ALTIDO transforms Westminster Fire Station into design-led living units

Property management company ALTIDO has transformed the historic Westminster Fire Station into a premium accommodation option for visitors to London…

exterior view of red brick facade of westminster fire station london

ALTIDO, one of Europe’s largest property management companies and part of international living platform DoveVivo, has secured a 10-year lease for the Westminster Fire Station building, which was constructed in 1906 and sits in the heart of Victoria. The rent-to-rent agreement represents ALTIDO and DoveVivo’s most substantial property acquisition to date.

redesigned interior of Westminster Fire Station with original industrial style doors

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The pre-existing renovation of the property, which previously offered residential apartments for sale, saw it developed into 19 design-led units including a mix of one, two and three-bed apartments with custom fixtures and fittings used to complement its unique architectural features. This original conversion was sympathetic to the building’s heritage and a selection of original features remain, although the fireman’s pole is no longer in place.

bedroom in converted westminster fire station with glass doors opening onto terrace

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A selection of the apartments boast panoramic views of the London skyline and Big Ben. The enclosed courtyard, which was once a turning circle for fire trucks and an exercise yard for the firemen, now provides calm and secluded respite for visitors, from busy city life.

Under ALTIDO’s management, Westminster Fire Station will provide accommodation for days, weeks or months with a concierge service on hand. This will be the company’s flagship property in London sitting alongside other landmark properties in the portfolio including Gilmerton House in Scotland and Galleria in Milan.

Since being acquired in 2022 by international living platform DoveVivo, ALTIDO has been on a significant growth trajectory. The company manages thousands of properties across Europe, with a diverse portfolio of apartments, townhouses, aparthotels and serviced apartments. The operator prides itself on outstanding customer service and won the Property Manager of the Year Award 2022 for Scotland at the UK Short Term Accommodation Association Awards, recognising its dedication to providing exceptional stays for guests and management for homeowners.

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