Oakvest – Recreating the perfect London skyline

Oakvest – Recreating the perfect London skyline

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The rooftops of London have always held a magical charm. 

Whether it´s Peter Pan sweeping Wendy and her siblings on an amazing flight over the rooftops of Bloomsbury, Bert and his fellow chimney sweeps enjoying a night on the tiles in an attempt to impress a certain Mary Poppins or James Bond taking in the Capital from atop Whitehall, London’s iconic skyline has unwittingly been the star of numerous movies and television programs since the cameras first rolled. The city´s unique Dickensian streets and atmospheric alleyways sits harmoniously next to imposing modern skyscrapers and converted warehouses – a movie director’s dream.

 

However, just as with the building´s facades these rooftops need the care and attention of city planners working in conjunction with developers to ensure that they will live on for further generations to admire.  Indeed Development Consultant Oakvest has taken this one step further with their latest project in Belgravia. Not satisfied with simply repairing the central roof pavilion on Grosvenor Gardens House they have decided to reinstate it entirely, one of the key elements of the return of this building to its former glory. 

 

This project will be particularly intricate as it involves re-constructing a large section of the 19th century roof which faces Grosvenor Gardens just minutes from Victoria. In order to achieve this, Oakvest and their expert team of architects are working from historical photographs of the roof and extrapolating this information to recreate the 1200 ft2 section. 

 

Leon Kalkwarf, lead architect on this project, comments, 

 

“This is such an exciting project to be working on with Oakvest.  The most interesting and indeed challenging aspect of this restoration is the need to replace the most prominent, middle section of the main roof facing on to Grosvenor Gardens.  We will be basing details on the two remaining “turrets” but this will be no easy task and nothing about this project is off the shelf. We will be buying in natural slates, copper detailing and lead work for the dormers, – but most of the work will be hand crafted by experts in their field.  

 

“There will be new round-topped dormer windows installed at 6th floor level along with new stone fronted oeil de boeuf windows within the central pavilion. New cast iron cresting to the ridge of the main roof will need to be replicated from original existing cresting and installed where missing or severely damaged.”

 

Whilst not always as obvious as the frontage or garden of a property, roofing is an essential part of the finished product – not only to keep the outside out but is essentially the finishing touch for a home. 

 

So next time you are standing on a London Street look up – and spare a thought for the incredible skill and expertise that made our skyline what it is today.

 

For more information on Oakvest´s planned restoration of this iconic building in London Victoria, call today on 0207 811 3855 or visit www.oakvest.co.uk.    
Rising London property prices spell good news for Belgravia based developer, Oakvest

Rising London property prices spell good news for Belgravia based developer, Oakvest

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Developers in London are continuing to reap the rewards of on-going increases in the Capital’s property prices with latest data from Land Registry recording a 7.1% rise for 2012. Indeed predictions that house prices would ease off after a booming Olympic and Diamond Jubilee filled 2012 have faded with homes values in London far outstripping the 1% nominal growth seen in the rest of England & Wales.  Little surprise perhaps that this week, reported in the Wall Street Journal, Christies International Real Estate released new figures showing London in pole position of international luxury property markets. The report found that top-tier properties achieved record prices globally in 2012 with international buyers driving the sales.

·         Average house prices in London rose 7.1 % in 2012 (Land Registry) 
·         Out-stripping everywhere else in England & Wales where nominal growth averaged 1%
·         London homes set to rise further, costing on average £500,000 by 2020 (CEBR)
·         London topped a new list of world-wide luxury property markets this week.
Looking ahead to 2013, prime property developers Oakvest, located in Belgravia, should also be optimistic with the average London home set to reach the half a million pound mark (£500,000) by the end of the decade according to think tank, the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
Mark Holyoake, Founder of Oakvest, comments:
 
