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Go Native, Fulham - serviced apartments

This project is situated in the Fulham Park Gardens conservation area, a few minutes walk from Putney Bridge and Bishop’s Park. Dating back to the late Victorian period, the building consists of retail units on the ground floor with residential use on the upper three floors and to the rear. Until recently the residential elements were in use as student accommodation.

The brief was to convert and refurbish the residential accommodation to provide 23 high-end serviced apartments. Key design features included improved circulation, maximum daylight, sleek kitchens, designer shower rooms and built-in storage. Grove Millican worked closely with the project’s Interior Designer, Utility Projects, to achieve a bold contemporary design complemented by comfortable and appealing soft furnishing and artwork.

Particular challenges included securing planning consent for replacement timber windows including acoustic glazing on the front elevation, to minimise intrusive noise from the busy Fulham Road, and overcoming hidden structural, services and fire-proofing defects. Works on site required careful management due to the very restricted access, and close liaison with neighbouring owners and the ground floor retail tenants. The project was completed and handed over in summer 2016.

(Images courtesy of Gareth Gardner).

Project Overview

Client: R and K Harpin (Go Native)

Location: Fulham, London SW6

Services Provided: Project Management; Principal Designer; Quantity Surveying

Value: £1.65m