calfordseaden was involved in the conversion of the accommodation within this late Victorian Grade II Listed building from a single tenancy office into ‘serviced offices’.
The key to the success of this project, which was self-funded by the client, was the decision by Cadogan Estates to convert this property whilst working closely with an experienced operator. By matching the needs of the end user to the existing building this minimised the amount of alteration work required.
The existing services had been installed in the mid 1970’s when the building was converted to office use. These services had been extensively adapted over the years by the tenant, with much being surface run. All the services needed replacing and upgrading to modern standards.
The building had been built to a very high standard. The main challenge for the design team and the greatest achievement was the integration of the new service routes into the building which removed unsightly surface wiring and Cat 6 data cables. We also installed comfort cooling and replaced all of the existing Mechanical and Electrical services.
For the repairs to the existing fabric calfordseaden worked closely with the Historic Building consultant at Donald Insall and the Conservation officer at the Royal Borough of Kensington to determine the most appropriate techniques. For example, our approach to cleaning the brickwork included carrying out sample cleans on small sections to determine the most suitable technique. Based on this assessment a decision was then made as to what, if any, remedial works were appropriate.