Holland Green


Holland Green

Size: 54 luxury apartments and new Design Museum
Value: £100m construction
Location: Holland Park, UK
Status: Complete
Client: Chelsfield Partners
Role: Development Manager and Development Project Manager
Team: OMA, Allies & Morrison, Collett Zarzycki, Arup, West 8, Aecom

Holland Green is a remarkable new luxury apartment development set among the trees of Holland Park in West London.

Three new build apartment buildings are located on the grounds of the former Commonwealth Institute Building, a ground-breaking piece of 1960’s architecture with its striking parabola shaped roof. The Commonwealth Institute Building has been transformed as part of the development into the new home of the Design Museum which will relocate from its current home in 2016.

The apartment buildings, designed by Rem Koolhass of OMA, are arranged parallel to the Museum exhibition hall, creating strong cubic shapes while set in a contrasting green landscape set back with Kensington High Street with direct links through Holland Park within an urban park setting.

aspireDM are appointed as Development Project Manager, leading this prestigious luxury residential development from the establishment of the Development Brief, through design development, planning and procurement and into the construction phase.

aspireDM focused on developing strong relationships between the client, consultant team and main contractor under a flexible governance structure which enabled effective decision making and cost control to meet appraisal objectives.

These relationships were essential during the construction phase where coordination between design packages and contractors was complex and we provided our client with clear strategic advice to ensure they remained in a strong position at all times.

  • BREEAM Very Good achieved
  • Redevelopment of Grade II* Listed 1960’s Commonwealth Institute building
  • RIBA design award in 2017
  • Strong relationships formed leading on to new projects