Howick Place has won ‘Best Office Development’ at the esteemed UK Property Awards 2013. The award was presented to Doughty Hanson & Co Real Estate and Terrace Hill, the joint developers behind the new landmark building at 1-5 Howick Place, at a high-profile gala and presentation dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Howick Place sits at the heart of Victoria’s new ‘cultural quarter’ and is an important part of the area’s £2billion renaissance. Julian Gabriel, Head of Real Estate at Doughty Hanson, comments:
“We’re delighted to receive this recognition for Howick Place, we believe it’s a unique and innovative development and it’s great to receive formal recognition of this. Howick Place was designed to add vibrancy to this sought after enclave in Victoria – inspired by an area that has become a magnet for leading luxury brands, it delivers stylish, light filled spaces that should provide a highly desirable working environment.”
Designed by award winning architects Rolfe Judd, the building is architecturally stunning and includes just over 143,000sq ft of commercial space and 23 luxury residential apartments, with spacious terraces offering expansive views over London’s most iconic sights. Nestling close to Westminster Cathedral, it takes inspiration from the surrounding conservation area, while creating a cutting edge environment to meet all 21stcentury needs – from the modern clean lines of the exterior to the inspiring double height reception area, copious natural light and a ‘living wall’ growing through the main light well. Throughout, high quality finishes and craftsmanship are underpinned by a clear and on-going commitment to sustainability and energy conservation.
Howick Place is recognised as a sought-after destination among a community of stylish tenants. It has already attracted international auction house Phillips, the design studio of Marc Newson and HQ’s of luxury brands Tom Ford and Jimmy Choo – with Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Moët Hennessy and Richemont a stone’s throw away.
The UK Property Awards rank among the most prestigious commendations in the residential and commercial property sectors. As part of the long established International Property Awards, the award winners’ logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. A high-calibre jury of international experts identifies the most significant building projects as well as the highest quality UK estate agencies, property consultants and industry websites and marketing campaigns. At the end of the year, the highest scoring winners from the UK Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas to find the ultimate ‘World’s Best’ in each category.