Thea Wellband's Reviews
A real selling point for 190 The Strand are the amenities. The porters and concierge are extremely smart and wouldn’t look out of place in a Mayfair development. For those who work from home there is a useful boardroom for meetings and the cinema room too is a great added extra. The gym and spa are also five star and help to create the overall experience.
There are still units for sale at the development together with some resale opportunities – it seems like it is popular with international students who may have had help from the bank of Mum and Dad. It’s useful for them to be close to central London Universities like UCL, Kings and LSE. The specification is good and as the building is a U shape there are some beautiful double aspect apartments on the corners. Selling points are that the ceiling heights and natural light are impressive and the location means that it’s a short walk from both ‘theatre land’ and Covent Garden. City workers would also do well to purchase at 190 The Strand as it is a short walk away from St Paul’s and Bank.
375 High Street Kensington is a popular address and played a large part in the reshaping of the high street’s identity. Proximity to Kensington Olympia is useful but the development is a bus ride/good walk away from High St Kensington tube station. A real selling point is the location close to the wide open spaces of Holland Park which hosts many events each year and the extremely popular Core Collective Gym and Waitrose are less than half a mile away. Westfield shopping centre is close by too.
The developer has really thought about the specification and there are elements such as the practical utility cupboards which make it stand out from the crowd. In addition, the volume of the reception areas for the buildings and natural light are impressive as is the overall architectural look of the scheme. Although the specification is impressive the penthouses are positioned very close together so those looking to purchase should carefully do their research. Overall, the apartments would make a good rental investment as young professionals in particular are extremely attracted to the area and the amenities such as the 24 hour Harrods concierge.
Chelsea Creek is a development for those looking for access to the Kings Road and the amenities of Fulham – it is set in its own enclave just moments from Imperial Wharf train station which means that it’s popular with City workers who can relatively swiftly reach their desks in around half an hour. The trains do get busy though as many Fulham residents have caught on to the ease of the commute.
A real selling point for Chelsea Creek is the 24 hour concierge – nothing is too much for the team and they will ensure that each and every resident is well catered for. The building is also extremely well managed and the common parts are beautifully clean and presentable. The residents’ only spa and gym is a real selling point too. The community feel is good but it doesn’t have as many shops and choice of restaurants on the doorstep as many other new builds tend to have. The one coffee shop Harris + Hoole close by tends to get busy during the week with local mums who are taking their kids to Gambados – a soft play centre extremely popular with families from all over South West London. Proximity to the large drive in Sainsbury’s near Wandsworth Bridge is also a bonus as is the family friendly Harbour Club close by.
Overall Chelsea Creek does have many of the benefits of a new build and although is located in a ‘fringe’ Chelsea address it has many positive aspects which have caught the eye of both young professionals and families alike.