The Northacre Way
When Swedish architect Klas Nilsson founded Northacre over 30 years ago, it was with a single-minded vision to preserve and celebrate some of London’s most treasured architectural masterpieces.
Nilsson understood the allure of great architecture and the enduring impact it has on the world around it. With knowledge and sensitivity, he turned beautiful properties into some of London’s most desirable homes and created an uncompromising, design-led development company that has consistently set new standards for luxury living experiences.
Today, under the leadership of Niccolò Barattieri di San Pietro, Northacre continues to create beautiful, highly innovative residences in central London’s grandest period properties, preserving these stunning buildings for generations to come. Whether replete in history like No. 1 Palace Street, or conceived from scratch as our modernist construction The Broadway will boldly demonstrate, these living spaces of the future are crafted with the latest cutting-edge materials, attention to detail and creative flair that has been the Northacre way since the very beginning.
Guided by a love of design and an unrelenting commitment to contemporary craftsmanship, each luxurious Northacre home is designed to enrich the lives of the most discerning homeowners. Our beautiful residences also serve as a stepping stone to new experiences, providing luxury seekers from all four corners of the globe with a rare insight into British culture.
The Broadway will be a vibrant living quarter in the heart of Westminster. The six striking residential towers, which will form the centre of this modern-day masterpiece, are the epitome of contemporary cool and design innovation.
Vicarage Gate House
Designed by leading London architect Eric Parry, this 42,000 square foot building offers a mix of three-, four-and five-bedroom duplex and lateral apartments, each with their own private south-facing outside space and underground parking. With 24-hour concierge and state-of-the-art leisure facilities, these exclusive luxury homes are the result of exceptional craftsmanship and an eye for detail.
Hyde Park, W2
This ambitious five-year revival scheme of the old Lancaster Gate Thistle Hotel features a 130m long/30m high facade retention, the longest in Europe, and excavation of a three-storey underground car park. With 77 lateral and duplex apartments, landscaped gardens, 24-hour porterage and extensive leisure facilities, Northacre’s unique ability to fuse traditional architecture with new design and construction is clear to see.
Two early 20th Century Grade II-listed Mayfair mansions converted from offices into six extensive and magnificent residential apartments with 24-hour porterage and concierge. In creating these luxurious London apartments, Northacre took considerable care to retain and recreate original period details, obtaining planning and listed building consent in less than six weeks, thanks to our experienced negotiators.
A striking gated development in Kensington, this refurbishment and revival scheme saw the transformation of the former Queen Elizabeth College, part of King’s College London, into 66 elegant apartments, landscaped gardens, leisure and concierge facilities. It demonstrates Northacre’s devotion to historical details and received a Restoration and Conservation Award by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
A former King’s College facility, this magnificent gated development, a mixture of Grade II-listed architecture and new-builds, is set in 7.5 acres of walled parkland. Another impressive Northacre revival scheme, it created 267 luxury apartments and 22 houses, all equipped for contemporary luxury living in this fashionable part of town.
A pioneering gated development, The Bromptons was formally an NHS hospital until Northacre restored the listed neo-gothic main building to its former glory and built two new blocks to replicate its architectural style. With 74 family-sized apartments, underground car parking, gated private gardens and a swimming pool, it received a Restoration and Conservation Award from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
For this prestigious revival scheme, Northacre revitalised an entire Victorian terrace in Kensington, creating 69 purpose-built apartments. The original facade has been meticulously retained with an all-new concrete structure, while all the modern amenities of a new building are skilfully included. This remarkable design was awarded both a Civic Trust Award and the Royal Borough of Chelsea’s Restoration and Conservation Award.
This unique development involved the rescue of an uninterrupted terrace of derelict Georgian houses, revived to create 23 exquisite family homes. Northacre re-instated a wonderful carriage driveway over a new underground car park and created leisure areas for each home. In 1999, it was awarded Best London Garden Square and received a Restoration and Conservation Award from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.