201-207 Kensington High Street

201-207 Kensington High Street occupies a prime site in the retail hub of one of London’s most well-known neighbourhoods. The 1930s building was once Woolworths’ flagship store in the capital, but has since been sub-divided into three retail units at street level, with a gym on the upper floors behind the original façade. Maxicorp are investors in prime property across London, and acquired the building as a redevelopment opportunity.

Working with Maxicorp and LSI architects, Opera are providing project and development management services for the comprehensive redevelopment of the site. The building’s use as a gym is protected, so this will be relocated to a new double basement to free up the first and second floors for prime residential use, behind a retained facade. Two further floors will be added, providing a new building total of seven levels of mixed-use retail, residential and leisure space, and a 40% uplift in lettable space overall.

 

“Opera provide project and development management services for a number of our developments, including a major mixed-use redevelopment scheme in RBKC, which has numerous and significant constraints and challenges. Opera work brilliantly both with ourselves but also with our team of consultants and key stakeholders, always seeking to achieve the optimum result for us, through a genuinely creative and collaborative approach to development.”

Darren McGill, Partner, Maxicorp

Architect:
LSI Architects
Year:
2016 - 2018
Service:
  • Development Management
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Project Management
Sector:
  • Commercial Development
Client:
Maxicorp
Architect:
LSI Architects
Year:
2016 - 2018
Service:
  • Development Management
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Project Management
Sector:
  • Commercial Development
Client:
Maxicorp