ABOUT US

“Time future contained in time past”
T.S. Eliot
Amongst the cities of the world, London is the most blessed with buildings of beauty. Westminster especially is rich with buildings that speak of history, government, power and privilege. Designed to impress by architects of vision, they have endured for generations. It is impossible to walk amongst them without feeling the weight of history and the responsibility of legacy. When one of these buildings passes from the hands of government, the responsibility of legacy is also passed. We are the company entrusted.

“The OWO is my greatest legacy to London for future generations to enjoy.”

Gopichand Parmanand Hinduja,
Co-Chairman of The Hinduja Group

About Hinduja Group

Founded in 1914 in Mumbai by Parmanand D Hinduja, today the management and future strategy and focus of the Hinduja Group is led by the Parmanand’s four sons Srichand, Chairman, Gopichand Co-Chairman, Prakash and Ashok and the younger generation. With a century of experience, intelligent investment and disciplined growth, the Group has become an international multibillion Group active in eleven business sectors with over 150,000 employees in 38 countries. The Group owns businesses in Automotive, Information Technology, Media, Entertainment & Communications, Banking & Finance Services, Infrastructure Project Development, Oil and Gas, Power, Real Estate, Trading, Healthcare and cybersecurity. Significant investments include commercial vehicles manufacturer Ashok Leyland, Gulf Oil, a global lubricants producer, and global business processing outsourcing company, Hinduja Global Solutions. The Group’s extensive philanthropic work in education, healthcare and social welfare are managed by the Hinduja Foundation.
Visit hindujagroup.com

A sensitive combination of vision and conservation, ambition and respect

The OWO is a fabulous celebration of both past and future that will be aspirational for generations to come. And it’s only the beginning…
The architectural, financial, design and development expertise of Westminster Development Services is underpinned by our passion for reframing Westminster’s heritage. We reimagine buildings, thinking further, deeper and beyond the normal boundaries. We work only with partners who share our respect for beauty and commitment to quality. Our developments are a celebration of what is beautiful and a demonstration of what is possible. Gracious proportions are celebrated. Exquisite details have the spotlight they deserve. Extensions and modifications harmonise, creating new, sympathetic spaces that complement the original.

The WDS Team

MADANI SOW
CEO
One of the UK’s acknowledged construction industry experts, Madani Sow has been an international business leader for over 40 years. His many achievements range from launching and developing a £300m sales property development company from nothing, to becoming both CEO and chairman of a £1 billion+ UK construction firm with 4500 employees. Madani’s track record of using complex infrastructure and regeneration projects to generate value to communities is unparalleled.
Charlie Walsh
Director and Head of Residential Sales & Marketing
Sadananda Nayak
Chief Financial Officer
Charlie Walsh
Director and Head of Residential Sales & Marketing

Charlie has been a significant force in international property investment since his early, notable transactions in the City of London which included the HSBC Tower and Walbrook Square. He left the UK for further success in Asia and the GCC, but was persuaded back to London after being headhunted to spearhead the launch of the Lodha Group UK. For Lodha, Charlie oversaw several flagship projects, including Lincoln Square, No.1 Grosvenor Square and Holland Park Gate; experiences which led Charlie to join WDS in 2020 for the most ambitious and exciting project so far.

Sadananda Nayak
Chief Financial Officer

Sadananda’s four decades of distinguished banking experience in both India and the UK includes CEO, Executive Director and Board Director positions. He brings a wealth of experience to the Management Team, most significantly his deep knowledge of Project Management, Compliance, Risk Management and Corporate Governance.

Matteo Canepari
Head of Design and Planning
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Quentin Croft
Financial Controller
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Jenny Naylor
Head of Marketing
David Hernandez
Senior Technical Director
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Serena Madge
Assistant Project Manager
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Anna Pietrzyk
Management Accountant
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Alex Rusling
Sales Director

Alex has worked within the London prime residential market for over 10 years and is a highly experienced negotiator whose experience covers some of London’s most prominent developments. Prior to 2017, Alex worked for the world’s largest corporate real estate business and was involved with landmark buildings such as the Southbank Tower, Centre Point and Fitzroy Place. Since then, with Lodha UK, he has worked on three projects with a combined Gross Development Value of £1.9 billion, namely Lincoln Square, Holland Park Gate and No. 1 Grosvenor Square. Alex is currently undertaking the sales of The OWO Residences by Raffles, which are set to be the most sought-after residences in London.

Surbhi Arora
Head of HR
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Yati Soerono
Team Assistant and Office Administrator
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Violeta Vodeva
Head of Financial Reporting
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Thomas Wallerand
Senior Project Director
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Michael Weissman
Solicitor
COMPANY VISION ‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’ TEAM MISSION ‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’
Matteo Canepari
Head of Design and Planning
Quentin Croft
Financial Controller
Jenny Naylor
Head of Marketing
David Hernandez
Senior Technical Director
Serena Madge
Assistant Project Manager
Anna Pietrzyk
Management Accountant
Alex Rusling
Sales Director
Surbhi Arora
Head of HR
Yati Soerono
Team Assistant and Office Administrator
Violeta Vodeva
Head of Financial Reporting
Thomas Wallerand
Senior Project Director
Michael Weissman
Solicitor

OUR VALUES

COMPANY VISION

‘To bring London’s heritage masterpieces into a new life; with a purpose and beauty that will inspire future generations.’

TEAM MISSION

‘To manage all aspects of project delivery dynamically; promoting enthusiasm, ensuring compliance, maximising potential and creating new icons.’

SHARED VALUES

RESPECT
Every person is important
INTEGRITY
Honesty and fairness in every exchange
TEAMWORK
Working together to achieve excellence
COMMUNICATION
Communicate with clarity, consideration and care
TRUST
Faith and confidence in colleagues
ACCOUNTABILITY
Recognise and embrace your own responsibility
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CONTACT US

Westminster Development Services Ltd,
New Zealand House,
80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TE

+44 (0) 20 3379 5800
enquiries@wds-london.com

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