Duke Street, London

The project comprises the refurbishment of the existing retail and office space to 16 luxury apartments and shell & core for 4 No. A3 retail units. This grade II listed building is a fine example of buildings constructed of brickwork and tiled roofs during the late 19th century. Many fine details still remain on the front external façade of the building.

The project includes for the development of four retail units, two as A1 restaurant use and a total of sixteen rental/trading apartments from first floor upwards. The specification of the building services to the apartments is to a very high level and includes:

  • Boiler Plant - within each Apartment
  • Space Heating System - mainly Underfloor Heating within each Apartment
  • Hot Water Supply System - Closed System type within each Apartment, with secondary return circulation
  • Cold Water Supply System - Boosted and Mains Water Supply
  • Natural Gas Service - Individually metered supplies to each Apartment
  • Each apartment is to be fitted with a Crestron home automation system. The mechanical services controls are to be designed to enable full integration of all elements of the apartment's mechanical services into the Crestron system
  • Cooling/Heating - Heat Pump Systems within each Apartment
  • Mechanical Ventilation Systems - within each Apartment
  • Fire Prevention Service - Dry Rising Main
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Above-Ground Sanitary Plumbing Installation
  • Kitchen Canopy Exhaust Ductwork within each Apartment
  • New Incoming Individually Metered Gas Services for Retail and Apartments
  • New Incoming Individually Metered Water Services for Retail and Apartments, (mains water and boosted supplies)
  • The provision of MCB/RCBO distribution boards to give additional protection against indirect contact to small power
  • The provision of new lighting final circuits integrated to Crestron Home Automation
  • The provision of new lighting outlets and luminaires
  • The provision of new small power circuits and outlets
  • The provision of power supplies to electric underfloor tile heating, towel rails and mirror demisters
  • The provision of power supplies to comfort cooling
  • The provision of mains powered, battery backed and interlinked smoke alarms
  • The provision of a Home Network based on a Category 6 structured wiring system and audio/visual multi-room distribution system
  • The provision of a TV/FM/Sat TV (IRS) distribution system
  • The provision of cabling for the Client's controlled access system and broadband network
  • The provision of an intruder alarm systems
  • The provision of earthing and bonding

Value £32 million.

Date Completed: Summer 2013

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