PROJECT WIN | Knowles Appointed as Principal Contractor on Phase 1 Works at 50 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington.
Knowles has been appointed as Principal Contractor on Phase 1 works at 50 Hyde Park Gate. Located on the southern boundary of Kensington Gardens between Queen’s Gate and De Vere Gardens, Hyde Park Gate is of great prestige, housing international embassies, as well as being known as the location of Sir Winston Churchill’s former residence.
The scope of works within Phase 1 includes the installation of a secant piled wall, thus enabling the top-down excavation for a double basement extension under the ground floor, across the full footprint of the existing property. This excavation also extends beneath the front and rear gardens. While the basement excavation is being undertaken, major structural works to the existing dwelling-house will be running concurrently overhead. This approach, often taken by Knowles provides programme and budget gains.
Kensington is an affluent district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the West of central London, which is home to many outstanding restaurants and bars, as well as boasting a rich cultural heritage thanks to some of the biggest and best museums in London.
Hyde Park is a Grade I-listed major park in Central London and the largest of four Royal Parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace.
Client – Private
Structural Engineer – Michael Barclay Partnership
Architect – Stanesby Architecture
Contract Administrators – Paragon
For more information about this project visit the portfolio page – Hyde Park Gate, SW7 – Knowles.