Property tycoon Christian Candy plans huge super-basement with car museum and dance studio under £150m Surrey estate


PROPERTY tycoon Christian Candy is planning to add a huge super-basement complete with a car museum and dance studio to his £150m ‘Candyland’ estate.

The billionaire has submitted a planning application for a circular underground complex which will be able to house up to 57 luxury cars underneath his Surrey mansion.

The luxury estate already features a £30m mansion with a flood-lit tennis court, custom-built swimming pool and a sweeping, tree-lined driveway.

Christian, 45, and his wife, the former socialite Emily Crompton, 38, bought the four properties surrounding the mansion to create the huge grounds and now wants to extend it further.

He has submitted plans to build a huge circular basement, which is around 60 metres wide, to council planning chiefs.

The vast underground lair is similar to a development he completed beneath his 14-bedroom London pad, next to Regent’s Park.

The plans are for: “Development of an underground basement car museum, dance studio and storage with access ramp and pedestrian access stairwell.”

The cars will be driven down a curved ramp built into the lawn in front of the mansion into the 60m-wide structure.

As well as the car park and car museum, there would be a vast 20 metre-long dance studio.

It would also be kitted out with a recovery room complete with a massage table, and two toilets.

If given the go-ahead the basement will feature a grand wine cellar featuring 12 ‘wine caves’.

Christian and older brother Nick, 47, who he built his property empire with, are known for their love of cars.

The pair have owned a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Rolls-Royce convertible, a Mercedes SLR McLaren, a Ferrari F430 Spider, and a Ferrari 575M Maranello.

Mr Candy’s £250m mega-mansion in Regent’s Park, London, is currently the most expensive in the UK.

The home boasts a swimming pool, wine cellar, gym and two smaller townhouses making it London’s largest residence after Buckingham Palace.

The property mogul bought seven townhouses from from another real estate magnate Marcus Cooper for £100 million in 2013.

He then was granted planning permission to turn the properties into one huge house with two smaller townhouses in 2015.

The stunning home is spread over five floors with 14 bedrooms – including one floor dominated solely by the master bedroom, which comes complete with his and hers dressing rooms and matching bathrooms.

The billionaire and Nick, who is married to popstar Holly Valance, spread their time across London and Monaco and own several properties in both cities.

They have also owned luxury superyachts, private jet and a powerboat called Catch Me If You Candy.


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