“The outlook for London remains positive even in spite of the recent Moody’s UK downgrade and concerns over a proposed Mansion Tax in the next budget. The Capital is simply one of, if not the most sought after real estate market in the world and prime locations such as Belgravia, where our latest development Grosvenor Gardens House is based, will always attract buyers be they from the UK or overseas.”
With over 700 properties changing hands in SW1 in the last year and the average price tag being £1,556,781, this is far from the cheap end of the London property market. A one bed flat in Belgravia is likely to set you back £750,000 versus £360,000 for the same pad in much loved Fulham, a mere 4 miles away. Further up the ladder, a four bed house in SW1 will be in the region of £5,500,000 compared to £1,500,000 in trendy Clapham.
Holyoake gives his view on this pricing discrepancy,
“For our buyers, having serious money means having a serious address. Postcodes equal prestige and having the right letters and digits on your address is often a consideration when choosing an investment property. They have a direct impact on the value of the home and indeed, as many international buyers have found, the prospective rental yields.”
And affording such a salubrious postcode is Grosvenor Gardens House, SW1. Currently comprising 70,000 sq ft of serviced office and commercial space, the 18th century Grade II listed property will be transformed in the Spring 2014 into 40+ freehold luxury apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms. 
In addition to the high specification apartments, the prestigious development will offer a wellness centre and spa, concierge, business meeting areas, a cinema room and underground parking. The scheme will also provide for an expansive retail & restaurant space and includes a £1 million restoration of the public gardens in front of the property as well a complete overhaul of Eaton Lane behind.
For more information on Oakvest’s planned restoration of this iconic building in London Victoria, call today on 0207 811 3855 or visit www.oakvest.co.uk.    
Oakvest get green fingered with £1 million regeneration of Grosvenor Gardens in Belgravia

Oakvest get green fingered with £1 million regeneration of Grosvenor Gardens in Belgravia

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With the Capital still gripped by sub-zero temperatures and Arctic blasts it can be easy to forget that spring is just around the corner and soon enough green fingered Londoners will be out in force, sowing veggie patches, sprucing up window boxes and even installing new water features that Charlie Dimmock would be proud of.

But it’s not only individuals taking an interest in London’s much loved green spaces. Established luxury property developer Oakvest will begin regeneration of the popular Grosvenor Gardens in the heart of Belgravia.
Located just minutes from rail and road hub, Victoria Station, Grosvenor Gardens is part of a Conservation Area and comprises two triangular gardens open daily to the public. Surrounded by four grand mid-Victorian terraces, flamboyantly detailed in the French Renaissance style, the gardens provide a welcome oasis of tranquillity with mature trees helping to soften views and provide green foil for the buildings.
Currently managed by Westminster Council, the gardens are enjoyed by many office workers, local residents and passing visitors alike yet are in need of attention. As part of their on-going commitment to this auspicious area of Belgravia where Oakvest have successfully completed a number of commercial redevelopments, the developer has allocated £1 million to the full regeneration of the gardens and adjoining Eaton Lane.
Oakvest and its team of expert landscape architects will strive to retain as much of the character of Grosvenor Gardens, keeping healthy trees and original ironwork yet add new features such as lighting in the foliage and native flowers. The statue of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the military hero of WW1 and the only Frenchman commemorated with a statue in London and the Rifle Brigade Memorial will be restored to their former glory and a new fountain will be installed in the gardens.
The developer, who has also just acquired the famous Grosvenor Gardens House which flanks one side of the gardens and is the reputed birthplace of the Queen Mother, also intends to repair broken or uneven paving and assume full responsibility for the upkeep of the gardens from Westminster Council.
Mark Holyoake, Founder of Oakvest, comments,
“In densely populated cities such as London, home to over 8 million people, green spaces such as Grosvenor Gardens are highly prized. Providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, gardens ensure that nature remains present in the urban environment and we believe, as responsible developers, than this balance is essential hence why we have committed to the £1 million regeneration of Grosvenor Gardens and Eaton Lane.”
With planning approval for the regeneration of Grosvenor Gardens and adjacent Grosvenor Gardens House pending, works are forecast to commence in spring 2013 with the gardens open for everyone to enjoy by spring 2015.  
For more information contact Oakvest on 44 207 811 3855 or visit www.oakvest.co.uk
Mary, Mary quite contrary, my how your “Five Fields” have grown!

Mary, Mary quite contrary, my how your “Five Fields” have grown!

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At the grand old age of 12, Mary Davies was one of the most eligible marriage prospects in London town, drawing much attention from any well-to-do noblemen. She had inherited ‘The Five Fields’, a sizeable tract of land in Central London totalling 500 acres which was part of the Manor of Ebury.

