A GIBRALTAR property development has scooped a top international award.

West One (Gibraltar) Limited was named in the Residential High Rise Development category at the European Property Awards hosted in London’s Grosvenor Square.

WINNERS: Gibraltar development bags top award
WINNERS: Gibraltar development bags top award

A global panel of property experts chaired by Lord Best crowned the development, with its 96 residential apartments, one floor of offices and a ground floor of restaurants selling out in a record-breaking four days last year.

West One owner and chairman Evgeny Cherepakhov, said he was ‘taken aback’ at the project’s success.

“We put considerable effort into designing a development which Gibraltar needed and suited the local area,” he said.

“We are now working even harder on Eurocity, the adjacent development.  Hopefully we can bring a further accolade to Gibraltar.”

Mike Nicholls, the managing director of Chestertons Gibraltar, attended last week’s ceremony along with hundreds of property experts.

“This is very good news for the developer, for us, for our clients who bought all the apartments in just four days and for Gibraltar itself,” he said.

“We are proud to serve as an independent development consultant, not associated with any developer by any connection at all, just there on merit.  We now look forward to Eurocity.”


  1. The award West One claims to have one is for the “best Residential High Rise Development in Gibraltar”, not, as you imply, just “the best”.

    Then, the actual winner of “Best Residential High Rise Development” was “Ocean Spa Plaza” – West One just managed a “Highly Commended”

    And lastly – tale a good hard look at the association giving these awards. And the sheer number of awards given – there are 91 in the “Developers” section for Europe alone; and there are five sections, and five continents. You don’t think, perhaps, this might be just an advertising deal?