Private houses of former Prime Ministers

It’s not quite by Royal Appointment but we have been fortunate to work recently on two residences of former Prime Minsters.

Sir Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister, and Margaret Thatcher, the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and the only woman to have held the office.



5 Arlington Street, London W1

The Great Statesman, Sir Robert Walpole, was born in 1676 and died in 1745 in Arlington Street.

Norman Rourke Pryme provided cost consultancy services for the fit out of a triplex luxury apartment over basement, ground and first floors.  The apartment is in the heart of Mayfair, in a quiet side street off opposite the Ritz.

The apartment was originally part of a an award winning development by Oliver Burns but was subsequently designed and fitted out to its own individual style with its grandeur and its palatial period features set over three stunning floors.

The apartment is within a beautiful listed Georgian residence (the Walpoles) which was once the home of Sir Robert Walpole.



73 Chester Square, London SW

Baroness Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.   The Thatcher family lived in this Chester Square property from 1991 and it was outside this home that Sir Mark and Carol addressed the press in the days after their mother’s death in April 2013, aged 87.

Norman Rourke Pryme are currently providing cost management and Employer’s Agent services for the major refurbishment.


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