This swamp land, north of the Thames had been sold in 1623 by King James I for a princely sum of £1,151 and 15 shillings. It was then sold on several more times until it came into the hands of local man Alexander Davies, a scrivener by profession, who decided to embark upon a programme of speculative building on his new property, reserving a large plot at one end as the site for a family mansion. Sadly in 1665 Alexander Davies was struck down by the greate sicknesse and died just aged 29.

At the time of his death, the mansion was only half built and his 6 month old infant daughter, Mary Davies became its heiress. Mary´s dowry not only included “The Five Fields” which we know as Pimlico and Belgravia today, but she also owned large swathes of Mayfair and Knightsbridge.

Understandably, she was much pursued and in 1677, Mary was married to 21 year-old baronet, Sir Thomas Grosvenor. Until this marriage the Grosvenor’s were land owners in Northern Cheshire but this seemingly normal marital partnership of north and south was the start of the establishment of the Grosvenor Estate, one of the largest land owners in the UK today.

Prior to any development this area had a reputation for being one of the worst in London. It was inhabited with highwaymen, murderers and thieves – very different to the exclusive area we know today! In fact, along the Kings Road (which at that time was solely for the use of the King) was Bloody Bridge, nicknamed due to the number of murders and attacks that took place.

During the late 17th or early 18th century the area stopped being referred to as “The Five Fields” and came to be known as Mayfair, Belgravia and Pimlico. The area was marshy and water-logged, so little construction was undertaken until the early 19th century when Thomas Cubitt drained the land allowing him to create solid foundations for new homes for the Duke of Westminster.

This landholding remained largely untouched by the Grosvenor family until the 1720s when a decision was taken to develop the northern part – now known as Mayfair – around a new Grosvenor Square. A few generations later, in the 1820s, the focus shifted to what is now Belgravia and work began to develop Eaton Square, Chester Square and many other salubrious London addresses.

This historic part of central London is well known for its grand stucco houses and tree-lined streets and often known as ‘Cubbittopolis’ for its association with the historic builder, Thomas Cubitt. Belgravia soon became the most fashionable address in London after Cubitt built his wonderful stucco terraces and squares, changing the fortune of the area dramatically in as little as 10 years.

One landowner relatively new to the area is Oakvest. Attracted by the redevelopment of Victoria Circle and keen to make their own mark on London’s streets, Oakvest Founder Mark Holyoke, comments on one special project they are undertaking:

“Investing in Grosvenor Gardens House is a privilege for Oakvest. We are genuinely excited to be bringing a formerly incredible building back to life for others to enjoy. So many properties in London have been left to fall by the wayside and breathing life back into an historical beauty will be a terrific challenge for us and our partners, Medici.

“Grosvenor Gardens House was designed by Thomas Cundy III, the eminent surveyor for the Grosvenor Estate. Set out in the 1860s this area comprises tall, grand 19th century terraces, flamboyantly detailed in Renaissance style. Between the terraces are two triangular gardens containing mature trees which help to soften views and provide an attractive setting and green foil to the buildings.”

Currently comprising 70,000 sq ft of serviced office and commercial space, Grosvenor Garden House will be transformed into approximately 40 freehold luxury apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms.

In addition to the high specification apartments, the prestigious development will offer a wellness centre and spa, concierge, business meeting areas, a cinema room and underground parking. The scheme will also provide for a large retail and restaurant space at ground level overlooking Grosvenor Garden which will be carefully redeveloped for the local community to enjoy.

For more information on the project at Grosvenor Gardens House please contact Oakvest on +44 207 811 3855 or visit www.oakvest.co.uk.

Not your typical garage conversion as Oakvest transforms derelict urban space into modern London mews homes

Not your typical garage conversion as Oakvest transforms derelict urban space into modern London mews homes

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It takes vision to transform an unused and unloved space into an ultra-modern ‘piece of art’ with an innovative use of light and space. But this is precisely what luxury property developers Oakvest are undertaking with their latest acquisition – a derelict former garage in Westbourne Grove, West London.

