19 August 2020
Luxury senior living developer Auriens has received planning permission by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for its 142-unit scheme in Kensington.
The Heythrop College scheme on Kensington Square in south-west London comprises a houses a Grade-II listed college building, three townhouses and further student accommodation and classroom buildings. The buildings will be converted into housing for over 65s spanning 330,000 sq ft.
Amenities for residents include a 100-cover restaurant, cinema, wine room, swimming pool, and two acres of interconnected landscaped gardens, which will be open to the public.
Auriens chief executive David Meagher said:: “We are delighted the planning inspector upheld the original decision of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in granting planning consent for this world-class development. “With our Auriens Chelsea scheme on track to open mid-2021, we are seeing strong levels of demand from local residents, and we expect to see the same uptake for Auriens Kensington.
“It has taken three years of hard work to get this planning in place, and we are very grateful to all the stakeholders and Auriens employees who worked tirelessly to get this result.”