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St William in Hertfordshire

New Homes from St William starting from £321,000
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Watford, Hertfordshire WD17
£321,000 - £475,000
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Watford, Hertfordshire WD17
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St William

About St William

St William is a joint venture between the Berkeley Group and the National Grid, established in 2014, set up to build new homes on redundant gas sites. The joint venture has funds available up to £700m.

It has the potential to deliver over 7,000 new homes across Greater London. Homes by St William are landscape-led, which is a way to open up and reconnect places that have been closed off for years, and it fits the buildings to the landscape, rather than the other way around. Each plan is developed by a landscape architect, working with the client and the design team.

St William has a proposed portfolio of 33 sites, all of which are on brownfield sites. National Grid prepare the land for redevelopment to ensure the needs of each site are met, then the team at St William take over for planning, construction, sales and community development.

St William won Gold for Best Interior Design at the WhatHouse? Awards 2019 for their Kensington House development.

Current developments include: Clarendon, Court Yard Gardens, Elmswater, King's Road Park, and Prince of Wales Drive

The housebuilders Prince of Wales Drive development in Battersea was recognised at the Business and Education Succeeding Together (BEST) Awards 2017, due to St William going out of its way to accommodate site visits and work experience to inspire young people in the community.

Each development by St William will have its own poem as a way of capturing the spirit of each place.


St William Whathouse? Awards

  • 2019 - BEST INTERIOR DESIGN - Gold award
Award Comments
The design by Muza Lab for Prince of Wales Drive in Battersea stands above other entries for sheer professionalism. This is a well-crafted and beautifully executed scheme.
The judges loved the attention to detail. The design is classy and timeless, reflecting on the past and yet looking forward to a new life for the old gasworks.
A well-deserved winner.

Judges Report 2019
St William winning development

Why Choose St William?

Our approach to placemaking

We want the places built by St William to be renowned for the quality of their landscape and the open space. The term 'landscape' comes from two words meaning 'to shape a  place where people belong'. That idea inspires our approach. The space between buildings is where you create a community and somewhere that is sociable, sustainable and safe.

So on every site, we start with the landscape. This is a practical way to open up and reconnect places that have been closed to the public for decades.

Landscape-led development also responds to the specific contemporary challenge that cities like London face today, becoming more dense, congested and stressed.

It offers us a way to create welcoming, sociable, beautiful places at the same time as building the additional housing that people urgently need. At St William, we always think about people first, the spaces they need and how they will use them. We fit the buildings to the landscape, not the other way round.

This idea of landscape-led development is explained in a new essay we have published called 'First life, then spaces, then buildings.'.

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