Property & Investment

Octagon Developments

Building the future

2019 was a year of solid achievement for Octagon, with the company going from strength to strength and continuing to expand. The Octagon brand is still very much in demand, something that the company is conscious that it cannot take for granted in the current climate. Its high reputation is the result of continued and uncompromising attention to detail, consistently delivering the highest quality homes in the very best locations.

 

While Octagon continues its programme of speculative building projects across London and the Home Counties, its Bespoke division is busier than ever, working with clients to build their dream home, from planning and design to construction and interiors. Clients are not only looking to build their own home from scratch, but also to extend, convert and restore existing buildings, sometimes including some very specific elements.

Its high reputation is the result of continued and uncompromising attention to detail, consistently delivering the highest quality homes in the very best location

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John Pope, Director of Octagon Bespoke, explains: ‘Many clients are now looking for an alternative to traditional wine cellars – rather than hiding away their best vintages, the latest trend in wine storage puts prized collections front and centre, displayed in a sleek glass cabinet, complementing a modern luxury interior look.

 

‘The wine wall is a fully insulated, temperature-and humidity-controlled fitted cabinet, that is as practical as it is attention grabbing. Our clients are increasingly requesting for these wine galleries to be installed alongside bars and seating areas, establishing an elegant, eye-catching entertaining space in which to enjoy an evening of fine wine. The only catch is that, to look its best, a wine wall requires constant re-stocking – however that hasn’t led to any complaints from clients just yet!’

 

Octagon’s dedicated and highly skilled restoration team also faces new ventures at the brand’s latest flagship site, Broadoaks Park in West Byfleet, Surrey. As well as new-build homes, the 125-unit, 25-acre scheme includes a Grade II listed manor house, coach houses and lodges, all of which are being restored and converted into magnificent homes and apartments. This follows other award-winning restoration projects in the past year, such as Grade II* listed Eagle House in Wimbledon Village, and an exquisite stucco Regency property in Knightsbridge.

2020 is an exciting time for Octagon, with the brand continuing to diversify through the building of a broad range of properties at Broadoaks Park – from two-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom family homes – a collection that showcases the extensive skill accumulated over 40 years in the industry. The launch of Phase One was deemed a resounding success, with over 350 guests attending the event, resulting in a significant number of off-plan reservations.

Whether a half-million-pound apartment or multi-million-pound superhome, Octagon homes are distinctive, and it is this trust in the design and build that underpins the entire business. Broadoaks Park will be a key focus for the Octagon team as the first buyers move in from spring 2020, but the land- buying team are always on the lookout for new sites across London and the Home Counties, continually welcoming new challenges of all types.

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