Holland Green features three new apartment buildings on the site of the former Commonwealth Institute, to the south of Holland Park. The buildings are grouped around the former Commonwealth Institute exhibition hall, a groundbreaking piece of 1960s architecture, which is the new home of the Design Museum. The new buildings, designed by Rem Koolhaas's OMA, are arranged parallel to the exhibition hall, creating strong cubic shapes in a park setting. They range from seven to nine storeys high, and contain up to 54 highlyspecified apartments, together with a secure basement car park, a spa and entertainment rooms. The buildings sit in a contrasting green landscape, set back from Kensington High Street and linked directly to Holland Park.
The development will deliver the essentials to make living here safe, easy, fun and healthy. Security will be provided by a discreet, friendly and helpful team on site, 24 hours a day. They will be backed up by comprehensive CCTV, video entry phones and an alarm system linked to the security office. There will be a clear visual separation between the public areas around the new Design Museum and the private spaces of hollandgreen.
To meet the day-to-day needs of everyone who lives there, Holland Green will offer a 24-hour concierge service. Holland Green will have an outstanding entertainment and spa area for residents and their guests. The spa will be double-height, with a 20-metre heated swimming pool and a hot spa. Around the pool there will be a sauna and steam room, a fitness centre with a gym, studio space and treatment rooms. The entertainment area will include a cinema, a private function room, a golf simulator and a children's playroom. There will be secure underground parking with allocated spaces for most apartments, CCTV coverage, and direct access by lift to the three buildings. There will also be generous allocated storage spaces. In all these essentials, we are aiming at a level of quality well beyond the expected. Our philosophy is to be secure, friendly, unobstrusive and always available.