Project duration: (1 year)
Working with DRY architects, who we’ve worked with on a large project before, this job consisted of digging a new basement under the existing house. There was a particularly rigorous vetting process which we subsequently passed and won.
The project involved a complete strip out of the remaining parts of the house, stairway, floors, removing the roof completely and installing a new larger mansard roof which hugely increased the liveable space on the top floor.
The development fell under the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who have brought new planning laws into force within the borough which have made digging basements more strictly controlled. Due to this we had to assist the architects during the planning stage with various elements such as the impact of the build on neighbours, through to implementing traffic management plans in addition to following standards set out by the Considerate Contractors scheme.
The architect wanted this project to have an industrial feel, whilst maintaining a luxurious finish to keep it in line with its Knightsbridge roots. The raw rubbed oil steel staircase with sandblasted oak treads really hit the mark.
The project went very smoothly, and even after unexpectedly finding a huge concrete mass under the building we managed to bring the project in with only a small extension of time much to both the Architect and client’s delight!
On completion the client was extremely satisfied with the finished project and we look forward to working with them again in the future.
‘The refurbishment at Pavilion Road was our second project with Gallery Interiors and we continue to put them forward as main contractor wherever we can. Their proactive approach to site queries and attention to detail means that they deliver a high quality build in a friendly and efficient manner. We look forward to completing more projects with them on the team.’