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Albert Court

Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BE


Property Description

Grade 2 listed. Built between 1890 – 1900 by Frederick Hemmings succeeded following his death by RJ Worley. Queen Anne revival style featuring red brick elevations with horizontal stone bands and dressings. Hipped slate roof with brick and stone chimney stacks.

Seven storeys high with semi-basement. ‘D’ shaped on plan. With north and east façades curving along crescent line. Main façades feature projecting bays at different angles prominent stone entrance surrounded by columns, stone balustrading to balconies above. In addition iron balconies canted bay windows, timber sash windows.

Albert Court’s listing states its significant group value due to its relationship as part of the masterplan for the area with the Royal Albert Hall. It was originally conceived by the freeholders – 1851 commissioners – as the first stage of a larger private development involving the erection of four blocks of flats on either side of Prince Consort Road which flanks the Royal Albert Hall. Originally built to the designs of Frederick Hemmings who died in 1894 when the building and only reached third floor level Albert Court was then finished by RJ Worley’s designs between 1896 and 1900.