14/10/2014 • Development update
Mount Anvil today announced plans to create a new residential development in Hampstead after exchanging contracts to acquire the northern part of the King’s College London Student Residence at Kidderpore Avenue, NW3 in 2015. Read more below.
The site, which is located in leafy surrounds and close to one of London’s most sought-after villages, takes its name from the Grade II listed Kidderpore Hall which was built in 1843. It has been part of the King’s College London portfolio since September 1992.
The sensitive conversion will secure the future of the historic listed buildings, while the additional elements, including a planned public open space, will breathe new life into the site which will be vacated in September 2015.
Killian Hurley, Chief Executive, Mount Anvil, said: “We are thrilled to have acquired this fantastic site on Kidderpore Avenue. There is a way to go before we are able to bring it to life, but as a design-led, legacy-focused business, this offers a wonderful opportunity to preserve one of London’s most beautiful sites, and create outstanding homes that enhance London’s world-class status.”
Ralph Luck, Director of Real Estate Development, King's, said: “We are delighted to be working with Mount Anvil on this prestigious redevelopment. Their understanding of the site, desire to preserve its heritage and reputation for excellence stood them apart from the other bidders. We are confident they will create something really special at Kidderpore Avenue.
"This disposal forms part of the King’s College London strategy to rationalise, improve and increase its amount of student accommodation close to its existing and new Campuses. Hampstead is the most remote of all of its residences from its Central London Campuses.”
Mount Anvil, who have a track record of delivering sensitive conversion schemes including The Loxfords (N5) and Barnsbury Place (N1), will be consulting with local residents ahead of a full planning application.
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