The History of Montevetro
Montevetro was designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership and developed by Taylor Woodrow Capital Developments Limited. The initial designs for the building started in 1994 and building work was fully completed in 2000, although the first residents moved in to their apartments during 1999.
Montevetro reclaimed an undistinguished and functionally obsolete industrial area, the site was formerly occupied by an early 20th-century flour mill which was closed during the 1980s, with a development that includes not only private grounds for the residents, but also a new stretch of riverside walk and a landscaped open public space. Additionally the development created hitherto unavailable access to a largely undiscovered architectural gem, St. Mary's, a Grade 1 listed Georgian church.
Before Montevetro was built the land was occupied by a disused flour mill which belonged to Rank Hovis.
It took 6 years to design, construct, and bring the reality of Montevetro to life, transforming the river front in the process.
Today Montevetro is still as eye catching as it was when work finished in the year 2000, and it has become a "must see" landmark on the bank of the River Thames.
You can learn more about the development of the Montevetro building and the work that went in to it by visiting Richard Rogers website: Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners