This was a complex and highly challenging construction project, and one of the most demanding tasks Buildburo has undertaken. Our client, a developer, had been approached by a group of leaseholders collectively owning the freehold of a building in Holland Park. The building, constructed in red brick, was in a poor state of repair and rather unsightly. The developer had agreed with the leaseholders to renovate the property in return for being allowed to add two additional storeys to the top of the building.
The building comprised of five levels, with three apartments on each level. The construction task required us to add two further storeys, creating two new apartments plus one penthouse. Construction challenges included demolishing the existing small lift shaft, which was internal to the building, and building a new shaft external to the shell; refurbishing the outside of the building and the addition of a new thermo-insulation façade; replacing one window in each existing apartment with a French patio door opening onto a newly constructed terrace; and relocating in each of the 15 original flats.
The work transformed the look of the building, yet throughout this complex and challenging project our team managed the sensibilities and concerns of all occupants, enabling every one of them to continue to remain in their property at all times.