Cheval Phoenix House
The Cheval story began in the vibrant streets of Knightsbridge, to the west of central London and only a 20 minute walk from Cheval Phoenix House, Chelsea. As an organisation we opened 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.
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