LONDON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Fitzrovia Apartments, developed by London-based property firm Ridgeford Properties in Joint Venture with Manhattan Lofts, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence.
Selected from over 200 global awards entries, Fitzrovia Apartments has been recognised for a high standard of design, construction, economics, planning and management.
The development designed by HOK International features distinctive multi-coloured glass fins on the ground floor, offset against the strong geometric cladding and Caliza Capri limestone and zinc panels on the floors above. Both the architecture and the interior design are strikingly contemporary and stylish with immaculate detail setting new standards for residential developments in London. A dramatic double height Lobby leads into a beautiful landscaped garden. This focal point of the development provides a discreetly luxurious retreat from the bustle of the capital.
Fitzrovia Apartments is located on Bolsover Street, London W1. Due for completion in September 2012 the development comprises 66 private apartments, 4 penthouses, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and commercial studio space.
Chris Murray, Managing Director of Ridgeford Properties Ltd commented: "We are extremely proud to have been nominated for such a prestigious award. Fitzrovia Apartments is a world class development and the result of another successful joint venture."
ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, now in its 34th year, promotes leading practices across all fields of real estate development. The winners of the award will be announced in October during ULI's 2012 Fall Meeting in Denver.
Notes to editors
1. About Ridgeford Properties Ltd
Ridgeford Properties is a property company that specialises in high-quality commercial and residential developments. Since its formation in 1996, Ridgeford Properties has created more than 500,000 sq. ft. of high-quality accommodation in central London and is the leading property developer in the Marylebone and Fitzrovia areas. Its success comes from adapting global real estate concepts in order to provide London with imaginatively designed buildings that deliver exceptional value for its customers.
2. About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, the Institute now has members in 95 countries worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among local, national, and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. In its 34th year the competition is the centerpiece of the Urban Land Institutes efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development.
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