Last year was extraordinary for everybody, not least Octagon. But having quickly adapted to work safely through two lockdowns, the team managed to keep abreast of unprecedented demand from British and international buyers looking for high-quality bespoke properties. The brand now looks forward to continuing the momentum throughout 2021 and beyond.
Unsurprisingly, the home became a key focus last year – not just as a place to eat and sleep, but as a workplace, gym and leisure space, even a virtual quiz venue. Out of this has come a surge of movers and improvers who want to use their home in new ways – and are prepared to invest heavily in doing so. To satisfy this growing desire for a truly personalised service, Octagon’s well-established architectural and build teams were joined by its own in-house interior design department, enabling the brand to offer a full turnkey service.
Comments Rachel Hall, Interior Designer for Octagon: ‘The first year of the Octagon Interior Design service has been a roaring success. Clients have been extremely keen to make the most of our talented team to create homes that are just as showstopping on the inside as they are outside. We provide a fully tailored, comprehensive range of interior solutions, from window treatments to custom-made furnishings, delivering Octagon’s signature, professional service to every part of a client’s home.’
Octagon Bespoke continues to expand its new build portfolio, embracing both traditional and radically contemporary architecture as well as delivering the latest, most environmentally friendly and energy efficient technology. At the same time, its dedicated restoration team has been busy bringing back to life exquisite listed homes across the capital. Indeed, Octagon has become the go-to developer for delicate restoration projects as it turns these one-of-a-kind properties into grand family homes once again.
One area where Octagon’s restoration skills have been on full display is Broadoaks Park, the developer’s 25-acre flagship development in West Byfleet, Surrey. Octagon matched listed properties with sympathetic new-build homes, all set within an abundance of green space, including a luscious central green planted with 350-year-old oak trees, cementing Broadoaks Park’s position as Surrey’s most exclusive country estate. Offering country living with city connections, the 125-home development experienced unprecedented demand in 2020, with many properties reserved long before completion and enquiry levels remaining at an all-time high.
Octagon’s pioneering approach to landscaping has been central to Broadoaks Park and a hallmark of its supermansions for the past 40 years. This put it well ahead of the game in 2020 as green space became the property must-have. Comprising so much more than just a lawn, Octagon’s outdoor spaces are known for sophisticated lighting, heating and cookout installations as well as sumptuous leisure facilities, from pools and hot tubs to steam and sauna rooms, tennis courts, gyms and even yoga retreats.
This exceptional company refuses to play safe and reprise tired and uninspiring formulas. Instead, it continues to adapt and looks forward to a post-Brexit, post-Covid future, confident it will retain its top British brand status for many years to come.