Hammersmith Grove

  • Project:Hammersmith Grove
  • Client:Notting Hill Home Ownership

The scheme formed part of Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s 20-year vision to revitalise key parts of the borough. This involved the design and build of a four, five, and six-storey apartment building with a basement. The project provides 63 apartments, 18 for shared ownership and 45 for private sale. The L-shaped building surrounds an interior courtyard, overlooked by external balconies.

Challenges

The site was very tight, leaving limited space for deliveries meaning that a logistics plan had to be put into place to overcome any problems with traffic movements, deliveries and the installation and removal of the tower crane. The team also addressed risks to pedestrians due to hoardings taking up pavement space. To overcome challenges with decontamination and asbestos removal during the demolition, United Living worked with environmental consultants in monitoring the ground water and surrounding areas, testing for purity.

The team ensured minimal disturbance was caused to neighbours by using noise monitoring equipment and silent cutting techniques which resulted in lower noise levels than those stipulated by Statutory Requirements.

Benefits

The entrance to the building was fitted with entry screens for visitors, allowing access to the main reception and then to specific areas of the three stair cores as appropriate. The central plant room feeds a district heating system which supplies a Heat Interface Unit in each apartment for underfloor heating and hot water. The basement also supplies disabled parking spaces as well as storage for 65 bicycles.