The Oasis that is Queens Club Gardens
Queens Club Gardens was built in the late 19th century when an entrepreneurial developer, William Gibbs acquired the land for his most ambitious project, an estate of 33 blocks of mansion flats set around central communal gardens and tennis courts, and inspired by the new Queen’s Sports Club which had opened in the 1880s.
Advertisements for the new flats described modern amenities such as ‘kitcheners’ (coal-fired ranges with ovens and back boilers to provide hot water), sculleries, coal bunkers, larders, ‘sumptuous decoration’, gas lighting, electric bells, Venetian blinds and fireproof staircases.
There are 548 apartments in the 33 blocks and all are named alphabetically after famous historic characters. The letter X is however conspicuously absent!
There is an onsite Estates office with a dedicated manager, gardeners and staff who ensure that residents enjoy the full benefits of the complex and that there is a well managed and rolling programme of ongoing maintenance.
At Shaws, we have let & currently manage approximately £25 million of property at Queens Club Gardens and have also sold a great variety of the apartments. These have ranged from the most lavishly appointed one bedroom apartments to vast un-modernised apartments that have remained ‘untouched internally for many years’. Some of the larger apartments are comparative in size to the 4 storey family houses in nearby Archel, Chesson and Turneville Roads.
At Shaws, we pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise in handling property at Queens Club Gardens and undoubtedly this is why our clients come back to us time & time again.