Allen House, the final collection of new homes at Heritage Walk by St James near Kew Bridge, has now been released for sale. The latest phase of 22suites, one, two and three-bedroom apartments offer a balanced combination of rich local heritage and modern living with thoughtful design and strong character.
Kew Bridge, the point at which Chiswick and Kew Gardens meet, is an area much loved by families, known for its Georgian and Victorian heritage, riverside walks and charming village-like feel.
Heritage Walk offers stress-free access to some of London's most beautiful, and expansive, green spaces, including the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, Syon Park and Richmond Park. Interiors and landscaping at Allen House uniquely blend inspiration taken from the rich expanse of nearby parkland and the adjacent Grade II listed Victorian Steam and Water Museum, and will be built to the highest specifications.
Allen House sits at the heart of a trio of buildings of outstanding quality of architecture and design. The release of this final phase offers the last chance for prospective buyers to find a home within this exclusive development.
The Sackler Crossing in Kew Gardens is the source of much inspiration - a local bridge which features a striking granite floor with bronze posts that create a visual illusion that is dependent on the angle from which the bridge is viewed. As such, bronze and granite have informed the colour palette throughout, further accentuated by metal finishes in homage to the industrial interior of the Steam museum.
Each Allen House apartment has been designed to maximise light and space, with open living areas as well as private balconies or terraces, all of which offer views across communal courtyard gardens and a linear park. Featuring full-height glazed doors opening onto wood panelled floors, they offer a natural extension of the living space into the outdoors.
Offering all the benefits of contemporary living, residents at Allen House will have access to a 24-hour concierge service, gated parking and a private residents' gym including state-of-the-art cardio, resistance and free weight equipment.
Art and gardens
As with all developments by St James, Heritage Walk features an abundance of thoughtfully designed open space and distinctive, site-specific public art. A series of text fragments by artist Alec Peever and poet Alyson Hallett can be discovered throughout fully landscaped courtyard gardens, complemented by mature trees and natural planting. A sculpture by Alison Crowther forms a focal point for the most expansive courtyard garden, testament to St James' commitment to creating places that place art and culture at their heart.
Further still, a linear park will span the length of the development, into which an artwork, entitled 'The Self-Playing Instrument of Water' is woven into the landscape as a ribbon of steel engraved with a place specific poem. The work has been created collaboratively by award-winning poet Alice Oswald, renowned designer Harry Pearce of Pentagram and specialist fabricators Millimetre.
The final stretch
Heritage Walk offers a desirable London lifestyle in a beautiful suburban neighbourhood. Kew Bridge is a sought-after location, providing connectivity to Waterloo, Heathrow and the M4 - an ideal location for professional Londoners looking for a home that suits international travel or for those that work in one of the many major global companies based on England's Silicon Corridor.
As one of the last remaining stretches of the River in West London to be developed, the area now has a well-established reputation as a vibrant residential community, with an enviable offer of retail and leisure amenities already in place nearby, including the cafés, restaurants and markets of Kew Village.
Prices start from £499,950. For further information, or to register your interest, please call 020 3740 1397 or visit the website at http://www.heritage-walk.co.uk/.