One of the largest and most high-profile residential developments in London, this former car park in Earls Court, was transformed into 808 beautiful new homes. Situated in a prime location where Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham meet, contemporary urban living is combined with outstanding landscaped gardens and public spaces.
Paul Davis + Partners
Sir Robert McAlpine
Split into 2 phases, our involvement commenced from the early design stages on Phase 1 of the development, which comprises four individual blocks. We worked alongside the design and client team, to engineer a high performance solution for the façade of three of these blocks, incorporating 237 apartments.
A variety of façade types were used, including high specification glass and product finishes. The intent was locked down ready for delivery and with the fast installation required, we moved ahead with responsibility for the total façade package.
Constructed from a concrete frame, the façade is a mixture of pre-cast concrete panels, glazing and architectural cladding. Working closely with the pre-cast contractor, the glazed elements were designed from conventional stick curtain walling to walled areas of glazing with some capped and some structurally glazed. Areas of glazing within the pre-cast cladding are punch hole window and sliding door systems.
At the roof levels, the building steps back to create terraces where again, curtain walling is used to all sides with integral brise soleil. Plant areas at roof level are enclosed with louvre screens and areas with stair cores and shafts are clad in architectural cladding. Integral balconies were also designed to be installed once the façade was complete as modulised units that could be lifted to position. Entrance portals to the concierge areas were designed to be sympathetic with the remainder of the façade elements.
The 237 apartments within these 3 blocks were already sold prior to completion, in this much sought after area in London. The complete development boosts exceptional state of the art amenities, and sets a new benchmark for urban living spaces.