Galliard Homes has enlisted the help of luxury interior designers to convert a Victorian building in the heart of the City.

The developer is leading the transformation of the City Maritime Insurance property, in the insurance quarter surrounding St Mary At Hill, into boutique homes.

The slice of 19th century architecture sits in one of the oldest lanes in the financial area.

Links to maritime life stretch back to Tudor times, when King Henry VIII founded the Watermen’s Livery Hall at 16-18 St Mary at Hill.

Galliard Homes City Maritime Insurance building

Group sales director David Galman said: “We have retained the facade of the grand late Victorian building but created contemporary apartments inside, a perfect blend of historic and new features.”

These include spacious reception rooms, bedrooms with built-in bespoke wardrobes and fully-fitted, open-plan designer kitchens with breakfast areas.

Selected properties also boast master bedrooms with en suites as well as walk-in dressing rooms.

Modern polished marble flooring adds modern luxury to the scheme’s ground floor foyer.

Wharfers looking to buy a piece of history can do so from £850,000. And they will have the comfort of a speedy journey to work in less than 20 minutes.

Go to galliardhomes.com or call 020 3770 6274 for more details.