Cheval Gloucester Park
The Cheval story began in the vibrant streets of Knightsbridge, to the west of central London and only a 20 minute walk from Cheval Gloucester Park. As an organisation we acquired our first property in 1981 in Cheval Place, a quiet street in the heart of Knightsbridge set back from the bustling Brompton Road, and home to some of London’s most iconic shopping destinations. This was to form the heart of our Cheval Knightsbridge Residence.
Knightsbridge itself is named after an ancient bridge spanning the Westbourne Stream, and as the first half of the word implies, was the gathering point of knights and their retainers. These knights would have required somewhere to stable their horses, suggesting that Cheval Place, from the French for horse, was aptly named.
Cheval Gloucester Park joined the Cheval Residences portfolio in 1991 and was purpose-built with a total of 100 units, primarily 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. There was also a single 4-bedroom penthouse on the 10th floor. After 27 successful years of operation, and after feedback from our guests, the decision was taken to close Cheval Gloucester Park for a period of almost two years to undergo a full-scale refurbishment. Although the building’s primary structure was to remain unchanged, virtually everything else was renewed, from the air-conditioning to the wiring to the floors.
The renewed Cheval Gloucester Park now features three 5-bedroom penthouses on the 8th, 9th and 10th floors, in addition to 95 other apartments which have been refurbished to the highest standard.
Key dates for when each Residence joined the Cheval portfolio:
1981– The first apartments open at Cheval Knightsbridge
1991– Cheval Gloucester Park opens
1995– Cheval Thorney Court opens
1995– Cheval Hyde Park Gate opens
2001– Cheval Calico House opens
2003– Cheval Phoenix House opens
2014– Cheval Harrington Court opens after refurbishment
2014– Cheval Three Quays opens
2020– Cheval Gloucester Park reopens after a major two year refurbishment