Oakvest are indeed one London developer going places; they have a rare vision for modern yet incredibly tasteful property design and a team of talent that has the knowhow and gumption to take on such a challenge as Westbourne Grove Mews.

The compact site, located in the heart of uber trendy Westbourne Grove is currently home to a disused garage but soon this will all change as Oakvest construct two 4,500 sq ft homes each covering four dramatic floors, comprising four double bedrooms suites, a living room and open plan kitchen and diner, not to mention a dedicated cinema room, gym and swimming pool.

Oakvest are working together with partners Medici, both experts in creating design sophistication, using the latest techniques they are known for constructing simple beauty combined with the best innovative designs.

Both properties have been designed to incorporate the latest gadgetry expected of a modern home. The houses are to be fully automated which means they can be controlled by the touch of a button from anywhere in the world. This cutting edge technology includes the ability to control the air conditioning, under-floor heating, power consumption, windows, blinds, lighting, security and audio visual.

Commenting on the development of this site, Oakvest Founder Mark Holyoke, said:

“Fully aware that the Westbourne Grove area was very much up and coming, we have been looking for some time for a hidden gem or prime site suitable for redevelopment. The area has gone through a massive regeneration over the past few years and it is superb that we at Oakvest can apply our luxury development expertise to such a project.”

As a location, homes in Westbourne Grove could not be in higher demand. Property prices in this area have risen by over 12% in the last 12 months and a staggering 28% since 2008 according to Zoopla. Designer shopping, gourmet dining and fast links to central London and Heathrow are all contributors in this rise.

Indeed wining and dining in Westbourne Grove could not be more on trend at the moment with internationally renowned Bill Grainger’s – Grainger and Co restaurant being located at the end of the mews and Jamie Oliver’s huge new flagship cookery school and kitchen shop, Recipease around the corner in Notting Hill. Other award winning chefs drawn to the area are Tom Conran and Ottolenghi who have opened restaurants here, all keen to have a slice of the action from the wealthy local residents that are moving in.

Not only a hip London hang out, Westbourne Grove is very much a family destination with schooling options some of the finest in the Capital. Wetherby Preparatory School was chosen by Princess Diana for Princes William and Harry and also favoured locally are Chepstow House and St Mary of the Angels.

For more information on Westbourne Grove Mews please contact Oakvest on +44 (0)207 811 3855 or visit www.oakvest.co.uk

Belgravia based developer Oakvest committed to restoring Grosvenor Gardens to its former glory

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Walk just a few minutes west from one of London’s busiest terminuses, Victoria train and coach station, and you’ll find Grosvenor Gardens.

This triangular oasis in the midst of SW1 is rather a hidden gem with grand 18th and 19th century, ornate buildings lining two flanks and the charming Grosvenor Garden forming a central focal point. Occupying a prime location in the City of Westminster, Grosvenor Gardens is a mere stone’s throw from the iconic Westminster Cathedral, the Victoria Palace Theatre, Cardinal Place shopping centre and luxurious Tophams Hotel.
 
And it is in this hotspot that top Belgravia developer, Oakvest, is situated and the location of two of their most successful projects to date as well as the home of their exciting new venture for 2013.
 
Acquired in 2005, 42–44 Grosvenor Gardens comprises two buildings on this prestigious terrace. Working alongside their in house project management and interior design team at Medici, Oakvest transformed the previously dilapidated serviced offices at 42-44 into Grade A commercial space. With raised access floors, full VRV comfort cooling throughout, new core (incorporating lifts with increased speed and capacity), stair core and wash rooms, the buildings set the rental standard for Victoria when they were let.
 
Following the successful redevelopment and subsequent sale back to Grosvenor Estates, the classic stucco fronted property 46-48 Grosvenor Gardens was purchased by Oakvest and once again fully refurbished into over 16,600 sq ft of contemporary Grade A office space.
 
Commenting on the transformation, Oakvest Founder Mark Holyoke, said:
 
“42–44 and 46-48 Grosvenor Gardens were in need of serious attention both internally and externally when we acquired them. Being such iconic buildings, the sympathetic restoration of the 19th century facades was of great importance to us with over £2.4 million being spent on these works alone. Yet whilst one eye was on preserving the past, we also looked to the future adopting a modern and fresh interior designed to meet the requirements of the most discerning occupier.”
 
