New homes in Fitzrovia, London W1

Fitzrovia is a small area in central London between Marylebone and Bloomsbury, up from Soho and south of Regent’s Park. It lies partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. New homes here can easily sell out before you see them advertised!

The property in the area is a mix of offices, retail, residences, healthcare and educational. It’s the colourful history and the bohemian feel of the area that attracts a lot of media companies, designers and architects.

Fitzrovia is within easy walking distance from all the best that London has to offer – British Museum, Soho nightlife, West End theatres, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street shopping and of course many world class restaurants. With buses and tube stations on your doorstep and the new Tottenham Court Road Crossrail opening in 2018, you won’t need a car, really.

Here are some of the developments in Fitzrovia where you can buy a brand new home:

Fitzroy Place
Developer: Exemplar Properties
Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Sheppard Robson
Sales: CBRE, Savills

This development is set on a 3 acre former Middlesex Hospital site. There are 291 one, two and three bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses, all designed by acclaimed interior architects Johnson Naylor. Most flats have outside space and feature smart home technology. Some commercial tenants have already been secured at Fitzroy Place. For example, 1 Fitzroy Place will be the new UK and Ireland Headquarters for Estée Lauder Companies Limited.

Rathbone Square
Developer: Great Portland Estates
Architect: Make Architects
Sales: JLL and Savills

Rathbone Square mixed-use development is set on 2.3 acres around the corner from Oxford Street. The new development comprises 2 ‘L’-shaped blocks arranged around a large landscaped garden. There are three types of residences to choose from at Rathbone Square – 1 to 3 bedroom apartments (142), the Rathbone Collection and penthouses.

73 Charlotte Street
Developer: Derwent London
Architect: DSDHA
Agent: Hurford Salvi Carr

73 Charlotte Street is a 15,500 sq ft scheme in the heart of Fitzrovia. The building will comprise 11 residential units and 1,900 sq ft of offices. Work is due to complete in Q3 2015.

80 Charlotte Street
Developer: Derwent London
Architect: Make Architects

80 Charlotte Street is an office building that will be completely transformed into a mixed-use building (part refurbishment and part new build) comprising 321,000 sq ft of offices, 45,000 sq ft of residential, 14,000 sq ft of retail and a new public realm park. Developer Derwent London expects to start the works towards the end of this year and complete in 2018.

33 Foley Street
Developer: Dukelease
Architect: Brimelow McSweeney Architects

This Victorian warehouse style office building at 33 Foley Street will be turned into a luxury residence with 33 loft style apartments designed by TG Studios. Two new penthouses with terraces will be overlooking the London skyline. The residents will benefit from the communal garden in the rear courtyard.

Please visit the original development websites for more information, availability and prices!

If you are a foreigner interested in buying these homes as an investment, you might want to talk to a local lettings agent and manager Leo Newman. They can tell you more about the current trends and rental prices in Fitzrovia.