CHEVAL HARRINGTON COURT
The Cheval story began in the vibrant streets of Knightsbridge, to the west of central London and only a 20 minute walk from Cheval Harrington Court. 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 Harrington Court joined the Cheval Residences portfolio in 2014 after a modest refurbishment (it was previously operating as serviced apartments), offering 47 open plan, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. The building was for a time the childhood home of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, famous for a series of internationally successful musicals he composed, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.
Many of his works have been on stage in London’s West End theatre district for more than a decade. Lloyd Webber recently revisited Harrington Court for a BBC2 documentary about his life.
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
2019 – Cheval Gloucester Park reopens after a major two year refurbishment