Journal Native Land Submits Plans To Redevelop Kilmuir House In Belgravia

Journal — March 16, 2020

Native Land Submits Plans To Redevelop Kilmuir House In Belgravia

Journal — March 16, 2020 Native Land Submits Plans To Redevelop Kilmuir House In Belgravia

Proposals provide a new high-quality residential-led development with 54 new homes

Leading London development and investment company Native Land has submitted a planning application to Westminster City Council to redevelop Kilmuir House on Eaton Terrace in London’s Belgravia.

The redeveloped site will introduce 54 new homes including 8 one-bed, 21 two-bed and 25 three-bed apartments, with a proportion of affordable homes. It will also look to deliver a flexible retail space at ground floor level, delivering new business opportunities to the area.

Native Land’s proposal for Kilmuir House is grounded in the sound design principles that underpin Belgravia. The new building will reflect the traditional style of the Georgian and Victorian architecture in the surrounding neighbourhood. It will see the restoration of the original building line, a reduction in the absolute building height, while creating a more consistent architectural landscape between Eaton Terrace, Ebury Street and South Eaton Place.

The new public realm will be landscaped with additional street trees and a central courtyard garden, which will back onto the gardens to the north of the building.

The energy efficiency measures of the new building will provide an overall 50% reduction in the overall CO2 emissions, compared with the current building.

Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land said:
“Our proposed plans for Kilmuir House will sympathetically repair this historic urban block in one of London’s most prestigious locations. We have spent three years carefully considering our architectural approach to the redevelopment of this site in close consultation with the local community and Westminster City Council. We are committed to delivering an unparalleled residential development that is underpinned by excellent design, while also introducing a more sustainable and energy efficient building in the heart of Belgravia.”

Native Land acquired the existing post war building in 2016, which included 49 dated apartments and two retail units. Following an initial refurbishment, the apartments were brought back into short-term use on the rental market in 2017.

Architects Pilbrow & Partners were subsequently appointed to transform and restore this historic urban block to ensure the long-term future of the site. It was originally developed as private family houses in the 19th century, however, these residential buildings were lost to bomb damage during the Second World War. Kilmuir House was built in the late 1950s but it has significantly detracted from the architectural cohesion of the area ever since.

It will become the latest scheme to join Native Land’s collection of developments in central London including Holland Park Villas, Burlington Gate, NEO Bankside, Cheyne Terrace,10 Montrose Place, and its £1billion mixed-use Bankside Yards project that will reconnect the space between the Tate Modern and one of London’s major transport hubs, Blackfriars Station.

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