Hurlingham on the River: rare opportunity to acquire exceptional Thames-side consented development site in south west London

Londonewcastle and Royal London Asset Management have instructed CBRE to find a buyer for an exceptional residential led, mixed-use development opportunity which has full planning permission in place.

Hurlingham on the River, currently known as Hurlingham Retail Park, is one of the few remaining development opportunities on this affluent stretch of the river. The site in Fulham, SW6, adjacent to Wandsworth Bridge, boasts 475 feet (146 metres) of uninterrupted River Thames frontage.

A freehold development opportunity, the site area extends to 1.3 hectares (3.2 acres), with vacant possession available at short notice.

Planning permission has been secured for a 4-12 storey mixed-use development, comprising 269 residential apartments, including 45 for affordable use, 32,775 sq. ft of commercial space and 50,000 sq. ft of high quality shared external amenity space including 24,000 sq. ft of private residents’ gardens.

Hurlingham on the River is a luxury riverside development designed by multi RIBA, Civic Trust and BCI award-winning architects Hopkins. The designs are for a modern interpretation of classic London mansion blocks. Almost every apartment has private amenity space such as a roof terrace or balcony, many of these with river aspects.

The plans for the main building include a triple-height entrance lobby linked to premium private amenity spaces including a screening room, wellbeing studio and business lounge.

Residents will further benefit from 24,000 sq. ft of beautifully landscaped podium gardens, designed by eight-times Chelsea Flower Show winner, Tom Stuart Smith. This space is inspired by classic London garden squares.

The development is situated in easy reach of the King’s Road and Chelsea, and near a choice of transport links to connect to The City, West End and Canary Wharf.

Commercial operators will be able to take advantage of the south-facing waterfront location with brands that would complement the residential element of the scheme, such as retail, leisure, and food and beverage outlets or even a signature destination restaurant.

Drew Watkins, Fund Manager, RLAM said: “The fund has owned the Hurlingham Retail Park for a long time and feel we have taken the first major step in its redevelopment by securing an excellent planning permission for a residential-led scheme. We are now looking for the right group with suitable expertise to take forward the project to the next logical step and deliver this stunning project.”

David Barnett, CEO and Co-founder of Londonewcastle said: ‘Hurlingham on the River is an incredibly significant project for Londonewcastle and a truly exceptional riverside development opportunity in London. From the outset of our involvement, we have sought to assemble a best-in-class delivery team that have helped us bring forward a scheme of architectural and local significance. The planning permission that we have secured on behalf of RLAM is unique within the London market and will deliver a bespoke, residential-led development with private and affordable housing of the highest quality. We are very proud of the work that has gone into this and look forward to seeing it come to life in the built environment, establishing what will undoubtedly be a thriving addition to the neighbourhood and a sought-after development.’

We expect there will be significant interest in Hurlingham on the River. It is an exceptionally rare blend of prime riverside location, scale, and an architectural vision which marries world class design with visionary placemaking to create a luxury riverside development opportunity. This is one of the last remaining riverside regeneration sites in this prime part of London, and one of only a few prime consented residential development opportunities to come to market in London in recent times. The success of other waterfront schemes nearby including Battersea Reach, Battersea Power Station, Fulham Riverside and Wandsworth Riverside Quarter have helped establish the reputation of London’s riverside developments internationally, and we therefore anticipate interest from overseas developers as well as domestic.
Adam Cradick, Executive Director, Residential Land, CBRE