Chorus are converting four high profile buildings in central London into four luxury apartments and large town house, with a prestigious address and views overlooking Buckingham Palace.
The MRB Residential Partners LLP development at 6-9 Buckingham Gate includes the conversion of three office buildings into four separate apartments and the creation of one luxury house. As part of the works, the rear of the properties are to be demolished and rebuilt into a uniform facade to create more internal usable space.
While working within an area of such importance, special consideration has been made for the neighbours in terms of reducing sound and vibration levels and security and external appearance. A living wall hoarding in the form of plants has been installed to mask the construction work. These are irrigated and fed by automatic system linked to a remote monitoring station.
To manage the structural complexities of the works, the project itself has been divided in two distinct areas; above and below ground. For the above ground works, the entire project has been covered with temporary support systems cantilevered through the top floor, allowing completion of the roof works and the construction of new roof plant rooms. Below ground, perimeter and internal piles has been installed to support the main structural walls of the existing buildings and to allow the excavation of the existing basement. New basements, a swimming pool and car stacker will then be formed using a top down construction method.
At the same time, the project has included creating new structural openings internally, constructing cores, new lift shafts and new staircases. The entire internal timber floor will be levelled and strengthened to accommodate the revised layouts.
With a development of such calibre, high end finishes such as natural stone flooring, a glass extension with glass floor incorporating a "blink" LCD flooring, bespoke kitchens, under floor heating and the latest home automated systems are being incorporated, whilst period features are replicated throughout.