Front elevation of One Hyde Park overlooking Knightsbridge and Brompton Road

Front elevation of One Hyde Park overlooking Knightsbridge and Brompton Road

The top floors of One Hyde Park building facing Knightsbridge and

The top floors of One Hyde Park building facing Knightsbridge and

Rolex at One Hyde Park

Rolex at One Hyde Park

One Hyde Park

One Hyde Park

8. June 2013
One Hyde Park

One Hyde Park

8. June 2013
One Hyde Park in June 2013.

One Hyde Park in June 2013.

8. June 2013
One Hyde Park Knightsbridge side elevation.

One Hyde Park Knightsbridge side elevation.

8. June 2013
One Hyde Park - apartments overlooking Hyde Park.

One Hyde Park - apartments overlooking Hyde Park.

April 2012
'Rush of Green' at One Hyde Park

'Rush of Green' at One Hyde Park

April 2012
One Hyde Park balconies facing Knightsbridge

One Hyde Park balconies facing Knightsbridge

31. March 2011
View to One Hyde Park from Knightsbridge

View to One Hyde Park from Knightsbridge

31. March 2011
Jacob Epstein's sculpture 'Rush of Green' at Edinburgh Gate entrance of One Hyde Park.

Jacob Epstein's sculpture 'Rush of Green' at Edinburgh Gate entrance of One Hyde Park.

31. March 2011
View to the One Hyde Park building from Hyde Park.

View to the One Hyde Park building from Hyde Park.

31. March 2011

One Hyde Park

68-114 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LJ
Mixed use

Description of One Hyde Park

One Hyde Park is a residential building in Knightsbridge, London SW1.

Apartments To Let
For lettings please contact Savills.

In September 2017 a 4,027 sq ft (374.12m2) 3/4 bedroom furnished apartment is marketed by Savills for £19,500 per week + fees.

The building is situated on the site of the former 1950s building Bowater House in Knightsbridge. The building is overlooking Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Brompton Road and Sloane Street.

The entrance to Knightsbridge tube station is right next to the building.

Designed by pre-eminent architect Richard Rogers, the development of 80 apartments and three exclusive boutiques within four pavilions, has been created to form a unity between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.

Exceptional buildings are rare, but the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been able to encapsulate the very best of urban living in their design. The drawings and sketches alone are awe-inspiring and the overall effect of romance and grandeur is evident even now. Though full of subtle moods and qualities the design is clear and eloquent, devoid of fuss and complication. Its apartments, which will be hidden from public view, will be wonderfully luxurious and incomparable to anywhere else in the world.

The structure has been designed to synthesize with the existing landscape - on one side, the vibrancy of Knightsbridge - stylish, international and quintessentially English, with an exuberant mix of European architectural styles. On the other, tall groves of trees from which the tranquillity of the park unfolds, opening out onto lush greenery, lakes and fountains. One Hyde Park overlooks all of this and will indeed become a natural part of it.

The transparency of the structures magnificently opens up the space between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, creating a natural flow of light and a new energy between the two. The light is be drawn into the north-facing areas and recesses of the buildings and their shape provides residents with both panoramic views onto the park or city, with total privacy.

The pavilions shape adds shadow and definition - their sparkle and rhythm breaking up the roofline. The roofscape rises and falls in scale with the buildings on either side, their Victorian inference subtly reflected in the new development (for example the red weathered steel of the façade is a contemporary hint at the red brick of existing Knightsbridge architecture). Their shape creates floors of dramatic beauty and scale, where discreetly served apartments will offer consummate space, comfort and style.

Covered garden spaces inside the buildings bring the essence of the nearby park inside and glazed screens will open during the day adding to the organic flow of energy on entering and leaving the building. The buildings are a celebration of light and nature, even in the midst of the city.

Having been granted planning permission by Westminster City Council, the demolition of the old structure began in June 2006.

