ORMS is SIAHAF’s advisory architectural partner on the Somerset Place project. Established nearly 30 years ago, ORMS is one of Britain’s leading architectural practices, with a portfolio that spans 500 projects of all kinds and that has attracted more than 30 awards. Its residential restorations and conversions include Brody House and Alaska, two former Art Deco factories in London.WWW.ORMS.CO.UK
Future Heritage is a property company based in Bath, specialising in delivering high-quality developments and conversions of historic properties.
Future Heritage has undertaken more than 30 projects in a number of towns and cities including Bath, Salisbury, London, Bristol and Winchester. Among its completed projects in Bath are The Tramshed pub and restaurant, the Seven Dials shopping centre and The Old Post Office in George Street.WWW.FUTUREHERITAGE.CO.UK
Somerset Place has been acquired by the Strategic Iconic Assets Heritage Acquisition Fund (SIAHAF), a Bruneian private equity fund focused on the renewal and development of historic British properties. The principal partners of the fund are British entrepreneur Johnny Sandelson and Brunei-based sponsor Shuif Hussain.
SIAHAF completed the acquisition of Somerset Place in February 2012 and immediately put in place an extensive £60 million restoration programme overseen by a worldclass team of local experts and international consultants.WWW.SIAHAF.COM
RedBook is a service that helps clients find and select the ideal architect, interior designer or garden designer for their project from among the brightest talents in Britain.
Its panel of experts – which includes Sir Roy Strong – identifies exceptional practices that range widely from the up-and-coming to the established and from the contemporary in style to the traditional.WWW.REDBOOKAGENCY.COM
The interiors of the Somerset Place apartments are being renovated by Paul Davis & Partners, a London based practice known for its skilful integration of contemporary architecture within historic spaces.
The company has worked on a series of sensitive conversions and refurbishments at prestigious London addresses including Cadogan Gardens, King’s Road and Grosvenor Crescent. In 2012, it won The Architects’ Journal’s Best Practice of the Year Award and its Best Sustainable Practice of the Year AwardWWW.PAULDAVIDANDPARTNERS.COM