Monday 17 June: 4 Brabant Court - one of the finest examples of early-18th century architecture in the City of London - has been crowned winner of the 2013 City Heritage Award. The 35-year-old roll call of previous winners of the highly prestigious award, which is presented each year to the best refurbishment project in the City, includes St Paul’s Cathedral, The Monument, Temple Bar and St Bartholomew’s Hospital West Wing.
4 Brabant Court, which is owned by Marlin Apartments - the leading owner operator of serviced apartments in London - will be presented with the award on Monday 1 July by the City’s Lord Mayor, Alderman Roger Gifford, who will unveil a commerative plaque at the building. The award has been sponsored by the City Heritage Society and the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers since 1978.
The building was purchased by Marlin Apartments from Faraday Ltd, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, which is controlled by the leading American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist Warren Buffet.
The restoration of 4 Brabant Court, which was completed earlier this year, was undertaken by architects D’Arcy Associates and contractors PHI Construction, who are also Marlin Apartments’ favoured suppliers for its six serviced apartment properties across London.
Following the restoration, 4 Brabant Court enters its fourth century with a new life as an exclusive venue which Marlin Apartments and its clients can use to host exclusive events, meetings and dinners.
Susan Cully, managing director of Marlin Apartments, said: “Renovating 4 Brabant Court has given us so much satisfaction and such a strong sense of pride that we are delighted and overwhelmed to have won this year’s City Heritage Award.
“By bringing the house back to its former glory, we hope we have succeeded in sensitively and authentically preserving its history. These principles of sympathetic, quality development are the foundation of what Marlin Apartments represents as we further extend our portfolio.”