General facts about One Hyde Park

• Created on the site of the former 1950's office building, Bowater House in Knightsbridge.
• Bowater House was acquired from Land Securities in March 2005.
• Project Grande (Guernsey) Limited was granted planning consent by Westminster City Council in February 2006.
• It took four years to construct One Hyde Park: The Residences of Mandarin Oriental, London.
• First Residences at Mandarin Oriental to be opened in Europe.
• 21st century addition to London's architectural landscape.
• 86 apartments within four diamond-shaped pavilions (including four penthouses).
• Located between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, with views across London.
• Three exclusive retail boutiques at street level with Rolex, McLaren Automotive and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank opening flagship showrooms in early 2011.
• There is an underground tunnel linking the Mandarin Oriental and One Hyde Park - this is for Mandarin Oriental staff only.
• The development occupies one hectare of land.
• Three levels of basement (first level - Basement 1 - is double volume so it is effectively two levels).
• One Hyde Park is the name of the building and is not the address. The address is: One Hyde Park, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, 100 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LJ.
• At times there were approximately 2,500 people working on site to finish this very complex development.
• Approximately £100 million of glazing and cladding was used in the construction process.
• Approximately 35 different companies worked directly on the project across the UK and Europe (including businesses based in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Holland).
• £50 million of precast concrete containing crushed limestone aggregate (to create a sparkle and stone-like appearance) has been incorporated into the development.
• More than 15 different types of stone have been sourced from around the World (Turkey, Italy, France, Belgium, Brazil, China and Egypt) have been designed and cut to accommodate the high-end technical specifications of the interior design.
• There are 984 external, double-height fins made from patinated bronze copper alloy which allow maxim privacy whilst the colour harmonises with the red brick colouration of Knightsbridge.
• Approximately 400 miles of cabling will service the building.
• Approximately 5,000 people worked to support the project across the World.
• The super-structure and the sub-structure are made from 70,000 tonnes of concrete.
About the services & amenities at One Hyde Park
• To accompany the exclusivity of the address, residents will be offered an elite services programme that is tailor-made to complement their lifestyles.
• Through the provision of bespoke benefits, the apartment owners will be treated as permanent guests of Mandarin Oriental, London.
• A dedicated Residences team of 60 Mandarin Oriental trained staff, on site at One Hyde Park 24 hours a day, will ensure that residents enjoy the exceptional services, amenities and sophisticated security infrastructure that are provided as part of the development and the hotel.
• This will include access to the hotel's gourmet cuisine and beverages via 24-hour room service, an array of on-site concierge, doorman and security, housekeeping and valet services, as well as a wide range of dining, entertainment and well-being facilities available in the private leisure spaces.
• The extensive private amenities and leisure facilities for residents include exclusive use of private cinema; 21m ozone swimming pool; saunas and steam rooms; private exercise, relaxation and treatment rooms; squash court; state-of-the-art gym; golf stimulator and virtual games room; wine cellars; business suite & meeting rooms; private entertainment room; Park Library; secure underground parking; car cleaning & valet service underground.

About the apartments & show apartments at One Hyde Park

• One Hyde Park uniquely offers large lateral apartments with high ceilings of up to 9,500 sq ft over one single floor with penthouses up to 30,000 sq ft.
• Apartments are on a 999 lease.
• There are seven Candy & Candy interior-designed show apartments that provide potential purchasers with an understanding of the extraordinary high quality materials, finishes, joinery and layout of a base build apartment and also provide inspiration of a finished apartment complete with furnishings.
• The seven show apartments comprise: 1 bed duplex, 2 bed duplex, 3 bed duplex, 1 bed lateral, 3 bed lateral, 4 bed lateral and 5 bed lateral.
• The interior design of each show apartment is very different, featuring distinct colour schemes, materials, furniture and artwork to reflect different tastes and style.

Architectural details

• Designed to create permeability between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.
• Designed to provide residents with both panoramic views onto the park or city, with total privacy.
• Designed to enable as much natural light to reach key spaces in every apartment via carefully organised direct views.
• The transparency of the structures and glass stair cores that link the four pavilions will magnificently open up the space between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.

Lighting artwork

• James Turrell has been commissioned to create a unified lighting concept that interacts with the buildings architecture. It includes perimeter lighting for the four glass pavilions and a colourful light display (the LEDs are a mix of red, green, blue and white lamps that will render every possible colour in the spectrum).
• The project comprises of works for the main entrance of the residential lobby's canopies and of works for various internal elements of the building. His sculptures will also illuminate the glazed stair and lift cores that link the pavilions and a canopy that is positioned over the new Edinburgh Gate entrance to Hyde Park.
• A sophisticated computerised programme controls Turrell's input allowing the colours to slowly change over the course of time from sunset to sunrise, gradually phasing in and out from one colour to the next, without ever being fixed on one colour at any point in time.
• It is also intended for the colour to be phased across the building - progressing in shade both vertically (from base of the building to the top) and across the project from East to West. It is affectively a live animation changing not only within one day but also yearly through the seasons. The light installations have been completed in collaboration with Isometrix Lighting Design and Aether Lighting.
• James Turrell is regarded as one of the key artists of the post-war period, his use of light as a material has established him as an international artist.


