UOL completes its first integrated London development

One Bishopsgate Plaza, an integrated development in London’s financial centre, has been completed by UOL Group.

Pan Pacific London, The Sky Residences, and Devonshire Row constitute the 43-story project. Devonshire Row is a historic structure that has been renovated to include two floors of offices and retail space on the ground floor.

The 237-room Pan Pacific London, which opened on September 1, is the brand’s first property in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, The Sky Residences consists of 160 premium apartments situated on the building’s floors 21 to 41.

One Bishopsgate Plaza is close to the Liverpool Street station on the Elizabeth line of Crossrail. This enables easy access to the West End, Canary Wharf, the Eurostar high-speed rail station, London City Airport, and Heathrow Airport.

Stanhope and PLP Architecture acted as development consultants.

Hurdles

According to UOL Group CEO Liam Wee Sin, the project overcame hurdles such as Brexit and Covid-19.

“The ultimate success of One Bishopsgate Plaza, the opening of Pan Pacific London, and the promising sales of residential units are testaments to the whole team’s dedication and hard work,” he says.

He also notes that One Bishopsgate Plaza will serve as the centrepiece for UOL’s London projects, which comprise two other commercial buildings in the city’s midtown region.

The luxurious Pan Pacific London has five floors of facilities, including a huge conference and events area and a double-height ballroom, the Square Mile’s only dedicated ballroom capable of hosting dinners for up to 370 people.

According to Choe Peng Sum, CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, Pan Pacific London was curated by interior design company Yabu Pushelberg to include aspects of an English manor with Southeast Asian flare.

“The hotel’s launch will benefit from increased regional and domestic travel as a result of the reopening of borders for safe travel,” Choe adds.

Unit type and size

The Sky Residences’ apartments vary in size from 580 square feet for a one-bedroom unit to 1,632 square feet for a three-bedroom unit.

The apartments provide panoramic views of some of London’s most recognisable sights, including the River Thames, The Gherkin, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

To far, about 27%, or 43 apartments, have been sold to UK residents and international purchasers at an average price of more than GBP2,000 ($3,717) per square foot.

Apart from the facilities of The Sky Residences, such as a bar, library, and private club room, residents will also have access to Pan Pacific London’s amenities, which include a gym, sauna and steam rooms, swimming pool, business centre, and room service.

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