Valouran, the trailblazing global property developer and placemaker, recently announced the commencement of the redevelopment of the esteemed Grade II-listed Connaught Chapel into a collection of five opulent luxury apartments.
Having stood tall on St. John’s Wood Terrace since the 1830s, The Chapel, spanning an impressive 14,805 sq. ft, has served various purposes throughout its existence. From commercial offices to television recording studios, event spaces, and even a squash court, this historic building boasts a rich and diverse history.
With an unwavering commitment to preserving historical structures, Valouran is dedicated to transforming The Chapel into luxurious residences that will stand the test of time.
Crafting Luxury Residences
The highly-anticipated development by Valouran is scheduled to begin construction in the Autumn of Q4 2023, with fit-out earmarked for Q2 2024. Co-founder, Alex Michelin, expresses his excitement about the project, stating, “This project is a wonderful addition to the Valouran stable of developments as it is so unique and will provide such incredible spaces for its residents once complete.
Arguably one of the most sought-after opportunities in St John’s Wood, we are committed to preserving the architectural heritage of The Chapel whilst delivering homes of the very highest modern standard with excellent environmental credentials. We are really proud of plans for the redevelopment of the building, which ensures the property blends harmoniously into the surrounding streetscape and promises to provide a truly exciting place to live.”
Masterful Restoration and Contemporary Design
Valouran has enlisted the architectural expertise of Darling Associates to execute a meticulous restoration and renovation process that pays homage to The Chapel’s illustrious heritage while incorporating contemporary design and state-of-the-art amenities.
Inside the apartments, esteemed interior design firm Gunter&Co will curate a captivating and understated luxury, drawing inspiration from the building’s storied past. Expect a fusion of natural materials, such as exquisite marbles and light timbers, elegantly complemented with bronze accents.
Sustainability at the Core
Valouran holds sustainability at the core of its business philosophy, and The Chapel is no exception. The development aims to minimize its carbon footprint by eliminating the use of gas systems and providing residents with high-performance mechanical and electrical installations that exceed Part L requirements.
Additionally, the apartments will feature an air source, and zero-emission high-efficiency heat pumps, contributing to a greener future. The project also embraces biodiversity, with a diverse array of thoughtfully chosen plants to enhance urban greenery and promote a thriving ecosystem. Responsible sourcing of materials and a focus on local suppliers further reflect Valouran’s commitment to sustainability.
A Coveted London Address
St. John’s Wood is undoubtedly one of London’s most desirable residential neighbourhoods, renowned for its picturesque tree-lined streets, rich history, charming high street, and ample green spaces. Its allure knows no bounds and is sought after by homeowners from across the globe.
With several sites already purchased and identified for future developments across London, Valouran’s pipeline is set to expand further this year.
In Conclusion, Valouran’s transformation of The Chapel stands as a testament to the company’s dedication to preserving history while creating exquisite and sustainable spaces. As the project progresses, the convergence of heritage and modernity will come to life, providing residents with an unparalleled living experience in the heart of St. John’s Wood.