Frogmore News – 2012

Frogmore and Galliard linked to sale of Baltimore Wharf
30/11/12 – Property Week
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Olympic Golden Boy drives Frogmore taxi
01/12/12 – Estates Gazette
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Frogmore Celebrates Alistair Brownlee’s Olympic Gold (Property Week 30/11/12)

Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee was the star guest at a reception hosted by Frogmore chief executive Paul White in London’s Cavendish Square on Monday night.
Brownlee won gold in the triathlon in this summer’s London games.
He was introduced to White by Jones Lang LaSalle/Property Week Property Triathlon founder Richard Batten.
White presented Brownlee with a surprise £10,000 “bonus” for his “incredible effort”.

Triathlete Alistair Brownlee at Frogmore drinks reception.
Give us a lift: Olympic gold medallist Brownlee in Frogmore-branded taxi on Monday night.
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Frogmore & D&D London complete Spy-inspired hotel

UK real estate fund manager Frogmore and restaurateur D&D London have reached practical completion of their South Place Hotel, the City of London’s first independent hotel, following a £50m build and fit-out.

Located between Moorgate and Liverpool Street, the 75,800 sq ft hotel has 80 bedrooms, two restaurants, three bars and five private dining meeting rooms, and will open for business on 3 September.

The meeting rooms in the hotel have been named after fictional spies, inspired by 49 Moorgate, a Soviet spy centre in the 1920s.The site of South Place Hotel, formerly comprising two office buildings, was bought by Frogmore in 2007 with the intention of developing new commercial space. Planning consent for a hotel was achieved following Frogmore’s decision to change its intended use due to the reduced activity in the central London office market.

London’s hotel market has proved resilient despite the recent financial and economic difficulties, with hotels posting an annual RevPAR growth of 5.8% in the last five years, according to research by Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.

Jo Allen, director of operations, development and asset management at Frogmore, said:

“This site attracted the interest of a number of well-known hotel groups, but we are confident that our expertise in building hotels combined with D&D’s track record of creating destinations can deliver the best hotel in the Square Mile.”

Des Gunewardena, chairman and CEO of D&D London, said:

“Following the success of the Great Eastern, which we owned and operated as Conran, we have had an ambition to return to the hotel business. We are hoping that this is the first of many hotels for us and have a long term ambition to have hotels in the cities in which we operate restaurants – currently London, Paris, New York and Tokyo.”

South Place Hotel has been designed by Allies and Morrison with interiors by Conran + Partners.


Frogmore is proud to have sponsored Alistair Brownlee and Congratulates him on his Gold medal

Britain’s Alistair Brownlee won a brilliant Olympic triathlon gold and Great Britain’s 19th gold medal of these London Olympics. Alistair has been the dominant triathlete of the last three years said:

“The race was unbelievable and the crowds were amazing,” he added.
“My ears are still ringing from all that noise. The pressure was stacked up and so many things put to bed today!”


Flag Down The Frogmore Cab – And Win A Magnum Of Champagne!

In an action packed summer for Londoners, Frogmore has joined the flag waving festivities with a personalised London taxi cab bearing the firm’s logo and a full size Union Flag on its roof.

And for sharp shooting property professionals the company are offering a magnum of Champagne for the best photo of the Frogmore cab caught in action in the West End. Entries, together with your name, company and telephone number, should be emailed to before 31 July 2012.


Frogmore Flags Up Uk Investment With London Cab

In an action packed summer for Londoners, Frogmore has joined the festivities with a personalised London taxi cab bearing the firm’s logo and a full size Union Flag on its roof.

“It’s not just the Queen’s Jubilee year and the London Olympics that will be attracting interest in the UK’’ says Jo Allen of Frogmore. ‘’As direct investors in the UK property market it seemed appropriate that we too should be showing the flag – literally and figuratively!”


Frogmore Sponsored Triathlete Achieves Blenheim Milestone and Olympic Selection

A successful return to competitive action for Alistair at the weekend at Blenheim, resulting in the brothers crossing the finish line together


Alistair Brownlee’s Olympic selection has also been confirmed.

Almacantar and Frogmore Reveal Plans for Centre Point
21 April, 2012, Estates Gazette
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