In fact such was the high appeal of 46-48 Grosvenor Gardens that the property was sold earlier this year for an undisclosed sum to the same Russian millionaire who purchased the £13 million Rolex Retail Unit at One Hyde Park, London. 
 
Now, honouring their on-going commitment to restoring Grosvenor Gardens to its former glory, Oakvest have purchased Grosvenor Gardens House, the stunning mansion block, located across the gardens from 42-44 and 46-48.
 
Due for full restoration and redevelopment from commercial office space to first class serviced apartments by Oakvest in conjunction with Medici in 2013, Grosvenor Gardens House is based on the Continental idea of ´Hôtel meublés´ (furnished hotel). The iconic mansion was built in the late 18th century, with the frontage designed by Thomas Cundy III and is reputedly the house where the Queen Mother was born.
 
Respectful as ever of the building´s heritage, extensive research has been undertaken by Oakvest and a responsible planning application submitted to restore the mansion block with £7 million alone allocated for the façade. For more information on Oakvest´s completed projects and indeed Grosvenor Gardens House please call 0207 811 3855 or visit http://www.oakvest.co.uk/.

Back in Belgravia – SW1, Property Hotspot in 2013

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London remains one of the coolest cities in the world to live in and to visit.
Unsurprisingly the Capital enjoyed a bumper year in 2012 being ranked #1 in the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice awards, playing host to many of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, not to mention the Summer Olympic Games which saw hotels packed to gunnels and the Tube full to bursting.
But the party is far from over with Belgravia SW1 the super sexy spot to be seen in in 2013. 
Parts of SW1 previously under the radar, are now making the news on a regular basis. This tucked away area of London is rapidly changing with billions of pounds being investing into the infrastructure of Victoria Station and the development of the Victoria Circle, heads are turning to this exclusively fashionable part of town.
The first women-only private members club in London opened its doors in a luxury grade II listing building in Belgravia which set tongues wagging and now the high end international hotel group, Marbella Club has just acquired the historic Tophams Hotel as they continue to target prime areas in the city where they anticipate to see growth and opportunities in the luxury hotel sector. 
Significant investment into a number of streets to smarten them up and attract a wealthier clientele has also been seen in the area. Elizabeth Street for example recently underwent a face lift and is now known as the very centre of sophistication with designer fashion stores such as Philip Treacy, Jenny Packham and Allegra Hicks.
Indeed Belgravia has been home to many government buildings such as New Scotland Yard and City Hall but this area is now attracting many of the UK’s leading private businesses. Companies including Google, Burberry, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo and Microsoft have selected Belgravia as the location of their headquarters, a real nod to the exclusivity of the area.
From a property perspective, prices across London continue to outstrip the rest of the UK not least boosted by the Euro crisis which has seen increasing numbers of foreign buyers flood into London look for an investment safe haven. The latest Knight Frank figures show that annual growth for the Capital is now 9.4% with prime Central London residential stock 47% higher in November than in the same month in 2011.
The rental market too is equally strong with the average rent in Greater London rising to £1,240 in October 2012 according to an index compiled by HomeLet, up 32% from October 2009 when rents averaged £940 per month.
London Victoria train station too, located in the heart of Belgravia has been blessed with a vast injection of cash. In August 2009, the Secretary of State for Transport granted Transport for London (TFL) planning permission for the redevelopment of Victoria station which will result in 50% additional capacity, 9 new escalators, new interchange tunnels and improved, step free access. The upgrade will relieve congestion which often results in total chaos at the station and will greatly improve links between National Rail, the Tube and Victoria soach station.
The announcement of this vast development incited others to redevelop. Victoria Circle, the island opposite Victoria station, is the biggest project in the area. This £1 billion scheme is set to be delivered in 2 phases and scheduled for completion in 2018, the 6 acre site will include five new buildings providing 910,000 sq ft of residential, retail and office space along with a mix of public amenities.
Actively supporting this redevelopment of SW1 is one of the UK´s leading private equity property investment companies, Oakvest Ltd. This established development company has acquired Grosvenor Gardens House, a stunning 18th century mansion block just across from Victoria Circle.
Oakvest aim is to return this iconic property, reputedly where the Queen Mother was born, to its former glory with planning submitted and set for approval in January 2013. Working with renowned developers Medici they will see the serviced offices which currently occupy the building transformed into 42 luxury apartments, wellness centre and spa, concierge, business meeting areas, a cinema room and underground parking.
For more information contact Oakvest on +44 (0)207 811 3855 or visit www.oakvest.co.uk.

