Titanic London HQ to be Converted into Luxury Apartments

By Paul Joseph

The historic London headquarters of the shipping company behind the Titanic is being converted into luxury apartments, it was recently announced.

Oceanic Developments, the company behind, the project , are transforming Oceanic House, built for the White Star Line in 1903, into exclusive homes with decor inspired by the style of the golden age of transatlantic liners.

The centrepiece accommodation within the development will be a four-bedroom penthouse overlooking Trafalgar Square that is expected to sell for £25 million.

The cheapest apartment in the block, which is due to be completed next spring, is a two-bedroom flat that will be placed on the market with a price of around £5million.

The spec for standard accommodations includes engineered oak parquet flooring, vaulted ceilings, Poggenpohl kitchens and vast master bedrooms with his-and-hers bathrooms.

Two commercial areas in the former basement luggage storage area will be converted into an upmarket gallery space and coffee shop.

Developers say the project represents a fresh chapter in the building’s infamous history, more than a century after RMS Titanic sank following a collision with an iceberg with the loss of 1,517 lives.

In a poignant nod to the tragedy, a model of the liner will be displayed in the first-floor atrium, once the office where passengers queued up to buy tickets for the doomed voyage.

Over the years the grade-II listed building has been used as offices for Barclays Bank, then the Ministry of Defence and, more recently, the Texas Embassy, a restaurant and promotional centre for the state.

By Paul Joseph