This garden flat is located in one of London’s most dynamic and exciting markets. It is very close to iconic Battersea Park and the Battersea Power Station development area, as well as walking distance to the amenities of Chelsea. Despite being only a one bedroom flat, the property benefits from its own separate entrance and private garden, as well as a generous square footage.
One of our most recent acquisitions, this flat offered an immense scope for improvement. Although the property was lived in at the time of purchase, the facilities were not up to an acceptable standard and extensive modernisation was urgently required. However, due to the flat’s prime location, it was clear that elevating the quality of the amenities would be money well spent.
Due to its location and build type, the flat suffered from severe rising damp affecting a large proportion of the external walls. Remedial works to stop any further ingress of moisture were the first step in the extensive renovation. Electrical wiring as well as plumbing were also no longer fit for purpose and needed to be replaced completely to allow the installation of a completely new kitchen and shower room.
One of the greatest challenges was upgrading the ageing Victorian property to a standard compliant with new energy performance regulations. This required the replacement of all windows and doors at great expense, as well as the installation of a state-of-the-art modern underfloor heating system. Once completed, the flat will offer its residents remarkably modern amenities for a property of this period.
Thanks to the efforts of our amazing team, we were able to complete this project in record time while keeping costs under control. What was once a very drab and cluttered space with dated facilities is now a bright and inviting space with all the comforts of a modern home. We are excited to have completed this project in time for letting it out during spring, the most active time of the year in the market for garden flats.
The modern amenities of the flat as well as the overall quality of finish go above and beyond what is typical in the market for rented properties in Battersea. That being said, we are confident that this property will make an excellent addition to our long-term portfolio due to its prime location in one of London’s most dynamic local markets.