Knightsbridge Gate, the longest façade retention scheme in London, is a mixed-use, new building behind a Grade II listed façade. The development occupies an entire block along the south side of Knightsbridge and provides 15 luxury apartments above a range of office spaces and independent retail units.
MSMR’s design for all the residential areas creates a carefully managed sequence of spaces for residents, as they travel from the street entrance to, and through, their apartment. From the outset our primary design goal has been to maximise the sense of drama and spatial quality by creating a hierarchy of interior spaces, maximising the use of natural light and forming a controlled sequence of views throughout each apartment.
The design language of the residential interior draws inspiration from the building’s Edwardian heritage to combine a rich palette of materials, textures and intricate detailing. Working closely alongside artisan suppliers, each element has been meticulously developed through a process of sampling and modelling both forms and finishes. Bespoke joinery, ironmongery, stonework and metalwork are designed to provide an elegant response to the buildings design.
MSMR Architects was appointed to design and deliver the residential elements of the development, including 15 luxury apartments, for APML Estates. The project has been completed working alongside Dixon Jones Architects [lead architect], Richard Griffiths Architects [heritage], and March & White [FF&E].