Covering over 300 acres of Belgravia and Mayfair, Grosvenor’s London estate is one of the world’s most distinguished property portfolios.
The origins of the estate began with the marriage of Mary Davies and Sir Thomas Grosvenor in 1677. Mary had inherited 500 acres of land north of the Thames, to the west of the City of London. This remained largely untouched by the Grosvenors until the 1720s, when Sir Thomas’s son, Richard, developed the northern part - now known as Mayfair - around Grosvenor Square. The estate of Belgravia, with Eaton Square at its heart, was developed in the early 19th century by Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster (and great grandson of Sir Thomas), to complement his existing estate in Mayfair, immediately becoming fashionable with noblemen and aristocrats.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
We now actively manage a portfolio of properties across the London estate, typified by classic architecture with luxurious, contemporary interiors. We are constantly reinvesting in our portfolio and looking for new ways to enhance the neighbourhoods within it: our goal is to manage the estate for the benefit of the whole community, making it one of the finest places in which to live, work and shop. Recent innovations include one of Mayfair’s first sustainable green office roofs, the regeneration of Mount Street, innovative strategies for enhancing the public realm, and fitting a renewable energy system into Eaton Square.
While the London estate remains at the heart of our business, we have expanded in Britain and Ireland with other developments in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Liverpool and elsewhere. As an independent company with a proud heritage, private ownership has given us a strong ethos based on loyalty, integrity and a passionate belief in real expertise. Our specialist capabilities in property extend across residential, retail and commercial sectors.
How we do business across these sectors, is more important then the business we do. We have a number of guiding principles that remind us of how we aspire to conduct business, and so remain values driven. Read our Business Principles for more information.
To find out more, visit www.grosvenor.com