Victoria’s heritage shall not be forgotten as Oakvest restores 18th century mansion house in Central London

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With the green light now given on the £1 billion Victoria Circle development in the heart of London, the landscape of SW1 will undergo significant change over the next 6 years as world class grade A offices, c.200 contemporary apartments and high profile retail units cover the 5.5 acre site.

But it won’t all be glass frontages, miles of steel girders and cutting edge design, the rich heritage of Belgravia shall also be preserved with luxury developer Oakvest submitting planning to restore Grosvenor Gardens House, an 18th century mansion located just a few steps from London Victoria station, to its former glory.

Reputedly the house where the Queen Mother was born, Grosvenor Gardens House (or Belgrave Mansions as it was previously known) is a landmark building located on the prestigious Grosvenor Estate. Based on the Continental idea of ‘Hôtel meublés’ (furnished hotel), the iconic mansion was built in the late 18th century, with the frontage designed by Thomas Cundy III.

Recently acquired by one of the UK’s leading private equity property investment companies, Oakvest Ltd, the development of Grosvenor Gardens House in intended to be sympathetic, returning the building from its current serviced office use to a first class serviced apartment mansion block.

Commenting on the intended restoration, a spokesman from Oakvest said:

“We identified the Victoria area some years ago now as ripe for regeneration and have already invested in a number of properties in Grosvenor Gardens. This exclusive area, just moments from London Victoria station, is an oasis of tranquillity amongst the hustle and bustle of London and Grosvenor Gardens House itself, the jewel in the crown.

“Respectful of the building’s heritage, extensive research has been undertaken and a responsible planning application submitted to restore the mansion block to its former 18th century glory. We have committed significant funds to the restoration of Grosvenor Gardens House, £7 million alone for the façade, and are working with specialist architects to ensure that the project is completed to the highest standards possible.” 

Appointed architect Leon Kalkwarf of Belgravia based Kalkwarf Architects, explains some of the works which will be undertaken,

We have proposed to reinstate significant parts of the roof and in particular the central pavilion which was destroyed and unsympathetically replaced in the 1970’s.  We also propose to replace the unattractive, adhoc modern shop fronts with shop fronts replicating the original design.  Many of the stone details to the front facades have also been lost over time as has much of the iron cresting to the roof ridges, all of which our client is also keen to see reinstated. 

“The roof, windows and facades are in dire need of care with significant amounts of the roof fabric exposed to the elements and therefore becoming severely damaged. Overall, once we have completed the works, the ornate front facades will be beautifully restored and the building will once again stand proudly on Grosvenor Gardens.” 

Currently comprising 70,000 sq ft of serviced office and commercial space, Grosvenor Garden House will be transformed into c.42 freehold luxury apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms.

In addition to the high specification apartments, the prestigious development will offer a wellness centre and spa, concierge, business meeting areas, a cinema room and underground parking. The scheme will also provide for 11,294 sq ft of retail & restaurant space at ground level overlooking Grosvenor Garden which will be carefully redeveloped for the local community to enjoy.

For more information on Oakvest’s planned restoration of this iconic building in London Victoria, call today on 0207 811 3855 or visit http://www.oakvest.co.uk/.

Prime Central London private equity property investment company, Oakvest, appoints leading PR agency, AB Property Marketing

Prime Central London private equity property investment company, Oakvest, appoints leading PR agency, AB Property Marketing

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Eager to share their success story as one of the UK’s leading private equity property investment companies as well as launch their new and exciting prime Central London developments, Oakvest Ltd has appointed leading property PR agency, AB Property Marketing to spread the word.

Based in the heart of Victoria, on the prestigious Grosvenor Gardens, Oakvest focus on the   acquisition, development and management of commercial and residential property in the UK. Predominantly investing in London’s ‘Blue Chip’ prime locations, either as principle or with joint venture partners, Oakvest holds a reputable portfolio of projects with their latest acquisition being Grosvenor Gardens House, a landmark building in the heart of Belgravia.

