Room at the top

Friday 04 Aug 2006

To minimise disruption and delays Martin Markcrow Architect’s design will be assembled offshore before being shipped

Martin Markcrow Architects has received planning permission for a newtwo-storey penthouse to be located above an existing four-storeybuilding on Wandsworth High Street, London. Located within theWandsworth Town Conservation Area, the scheme has been endorsed byEnglish Heritage and incorporates refurbishment work to the façade ofthe existing 1920’s building and the ground floor Ferrari showroom.The 2,400 ft2 apartment for a private client will be pre-fabricated by amodular construction company in Slovenia, and transported in fivemodules to London where it will be craned into position over a 2-3 dayperiod, before connection to the existing services and stairwell. Modular construction was the ideal solution for this project as it avoids noise and dust pollution to existing tenants as well as being able to conduct quality inspections in controlled conditions.

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