New project in Chester Square, Belgravia
Updated: Jan 21, 2022
We are delighted to share with you we have recently been appointed to undertake a large renovation project of a Grade II listed six-storey townhouse in Chester Square, Belgravia.
Chester Square was once home to the Grosvenor family, owners of much of the land that became Belgravia. Built in the early 19th century, just southwest of Buckingham Palace, this part of Belgravia is characterised by its large squares with manicured lawns and stucco-fronted houses. The family instructed that when the area was developed there should be three complementary squares: Chester, Belgrave and Eaton. Chester is often regarded as the most attractive. Almost all its houses have listed status, preventing unsympathetic structural modification.
The house that we are currently renovating has been the home of Matthew Arnold. He was a noted poet, writing in the same era as the Victorian greats Robert Browning and Lord Alfred Tennyson. However, it is as a literary and social critic that he is best remembered.
The square had notable residents such as Margaret Thatcher who lived in number 73 until 2013, Mary Shelley’s commemorative blue plaque adorns number 24, and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands resided in number 77 during the second world war. The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger lived in the square in the 1960s, while Chelsea FC’s Roman Abramovich and musical maestro Andrew Lloyd Webber are more recent residents.
If you are planning a building project, we would be delighted to speak with you, help you discover your dreams and answer your questions so that you can get your project off the ground with our expertise. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us at email@example.com or call our head office on +44 (0) 20 8532 5959