IN THE MEDIA | Knowles Lancelot Place Project is Featured in PrimeResi
Knowles has recently been featured in PrimeResi, the leading digital site for news in the luxury property industry. Following our announcement of our appointment as Principal contractor to deliver Phase 1 works at 3-11 Lancelot Place, Prime Resi spoke with us to find out more about Knowles’ involvement in the super-prime scheme.
Work has begun on creating a set of brand new townhouses just across the road from Harrods.
Super-prime construction firm Knowles has been picked as principal contractor to deliver Phase 1 works at 3-11 Lancelot Place, in Knightsbridge’s Trevor Square Conservation Area.
The project involves the demolition of six existing houses dating back to the 1960s, and will eventually create five new luxury residences in the “iconic” location.
The transformation will see the excavation of a complete-footprint double-depth basement, build of a three-storey superstructure, and complete shell & core works including envelope works. Phase 2, currently upon appointment, will include the final fit-out and finishes.
The finished articles will measure 3,500 square feet apiece and play a part in revitalising the Brompton Road’s surrounding streets, said Knowles.
Phase 1 is due to complete in April 2023, with full completion expected in November 2023.
The oven-ready project was being offered on the open market back in 2020, with agents describing the plot as “one of the world’s most iconic locations”.
Neighbours will include Rigby & Rigby and Formation’s forthcoming super-home at 15 Lancelot Place, along with one of PCL’s most prestigious apartment buildings, 199 Knightsbridge, and the Bvlgari Hotel.
“Knowles is proud to have been appointed as Main Contractor on 3-11 Lancelot Place – a scheme that sits in the heart of Knightsbridge and will significantly contribute to the areas ever evolving transformation.
“As main contractor on phase 1, Knowles will be working closely with the project team to deliver the construction of the five townhouses. On this project we have adopted a top-down approach – this leverages in house expertise and helps us achieve client goals by overlapping the construction of the sub and superstructure to condense the overall duration.
“Our works begin with complex perimeter secant and bearing piling, including the installation of temporary works such as plunge column piles to support our top-down approach, from there we will cast the ground floor slab before continuing to excavate the significant triple basement concurrently with the above ground structure build.
“Knowles is renowned for our skills in delivering complex basement excavations and in our experience, a top-down approach for this particular project is the best methodology to achieve the project on schedule for our client.
“We are working closely with the wider team for the project and are engaging with Knowles’ in-house specialist structure team to delivery phase 1.
Robin Knowles, Group Managing Director at Knowles
Client: Kogan Bellamy Lloyd
Main Contractor: Knowles
QS: Regency Grove
Architect & Project Manager: Stanesby
Interior Designer: Stanesby
Structural Engineer: Axiom Structures
Scope of works
Secant & Bearing Piling to the perimeter
Triple Basement Size: 9,200 sq ft
Total GIA: 22,000 sq ft
Formation of 3 storey superstructure and complete façade works to delivery 5 new townhouses
Phase 1: 62 weeks
Anticipated Project Completion: End of 2023