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In the beginning
‘In the early 1990s, the London property market was finding its feet again and I was looking for my next challenge. I joined forces with the late John Black to see if we could take advantage of the emerging opportunities. Our first project was a development of 110 apartments in Enfield. The nearest main road was Galliard Road and so Galliard Homes was born.’
Galliard Homes was the one of the first developers to return to Docklands after the early 1990s property crash. Galliard Homes took Papermill Wharf to the market in 1993, with one bedroom apartments from £39,995. The response was tremendous and the development virtually sold out on the release weekend.
Situated on the site where Brunel built the Great Eastern, Burrells Wharf is a spectacular conversion of Victorian warehouses. With mezzanines and double height windows exposing expansive views over the Thames towards Greenwich, Burrells Wharf showcases some of the earliest loft-style apartments in London.
Long before the London Eye or the Tate Modern, Galliard Homes was able to purchase the North and South blocks of the former GLC headquarters at County Hall, opposite the Houses of Parliament. It was one of the first of many, major successful joint ventures with Paul White and his team at Frogmore. The launch was an historic event; one bedroom flats started at £99,995 and purchasers of The County Hall Apartments queued for ten days prior to the sales release - everyone was anxious to own a piece of London history.
The Whitehouse Apartments
Occupying a prime position directly behind the Royal Festival Hall, The Whitehouse Apartments on South Bank are blessed with some of the greatest river views in the Capital. Potential purchasers queued for almost two weeks for the redevelopment of this converted office building, formally occupied by Shell, in another successful JV with Frogmore.
In 1997, again with Frogmore, Galliard Homes helped to transform car parks and derelict warehouses adjacent to Butler’s Wharf into a premier riverside postcode, with schemes including Spice Quay Heights, Tea Trade Wharf and Cayenne Court. Today these riverside addresses are world-famous for their beautifully blended mix of Victorian warehouse features with striking new-build riverside architecture. It could be said that the regeneration of Butler’s Wharf kick-started the wider renaissance in SE1.
Bermondsey’s regeneration began when Galliard purchased a complete street of run down houses just off of the Old Kent Road and replaced them with ‘new Victorian’ houses on the original footprints. The development was so favourably received by the buying public that the pace of the regeneration of the whole area can be traced back to this pioneering project. Further schemes such as Royal Oak Yard, Long Lane and the Glass House were fundamental in the revitalisation of Bermondsey High Street
Park Plaza Hotel
By being amongst the first to offer hotel suites as an investment, the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel was a trailblazer for both Galliard Homes and the property investment market. The 1,200 room Park Plaza Hotel is built on the old island site which was part of the original County Hall GLC headquarters.
Galliard purchased the whole Greenwich peninsula carved out by Deptford Creek. Situated minutes from Cutty Sark, the land was originally part of the Royal Tudor Dockyard developed by King Henry VIII and where Queen Elizabeth I knighted Sir Francis Drake after the Golden Hind circumnavigated the globe. Now known as New Capital Quay, the unique site of some 900 apartments is surrounded by water on three sides. Attracting interest from homeowners and investors alike, the sales release took place in September 2007 and more than 400 apartments were sold in just one weekend.
The Arsenal Stadium
The Drayton Park development in JV with Frogmore was part of the regeneration of the area surrounding Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. As part of The Drayton Park Apartments sales offering, purchasers were given the bonus of an Arsenal season ticket. This development sold-out in one weekend.
The Foster and Partners designed conversion and refurbishment of this listed building in Central London’s Strand was released in 2010 in partnership with Frogmore. Marconi House was once home to the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company in 1912, and was in fact the very building from which the newly formed BBC made its first radio broadcast in 1922.
Chiltern Street, Marylebone
Together with Frogmore, Galliard Homes acquired a former car park site on Chiltern Street. Permission was later granted to develop 44 ultra-luxury apartments now known as The Chilterns. The scheme broke new ground for Marylebone with world-renowned photographer David Bailey dressing the lobby with his work for the area’s first residents’ private gallery. This flagship development completed in 2016.
Evening Standard Award
Marconi House won 'Best Large Development' in the prestigious Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2013.
A further joint venture between Frogmore and Galliard Homes completed the purchase of Baltimore Tower – a striking 46-storey landmark residential tower adjacent Canary Wharf, designed by the team that created the Burj Khalifa.
Celebrating 21 years
An exclusive VIP event marked the celebration of 21 years of residential development in Prime London and £500 million of sales in just six months.
Galliard Developments Ltd
Galliard Homes established a 50:50 joint venture with private investment company, Cain Hoy (now Cain International). The joint venture known as Galliard Developments Ltd is set to invest up to £225 million in new projects over three years to develop £1 billion of residential units. To date we have undertaken 30 projects with Jonathan Goldstein and his team.
In June 2015 Galliard Homes launched their latest E14 development in joint venture with Frogmore and Cain Hoy. Harbour Central will transform a 2.65-acre industrial site into a new Manhattan style vertical village for Canary Wharf in a £550 million redevelopment programme. In a deal with Greystar a £207,800,000 stake was agreed to forward purchase 351 residential units.
£750 million Shoreditch scheme
Cain Hoy teamed up with Galliard Homes to create a £750 million development in Shoreditch. The 870,000 square foot scheme, known as The Stage, is due to complete in 2020 and will offer luxury residential, commercial and retail space. The development will be crowned by a visitor’s centre themed around the remains of Shakespeare’s original Curtain Theatre from 1570, and the stage the Bard himself once acted on.
Great Scotland Yard
The former Great Scotland Yard is undergoing a complete interior transformation from the old Metropolitan Police headquarters into the ultimate 110-room luxury hotel. In 2015 Galliard Homes sold Great Scotland Yard to the Abu-Dhabi based LuLu Group who will take full ownership once Galliard Construction has completed the project.
David Bailey Gallery opens at The Chilterns
Frogmore and Galliard’s anticipated Marylebone development, The Chilterns, opened its lobby gallery showcasing the works of world-renowned photographer, David Bailey, in the summer of 2016.
Evening Standard Award
Galliard Homes, was proud to be honoured with the distinguished ‘Best Apartment’ award at The Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2017 on Friday 19th May for The Chilterns with the judges deciding that The Chilterns' architecture, combined with location and interior design, set it far above the rest.