Knightsbridge began as a small housing company in 1992 primarily concentrating inner city infill houses and country residential estate homes in the acreage communities surrounding Calgary.
In the late 1990s, in a joint venture with a Japanese group, Knightsbridge designed and built 12 infill homes in Kyoto, Japan as a model for future infill growth in that City.
In the following years, the we became Showhome builders in the upscale communities of Heritage Pointe, Elbow Valley, Aspen Estates, Sterling Springs Estates, Morning Vista Estates and Spring Glen View Estates. Both single family and the following multi-family projects were built in these communities, including:
- Hidden Hollow Villas – Elbow Valley
- Riverside Villas – Elbow Valley
- The Villas at Heritage Pointe
- The Brownstones of Aspen Estates
In the early 2000’s Knightsbridge created its condo/apartment mid-rise to high-rise residential division. Through this work, the following Calgary projects were designed and built:
- Villa D’Esté in the Community of Tuscany. This 120 unit, 3 building condo project overlooking 12-Mile Coulee Ravine and the Rocky Mountains was ground-breaking in creating large unit sizes (1400sf to 1600sf) focusing on the empty nester crowd.
- University City at Brentwood Village Mall. This project has 4 high-rise towers with 742 residences and 25,000sf of retail. University City was the first Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in Calgary, is within 100 meters of the Brentwood LRT Station.
- Brentwood on the Park. The final phase at University City was a 20-unit townhouse project and part of the TOD. The location overlooked Blakiston Park and included 3-storey Towns with 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms each.
- N3 Condo in East Village. This project was again a TOD but its claim to fame is being the first purpose-built “No Car” residential building in the country. The 167 units sold out in the first week of sales and also included 6,000sf of retail space at the ground level. N3 = No Cars, No Parking, No Problem.
- Ti’nu Apartments, Banff, AB. Knightsbridge, in conjunction, with GEC Architecture won a competition from the resort mountain town of Banff, AB. for this unique concept. The 131-unit affordable apartment building was constructed in a record 13 months and fully rented upon completion and has become a model for future resort town affordable rental accommodation.