Rutherford House, Royal Exchange, KT1
- Spacious three-bedroom apartment
- Private full fitted equipped kitchen
- Full height windows welcoming an abundance of nature light to the rooms
- Private balcony
- 24 hours concierge & Resident only gym
- Completion October 2022
- Located on doorstep on River Thames
- GENERAL RIGHT TO PARK
- Outstanding local schools
- Short walk to train station
Situated in the heart of the lively market town of Kingston upon Thames, Royal Exchange is ideally located on the doorstep of the River Thames, with Central London an easy train ride away. Royal Exchange will provide contemporary homes within a vibrant new community, combining a visionary design with a distinct sense of place and a historic location. Rutherford House offers a choice of Manhattan, one, two and three bedroom apartments. These high specification homes will sit alongside the beautiful Grade II listed Old Post Office and Telephone Exchange buildings and superb facilities, including a residents only gym, 24-hour concierge and screening room
Modern style apartments that unites every room, smooth chevron flooring in pale natural wood shades are teamed with fresh blue doors in the kitchen, while sparkling white tiles make the full use of light. The bathrooms have stylish geometric wall tiles providing a satisfying contrast to the mosaic flooring.
It's just a short walk to Kingston train station. A brief stroll to the galleries and culture of the South Bank, minutes to shopping in Knightsbridge and the West End, and a straightforward ride on to the City and Canary Wharf financial districts. The nightlife in Shoreditch, Mayfair and Soho - along with 68 Michelin starred restaurants and all manner of talked-about eateries - are a short tube ride away.
The town's glorious 4 kilometre stretch of the River Thames is just a few minutes walk, a mix of friendly cafés, well-known restaurants and popular pubs and bars. On the banks of the River Thames you will also find the world-famous Hampton Court Palace. Its historic formal gardens lead onto 750 acres of rolling green parkland which, with Royal Bushy Park directly north, are home to the descendants of King Henry VIII's deer. Alternatively, a short car journey gets you to London's largest park, Royal Richmond Park. At 2,500 acres, it boasts ancient trees, rare species and distant views of St Paul's Cathedral.
Kingston offers excellent primary and secondary schools, all with Ofsted ratings of either good or outstanding. Tiffin School, an exceptional secondary school, sends around 20 boys to Oxbridge institutions each year and co-educational Kingston Grammar School, is placed in the top 1% of secondary schools in the country. Kingston College offers both academic and vocational courses. But it is Kingston University, named in the world's top 200 young universities * , that draws over 16,000 students from around the globe.
In Kingston's 800 year old Market Square the market stalls still trade every day, while the ancient square itself hosts all manner of festivals throughout the year. The modern retail world is here to be enjoyed to the full and Kingston's shopping streets and centres have everything a shopper could wish for. Explore the small boutiques, with exclusive names like Rituals and Jo Malone alongside up and coming new designers. Discover the Apple Market - lined with small clothes shops and tempting cafés, its beautiful courtyard and outdoor seating. Drop into the large John Lewis on pedestrianised Clarence Street, or browse for antiques along Old London Road. From favourite supermarkets to top fashion, with names from Apple to Zara, Kingston is a shopper's paradise that continues to evolve.
Key to Kingston's evolution is the £400m planned Eden Walk regeneration. Its sculpted public plaza, lined with a wide variety of shops will also combine a boutique cinema and a selection of new eateries -all just a few minutes walk from Royal Exchange. Meanwhile, The Bentall Centre - South West London's most prominent shopping destination for the last 25 years - is also to receive an upgrade.
The private residents' screening room offers luxury and entertainment; a relaxing contrast to the state-of-the-art cardio machines, free weights and studio in the 1,300 sq ft fitness suite. The 24-hour concierge will also be a familiar face, and happy to handle post, organise transport and more. There are other benefits too, like cycle spaces and electrical car charging points.