London Land Group partners with ABB to drive next generation home automation

London Land Group partners with ABB to drive next generation home automation

London Land Group and ABB Electrification’s Smart Buildings Division have signed a key supplier agreement that lays the found­a­tion for cutting-edge home automa­tion. The collab­or­a­tion under­scores London Land Group’s commit­ment to deliv­er­ing unpar­alleled living exper­i­ences through the seamless integ­ra­tion of innov­at­ive and connected systems that will be imple­men­ted across their forth­com­ing devel­op­ments in the UK.

Under the partner­ship, residents will benefit from energy savings and next-gener­a­tion home automa­tion. With energy manage­ment tools at their finger­tips, residents will exper­i­ence the full comfort and conveni­ence of being able to access and control a full range of smart appli­ances, devices, and systems, from a single app.

The first devel­op­ment is expected to be One Westmo­re­land in Bromley, where deploy­ment of smart techno­logy using ABB’s cutting-edge home systems, such as ABB-free@home®, with Samsung SmartTh­ings is intended to extend across all 122 apart­ments. Residents will enjoy a heightened living exper­i­ence via features such as geofen­cing, allowing lights, heating, ventil­a­tion, and air condi­tion­ing (HVAC) to adjust automat­ic­ally based on their proximity.

Mario Luca Balducci, Chief Executive of London Land Group, said, “Our goal is to make One Westmo­re­land a benchmark for sustain­able, comfort­able and conveni­ent homes. Lever­aging the integ­rated ABB-Samsung solution in this devel­op­ment, our residents will exper­i­ence the benefits of modern living, controlling everything from door entry, to heating and cooling, to smart appli­ances, through a single app or touch panels.”

On signing the new agreement in the UK, Mike Mustapha, President, ABB Smart Buildings, said, “Energy efficiency is a top priority and by partner­ing with us, and benefit­ing from the inter­op­er­ab­il­ity of our systems, London Land Group can achieve this along with excep­tional user exper­i­ence and comfort. This collab­or­a­tion enables us to further realise our shared mission to improve the well-being of both residents and entire communit­ies.”

Once consented for devel­op­ment, One Westmo­re­land will consist of 122 new resid­en­tial apart­ments, compris­ing a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, and over 1,500 sqm of high-quality office and retail floor­space. It will feature on-site renewable energy sources including solar panels and air-source heat pumps to further boost energy efficiency.

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Alon Junger


A UK and US (New York Bar) solicitor by quali­fic­a­tion and former London based invest­ment banker, Alon is a serial real estate entre­pren­eur. As a major share­holder and managing director of several resid­en­tial and commer­cial real estate platforms in major cities in Germany, Alon special­ises in identi­fy­ing, struc­tur­ing and growing invest­ment oppor­tun­it­ies.

Mario Luca Balducci

Chief Executive Officer

Having qualified as an Architect and a Programme & Project Manage­ment Profes­sional in the UK, Mario is an accom­plished Real Estate leader. Mario has in-depth knowledge of commer­cial, technical, and socio-economic aspects of property devel­op­ment with a proven record of building markets, and business initi­at­ives.

Mario has been behind the delivery of numerous presti­gi­ous projects including Stratford City, home to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Alastair Scott Dalgleish

Construction Director

As a chartered construc­tion profes­sional, Alastair has overseen the construc­tion of over 2,000 high-specific­a­tion homes in London. Special­ising in Modern Methods of Construc­tion Techno­lo­gies, he employs pre-cast concrete and steel frame volumet­ric systems across low and high-rise devel­op­ment projects.

Alastair is dedicated to utilising smart building techno­lo­gies alongside rigorous design and tendering processes. He is also a strong advocate for the Group’s Incident and Injury Free Policy.

Gwen Youlden

Marketing & Sales Director

Gwen has a wealth of exper­i­ence in real estate having been behind many award winning marketing and place­mak­ing campaigns for destin­a­tions across the UK. At London Land Group, Gwen estab­lishes desirable and relevant destin­a­tion brands, creating a sense of belonging for our residents whilst support­ing ambitious object­ives for leasing, sales and retention.

Theo Georgallau

Group Financial Controller

After gradu­at­ing from the Univer­sity of Bath with an economics degree, Theo trained as an auditor and gained valuable exper­i­ence in the student accom­mod­a­tion sector before moving into co-living. His expertise includes high-profile acquis­i­tions and technical group reporting to facil­it­ate strategic decision-making.

Ceren Akin

Architectural & Visual Designer

After quali­fy­ing as an architect in Turkey, Ceren pursued a career in strategic branding, brand exper­i­ence, and identity creation. Her studies at Central St. Martins equipped her with a diverse skill set encom­passing archi­tec­ture, visual design, graphic design, and brand identity. As a dedicated consult­ant designer, Ceren has delivered numerous marketing campaigns that have consist­ently exceeded revenue growth expect­a­tions.

Dan Margott

Acquisition Manager

Dan has an extensive track record of sourcing devel­op­ment oppor­tun­it­ies across London and the South East having collab­or­ated with major organ­isa­tions across a broad range of projects, from large strategic regen­er­a­tion to resid­en­tial devel­op­ments and mixed-use commer­cial schemes. His broad market knowledge enables him to quickly identify value add oppor­tun­it­ies.

Nikolai Udalov

Investment Manager

With a strong background in banking and private equity, Nikolai directed his expertise on the real estate sector. Nikolai has strong M&A execution skills and holistic commer­cial, resid­en­tial, and leisure real estate industry knowledge. Addition­ally, he has extensive project manage­ment skills including cross-functional team manage­ment, research, valuation, due diligence coordin­a­tion, negoti­ations, and execution at the highest standards of quality.

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Sarim Rafique Chaudhry

Investment Manager

Sarim graduated from King’s College London with a BSc in Mathem­at­ics, Finance & Manage­ment and trained in the real estate trans­ac­tions team at Deloitte LLP and the commer­cial finance team at Grainger PLC. He has strong commer­cial & resid­en­tial real estate industry exper­i­ence and extensive project manage­ment skills, including research, financial modelling, debt raising, valuation, due diligence, negoti­ations, and deal execution.

Olivia Burton

Development Manager

With over a decade of exper­i­ence in the UK property construc­tion industry, Olivia has a proven track record of deliv­er­ing complex and diverse devel­op­ment projects. She has success­fully managed large, multi-discip­lin­ary teams through all stages of the project lifecycle. Olivia’s expertise includes strategic planning, logistics, and program­ming, enabling her to maximize project viability and return on invest­ment.

Joe Warde-Aldam

Development Manager

Joe’s academic background in countryside manage­ment and exper­i­ence in resid­en­tial real estate have shaped his career as a devel­op­ment manager. He has success­fully managed large-scale devel­op­ment master­plans, most recently a 5,200- unit devel­op­ment focusing on land, planning, and sustain­able devel­op­ment.

Vaughn Fisher

Commercial Manager

With over 22 years of exper­i­ence in the civil construc­tion industry and built envir­on­ment, Vaughan demon­strates a strong opera­tional and commer­cial background across projects of varying scale. His expertise span resid­en­tial, commer­cial and schooling sectors and civil projects. Vaughan is commer­cially astute and has a proven track record in managing complex contracts to ensure success­ful project outcomes.