The brief from the client was the construction of new luxury penthouse apartments in the heart of Kensington as well a number of affordable housing units totalling 132,000 ft² of accommodation, all located behind a retained façade.
In addition to the apartments, the site also included the shell of a new multiplex 5,060 ft² Odeon cinema plus extensive underground car parking facilities.
Mecserve provided a co-ordinated design for the M&E works to the apartments and common parts, as well as ensuring the incoming services and plant requirements to the cinema complex were adequate for the later fitting-out works. Each apartment was designed to be as self-contained as possible with respect to the M&E services.
Services to the apartments included coordination of the main services distribution, the design procurement of specialist designers for the comfort cooling, integrated control, intelligent lighting, audio/visual control and IT systems. Additional services undertaken consisted of ground source heating & cooling, fully boosted domestic hot and cold water, comfort cooling via heat pumps (water cooled VRF installation), gas supplies to flame effect fires/kitchen, security systems, landlord’s CCTV and entry/access control.