St George has won three awards at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2019. Fulham Reach was crowned Best Large Development, the Montpellier Penthouse at Sovereign Court was highly commended for Best London Home and One Blackfriars was highly commended for Outstanding Architectural Merit.
The Evening Standard New Homes Awards are the UK's most coveted and prestigious annual awards ceremony. Entrants must demonstrate use of innovative features, unusual design and thoughtful construction and the submissions are then judged by Evening Standard readers.
Winning Best Large Development, Fulham Reach comprises 744 homes on the riverfront, with views over a remarkably tranquil section of the River Thames popular with rowers. What was previously an inaccessible industrial location has been transformed into a vibrant place to live. Apartments have floor to ceiling windows and large balconies to make the most of the river outlook and St George has curated a 150m promenade with a collection of cafes, bars, a new public park and community boat club and pontoon. In total, over 50% of the site is public realm space - an exceptional offering in central London.
Residents of Fulham Reach have access to an exclusive spa, screening room and wine cellar as well as 24-hour concierge. The local area offers a variety of eateries including authentic French restaurant Brasserie Blanc and the renowned Michelin-starred River Café.
The Montpellier Penthouse at Sovereign Court was awarded highly commended in the Best London Home category for its exquisite interior design and bespoke finishes. Occupying the entire thirteenth floor of Montpellier House, the sophisticated apartment has 3.9m high vaulted ceilings, three beautifully appointed bedroom suites and a wraparound terrace providing panoramic views across London. This striking apartment with 2,320 sq ft of light-filled living space includes a full range of integrated high-end Miele kitchen appliances, as well as a clever, hidden kitchen utility area and a TV in the master en-suite. Residents also benefit from access to landscaped courtyard gardens, a 24-hour concierge and a private fitness suite.
Through its design, construction, aesthetics and environmental credentials, the Montpellier Penthouse is the height of West London life - and redefines what it means to have a home in one of the world's greatest capital cities.
One Blackfriars, a distinctive 50 storey, 170-meter tall tower and home to 274 luxury apartments, was chosen as a prime example of Outstanding Architectural Merit for its innovative structure. Designed by award winning architects SimpsonHaugh, the tower's form is emphasised by its double skin façade which is curved to give it a smooth and dynamic appearance. The inner façade's coloured panels, varying from earthy colours at bottom levels to silvery shades at the top, help to animate the building and create a striking icon on the city skyline.
The concept was first envisaged by architect Ian Simpson over fifteen years ago: inspired by the elegance of the Lansetti II glass vase by Finnish artist Timo Sarpaneva, and the site's unique location overlooking the Thames and City of London.
The building offers residents a truly luxurious lifestyle with spacious interiors and the very best views across the River including the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral and the London Eye. One Blackfriars also offers residents five star hotel style leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, thermal spa, gym and cinema and is home to the 161-bedroom Bankside Hotel.
Over the past year, St George has continually delivered high quality, sustainable new places to live, with a property portfolio including Dickens Yard and Filmworks in the heart of Ealing, the stylish riverside locations - Battersea Reach, Fulham Reach and Chelsea Creek, as well as London Dock in the historic area of Wapping and Beaufort Park - a thriving new community in Colindale.
For more information on the properties available at Fulham Reach, please call 020 3930 4546 or visit https://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/developments/london/fulham/fulham-reach, for more information on the apartments available at Sovereign Court please call 020 3740 6502 or visit https://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/developments/london/hammersmith/sovereign-court and for more information on One Blackfriars please visit https://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/developments/london/southwark/one-blackfriars or call 020 3582 8857 .