Constructed on the site of a former public house, the Grouse and Claret, on Little Chester Street, the high specification, six-bedroom house includes a basement swimming pool with hot tub, sauna and changing facilities, bespoke joinery and interior stone work and a sophisticated building management system (BMS). The coveted contract builds on the relationship between ISG and Finchatton, following a previous scheme to transform the landmark Montpellier Hall building into boutique Knightsbridge apartments.
Work has now commenced on site, beginning a 48-week programme that will complete in July 2012, enabling the new owners to move into their home in time for the 2012 Olympics. Planning, demolition and erection of the concrete frame had already been coordinated by the developer, leaving ISG with a remit to complete the external envelope, cladding the façade with brick and limestone and installing period sash windows and a slate roof.
While the development’s exterior has been designed to complement the traditional surroundings of this exclusive conservation area, internally the luxury home will combine traditional materials and craftsmanship with exquisite contemporary styling and technology. The fully fitted bathrooms will feature integrated stone work and anti-mist televisions, while the living areas will be finished with hard wood floors and the BMS will co-ordinate, lighting, A/V, heating and blind controls throughout the house for pre-programmable comfort and convenience.
Peter Kilby, managing director of ISG’s special projects division, commented: “Finchatton creates exceptional homes in desirable locations and the Little Chester Street Development will be a very special house indeed. Delivering the complexity and quality of finish required in a prestige home of this kind requires complete attention to detail, specialist skills and experience of addressing the technical challenges of such a high specification on a severely restricted site. ISG has already proven its credentials across all of these criteria at our previous Finchatton scheme and this project will provide another benchmark of quality for the developer.”