Following the refurbishment of the existing 1980’s office building to a modern working space, Park Place Residences comprises six exclusive luxury apartments located on the ground, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. The apartments range in size from a studio to a 1,000 sqft four-bedroom penthouse.
Working with award winning architects tp bennett, each apartment is well appointed and has been designed to luxurious specifications, with a meticulous attention to detail that reflects the market demand for this location. Bespoke engineering systems within each apartment include individualised climate control zones, sophisticated lighting controls and integrated home automation systems.
This Heritage Property located just South of Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea underwent a major reconstruction to convert the existing terraced dwelling into an exclusive luxury residence.
The “Arts and Crafts” façade was retained whilst the internal space was transformed into a luxurious home comprising two basement levels and three above ground levels. The Arts and Crafts movement was a British art and design movement that grew from a desire to revive the skill of craftsmanship. The philosophy of this movement aimed to restore simplicity and honesty to how buildings and furnishings were made. The simplicity in the design of the building façade creates a beautiful juxtaposition with the opulence of the interior design.
Scotch designed the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health services to exacting specifications. The residence was designed with a building-wide IT/AV communication system, a state-of-the-art automated building management system, integrated security and sprinkler systems and vertical transportation to allow for the highest level of home sophistication and convenience. Scotch also designed the systems that supply the luxurious indoor swimming pool that occupies one of the two basement levels.
Parker House, which has been renamed Chapter House, a 5-storey building that was originally designed and built in the late 19th Century by a team of architects known for a mild-Baroque style, underwent a major demolition and rebuild to create an intimate collection of 40 contemporary, luxury residences.
The Victorian façade has been retained and incorporated into the new scheme, giving the building a flair for the dramatic and providing a positive contribution to the Seven Dials Conservation Area.
The design of this luxury residence brings together modern architecture and interior design within a meticulously restored historical façade. Each apartment within this boutique development was individually designed to be opulent, playful and sophisticated to reflect the culturally vibrant area in which Chapter House is situated.
Scotch Partners work on this impressive project included designing efficient and novel solutions for services to the basement plant and systems serving to supply each of the bespoke apartments with mechanical ventilation, whilst not compromising the integrity of the retained building fabric. Scotch Partners incorporated centralised plant to provide heating, hot water and cooling which ensured that plant at roof level was negligible. This allowed an extensive PV array to be installed to help meet the challenging CO2 reduction target. This, together with other sustainable solutions Scotch Partners provided, contributed to the scheme’s target of ‘Excellent’ certification under BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment.
This project involved refurbishment of a significant building within the City of London, designed by Sir Edwin Cooper. This majestic building was originally opened in 1922 and overlooks historical landmarks within the City of London.
The Grade II listed neo-classical edifice underwent a complete refurbishment and extension to incorporate new 38 new luxury private residences, a high-specification hotel, spa and restaurants.
Scotch Partners acted as client technical advisor for the initial phases of the project. Particular emphasis was placed on liaison with the heritage consultants to achieve design and installation solutions that retained as much of the historic elements and detailing as possible. Internal comfort and the challenges of installing major infrastructure within an existing and historic building were important aspects of this project. Scotch also undertook liaison with the Client team, building designers, hotel operator, potential restaurant operators and kitchen designers to aid in the creation of the opulent, luxurious feel that permeates all areas of the building.
The local Planning Authority set stringent design parameters and we developed our building services solutions to satisfy these demanding requirements.
These include a low energy approach to the design of the M&E systems. With limited roof space, the plant enclosure needed to be set back and well screened so as not to conflict with the development sight lines and to meet the rigorous acoustic requirements. The complex internal layout maximises the commercial value of the development but posed a significant challenge to building services distribution. This required an optimised vertical services transportation and plant strategy to balance the need for efficient, high quality systems with planning and physical constraints.
Given the challenges of this project we have worked closely with our design partners to achieve BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment and BREEAM Retail 2008 ‘Very Good’ ratings.