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If you’re looking for architects in Belgravia, we know you will have specific needs. In Belgravia, there isn’t a wide variety of types of buildings – most of what you see around you dates from when these streets were originally laid out

Understandably, the council, the conservation area and the Grosvenor Estate work hard to make sure that the distinctive look of the area – what makes Belgravia Belgravia – is preserved. Which means you’ll need architects who understand exactly what makes this place so special – while also appreciating that you or your tenants don’t want to live in the past.

And since we have an office in Belgravia, we’re in the perfect position to do that. As architects in Belgravia, we know how, for instance, to transform a mews house so that the outside still embodies the 1820s but the inside has the space, light and ease of living you need in the 2020s. And we can do that while making sure your projects are delivered on time and on budget.

As Belgravia architects, we’ve been dealing with the planning and building control departments of the City of Westminster since 2013, so we know both their official policies but also how they put those policies into effect. We have also obtained license to alter from the Grosvenor Estate for many of our clients.

Recognised as one of the best residential architecture firms in London, we work across the entire residential architecture spectrum with construction budgets up to 10m in Belgravia, Chelsea and South Kensington. We have shown we can deliver incredibly successful projects for developers, investors and homeowners.

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As architects in Belgravia, we serve homeowners and developers throughout the following postcodes

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What makes Belgravia special?

Belgravia is one of Central London’s most affluent, exclusive and elegant districts. The area is home to a variety of luxury fashion boutiques, fine-dining restaurants and independent shops. Eccleston Yards has recently been regenerated and now plays host to one of the best outdoor markets in London. However, the greatest appeal of Belgravia is its endless rows of white stucco townhouses. A combination of these factors makes Belgravia one of the most highly sought-after residential locations within Central London.

Not only is it one of the most expensive residential districts in London, but also in the world. The average property price in the district is currently £1,933,648. The area has been home to high-profile celebrities, politicians and literary figures over the years and continues to be a playground for the rich and famous.

The district is home to a number of embassies, consulates and international diplomatic missions, including the Austrian Embassy, Turkish Embassy and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates. The early congregation of such buildings in the area helped to raise the status of Belgravia as an upmarket Central London district.

The district is known for its “urban village” feel, boasting some of the capital's grandest squares and parks including Ebury Square Gardens, Eaton Square Gardens and Belgravia Square Gardens.

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The architecture of Belgravia

Belgravia is characterised by its late Georgian and Regency estates of terraces, crescents and squares. The architecture and streetscape of Belgravia are celebrated for their sense of unity and grandeur. The district is renowned for its white stucco-fronted houses, designed with graceful classical proportions.

A significant proportion of Belgravia’s villas and townhouses are part of the Grosvenor Estate and were built by Thomas Cubitt in the 1820s. Much of Cubitt’s design remains intact today in the district.

The large houses are balanced by the smaller mews houses, originally where the horses, carriages and grooms of the grand residences lived. Since the second half of the 20th century, these have been highly desirable homes, and the narrow streets themselves are highlights of the townscape.

Belgravia has its own conservation area to protect the distinct urban character of the district. A number of its properties and buildings have also been listed by Historic England for their architectural significance.

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Most popular projects for homeowners

As Belgravia architects, we specialise in full interior renovations – some other architects regard what happens inside of a building as secondary to the exteriors, but we take pride in creating beautiful living and working spaces.

We design the rooms and source bespoke fixtures and fittings to ensure that even the smallest detail contributes to the elegance of the house or apartment.

Belgravia is a part of London like no other, so if you’re hiring an architect in Belgravia to work here they must have total command of its history while never forgetting that their main task is to please you, their client. At Urbanist Architecture, we love Belgravia and we love contented clients and would welcome the opportunity to add you to that list.

“ Mr Ufuk Bahar is an exceptionally skilled designer. He did thorough research, meticulously presented the drawings, gave us substantial support and perfectly crystallised our thoughts into an aesthetically pleasing design. ”

Mr & Mrs Ivanov — London

“ Proactive, detailed and very responsible service. I would use them again without blinking! ”

Sachin G. — London
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Modern glass staircase on mutiple storeys
One of our very favourite projects is in Belgravia, and it is always a huge privilege to be working with the architectural legacy of the area.
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Sky Moore-Clube

BA MArch AADip
Senior Architectural Designer

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