Location: London, UK
Status: Completed 2010
Area: 3,450 sqm
Project Manager: Arcadis APS
Contractor: Harry Neal
Cost Consultant: Capita Symonds
Structural Engineer: Michael Barclay Partnership
Services Engineer: Fulcrum
The site of a former nurses’ home set in the heart of Knightsbridge has been transformed into a development of three large lateral apartments, two duplex apartments at ground and lower ground levels, and a penthouse duplex, all slotted behind the retained façade and a remodelled roof.
Highly specified, the apartments have been designed with spaces that flow comfortably across the floor plate, making them easy to live in and ideal for entertaining.
Apartments range in size from 240-430 sqm. Car parking is located at basement level and is accessed via a car lift, and a sophisticated access system gives residents privacy and security at the flick of a switch. The retained façade maintains the equilibrium of the Conservation Area within which the building sits, while the sandstone clad addition to the rear introduces a cool, contemporary feel, expressing the approach to the interior architecture. The interior architecture comprises a palette of stone and timber which establishes a calm framework within which purchasers can add final finishes and furniture to reflect their own lifestyles.