Launching Great Minster House

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Great Minster House, Barratt London's flagship Westminster development, launched this week

Barratt London launched Great Minster House - in the heart of Westminster - to the London luxury residential market today.

The launch of Great Minster House provides interested buyers with the rare opportunity to purchase a new build apartment or penthouse with an exceptional living environment in an enviable location.

This exclusive development, situated on the corner of Marsham Street and Horseferry Road, is an exquisite reimagining of an existing building that has been transformed into elegant homes containing all the comforts of 21st century living. The studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom duplex penthouses have been designed to the highest specifications and offer the prospect of a privileged lifestyle in the city's most iconic district.

Regional Sales Director for Barratt London, Gary Patrick, commented: "Great Minster House has a location that has to be seen to be believed. This world-famous part of London has it all - atmosphere, history, views and proximity to the river as well as the wealth of cultural, historic and gastronomic attractions that entice people from all over the world. Being able to call Westminster home – especially in the luxurious context of Great Minster House – takes that to a new level and we anticipate a great level of demand for the privilege."

"Working closely with highly regarded interior design firms, we've developed a new standard of design aimed at buyers in the prime property brackets. We are working closely with Honky Interior Design at Great Minster House in Westminster. With an address like that, which is recognised around the world, the challenge was to create a show apartment of the best international standard but which still had British roots. Honky used materials that have long been associated with that most overused of words – luxury – such as fur, feather, pearls, leather and suede throughout the furnishing of the apartment."

Westminster, with its architectural and political landmarks, encapsulates the sheer magnetism of London; where an inspiring sense of history and heritage rubs shoulders with a strikingly modern way of life. Great Minster House provides a truly special opportunity to live with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben right on your doorstep, the majestic River Thames meandering by, and some of the city's most beautiful open spaces, such as St James's Park – London's oldest Royal Park – a short walk away.

Whatever their tastes and preferences, residents of Great Minster House will be spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping, with the city's finest department stores - from Fortnum and Mason and Harvey Nichols to Selfridges and Peter Jones - all within walking distance, along with the luxury boutiques of the West End and quirkier shopping destinations such as Pimlico Farmer's Market. Meanwhile, for everyday convenience, there will be a Sainsbury's Local just moments from the lobby of Great Minster House. The development is also perfectly positioned to take advantage of the South Bank's world-famous galleries and concert halls, the theatres of the West End and all the fine dining experiences – from the Roux Brothers' Le Gavroche to Heston Blumenthal's Dinner – you could wish for. 

From the grand entrance lobby, with its smart seating areas, to the individual apartments: the accommodation at Great Minster House strikes a tone of relaxed sophistication. All of the apartments have full height feature doors and individually designed living spaces that work well for both laid-back family time, or for lavish entertaining. The bedrooms have plush wool carpets underfoot and fitted wardrobes with internal lighting, while the open-plan living areas come with engineered parquet flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the rooms with light. The kitchens have stylish handle-free furniture, Silestone worktops, concealed lighting and top-of-the-range Siemens appliances; and the bathrooms have porcelain floor tiling, a walk-in shower and vanity units with a bespoke marble finish.

There is also comfort cooling and scene setting dimmable lighting to principle rooms and a multi-room integrated audio system throughout.

Crowning the building, the five luxury penthouses have been designed to provide a wealth of indoor and outdoor space, with soaring ceilings, spacious and sumptuously furnished living quarters and full-length terraces.

When it comes to getting around, travelling on foot in Westminster is not only manageable but pleasurable. However, when residents are going further afield, the core of London's transport network is easily accessible. The development is a 15-minute walk from Victoria train station, 13 minutes from Westminster underground station and 25 minutes from St Pancras International for Eurostar connections. By car, it’s a 32-minute journey to Heathrow airport, 53 minutes to Gatwick and just 30 minutes to junction 15 of the M25.

Residents of Great Minster House will also have the peace of mind that comes with a 24 hour concierge service, a comprehensive security system, car parking options (by separate negotiation) and cycle storage facilities.

First completions are scheduled for early 2015.