The Television Centre- W12

The iconic Television Centre built to house the British Broadcasting Corporation (The BBC) located on Wood Lane, London W12, was first inaugurated by Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elisabeth, in 1961. Since then, the BBC has seen an impressive array of British and International celebrities walk through its doors and into its grand lobby. Shows such as Doctor Who, Top of the Pops and in more recent times the Graham Norton show, have all been produced here. The BBC has since relocated its operations, and the Television Centre is currently undergoing redevelopment which will contain around 1000 new homes, several retail units, offices, and eateries.

The first phase of the new development is now complete and boasts 432 luxury apartments across two buildings, Helios and Crescent. The apartments are designed in a thoughtful and stylish manner, catered to high spec, luxury city living. In case this isn’t luxury enough for an urbanite, the ‘Architects’ Series’ offers a range of premium apartments and penthouses consciously designed by the most prominent architects for truly optimal and decadent living. Phase two, which is planned to begin work in the coming months, will see the construction of a further 500 high-end homes.
Through the communal areas of the development, the attention to detail and decadence flows seamlessly. The renowned main lobby that welcomed countless famous faces over the years has been restored to its original splendour including the grade II listed mosaic by British artist, John Piper. Residents can now enjoy this lounge space to relax and watch the world go by. This new high-end development will also benefit from a 24-hour concierge service and access to a private gym, swimming pool and spa. It also houses a Cinema complex, a 45-bedroom hotel, shops, and some great names in food such as Bluebird café, made famous by ‘Made in Chelsea’ and Patty&Bun. Complete with a private members’  including a roof terrace with views over the Television’s Centre forecourt, this is city slicker style at its best in the heart of West London.

With all amenities at one’s fingertips, The Television Centre is ideally located, with very convenient access to the central line from White City tube station, and minutes’ walk to Westfield shopping centre. It’s a vibrant piece of London property in a great location, whether to live or as an investment. This is city living at its most stylish, and where better in London than the iconic British Broadcasting Corporation?

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For more information about the development here.

Whiteleys Development

Whiteleys Shopping Centre closed its doors at the end of 2018 for a total overhaul. The development will contain 85 new homes including a mix of apartments and townhouses along Redan Place to the rear of the building, and is due for completion in 2022/2023. This new mixed-use development is not just about creating new homes, as well as residential units, the redevelopment of the former shopping centre is set to offer an enhanced shopping and dining experience.  There will be a variety of restaurants, retail units, a courtyard to one side and an extended pedestrian area along Queensway, allowing a more leisurely environment. This project is set to bring new business into the area and regenerate one of London’s architectural landmarks.

First opened in 1863 as a ‘fancy goods’ store by entrepreneur William Whiteley, Whiteleys became one of the first ‘modern department stores,’ one massive shop where you could buy almost anything. It was a vibrant and successful business serving surrounding residents and providing employment to over 5000 people in its hay day.

Remodelled in 1911, Whiteley’s became the grade II listed building we see today. With its sculpted columns, elegant long windows, and grand entrances, the building is characterised by bronze balconies and glass domes.  Its signature central staircase which spirals to the 3rd floor whilst light beams down from to the glass dome above sets the tone for this building’s style. At Christmas time, Whiteley’s shopping centre was truly delightful, housing one of the tallest Christmas trees and Santa’s grotto in its main hall, this atmosphere was symbolic of this shopping centre’s character.

The charm of this building has not gone unnoticed in its refurbishment. Its grade II listed structures including its windows, wrought ironwork, glass domes, and the decadent staircase will be preserved through the reconstruction work, and it will be interesting to see how the design will incorporate this building’s features. The residential units will comprise 1, 2, 3 and four bedroom apartments and at the premium end, there will be several duplexes, corner units, and penthouses. These will be designed like no other residence in London due to the unique features of this building. Complete with retail and eateries on its doorstep, a gym, swimming pool and spa available to residents, this will be an undeniably stylish development.

Westminster council has had significant involvement in the proposed redevelopment of Queensway & will extend the pavement to create a larger pedestrianised area. This project has been a long time coming and is now underway. This development, worth over £1billion, will have a significant impact on values to property in the area, as well as a providing a new space for retail and dining within a stone’s throw of Hyde Park and Notting Hill.

For more information, you can visit the project website.


Basing Street Development- The SARM Studios

Much to the sadness of many music lovers who have fond memories of great bands attending this famous recording studio. The former Basing Street Studio is undergoing a reconfiguration into mixed residential and commercial use. It has housed both SARM and Island Records, and over time, has seen a host of world-famous musical artists including the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Marley & The Wailers came here to work on the Exodus album. George Michaels recorded Careless Whispers here. Other artists who have recorded here include some of the best-known pop songs, such as Alicia Keys, Genesis, The Who, Roxy Music, John Martyn, The Pet Shop Boys, Jethro Tull, Squeeze and Madonna, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin and Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions.’ Kylie Minogue, Take That and Rihanna are some of the few who have been known to record at Basing Street Studios. The most famous memory for many was the recording of the original Band Aid charity single “Do they know it’s Christmas’ in 1984.

Even before its days of music and rhythm, the former chapel has a rich and intriguing history. Originally built as a church, it was later deconsecrated and used as a storeroom and workshop for one of London’s famous Madame Tussauds.  The old church then began its life as a studio in 1969, and over the years has been known as Basing Street Studios.

This 17th century chapel with its funky and colourful history will comprise nine swanky London pads in total. This prime London real estate is a very cool London address in Notting Hill W11. The redeveloped building will also continue its musical legacy by including a high-tech office space alongside a recording studio.

What a fantastic way to own an iconic piece of music history of our time! This is the perfect London pad for a creative who wants their own slice of urban rhythm.

You can read more about its planning stages here