Topland Group has backed luxury residential developer Fenton Whelan with the acquisition of a period mansion block at 31-35 Chesham Street SW1, which it plans to transform it into one of Belgravia’s finest addresses. Fenton Whelan was founded by two former City bankers, Sanjay Sharma and James Van den Heule, with a vision to develop the world’s finest residences. The Mayfair-based duo lead a specialist team with a wealth of experience in property sourcing, finance, interior design and project management. The £40m scheme will comprise six state-of-the-art apartments designed in-house by Fenton Whelan. Chesham Street is Fenton Whelan's third transaction which Topland has funded.
Fenton Whelan currently has eight active projects with a GDV in excess £150m and a further £100m of projects in the pipeline. Sanjay Sharma said: “We have earned a reputation in the London market for world class design and flawless execution. At Chesham Street, we will leverage these skills to create truly exceptional apartments to appeal to the word’s most discerning buyers.” “We want to capitalise on our track record to become the partner of choice for those looking for a design-led development partner in the luxury residential segment. Having successfully delivered a growing number of London projects we are now looking at expanding into other cities. We are currently exploring opportunities in continental Europe and the Middle East.”