This luxury residential development provides 97 new homes in one of London’s most exclusive districts.
De Vere Gardens provides 97 luxury apartments in the prestigious Kensington district of London.
Located on the site of the former Kensington Park and Kensington Palace Thistle hotels, the development comprises six new buildings and incorporates three retained Victorian façades.
Fitness and leisure amenities include a pool and spa, family rooms and entertainment facilities.
Our in-house Design Group designed the extensive temporary works required for the 55,000m3 excavation and the formation of the basement levels.
With the site incorporating retained façades and three fully occupied townhouses, an innovative, automated movement monitoring system was also installed to cover the existing structures.
Our site team implemented a host of initiatives to reduce the impact of our operations on our neighbours, working closely with the local authority to agree methods of work and plant used, and monitoring noise, vibration and dust levels.
Higher than standard hoardings were installed to maintain privacy to an adjoining residential courtyard area, while under a compromise agreed with our neighbours, the temporary hoardings for the site’s four loading bays were removed every evening to allow for residential parking.
The development won Gold at the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards 2015, 2014 and 2012 and Silver in 2013.
Hailing De Vere Gardens “an exemplar project”, the scheme commended the site’s “exceptional level of involvement with the local community” and the “similar commitment shown towards work opportunities for local people”.