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129 Kensington High Street on the corner of Wright's Lane.

129 Kensington High Street on the corner of Wright's Lane.

127 Kensington High Street building in London W8.

127 Kensington High Street building in London W8.

Kingdom of Sweets about to be opened at 127 Kensington High Street.

Kingdom of Sweets about to be opened at 127 Kensington High Street.

Boots is on the ground floor premises at 127a Kensington High Street.

Boots is on the ground floor premises at 127a Kensington High Street.

View from Kensington High Street

View from Kensington High Street

May 2011

127 Kensington High Street

127 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SF

Description of 127 Kensington High Street

127 Kensington High Street is a new development in Kensington, London W8.

2017 December - Planning permission granted.
2017 March - Planning application submitted for:
Demolition of Caffe Nero Pavilion; alteration, extension and refurbishment of 127 Kensington High Street and 15 Wrights Lane to form 5-storey building (retained basement /sub-basement) comprising anchor retail unit (Use Class A1) at basement and ground levels; 5 retail/cafe units (Use Class A1/A3) at ground and mezzanine levels; offices (Use Class B1(a)) at ground to 5th floor; new publicly accessible arcade between Wrights Lane and Kensington Arcade; public realm, landscape and highway works. Installation of plant and other associated works. RBKC ref. no PP/17/01901.

1. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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News & Comments: (3)

2019/03/12 16:09

HFF Real Estate Limited has announced the £108 million bilateral acquisition and refurbishment financing of 127 Kensington High Street.

The HFF team worked on behalf of AshbyCapital. The financing was provided by a global investment bank.

The 1970s monolithic brutalist structure at 127 Kensington High Street will be fully transformed into one of the premiere office and retail assets in the area. Included in the acquisition is the adjacent retail arcade, which serves as the entrance to the High Street Kensington underground station.

The HFF debt placement team representing the borrower was led by managing director Claudio Sgobba and director Andrew Hornblower.

Claudio Sgobba commented: “It is always a gratifying result to bring together a new borrower-lender relationship. We are confident that AshbyCapital and the lender are an outstanding fit and will have a longstanding go-forward partnership. It was a pleasure working alongside Charles Lawrence, AshbyCapital’s investment director, to close an attractively priced and flexibly structured facility that is ideally suited for their business plan.”

Andrew Hornblower said: “There is excellent synergy between all parties involved, and we are very pleased with the outcome. It was a competitive lender selection process with flexibility, pricing and surety of execution, all playing a role in the ultimate decision. We very much look forward to watching AshbyCapital lengthen their already impressive London track record of creating special, generational assets.”

Charles Lawrence added: “Prime freehold development opportunities are increasingly rare in central London and we are delighted at the prospect of delivering best-in-class office and retail space to Kensington. This financing validates our enthusiasm for this unique project and frees up further capital for us to deploy as we look onwards to the next opportunities.”

2018/05/30 11:32

Kingdom of Sweets is coming to Kensington High Street!

2017/12/23 20:56

The plans for the renovation and remodelling of 127 Kensington High Street have been approved, reports architect Pilbrow & Partners.

The proposal will transform the architecture, the public realm and internal working environment of the 1970s building. The connectivity to Kensington High Street Underground station will improve through the creation of a new retail arcade, linking to Wrights Lane.

New elevations of pale white brick and Portland stone will replace the current concrete panels. The historic street line on Wrights Lane will be restored.

The proposals keep Boots as the centrepiece of an enhanced retail offer. Office accommodation will be doubled in scale.

Keb Garavito Bruhn, Partner at Pilbrow & Partners, commented: “We sought to deliver an appropriate architectural response to this prominent site on Kensington High Street and thereby improving its overall aesthetic interest and connectivity to the Underground station nearby. We are pleased our vision has been endured by the council.”

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