The property comprises a mid terrace, mixed use building arranged as retail/ancillary accommodation on basement, ground and first. The second and third floors have been used for residential purposes by a religious community. In total, the building extends to approximately 7,032 sq ft and benefits from three roof terraces. The property is of rendered brick construction.
The basement, ground and first floor provide retail space with the basement used as storage and the ground and first floors providing sales space and meeting / reading areas. The accommodation is finished to a good specification including carpeted flooring, plaster painted walls, suspended ceilings with recessed fluorescent strip lighting. The first floor was refurbished in 2017.
The second and third floors and roof terrace are in convent / residential use. The second floor is arranged as kitchen, lounge, W/C and three offices. The third floor provides 5 single bedrooms with wash hand basins (1 single room with ensuite), bathroom, 2 x W/Cs and shower room. The top floor provides a laundry room and access onto a large roof terrace.
The upper residential parts are self-contained having their own separate access from the street. There is a lift, fire escape staircase between all floors and an access from a passageway at the rear.
Located within the prime area of Kensington, within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Kensington is one of London’s most affluent areas with a number of notable attractions including Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Kensington High Street is Kensington’s prime commercial area with a variety of major national and international retailers including Whole Foods, Waitrose, Oliver Bonas, Zara, Uniqlo and Boots. There are also a number of high-end restaurants including The Ivy, Aubaine and The Roof Gardens, and more casual eateries including Joe & The Juice and Ole & Steen. The area is one of London’s leading retail destinations that benefits from footfall from both wealthy local residents and large volumes of tourists visiting local attractions.
The subject premises are situated on the southern side of Kensington High Street close to the junction with Allen Street. High Street Kensington Station is three minutes walk to the east providing access to London Underground’s District & Circle Lines. There are a number of bus stops in close proximity.