding a two-day event for interested purchasers in The Star and Garter on 11th and 12th November 2015, in the London, New York Room, Capital Club, Dubai, from 10 am to 8 pm.

Immortalised by famous artists and writers, the view from Richmond Hill is world-famous and considered so beautiful it is the only one in England protected by an Act of Parliament. London Square is restoring The Star and Garter, a Grade II listed building and gardens with an impeccable royal and cultural lineage, to create 86 architecturally splendid apartments and duplexes, with the opportunity to enjoy a private view of the beautiful vista of the Thames and beyond. The development is already 50 per cent sold.

By road, Richmond is 10 miles from central London, with business travel to mainland Europe on Eurostar or from City Airport, and less than nine miles from Heathrow Airport.

Rebecca Littler, Sales and Marketing Director, London Square, said: "The Star and Garter is London's most exciting residential address. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy part of a celebrated London landmark, a residence rich in history that offers a five-star lifestyle with the highest level of specification and bespoke detail."

Victoria Garret, Associate Partner at Knight Frank and agent for the development in the Middle East, comments: "The Star and Garter has it all - a prime development in a fashionable setting. Richmond is one of London's most coveted areas, a favourite with celebrities, affluent entrepreneurs and professionals. Through our private one-to-one meetings with clients we're seeing a keen interest from across the GCC for this well positioned development."

Corporate rental demand comes from a range of sectors including finance, IT and oil and gas, with local employers including BP and PayPal. Tenants are predominantly British but there is a broad range of other nationalities, including Japanese, American, German and Dutch.

The Star and Garter offers a lifestyle akin to a boutique hotel or private club, from the cool marble hall, grand staircase and beyond to the spectacular gardens, overlooking the river and Petersham Meadows. The meticulously restored King's Room, with its original parquet flooring, ornate mouldings, coffered ceilings and fireplaces, will offer an opulent spa, pool and fitness suite. A concierge service will be provided to attend to residents' requirements and make everyday life hassle-free.

The development's magnificent period features combine with the very highest contemporary interior specification and the finest materials and finishes have been used in the apartments and duplexes. Many of the apartments will have private terraces and roof terraces to maximise the glorious setting and views. The listed terrace garden and grounds will also be restored, with an historic fountain retained at the centre of the Italianate garden.

Richmond, picturesque and charming, with its renowned restaurants, smart designer shops, splendid architecture, as well as its vibrant cultural and theatre scene, is one of West London's most fashionable districts. The Star and Garter overlooks 2,500 acres of Richmond Park, the largest of the Royal Parks - perfect for walking, riding, golf, rugby, running and cycling. The Thames at Richmond also offers boating, plus walking and cycling along the towpath to Kingston and Kew. Richmond has superb transport connections, with national rail, overground and underground lines at Richmond station just 0.7 miles from The Star and Garter.

Schools are a major attraction with excellent state, private primary and secondary schools. A German school in Petersham and the American International University next to Richmond Park will be an extra incentive for international buyers and investors.

London is a world-class global city, a centre for finance, business, education, fashion and the arts; offering an unrivalled combination of history, heritage, pomp and ceremony. Millions of visitors flock to the capital each year to visit its celebrated restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and museums.

Prices start from £1.3 million for a one-bed apartment, with two bedroom, two bathroom apartments from £1.75 million and three bedroom apartments from £2.45 million. The duplexes are also being launched, priced from £2.95 million.

About The Star and Garter 

The origins of The Star and Garter date from the early 18th century when a small inn was established on the site. This was transformed into a fashionable hotel in the 19th century when Thackeray, Tennyson, Dickens and Ruskin were frequent visitors. Dickens also celebrated the publication of David Copperfield at the hotel in 1851. Royal guests included Queen Victoria, Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie and King Louis Philippe of France. The present building, the former headquarters of the Royal Star & Garter charity, a 2.5 acre landmark site, was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper, who received a knighthood in recognition of his achievements.

The appointed architects are Paul Davis + Partners, chosen for their outstanding track record with conservation projects including The Royal Hospital Chelsea and Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. Landscape architect and historian Todd Longstaffe-Gowan is leading the landscape design team. Todd is President of the London Parks and Gardens Trust, as well as gardens adviser to Hampton Court Palace.

About London Square 

London Square takes its name from the ethos of London's famous squares - the sense of community and enduring legacy they have provided over the centuries.

By focusing solely on the capital and its surrounding areas, London Square, founded in 2010, specialises in developing homes which reflect the aspirations of the capital's residents.

Its achievements have been recognised by the industry with numerous awards, including Newcomer of the Year at the 2012 RESI Awards and Norwood Property Awards. London Square has won accolades at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards, the RESI Awards and the What House Awards. The company was selected for the top 100 Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2015.


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