IN THE PRESS
Planning Permission Granted
Eurocity awarded full planning permission
Gibraltar’s Development and Planning Commission awarded Bentley Investments’ EuroCity full planning permission on 14 June 2017.
EuroCity will be a mixed-use development in Gibraltar featuring three residential towers above a publicly accessible landscaped podium containing retail, office and commercial space plus parking. It represents an investment in excess of £100 million.
Conceived with sustainable design at its heart, EuroCity will provide a vibrant new hub at the heart of Gibraltar’s central business district.
European Property Awards
European Property Awards Winner 2016
Bentley Investments’ WestOne development is the 2016 European Property Awards winner for Best High Rise Residential Development in Gibraltar.
WestOne was recognised as one of the most innovative, exceptional, and ambitious projects of 2016 – an absolutely enormous achievement for the development and Bentley Investments.
Evgeny Cherepakhov, chairman and owner of the development said:
“We put considerable effort into designing a development which Gibraltar needed and suited the local area. We were taken aback on launch by the sheer speed of sales which demonstrated just how successful our design team had been. The hard work does not stop with WestOne though. We are now working even harder on EuroCity, the adjacent development. Hopefully we can bring a further accolade to Gibraltar,” he said.
Now in their 25th year, the European Property Awards are considered the most prestigious, and widely recognised awards programme in the region. Every year entrants are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts, as well as members of the House of Lords.
Record time for WestOne ‘topping out’ ceremony
The WestOne residential apartment project, situated next to EuroTowers in Gibraltar, reached its full construction height in record time. This achievement was celebrated with the traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony.
Evgeny Cherepakhov, chairman of developer Bentley Investment, spoke to the assembled guests, including Chief Minister Fabian Picardo: “It gives me great pleasure to be here today to witness the results of a great many professionals’ hard work over the past 18 months. I am hugely grateful to all those who have made the WestOne project a reality. This would not have happened without the dedication of my team.”
Mr Cherepakhov said that the next challenge for the company was the ‘ambitious’ EuroCity project. “I want to make this fantastically designed scheme one of the best mixed use projects Gibraltar has seen, and of which I can be very proud.”
Eurocity: a visionary new development for Gibraltar
EuroCity received outline planning permission at Gibraltar’s Development and Planning Commission meeting on 28 June 2016.
The planned EuroCity residential and shopping complex designed by Jonathan Manser and his team from the award-winning Manser Practice of Architects will provide a quality mixed-use development at the heart of Gibraltar’s central business district. The overall architectural design celebrates communal spaces with curvaceous, free flowing, airy routes linking the leisure, office and residential areas and enabling community access within a public green garden zone.
Chair of the jury for the Channel 4 programme ‘Grand Designs: The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) House of the Year 2015’, renowned architect Jonathan Manser’s thirty years of experience in the design and management of large-scale commercial and residential projects enabled him to develop a creative and dynamic response to Bentley Investments’ brief, securing the bid for this unique and vibrant scheme.
London based Manser Practice was also responsible for the designs for both the Victory Place and Marriott Hotel projects in Gibraltar. This extensive local knowledge and experience further underscores confidence that the contemporary and eco-friendly development of EuroCity will benefit people working and living in the city.
“This is a huge step in the right direction,” said Gibraltar Chesterton’s Mike Nicholls.