Why 1 Palace Place is a development fit for a Queen!21 January 2014
London Victoria is rapidly growing in popularity among property investors. With its brilliant location, excellent amenities and transport links, it’s the place to be if you’re looking for a luxury flat in Central London. And one of the most sought-after developments in the area is 1 Palace Place on 12 Palace Street. Just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, this desirable address is for those looking for something very special.
Architects LTS have been heavily involved with the high end residential development, which is above the St James’s Theatre. Their role was to remodel the upper three storeys of the building and redesign the lower level in order to create more accommodation. The theatre shell and facades make up the public areas of the building. The site has planning permission for a gym and a spa, as well as the flats!
What’s exciting about 1 Palace Place is that it’s above the first theatre to be built in Central London in some 30 years and is on the site of the original Westminster Theatre in Victoria. With a 312 seat theatre, 100 seat studio theatre as well as a brasserie and lobby bar offering food, fine wine and cocktails; it’s a great entertainment venue in the heart of London’s bustling theatre land. Designed by Foster Wilson Architects, St James Theatre is in the perfect location for those looking for the chance to take in a show without having to endure the stressful streets of the West End.
The building has a sculptured staircase which was crafted in Pietra Santa in Tuscany, Italy, by Porcelli Marmi, where Michelangelo carved David. The theatre also has a broadcast TV facility – and opened its doors for the first time with a performance of Sandi Toksvig’s Bully Boy in 2012.
For Garton Jones it’s been a real privilege to have 1 Palace Place properties available for our buyers. The imaginative and creative history of the building and the beautiful apartments that have been designed, are proving a real attraction for those looking for great investment opportunities and homes alike. And you can’t go wrong with Victoria – the area’s going under a huge makeover, with a whole new feel to this part of town. And what’s most fascinating about this hub of activity in SW1, is the fact that not so long ago Victoria was considered as somewhere to pass through, convenient for transport and wasn’t as well known as some other prime parts of Central London. However, it’s rapidly morphing into the place to live and buy if you’re looking to have access to all the wonders, sites and opportunities that London has to offer. Victoria is becoming the go-to destination in its own right – so make sure you don’t miss out get in touch as soon as you can!
If you’re interested in viewing one of the luxury apartments at 1 Palace Place give our friendly team a call.