The Design and Construction of 8 new apartments
Client – City West Homes
Services – Employer’s Agent
Value – £1,600,000
Quality Design was key in this sensitive conservation area, whilst at the same time ensuring that maximum family living space would be provided for families.
- Eight new apartments for social rent
- Includes family sized accommodation to tackle overcrowding
- Demolition of unsightly decommissioned garages
- Traditional street frontage enhancing the Conservation area
- Improved security to the existing garden area
- New parking spaces created in Porchester Triangle
The site at Gloucester Terrace was once occupied by one of a pair of adjoining 19th Century Villas. Demolished in the mid 20th Century, possibly as a result of bomb damage in World War II, a series of lock up garages on two levels were built in its place, which since 2005 had been left vacant.
Playle & Partners LLP provided the combined EA, QS, CDMC and Party Wall services for CityWest Homes Ltd. The property is situated in a conservation area and the planners insisted that the new building matched the adjacent 19th Century Villa as far as possible.
During construction build, on going communications were maintained with the local residents via newsletters and resident consultation meetings. The party wall awards were agreed and issued successfully.
The project was completed on time and within budget, officially opened by Deputy Mayor for Housing Richard Blakeway and attended by Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr Jonathan Glanz and media representatives. The project is being used as an example of the standard social housing adopted by the City of Westminster in its Housing Regeneration Areas.