Elm Grove Road, London

Client: Cantata Properties

Location: Ealing, London

Project: New development of two luxury homes

Project Value: circa £1 million

Structural Engineer: Jonsyn

MEP Engineer: MEPro

Status: Complete 2022

THE SITE

The site was a single detached home in a large garden, within a quiet residential area of Ealing.

THE BRIEF

We were asked to produce a technical design to meet the client’s aspirations for these two luxury on-market homes and to seek planning approvals for the final design.

THE CHALLENGES

The site had good access and was clear of obstructions such as trees and the process was relatively straightforward. We had to address a limited area for car parking and the closeness of the two buildings.

The intention was for the homes to be sold off-plan, meaning that there would be interaction with the buyers.

THE SOLUTION

The main contractor was brought into the team at an early stage and so negotiations could be commenced earlier in the process than usual. This helped with increased certainty of cost once the site works began.

Once buyers became an important part of the project, near its completion, it was important for us to liaise closely with our client and the contractor to ensure that any variations to the design were costed and acceptable.

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