The Hinduja Group and Obrascon Huarte Lain Desarrollos (OHLD) have introduced an extension to their partnership with Raffles Accommodations & Resorts.
An settlement was signed in 2017 for Raffles to function a 125-room and suites flagship lodge on the iconic Previous Conflict Workplace constructing in London.
An additional settlement has now been signed confirming Raffles as operator for the 85 residences at this landmark vacation spot on Whitehall.
This newest settlement ensures that the service hallmarks of the distinguished Raffles model can be delivered seamlessly to homeowners of the Owo Residences by Raffles.
The residences would be the first Raffles-serviced residences within the UK and Europe, additional reinforcing the distinctiveness of the providing.
Together with the signing of Raffles, the Hinduja Group and OHLD formally unveiled the brand new identify for the mission, ‘the Owo’, at a topping out ceremony marking a big milestone in the direction of the mission’s opening early 2022.
The brand new identify is distinctive whereas celebrating and respecting the historical past and spirit of the Previous Conflict Workplace.
The Grade II listed Previous Conflict Workplace constructing, initially accomplished in 1906, is steeped in historical past.
This architectural masterpiece has witnessed world-shaping occasions whereas influential political and navy leaders together with Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, and Lord Kitchener held workplace.
Its transformative journey started in 2017 when the Hinduja Group and OHLD introduced plans to revive and redevelop the enduring constructing into a brand new vacation spot of 760,000 sq. toes comprising 125-room and suite Raffles lodge, 85 non-public residences, 9 eating places and bars, a vacation spot spa and boutique retail.
With its transformation now effectively underway, the topping out ceremony is a crucial second for the mission because it marks reaching the very best level within the constructing.
Gopichand Hinduja, Hinduja Group co-chairman, stated: “That is an thrilling and momentous day for the Previous Conflict Workplace as we attain the very best level of the constructing and announce the official identify of the mission as ‘the Owo’.
“After an exhaustive course of, Raffles have been chosen above different main international lodge manufacturers as our accomplice to ship a world-class lodge expertise of peace and heat.
“We’re delighted to announce Raffles as operators of the branded residences; the primary of their variety in Europe.
“The extent of servicing Raffles will provide to future residence homeowners is unparalleled and can set a brand new benchmark in London.”
The mission is being developed by the Hinduja Group and its three way partnership accomplice OHLD by their particular objective automobiles.
Madani Sow, beforehand chief govt at Bouygues Building, has been appointed as chief govt officer to supervise the event administration of the mission.
The mission has been designed by UK-based EPR Architects, with the lodge interiors designed by New York-based designer Thierry Despont, and the residences designed by 1508 London.
The principal contractor is Ardmore Group, with Toureen Group finishing the structural works, and structural engineers are Elliott Wooden.