PCL specialist developer Dukelease has called in super-prime interior design and development outfit Oliver Burns make its “most prestigious scheme” – 102 Jermyn Street in St James’s – really pop.
The collaboration – the first between the two companies – will see Dukelease and Oliver Burns working on the project’s ginormous penthouse unit, which sprawls over the building’s top two floors. There are seven other units ranging from one to three bedrooms.
The idea is for the development to takes inspiration from eighteenth century fashionista, tastemaker and dandy Beau Brummell, whose statue sits prominently on the home of shirts, Jermyn Street.
Burns’ track record in the area is exceptional: the firm’s Walpole Mayfair penthouse, just over the road on the Ritz side, set a new price record for Mayfair and St. James’s, achieving £4,542 per square foot.
Richard Leslie, Chief Executive Officer at Dukelease: “With a strong record as a Prime London developer we understand that bespoke interior design now plays a crucial role in enhancing the appeal of a property at this end of the market as sophisticated buyers seek a specific lifestyle as well as the bricks and mortar. As a business we are striving to establish meaningful design collaborations which give our developments an edge, providing the ultimate lifestyle experience for those who demand superior British opulence and luxury. With impressive experience and an international client base of ultra-high net worth individuals, we believe Oliver Burns is a perfect fit with our vision for the penthouse project and are thrilled to have them with us.”
Joe Burns, Managing Director at Oliver Burns: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Richard and his experienced team of professionals at Dukelease, who have an outstanding track record of delivering sites on time and on budget. Our collaboration with Dukelease will allow us to provide ‘Thoughtful Luxury’ at a time when the area is beginning to catch up with its upmarket neighbour, Mayfair. The area’s refinement and elegance has been enhanced not only by the local British culture, but also by the art galleries and private members’ clubs that populate the vicinity. We hope to emphasise that ethos with the Jermyn Street project and reinforce St James’s as one of the most exclusive addresses to live in Prime Central London.”
Building works began in June 2014, and the development is due for completion in spring 2015.oliverburns.com dukelease.com Images courtesy of Dukelease