This high profile development comprises the conversion and extension to the existing Grade II Listed Sloane School building in Chelsea into 18 luxury apartments.
The existing building was designed by architect Thomas J. Bailey and built in 1908, and was home to the Sloane School and more recently the Kensington and Chelsea College, but has been empty for the last five years.
Dawnus was initially awarded the second phase of the works which involve high specification fit-out of the apartments and lobby, all building services, windows and roof lights, and external hard and soft landscaping. Following award, Dawnus were awarded extensive additional works, including internal partitioning and suspended ceilings, and installation of kitchens, bathrooms, staircases and balustrades, joinery and internal finishes.
New mechanical and electrical services to be installed will include lifts, IT/AV systems, air conditioning, underfloor heating, fireplaces and security systems; the design and installation of the mechanical and electrical systems is being carried out by the Dawnus Group’s Building Services company, Legsun.
In addition to the fit-out, Dawnus are also completing various structural works, such as raising arches, installing steel beams to support stone fireplaces, and forming new window openings through brickwork.
Maintaining the quality standards expected of a development such as this has been a major consideration in delivering the works. We accompanied the client to Italy to select the marble for the project, which was book matched to ensure the required aesthetic effect was achieved.
The Dawnus team has carried out value engineering on all works packages to provide the best value solution while maintaining the extremely high quality standards required. This has been an ongoing process throughout the project.