Headed up by Founder Mark Holyoke, Oakvest’s experienced executive management team works hand in hand with their development division at Medici to ensure a disciplined turnkey approach to all projects and ultimately generate substantial returns for their investors.

Managing Director Mark Holyoke, comments:

“Having been an international property investor for over 20 years now, I have always believed in the value and merit of property acquisition and development and never more so than today. Oakvest has grown in recent years to become one of the UK’s leading private equity property investment companies, one focused on long-term partnerships and commitment to perfection with our past projects testament to that.

“Looking ahead, our acquisition of Grosvenor Gardens House, a substantial building, superbly positioned next to the on-going regeneration of Victoria Circle in the heart of London, will demonstrate Oakvest’s skill, expertise and passion for property development as we return this majestic 19th century mansion block to its former architectural glory – and that’s a story worth telling!”
Working together with AB Property Marketing, the Mayfair-based leading UK and International property PR agency, as of immediate effect, Oakvest aims to raise brand awareness as well as generate interest in its forthcoming luxury residential and commercial property projects. Speaking on the appointment, AB Property Marketing’s MD Charlotte Ashton, comments:

“We have for some time now been seeking a prestigious, high end, luxury development in London to promote both within and outside the UK. The media appetite for prime central London property remains insatiable and now it is wonderful that we can meet that demand with such a superb portfolio of properties from a proven, reputable developer such as Oakvest.”

For more information about Oakvest, its past and forthcoming projects, for high resolution images or to arrange an interview with MD, Mark Holyoke, contact Charlotte Ashton at AB Property Marketing direct on 00 44 845 7524 7524, email charlotte@abpropertymarketing.co.uk or visit www.oakvest.co.uk.

Prime Central London private equity property investment company, Oakvest, appoints leading PR agency

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Eager to share their success story as one of the UK’s leading private equity property investment companies as well as launch their new and exciting prime Central London developments, Oakvest Ltd has appointed leading property PR agency, AB Property Marketing to spread the word.

Based in the heart of Victoria, on the prestigious Grosvenor Gardens, Oakvest focus on the   acquisition, development and management of commercial and residential property in the UK. Predominantly investing in London’s ‘Blue Chip’ prime locations, either as principle or with joint venture partners, Oakvest holds a reputable portfolio of projects with their latest acquisition being Grosvenor Gardens House, a landmark building in the heart of Belgravia.

Headed up by Founder Mark Holyoke, Oakvest´s experienced executive management team works hand in hand with their development division at Medici to ensure a disciplined turnkey approach to all projects and ultimately generate substantial returns for their investors.

Managing Director Mark Holyoke, comments,

“Having been an international property investor for over 20 years now, I have always believed in the value and merit of property acquisition and development and never more so than today. Oakvest has grown in recent years to become one of the UK’s leading private equity property investment companies, one focused on long-term partnerships and commitment to perfection with our past projects testament to that.

“Looking ahead, our acquisition of Grosvenor Gardens House, a substantial building, superbly positioned next to the on-going regeneration of Victoria Circle in the heart of London, will demonstrate Oakvest’s skill, expertise and passion for property development as we return this majestic 19th century mansion block to its former architectural glory – and that’s a story worth telling!”

Working together with AB Property Marketing, the Mayfair-based leading UK and International property PR agency, as of immediate effect, Oakvest aims to raise brand awareness as well as generate interest in its forthcoming luxury residential and commercial property projects. Speaking on the appointment, AB Property Marketing’s MD Charlotte Ashton, comments,

“We have for some time now been seeking a prestigious, high end, luxury development in London to promote both within and outside the UK. The media appetite for prime central London property remains insatiable and now it is wonderful that we can meet that demand with such a superb portfolio of properties from a proven, reputable developer such as Oakvest.”

For more information about Oakvest, its past and forthcoming projects, for high resolution images or to arrange an interview with MD, Mark Holyoke, contact Charlotte Ashton at AB Property Marketing direct on 00 44 845 7524 7524, email charlotte@abpropertymarketing.co.uk or visit www.oakvest.co.uk.