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Grainger gets nod for two new residential schemes in London

23 Jan 2014 (Last Updated January 23rd, 2014 18:30)

Grainger has secured approval from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) for two residential schemes, designed by Assael architects, in London.

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Grainger has secured approval from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) for two residential schemes, designed by Assael architects, in London.

The 19-27 Young Street and Hortensia Road schemes have a combined value of more than £110m.

Located just off Kensington High Street, Young Street will feature 53 one, two and three-bed homes.

The scheme will also include a gym, a high-tech residents’ club lounge, cinema, business suite and the basement level will have car and bike parking and storage facilities.

The development will replace an under-utilised 1960’s car park.

The Hortensia Road scheme will also be located on an under-used car park on a corner of the Kings Road.

Hortensia Road will provide 31 new homes, with a mix of affordable units and socially-rented apartments, each with its own balcony and access to communal areas.

Assael director John Badman said both of these schemes will provide new homes in two notable but under-used sites in London.

"Hortensia Road has resulted in a contemporary yet sensitive building that enhances the local area, and our design for Young Street is seen as an elegant addition to the neighbourhood, with a sensitive approach to scale mediating between the residential houses of Kensington Square and civic retail centre of Kensington High Street," Badman said.

As per the plans, more than 50% of the homes across both sites will be built specifically for the private rented sector.

Grainger will manage the homes under a 125-year agreement, for which it will receive a management fee.

Construction work on both the schemes is anticipated to begin within a year.


Image: More than 50% of the homes across both sites will be constructed for private rent. Photo: courtesy of Assael Architecture Limited.