Cheval Three Quays
The Cheval story began in the vibrant streets of Knightsbridge, to the west of central London.
We acquired our first property in 1981 in Cheval Place, a quiet street in the heart of Knightsbridge set back from the bustling Brompton Road, home to some of London’s most iconic shopping destinations.
Knightsbridge itself is named after an ancient bridge spanning the Westbourne Stream, and as the first half of the word implies, was the gathering point of knights and their retainers. These knights would have required somewhere to stable their horses, suggesting that Cheval Place, from the French for horse, was aptly named.
Cheval Three Quays joined the portfolio in 2014, becoming the second Residence in the capital’s East, after Cheval Calico House, which opened in stages starting in 2001. Although the building is entirely modern, it occupies premises which are rich in history, once serving as important docks for the offloading of goods shipped in from around the world. The names of the three longer-stay penthouses, Galley Quay, Brewers Quay and Chester Quay, reflect that heritage. Prior to Cheval Three Quay’s construction, the site was occupied by an office block built at some point in the 1960s.
Key dates for when each Residence joined the Cheval portfolio:
1981 – The first apartments open at Cheval Knightsbridge
1991 – Cheval Gloucester Park opens
1995 – Cheval Thorney Court opens
1995– Cheval Hyde Park Gate opens
2001 – Cheval Calico House opens
2003 – Cheval Phoenix House opens
2014 – Cheval Harrington Court opens after refurbishment
2014 – Cheval Three Quays opens
2019 – Cheval Gloucester Park reopens after a major two year refurbishment