The Knightsbridge Apartments

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The Knightsbridge Apartments
General information
TypeResidential
Location199 Knightsbridge, London, England
Construction started2002
Completed2005
Technical details
Floor count12
Design and construction
ArchitectSquire and Partners
DeveloperSammy Tak Lee

The Knightsbridge Apartments is a luxury apartment complex in Knightsbridge, London.

Location[edit]

The building is located adjacent to the Bulgari Hotel and Residences and next to 10 Lancelot Place and Trevor Square. It is close to the department store Harrods and Hyde Park.[1]

History[edit]

It was built where Mercury House stood from 1957, until it was demolished in 2002.[2] It was designed by the architectural firm Squire and Partners.[2] The developer, Sammy Tak Lee,[3] hired the construction firm Brookfield Multiplex.[4] The building was completed in 2005.[4] It is 43.65 metres high and cost $195 million to build.[2] Prior to opening, a magazine entitled Gold was published to promote the building.[3][5]

It houses 205 apartments, with a communal garden square.[4] The interior designers were Jane Churchill, Kelly Hoppen, and Joanna Wood.[5] There are three levels of underground parking for.[4] There is a spa and a swimming-pool and a round-the-clock security and concierge service.[1] It was the recipient of the Residential Development of the Year award at the 2006 Property Awards.[2]

The building is owned by Hong Kong billionaire investor Henry Cheng and his family.[5][6]

Notable residents[edit]

Ashley Tabor has had a flat in The Knightsbridge Apartments since 2006, bought for £15 million.[7] In 2017 he bought the next door flat for £90 million.[7] In October 2017, Westminster City Council's planning department turned down his plan to combine the two flats to create the UK's most expensive flat, a £200 million penthouse with ten bedrooms.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b KNIGHTSBRIDGE APARTMENTS, 199 KNIGHTSBRIDGE LONDON, Harrods Estates
  2. ^ a b c d The Knightsbridge Apartments, Emporis
  3. ^ a b Ross Clark, They huff and they puff...but will they deliver? Ross Clark reports on an absurdly over-the top marketing ploy, The Daily Telegraph, 17 August 2002
  4. ^ a b c d Brookfield Multiplex: 199 Knightsbridge
  5. ^ a b c Catherine Moye, Service with a gold-plated smile, The Daily Telegraph, 17 November 2002
  6. ^ Ed Hammond, Enid Tsui, Hong Kong billionaire backs Quintain project, Financial Times, June 18, 2012
  7. ^ a b c Correspondent, Rupert Neate Wealth (11 October 2017). "Council rules against radio boss's record-breaking £200m flat". Retrieved 12 October 2017 – via www.theguardian.com.

Coordinates: 51°30′04″N 0°09′50″W / 51.5012°N 0.1640°W / 51.5012; -0.1640