LONDON, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
This morning Ridgeford Properties, the renowned London-based property company and Manhattan Loft Corporation won the ULI Global Award for Excellence at the prestigious 2012 Urban Land Institute Awards in Denver, Colorado.
Fitzrovia Apartments, an innovative project by Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation, was selected as a winner from 29 global finalists displaying a broad mix of exemplary projects.
The ULI Global Award for Excellence honour the highest standards of achievement in the development community that go beyond good design. Many factors including leadership, contribution to the community and environmental protection are qualities deemed important by ULI when selecting winners of its award.
Located in the highly desirable W1 postcode and one of Ridgeford's many award-winning schemes, the Fitzrovia Apartments development raises the bar for property excellence and reinforces the allure of Marylebone and Fitzrovia villages.
Working alongside the world's best designers and architects, including HOK International, Fitzrovia Apartments showcases immaculate detail and design. Striking features include a glazed reception area with double height ceilings that opens onto a courtyard with stunning landscaped gardens, providing tranquillity for residents away from the busy London streets.
The development comprises 70 apartments, the majority of which have already been sold, with 4 state of the art penthouses coming onto the market late 2012.
Chris Murray, Managing Director of Ridgeford Properties Ltd, said: "It's fantastic that Ridgeford Properties has been chosen as the winner of this global property award. We are extremely proud of Fitzrovia Apartments. The development demonstrates our ability to plan and execute innovative projects that outshine the international competition."
Harry Handelsman, CEO of Manhattan Loft Corporation, said: "Fitzrovia Apartments challenges conventions with its contemporary architecture and that the judges have recognised this is testimony to the combined achievements of Ridgeford and Manhattan Loft Corporation. With Fitzrovia Apartments we have helped to rediscover an area of London which looks set to become one of the capital's top neighbourhoods."
Notes to editors
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.
Manhattan Loft Corporation
In 20 years Harry Handelsman has taken Manhattan Loft Corporation from niche player to nascent superbrand. Established in 1992 its success is based on challenging conventions and preconceptions and addressing the needs of individuals rather than "the market". No two MLC projects are alike; each one represents a fresh engagement with the places and the people that surround it. MLC is about harnessing the best in forward thinking new design, creating developments that break the mould and environments that people want to be a part of.
Urban Land Institute Awards
The ULI Awards were started in 1979 and honour outstanding development projects in both the private and public sectors. Today the ULI Awards are widely recognised as the development community's most prestigious awards program. Members of the ULI Awards Jury are selected internationally to achieve regional balance and represent several facets of development expertise, including finance, architecture, land planning and development, public affairs, design, and professional services.
ULI Awards website: http://www.uli.org/programs/awards-competitions/uli-global-award-for-excellence
SOURCE Ridgeford Properties News