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October 8, 2022

Prime Property of the Week: Westminster Fire Station, SW1

By Rory Sachs

Each week, Spear’s highlights one exceptional super-prime property or development on the market. This week: a thoughtfully reimagined collection of Grade II listed apartments in Westminster’s former fire station

Constructed in 1906, Westminster’s fire station played a leading role in London’s public safety infrastructure until it was retired in 2014, with the station’s crew responsible for saving Westminster Abbey from near destruction during a bombing raid in WWII.

Westminster Fire Station
The courtyard at Westminster Fire Station combines two buildings of contrasting architectural styles

Now reimagined as a modish collection of 17 apartments, with finishings inspired by the building’s original functions, the Greycoat Place site boasts exposed steel beams, original glazed brick tiles and three original fire carriage doors – one of which now serves as the residents’ entrance.

The apartments are spread over two interlocking buildings set around an elegant courtyard, which was previously used as a stable for horses. Draped in earthy foliage and containing several raised flower beds set in artful copper-plated pots, the external area was landscaped and designed by James Lee to be a ‘tranquil oasis’.

Westminster Fire Station
Trinkets, potted plants and antique furniture add a rustic dimension to the urbane setting

With internal fittings chosen by Studio L London, interior designers aimed to create homely apartments resembling a ‘farmhouse’ in the city – using an eclectic collection of antique and contemporary furniture, as well as murals and trinkets to create internal spaces that are both urbane and rustic.

Westminster Fire Station
The bathroom is set in light, calming tones and contains elegant brass fittings

A two-bedroom, 1,400 square foot apartment with a marble-clad bathroom and a spacious kitchen is currently on sale for £3.85million. Residents will benefit from a thoughtful concierge team offering guidance and support, and a location just seconds away from Victoria and St James’s Park.

Contact CBRE for more information.

Images: Studio Rochowski

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