How to renovate period property well; a stunning example in Battersea


Recently used as an example by English Heritage of how to properly modernise a church building, The Sanctuary in Battersea is a property opportunity that truly stands out.

The development, comprising four modernised apartments and one new build house, demonstrates a sensitivity to the character of the original building and an outstanding eye for design. The interior spaces are truly beautiful, highlighting and emphasising the church’s stunning original features and bringing them to life in new ways through use of surface, colour and texture.

Developers have made particularly striking use of the old church’s incredible stained glass windows, framing them with colours and patterns which gently repeat their arches and curves. Fabrics and materials are used innovatively; while most surfaces are smooth and modern, textured stone appears here and there to highlight the finish of the ceilings and windows. Nothing has been done carelessly here; the materials used are of high quality throughout: durable, uncomplicated yet unmistakably classical.

Contemporary luxury living is fully supported here, with appliances and fittings from Miele, Blüm and Urbo, baths by Better or Livingstone (with Vogue towel rails!), handmade oak front doors and staircases, custom joinery and Pietra Serena natural stone surfaces. Lighting and data points have been specially designed and reception rooms benefit from lighting control features. The properties are protected by entry phones, CCTV and an alarm system.

This spectacular development is an example of how to renovate a charming property well by seamlessly marrying period and modern features. Located in one of the most up-and-coming regions in the Capital, it is also a reminder of the fantastic new build opportunities London has to offer.

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