Brassworks, Frederick Close, London - Project Details
Brassworks, Frederick Close, London
This project consisted of major building refurbishment and structural alterations to convert an existing Victorian musical instrument factory into eight high quality apartments.
Work included the introduction of substantial structural steelwork sections, with the accompanying temporary works, to create ground floor car parking below a reconstructed first floor podium slab, demolition and rebuilding of second and third floor structures, together with rebuilding of substantial areas of the existing elevations in London stock bricks to match existing.
The existing early twentieth century facade was repaired and cleaned to provide a significant enhancement to the existing Mews architecture.
The main roof areas have a sedum roof and local spot planting. The first floor podium courtyard includes sedum and trees in planter boxes and sculptured water feature.
The standard of internal fitting out was commensurate with location of the project and included: ‘shadow gap’ wall/ceiling/floor interfaces; stone floor and wall tiling to bathrooms; oak flooring; fitted joinery together with spacious kitchens and utility rooms.
Services installation included underfloor heating, high quality sanitary ware, air conditioning, comprehensive AV installation together with modern Lutron lighting controls.
A significant logistical challenge to the construction process was caused by the extremely narrow, single vehicular, entrance to the Mews. J Coffey’s tightly managed logistic solution secured the building contract against stiff competition.