The building was a former warehouse situated on the corner of Arne Street and Dryden Street, Covent Garden. The project involved refurbishment of the grade II listed building, to provide a commercial D1 unit split over ground floor and basement and four apartments over floors 1-2 plus a penthouse apartment with a rooftop terrace.
The penthouse is heated and cooled via a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) heat pump system. A supply and extract ventilation system incorporating heat recovery delivers the tempered air into each room of the penthouse. The hot water service consist of a dual coil unvented hot water storage cylinder and a solar collection system.
Heating and hot water service to the one bedroom apartments is provided from a combination boiler, and the two bedroom apartments from a condensing boiler with hot water storage cylinders.
Architectural lighting was used to create a holistic lighting solution with consideration to the furniture layout, interior design and specific task areas.
Television distribution system, voice and data was installed to all apartments. A zone multi-room audio system was also installed in the penthouse.
As part of the vertical transportation strategy, the lift core had to be formed to accommodate a new passenger lift.
A major challenge had been to provide the client with modern servicing whilst maintaining the aesthetic aspirations and integration with the listed building fabric.
Cundall fire engineering provided advice on the building's fire strategy to demonstrate compliance with the relevant functional requirements.
Contribution from Cundall acoustics provided recommendation on the acoustic strategy which was based on achieving local planning requirements.