Congratulations to Stiff + Trevillion who were the Winners of the Overall Development Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2015

design et al are delighted to announce the further successful shortlist for Stiff + Trevillion, this time for the Overall Development Award.

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Westbourne House is situated in Bayswater within the City of Westminster. It is an exclusive development, with only 20 apartments, including a truly stunning split-level penthouse and boasts 24-hour concierge service, underground parking for residents and substantial outdoor areas, courtesy of private balconies and terraces.


There were many points considered when planning this development. The primary considerations were to provide a more suitable building for the setting and to enhance and repair the townscape of the area. The energy performance of this much needed residential accommodation has been dramatically improved and it has a strong sense of presence. The project has been sensitively improved and it now contributes to its context and site history. The combination of the hand made bricks and the hand made faience work give the building a real “crafted” quality. The original building was very much of its time, brown brick, brown glass, and although the architects have kept its structure, it now looks like a new building.


Westbourne House now provides a range of well proportioned and carefully planned apartments and was created in collaboration between Stiff + Trevillion and their client, the Alchemi Group. The result is a highly contemporary, yet timeless living space that captivates the imagination and encapsulates the heritage and personality of the surrounding area. The solid design principles and meticulous attention to detail ensure the development is crafted to exacting standards to meet high expectations, with unique and desirable features.