The Courthouse sells out


Barratt London’s The Courthouse, an 11-storey development on Horseferry Road, Westminster, has officially sold out. 

Barratt London is pleased to announce that the 129-apartments at The Courthouse in Westminster have all been sold. After 12 months on the market, The Courthouse was 80% sold and the entire development sold out in December 2014.

The architectural design is a modern take on Edwardian splendour and fits sensitively with the surrounding area. The highest-quality materials and sympathetic approach to urban design has enriched the local streetscape and contributed to the ongoing regeneration of the area.

The interiors at The Courthouse were created by Barratt London’s own interior design experts and were designed with premium materials and finishes. From wine cabinets to coffee machines and warming drawers, The Courthouse emphasises luxury and quality. Residents enjoy comfort cooling, thermostatically controlled underfloor heating in principal rooms and engineered tongue and groove flooring. Sister project Great Minster House is just across the road from The Courthouse and is currently wowing customers with its stunning interior design and luxury features and fittings such as high-ceilings, full height feature doors and individually designed living spaces that work well for both laid-back family time, or entertaining. 

The Courthouse also backs onto a courtyard garden, which features the bronze Vyner Tree and a children’s play space. The Vyner Tree is a Barratt London-commissioned sculpture by artist Tom Price. Tom Price’s ambition was to connect the city’s older world history to the thriving cosmopolitan place it is today; and in doing so created a work of art that is playful, evocative and rich in historical context.

The Courthouse and Great Minster House are located in the heart of Westminster and have been built for choice when it comes to shopping. The city's finest department stores - from Fortnum and Mason and Harvey Nichols to Selfridges and Peter Jones – are all within walking distance, along with the luxury boutiques of the West End and quirkier shopping destinations such as Pimlico Farmer's Market. The developments are 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.

Westminster also has better public transport links and a more central location than many top areas. Buying agent Camilla Dell, of Black Brick, feels that Westminster is gaining traction with “savvy” buyers. “The interest is from, perhaps, a more sophisticated buyer who is not transfixed by living in Mayfair or Knightsbridge,” she says.

In a feature article for the FT's House & Home supplement, Ruth Bloomfield asserts that as an area once never considered a residential option, Westminster is now “being tipped as one of the rising stars of central London’s property market”. Bloomfield picked The Courthouse as one of those rising stars and described it as one of the “high-end developments changing perceptions of Westminster”. The Courthouse has provided a truly special opportunity to live with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben right on your doorstep, the River Thames nearby, 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.

The Courthouse was popular amongst small families and investors, both in London and overseas. Either as a place to call home, an investment opportunity, or somewhere to stay when visiting London, the central London location has provided homeowners with convenience on their doorstep.

Sister development, Great Minster House comprises studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom duplex penthouses on the corner of Marsham Street and Horseferry Road. Prices start from £885,000 for a studio apartment, and the majority of the apartments will be ready to move into from Spring 2015.