In addition to this already prestigious project, a large two-storey basement was constructed, accommodating a swimming pool with rising floor, illuminated glazed roof light, sauna, treatment rooms and leisure facilities.
Appointed as Project Manager and Contract Administrator from initial inception through to completion of the project. The roles were all encompassing and required significant input throughout. Duties were varied; from managing the Employers Requirements and supervising consultant’s appointments, to, controlling the programme, risk and change control. By working closely with the client from the very start and encouraging a collaborative approach with the rest of the Project Team, we were able to establish a clear vision both pre-contract and during the construction phase.
Through imaginative design and a forward-thinking client, the scheme achieved an increase in sustainability and a reduction in the carbon footprint of the property. BREAAM ‘Very Good’ was awarded to the listed building which had significant constraints on the fabric. With Historic England, Westminster City Council and Grosvenor’s own advisors reviewing the works during the construction phase, the finishes were carefully protected and restored back to their original condition.
Application of innovative designs were meticulously overseen. Examples included the utilisation of cutting edge technology within the swimming pool with a below ground back-illuminated roof lantern (one of three in the country), a rising pool floor and a bespoke cantilevered stone staircase wrapped around a hydraulic passenger lift.