We were pleased to be invited to join Galliard Homes at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair recently to celebrate their 21st year of developing in London. The invite came from Alex Lawrie of PR company Lawrie Cornish, so Paul, Martin and James went along to share the occasion.
On arrival, we were struck by the sheer variety of projects either built or underway, and it was nice to see our work woven into the montage of imagery on a large display banner near the entrance! Galliard are clearly proud of their work, and it gave us a feeling of great satisfaction to know that we’ve played a part in helping them showcase their developments to the world.
A typical example of this is the luxury apartments in Belsize Park, for which we did both exterior and interior visuals. These have been pivotal in helping prospective buyers understand what they’re getting, and helping them to visualise their own plans and aspirations. Property is as much about lifestyle as it is bricks and mortar, and this is our challenge on a daily basis.
Amongst the other projects we’ve done, I picked out a couple of photomontages – CGIs superimposed against a photograph. Galliard needed to show these future builds in true context, and our team was tasked with the challenge of producing convincing, lifelike studies. The end results are always worth it, as any developer will testify.
Another interesting project was Highbeam House in Woodford Green. Here, it was more about the landscaping in the grounds of the building, providing an interesting challenge for our artists. It’s nice to get a variety of projects where the emphasis is not necessarily where you’d expect it to be, and that’s why we love doing what we do!
Our CGIs shared the limelight with some impressive models, lit spectacularly to give the beautiful ballroom setting an almost magical feel. The evening was well-attended by a variety of people, and following a short speech by Stephen Conway it was left for the guests to mingle and enjoy the seemingly endless supplies of champagne and canapes.
All in all then, we had a great evening, and our thanks go to the Galliard team and of course Alex and Richard of Lawrie Cornish for running the whole thing so smoothly. I have to say the celebration cakes were something to behold, and it was great to enjoy them in the company of some interesting people.
We can’t wait to working with Galliard again as they move forward into the next 21 years. Until then, it’s back to work on the buildings of the future!