Genuine opportunities are rare; the ability to act on one relies not only on creativity and foresight, but also financial agility. Glebe has the ability to leverage the appropriate funds that can turn potential into a successful development, and the experience to deliver projects to the very highest standards.
Anticipating commercial needs
London's position as the world's financial powerhouse and the rise of tech start-ups in the capital indicated the increasing importance of data storage. Previous experience and knowledge of this sector led Volta to purchase the facility on Great Sutton Street – an existing data centre, but no longer fit for purpose. After Volta purchased the building, Glebe oversaw a complete refurbishment, including a significant upgrade to the power, and the creation of the Volta brand to market the facility.
Unlocking potential within property
Often an opportunity is hidden in plain sight. 26 Albemarle Street is such an example, a beautiful building with a Beaux Arts façade that had been seen by many as a commercial building on a non-residential street. With a prime Mayfair address, large footplate and voluminous space, we understood that creating a series of lateral apartments would result in residential properties unlike any other in central London, and that this landmark development was perfectly attuned to the rise of this notable Mayfair street.
Understanding the city’s nuances
The profile of Mount Street and the surrounding area has changed dramatically as high profile galleries and luxury retailers make the move from East to West Mayfair. 30 Mount Row provides a perfect opportunity to create a new, contemporary building with the mix of residential and commercial space appropriate for this reinvigorated area. The new building infills an unsightly gap in the block, and provides the perfect location for an international art gallery looking to relocate.