This project involved the installation of mechanical & public health services to the basement of a 45,000 sq. ft, 13-bedroom, Grade 1 listed property which is part of the Crown Estates. As one of the most expensive streets in the World, Kensington Palace Gardens backs onto Kensington Palace, home to some of the Royal Family.
The basement area we worked on included a 25m indoor & outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a cinema, wine cellar and underground car park served by a car lift.
The works included:
The majority of main plant – air, water and electrical was to be located in the basement area with distribution to be carefully integrated into walls and floor make-ups. The design information made it clear that a standard approach of using 2D drawings with sectional views would not be a practical or workable solution. To work around this, we carried out detailed surveys of the building including floor ceiling and wall voids.
Our drawing and coordination department used Revit and Navis to view a number of options for installing the services. We implemented bespoke routing and fixing methods to ensure we kept disruption to the fabric of the building at a minimum and took account of the listed finishes that needed to be carefully removed and replaced once services had been installed.
The 3D technology allowed us to create an accurate planned preventative maintenance plan, plotting positions of vital valves and dampers. We also liaised with the design team to locate discreet access panels for future maintenance.