De Vere Gardens, Kensington
Bronze Clad Internal Doors & Screens for Luxury Residential Development
Customer: Sir Robert McAlpine
Architect: David Chipperfield
Date of completion: 2015 Contract Value: £230k
On the site of the former Kensington Park and Kensington Palace Thistle hotels, this stunning residential development of six new buildings incorporates three retained Victorian façades. The prestigious Kensington location combined with exacting architectural detail necessitated Stewart Fraser’s flexible approach.
Bronze cladding and toned bronze finishes were incorporated into our Pyrostyle fire rated doors and screens as well as non-fire rated products. Whilst protecting the fire escape corridors our attractive 60 minute Pyrostyle Insulated doors further enhanced the quality aesthetic of the project.
Working with regular customer Sir Robert McAlpine and David Chipperfield architects we were also able to realise the vision for a 3.7m high bronze clad sliding door into a pocket wall. Despite various structural changes and design challenges, the final result exceeded expectations.
Stewart Fraser’s dedication to detail makes us the ideal partner on such a luxury residential development in one of London’s most exclusive districts.