Construction is now underway on the Richmond Brewery Stores, a building with a fascinating history. Originally an old bottling factory for the Richmond Brewery, the building has also been used as a toy factory and Britain’s first Royal British Legion Poppy Factory.
Acquired by Banda Property late last year, the site will be sympathetically transformed into an innovative mixed-use residential and commercial space. Banda will work with a dynamic team of craftsmen, designers, joiners and restorers to bring fresh life and a new riverside living experience. The 22,000 sq. ft. space will include seven duplex apartments with uninterrupted views over the River Thames – each with its own private terrace
The apartments will be finished to the highest standard. Each home will feature oak-engineered wood flooring and kitchens with sleek handle-less units, stone worktops and state-of-the-art integrated appliances. Bathrooms will combine stone, porcelain tiles and specialist brassware, while bedrooms will be furnished with floor-to-ceiling dressing rooms and the latest in audio visual capability. All properties will have a private balcony or terrace with stunning views stretching across the Thames – a unique take on contemporary living overlooking London’s iconic river.
Richmond has fantastic commuter links into central London with its riverside presence and proximity to the Park making it a sought-after location for owner-occupiers and investors alike. It is also growing as a hub for commercial enterprises, particularly those in the tech sector. Recently nicknamed ‘Silicon upon Thames’, companies with offices in Richmond include eBay, PayPal, Gumtree and snack delivery service Graze. Whilst the area has long enticed shoppers for its big brand names, the influx of new young workers has also led to a growth in smaller more boutique offerings such as Australian skincare range Aesop and Parisian concept store Zadig & Voltaire.
“At Banda we like to seek out characteristic buildings that will make beautiful and architecturally exciting homes that are returned into the heart of the community. We’re thrilled that work is underway and we are breathing life back into this exceptional building that has such unfulfilled potential,” says Edo Mapelli Mozzi, CEO, Banda Property.