127 Kensington High Street refurbishment. View from Wright's Lane.

The Kensington Building

Kensington W8

Key Details

127 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SF
Winter 2021
Use Classes


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

The new building creates 12,081m2 of Grade-A commercial office space, incorporates ground-level retail areas and restores the historic street line on the adjacent Wrights Lane.

The new mixed-use development will provide high-quality office accommodation with improved accessibility and flexible floorplates.

The building will also feature generous external terraces and is targeting a BREEAM Excellent environmental performance rating.

Boots will occupy a 30,000 sq ft unit on the ground and basement levels.


2019 February - The building is acquired by AshbyCapital, the property investment advisory company, from Columbia Threadneedle Investments.
- Spaces (Regus) acquires the ground to 3rd floors 69,330 sq ft on a 15-year lease.
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.

The former site of the Pontings Department Store, which was closed in 1970.

1. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea rbkc.gov.uk;
2. Savills savills.co.uk 2019;
3. ISG isgplc.com 2019.

Site & Location


High Street Kensington Underground StationCircle, District
High Street Kensington Station27, 28, 328, 49, N27, N28, N31, 23, 9, N9


Main Contractor
Commercial Leasing
Commercial Leasing


News, events, milestones and offers from the new development
Topped out
A ceremony to mark the topping-out of The Kensington Building was held last week, reports architect Pilbrow & Partners. The new website can be found at thekensingtonbuilding.com.
29/04/2021 13:26 by Buildington
ISG has secured a £47 million project to create high-quality commercial office and retail space at 127 Kensington High Street. ISG will retain part of the existing structure on site, and construct two additional floors to double the current volume of office space on site. They will also...
10/04/2019 08:13 by Buildington
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...
12/03/2019 16:09 by Buildington


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