About us

HvB Development was founded by Hugo van Bilderbeek (BA, MA, MCIOB, CMgr FCMI) who has successfully built and developed in prime London for the last 18 years successfully. With the experience of developing his own projects that have outperformed the market, an increasing demand grew for HvB to offer this service to private clients.

Since 2017, HvB Development partnered with Elnaz Namaki Studio to add a complete design and build service with an immersive approach to design-led development.  HvB has developed an extensive supply chain of trusted subcontractors and the finest craftsmen to ensure the highest quality of service and finishes for each project.

The founder of HvB Development, Hugo van Bilderbeek, grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland.  In 2001, after graduating from University in Edinburgh, he moved to the USA to start his career in property and worked as a real estate manager.

In 2003, he moved to London to take up an opportunity to work in property development.  During this time, he gained experience managing all aspects of property development, carefully refining his skills from deal sourcing and origination, to forecasting, budgeting, analysis and building and managing supply chains.  During this period, he delivered over 50 developments in prime central London.

From 2014, it was the natural progression for Hugo to create his own construction management company working on prime refurbishment contracts.  HvB Development has successfully built a strong reputation and relationships with its clients, and since 2017 also partnered with Elnaz Namaki Studio to expand to a holistic design and build service to include design and interiors.

Our philosophy

HvB’s philosophy is to offer the best quality design and build service to clients from conception to finish with an experienced and trusted team at competitive prices without compromise on design and finish through HvB value engineering.

We endeavour to greatly surpass our clients’ needs and expectations and pride ourselves on the many long-standing relationships and the repeat business which our unique service generates.


Creating warmth and character

Innovative and layered mix of materials, textures, patterns and colour

Attention to detail

Every design is bespoke and reflects the character and requirements of the client

Creating value

Retaining heritage features and developing their potential to maximise space, flow and light

Quality and craftsmanship

Collaborating with the highest quality craftsmen and artisans, tradesmen and professionals to ensure the highest level of quality


Since the beginning of 2017, HVB Development has partnered with Elnaz Namaki Studio to add a complete design and build service to clients.  The collaboration focuses on strategic thinking and tailored solutions for practical living.

Our core balance between design and function is complimented by our ability to create a seamless transition from the conceptual beginnings of each project through to the execution and successful delivery.  This stems from our combined experiences, technical understanding and continuous attention to detail.

Design + build