Former Belgravia hotel to raise bar for period properties

Grosvenor 119 Ebury Street

A Grade II listed building in Belgravia, London is set to reduce its carbon emissions by over 75 per cent compared to pre-development.

The former hotel spans 4,200sq ft (390sqm) over six floors and is kind of an experiment by developer Grosvenor to see just how environmentally sustainable listed, heritage properties can become following redevelopment.

Now housing two-bedroom (from £995pw) and three-bedroom (£2,000pw – ouch) apartments, 119 Ebury Street features internal wall insulation, solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems and whole-house ventilation and heat recovery technology.

Grosvenor Belgravia 2

This should make it the first ever listed residential building in the UK to achieve the prestigious BREEAM Outstanding rating, while cutting emissions 30 years ahead of the national target of 80 per cent by 2050.

Interior design practice th2designs has dressed one of the three apartments using recycled materials and British-sourced furniture and fabrics.

Will Bax, Director of Placemaking, London Estate, Grosvenor Britain and Ireland, says: "119 Ebury Street proves it is possible to bring 21st century technology into heritage buildings, creating a better environment for living whilst retaining their character and charm."

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