2 Lucan Place is a 7 storey prime residential development with social and community uses at ground and lower ground floor on the site of a mid-twentieth century police station. The building, designed by Kohn Pederson Fox and interiors by Rive Gauche, promises to be a jewel in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s architectural crown.
Key Project Features
- Precast brickwork façade, feature terracotta, and Portland stonework at ground floor
- Signature penthouse apartment at level seven providing a full 360-degree view of the surrounding area
Core Five Added Value
- Collaborative working with the design team to establish harmony between both the Clients budget and design aspiration. One of the key challenges on the project was aligning the Client’s budget requirements with the design aspiration, particularly around the ‘civic base’ at the ground floor façade. Particular focus on finishes was applied by KPF to ensure the external envelope acknowledged and seamlessly integrated into the neighbourhood with feature items such as public artwork, green feature tiling and Portland stonework all included. Core Five worked with the architects to identify cost efficient solutions which met with the design intent ensuring synchronicity between Client budget and design aspiration
- Single stage tender process with minimal provisional sums ensuring cost certainty for the Client
- Detailed analysis of key cost drivers to achieve strict client budget requirements including reviewing key costs associated with the façade and fit-out to target opportunities around finishes and materials without compromising design intent