• One Hyde Park will be heated and cooled using deep geothermal bore holes in order to unlock the earth's natural warming system.
• Bore holes have been sunk 140m below Knightsbridge to enable cooling and heat pumps to extract heat from the earth's natural warmth and transfer it to the building for space and water heating.
• To cool the building in hot weather, heat will be returned to the ground.
• The net result is that significant energy guzzling heating and cooling equipment has been removed from the design - making the entire development more sustainable on a long-term basis.

Affordable Housing Contribution

• Peel House in Pimlico is the affordable housing contribution of the One Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge and goes beyond the adopted local, regional, and national planning policy in terms of its quality.
• The former Police training quarters has been restored and renovated to the highest standard by a group of leading consultants.
• The new development has been completed and handed over to Octavia Housing in May 2010 (8 months ahead of schedule).
• Comprising 70 high quality affordable homes (66 apartments and four townhouses), Peel House will be one of the largest affordable housing schemes to be delivered in Westminster in recent years.
• Peel House has been completed by developer, Project Grande (Guernsey) Limited (PGGL) - a joint venture consortium between Guernsey based development company, CPC Group and Waterknights (owned by the Prime Minister of Qatar, His Excellency, Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani)

Source: Candy & Candy

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News: (21)

The April issue of US Vanity Fair reveals the names of the apartment owners at One Hyde Park. Link to the article in Vanity Fair, Who Are The Apartment Owners at London’s One Hyde Park, The “World’s Most Expensive” Residential Development?

05/03/2013 11:59 by Buildington

Apartment C.08.1 has come up for sale for £65m. The 5-bedroom 9,000sq ft apartment stretches across the entire floor plate of pavilion C on level 8 and has views on Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. The apartment is divided into two wings and there are 3 receptions and 6 bathrooms.

See photos and details on Aylesford International website:

Daily Mail reports that agencies who have previously represented properties at One Hyde Park have requested proof that any interested party should be able to afford the purchase of the property.

'Other agencies who've marketed properties in the building have demanded financial paperwork to stop rubber-neckers getting in. There are so many people who just want to have a look but have no intention of buying, and the other residents at the development are incredibly private people, and some of the world's wealthiest.'

Read more:

15/05/2012 15:00 by Buildington

International real estate advisor Savills has been instructed to sell the final retail unit. Offers are invited in excess of £21 million. Read more here:

07/02/2012 16:58 by Buildington

"We replaced one big slab building that was impermeable. The notion was to say: this is not a citadel. There are retail areas and garden areas at the base of the building. At least people can sit down on extended pavements; there is an area now where people can congregate and breathe." - Graham Stirk, architect, via The Guardian

28/01/2012 13:02 by Buildington

"One Hyde Park gets fantastic press everywhere in the world. Everywhere except the UK." -Nick Candy for The Australian

17/01/2012 13:37 by Buildington

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15/11/2011 12:39 by Buildington

Only 18 apartments left (out of 80) and recent buyers have spent over £7,500 a square foot. Source: FT Property: Super-prime London bucks the property trend

14/11/2011 18:33 by Buildington

The sports-car store leased by McLaren Automotive Ltd. has been sold for more than £11 million, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. Project Grande (Guernsey) Ltd. sold the ground-floor showroom to an investor based in Asia.

Read more at Bloomberg Businessweek:

27/10/2011 00:32 by Buildington

Former Omni Capital Business Development Director Liz Locke has joined the Candy & Candy core sales team at One Hyde Park for the final phase of apartment sales at the prestigious Knightsbridge address.

Over £1.4 billion of sales have now been achieved at One Hyde Park and fewer than 20 units now remain. A series of new show apartments have been released at the development after several were purchased outright and the final retail outlet – the first UK premises for Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank – is due to open in November 2011.

In other news, the residents are said to have begun moving into the apartments and the final retail outlet, the first UK premises for Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, is due to open in November 2011.

Read the full article on: newsfeature&title=liz_locke_departs_omni_capital_for_one_hyde_park

08/10/2011 15:30 by Buildington

McLaren's store is up for sale for £11.5 million. The 3,186 square foot store is on offer at a net initial yield of 3.29 percent and is being let to McLaren on a 15-year lease at an initial rent of £400,000 per year. The sale is being handled by property agents Savills.

