Creating Space for Creative People
Following the success of the Zona Tortona development in Milan, ESTATE FOUR completed the Howick Place development in Victoria, London. Howick Place proudly marks the first venture outside Italy, which began with the acquisition of the Royal Mail sorting office in Victoria. Originally built in 1894, this striking property is five storeys high and approximately 120,000 square feet.
A vast urban expanse of this volume is rare in London, and Howick Place offers a unique space with incredible potential to provide a place for creativity to operate and thrive. Tenants include a major contemporary art auction house - Phillips de Pury, as well as galleries Art Sensus and Post Box Gallery. Howick Place is also proud to host the Headquarters for well-known Australian designer Marc Newson, and the World Headquarters for fashion designer and film director Tom Ford.
Howick Place is a perfect example of our expertise in changing the perception of an area and accelerating its observance as a vibrant, artistic and cool place to be. In just one building, we have attracted two of the most famous living designers. In the September 2011 issue of Wallpaper* magazine, Tom Ford, Marc Newson, Simon de Pury (of Phillips de Pury) and Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli were all named in 'The Wallpaper* 150' - a list of the 150 most influential people in design over the last 15 years. wallpaper.com/famousfor15years/people/206091
Howick Place has also become quickly recognized for its high-profile events. These include CHANEL and Swarovski fashion shows, Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz exhibitions, and a number of shows for London Fashion Week, including the stunning catwalk collections for Matthew Williamson, Alice Temperley, Jonathan Saunders and Sienna Miller's label Twenty8 Twelve.