Riverstone Kensington

Grand townhouse living on Kensington High Street

Client Riverstone
Where 2-4 Warwick Lane, London, UK
Value £295m
Solution Providing design and later living consultancy services


  • Riverstone Living’s second later living community in London. 
  • Providing an exceptional living, amenity and wellness amenity.
  • Delivering the Riverstone Living brand in a different locale and price point.
  • Working within an existing approved residential design and creating the Riverstone product within the constraints of the approval.

Project objective 

To deliver the Riverstone brief within the boundaries of the existing consent whilst providing a design that catered for the residents’ changing health requirements and aspirational amenity offering. Located in the heart of Kensington, the site sits within a unique blend of urban living, boutiques, antique shops, exclusive bars and restaurants, cinemas, theatres and museums. Life3A consulted on the design of the amenity accommodation and apartment layouts to ensure a consistent approach was delivered in later living design and that the Riverstone brand was reflected throughout.

Client challenge 

To create beautifully designed high-end apartments and amenity spaces that appeal to the demographic and embed Life3A’s ageing better design principles. The key to the project’s success was creating a synergy between the inside and out, working with the internal amenity spaces and the landscaping whilst allowing for connectivity and legibility with the design. 

Life3A solution 

The Life3A solution ensured that the project responded to the residents’ needs at a macro and micro level, allowing them to feel safe, secure and part of the Riverstone Living community and the broader community in and around Kensington. The apartments have been designed to allow for ageing in place to an exceptionally high standard. The seamless connectivity of the apartments with the amenity areas provides a social and wellness hub that responds directly to the residents’ needs. The creation of lower ground floor amenity spaces, designed by BJB with the clever use of lightwells and voids, adds to the level of sophistication and quality of the building.

Exceptional outcome 

Riverstone Kensington is a set of residences reflecting the character of Kensington in one of the most sought-after areas of London. Just a few blocks from Holland Park and the dynamism of Kensington High Street, its design evokes the grand townhouses and garden squares that give the area its character.

Each self-contained apartment has been designed with style and comfort in mind and comes with its own private outdoor space. Open-plan living is complimented by floor-to-ceiling glazing that maximises the flow of natural light from the gardens.

Riverstone Kensington is an exceptional later living development in the heart of London while continuing to reinforce the Riverstone brand, quality of design and resident aspiration.

For more information

Andrew Earwicker

Studio Director, Architect

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