Take a peek inside - watch the video of the store opening:

Source: Reuters

09/09/2011 13:49 by Buildington

Middle Eastern businessman rents an apartment in One Hyde Park for £55,000 per week. Read the full story here:

28/08/2011 16:26 by Buildington

Contracts have been exchanged for the purchase of the virtual freehold interest comprising the Rolex Retail Unit at One Hyde Park, 100 Knightsbridge, London SW1. The property, a high end retail unit within the world famous One Hyde Park residential development, is located adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

A second retail investment, also at One Hyde Park, will be brought to the market in September by Savills. Offers are sought in excess of £11.5 million for the property which is let to McLaren on a new 15 year lease.

Offers were sought in excess of £12.5m, reflecting a net initial yield of 3.00%. Following competitive bidding from a varied investor base terms were agreed in excess of £13m with Williston Properties Inc for a newly formed Property Fund of a 35-year-old Russian investor, Grigory Guselnikov. The fund benefits from a CIS investor base and focuses on prime Central London assets offering core returns with solid rental growth prospects.

The property is leased to Rolex for a further 14.5 years at a rent of £400,000 per annum, reflecting c.£300 per sq ft ITZA. The investment offers a highly secure income return and excellent rental growth prospects; the adjacent identical unit has recently been leased at £587 per sq ft ITZA.

Vendor PGGL, the developers of One Hyde Park, was advised by Savills and SJ Berwin, Nightingale Partners & Gilchrist Solicitors advised the purchaser.

One Hyde Park, the first European Residences at Mandarin Oriental is considered to be the most exclusive address in the world. The collaboration between leading architects, designers, artists and hoteliers ensures that One Hyde Park delivers ultimate perfection and a unique experience on every level and provides an unrivalled and exceptional retailing location.

23/08/2011 16:35 by Buildington

“We sold over £100 million of apartments last week,” says Jessica Patrick, spokesman for the Candys to The Telegraph, “and we anticipate achieving another £225 million of apartment sales this week alone.” But is anyone actually living there full-time?

Read the full article here:

01/07/2011 14:34 by Buildington

“We sold over £100 million of apartments last week,” says Jessica Patrick, spokesman for the Candys to The Telegraph, “and we anticipate achieving another £225 million of apartment sales this week alone.” But is anyone actually living there full-time?

Read the full article here:

01/07/2011 14:34 by Buildington

Take a sneak peek inside - the photos of Vogue Dinner For Dolce & Gabbana held last night at One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge . Zoom in and see the details on mouseover!

08/06/2011 00:50 by Buildington

Spending a nine-figure sum on a property will buy you, among other things, electronic blinds which can be programmed to open slowly like the iris of an eye, allowing natural light to gradually seep into the room. They are a classic example of the way top-end developers are embracing high technology to secure sales.

One Hyde Park is full of innovations like 3D plasma televisions that pop out from behind mirrors, and residents can install a dressing room device that will take an image of their rear view and project it onto a television screen so they can check their appearance from all angles before venturing out.

Read the full article Hi-tech gadgets for the home by Ruth Bloomfield in Telegraph:

11/05/2011 17:36 by

More about the latest purchase in Daily Mail:

Mr. Rinat Akhmetov, the coal miner's son and father-of-two bought two apartments and had them knocked into one - and now he is planning a £60million refit of the interior of the three-storey penthouse.

The sheiks and tycoons, and even the developer, who have bought, or are said to be buying, properties at One Hyde Park include Vladimir Kim (Chairman of copper producer Kazakhmys), Mohammed Saud Sultan al Qasimi (Head of finance for the Sharjah government), Ray Grehan (property developer), Krill Pisarev and Yuri Zhukov (property developers), Christian Candy (property developer who developed One Hyde Park with his brother Nicholas) and Sheik Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani (Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Qatar).

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19/04/2011 16:46 by Buildington

Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, has bought the UK’s most expensive flat at the One Hyde Park residential development in London’s Knightsbridge, the Financial Times has learnt. Mr Akhmetov was behind the purchase of the penthouse, which sold for £136.6m.

Read the full article in Financial Times:

19/04/2011 16:07 by Buildington

Over 60% of the apartments at One Hyde Park have been sold and there are under 30 units to sell, said Candy & Candy founder Nick Candy to Property Week.

15/03/2011 01:33 by Buildington

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14/02/2011 14:10 by Buildington

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