Apartments in Grosvenor Waterside SE1
Grosvenor Waterside is a stunning dockside development located in the highly desirable borough of Chelsea. Positioned on the River Thames on the north side of Chelsea Bridge, Grosvenor Waterside was intended as a new cultural destination for Chelsea, representing a unique fusion of art, history and urban architecture. The impressive Grosvenor Waterside development was the brainchild of a collection of architecture firms including Twigg Brown and Allies and Morrison. Not only is the development superbly designed, the location encompasses everything that it means to live in the heart of central London.
The picturesque docks around the development, though no longer in use, now house a stunning water feature, adding tranquillity to the communal areas. In addition to the serene surroundings of Grosvenor Waterside, people are often impressed by proximity of Grosvenor Waterside to the Thames. Many apartments benefit from this riverside location, offering fantastic river views whilst also being a close walk to Sloane Square and the well-known Kings Road.
Central London estate agents MyLondonHome have years of experience of selling and letting property in the Chelsea area. To sell or let your Grosvenor Waterside apartment today call 020 7222 2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an immediate listing.
Grosvenor Waterside has an intriguing history. The development is built around a dock (formerly the mouth of the Grosvenor Canal) that was originally a waterway which stretched from the Thames to where Victoria Station stands today. The canal itself was actually the shortest in London, opened in 1823 and also serving as a water supply channel for the Chelsea Waterworks Company, the canal originally ran up to Victoria bus terminal.
As development of the new railway route continued, much of the canal disappeared. In June 1860, the first railway bridge across the Thames gave railways access to the area that had been for forfeited by the canal. The canal was initially cut back to Belgrave Road however this retreated further still as the number of platforms (15-19) at Victoria increased. The Grosvenor was the last commercial canal to operate in London, closing at the end of the 1990’s. In 2000, planning permission was granted to redevelop the disused Grosvenor Canal into the award winning Grosvenor Waterside development.