9 Millbank presents the epitome of London life with a heritage touch
Luxury central London development 9 Millbank unveils its collection of heritage-inspired interiors, blending contemporary design with historic grandeur
Central London, steeped in history and glamour, is no stranger to grand period architecture and chic lifestyle offerings. 9 Millbank is one of the newest children of this block, but lacks nothing compared to its predecessors. The development is currently under construction, with its final touches to be added so that it can open to residents fully completed in 2023. St Edward, the developer behind 9 Millbank, has now revealed the project’s latest interiors offering for its top-of-the-range Heritage Collection, a series of five apartments at the very top of the programme.
The development sits in the impressive former headquarters of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), a majestic Grade II listed structure facing leafy parkland and the River Thames beyond. Long views over the London skyline (including glimpses of iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben) match the building’s original features and decor, most of which have been lovingly preserved and restored to recreate their former glory. In areas where the original building fabric was badly damaged, the architects worked with conservation specialists to create new elements that faithfully maintain the identity of the old.
The residences, which feature some of the most generous footprints of their kind (ranging from 2,550 square feet to 9,717 square feet), are the transformed directors’ suites, which have been reimagined into lush, contemporary living spaces by an office of renowned design. Godard Littlefair. Spaces draw inspiration from the surrounding historical context, while updating services and details to 21st century standards, opening up, elevating and illuminating every nook and cranny to meet the needs of the modern resident.
Effortlessly blending modern rooms and decor with period features such as original ceiling cornices and woodwork, it’s a perfect universe of old and new. While unexpected spaces and unusual interior layouts – such as a 30m long private terrace, a cozy mezzanine living space, and the previously hidden games room and wine cellar, which were only discovered during construction works – add a sense of discovery and enhance the apartments’ unique identity.
“The Heritage Collection has been deeply considered at every stage of design and construction to ensure that the finished homes reflect their position at the heart of Westminster, the seat of power, politics and royalty in the capital,” says Paul Vallone de St Edward. “Working closely with the UK’s finest historic building consultants, craftsmen and designers, we have created five exquisitely designed, world-class apartments that are unique in the city. These apartments embody the glamor and proportions of the 1920s and without doubt some of the most beautiful terraces to be found along the Thames. We are delighted to have already found a buyer for one of these unique apartments and believe the remaining residences will appeal to a global audience looking for the ultimate London home. §