The Knightsbridge Estate is delighted to announce the opening of Apple’s new flagship store at 17–27 Brompton Road. The iconic brand is the second tenant to open in the 1.5-acre redevelopment at the northern end of The Estate and will benefit from the outstanding amenities and location of the revitalised Estate. With interiors by Foster + Partners, Apple will mark the official opening with a four-day celebration between 28–31 July.
The development, designed by Fletcher Priest, transforms an iconic corner of Knightsbridge to deliver a brand-new mixed-use scheme behind retained period facades, preserving the unique character of the area. In addition to seven large flagship stores, the development delivers a 67,000 sq. ft. Grade A office building, 33 apartments for the luxury rental market and a roof-top restaurant and ground floor cafe.
“We are absolutely delighted that Apple has chosen The Knightsbridge Estate for its new flagship store and is an exciting addition to our thriving community here.” Jonathan Shelton, MD – Real Estate Europe, The Olayan Group
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ABOUT THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE ESTATE
The Knightsbridge Estate is a spectacular 3.5-acre island site located between the world-famous department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols, bounded by Brompton Road to the north and Basil Street to the south. The Estate contains a mix of uses including prime retail units, Grade A office accommodation, cafes, restaurants and residential accommodation.
1.5 acres of The Estate has been subject to a comprehensive redevelopment behind retained period facades. The development which is now complete delivers seven flagship retail units, 67,000 sq. ft. of offices, 33 luxury rental apartments and a rooftop restaurant.
The Knightsbridge Estate was purchased by The Olayan Group in 2010. Since acquisition, The Olayan Group, working with asset and development manager Chelsfield, has invested significantly in The Estate to upgrade and enhance the buildings and public realm across The Estate to ensure they retain its period features while providing accommodation that is appropriate for modern occupiers.
ABOUT THE OLAYAN GROUP
The Olayan Group is a multinational enterprise with an actively managed portfolio of global investments. The Group has international offices in Vaduz, New York, London, Luxembourg, Athens, Riyadh and Singapore. The Group’s in-house professionals manage a multi-billion-dollar investment portfolio.
In addition to The Knightsbridge Estate, the Group’s real estate holdings include other well-known historic properties, notably the Paris Portfolio, the Mandarin Oriental Ritz Hotel in Madrid, and 550 Madison in New York.
The Chelsfield group is an international real estate company focused on asset management, development and investment in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and other key European and Asian gateway cities. The group has been investing and developing real estate for over 30 years. Renowned for its hands-on expertise, and with its long and successful track record of innovation and value generation, it has an ability to unlock projects that have high barriers to entry, and to keep ahead of systematic changes in real estate practice and procedure.