Karen Thatcher Associates - Architects, London and Kent

Architecture - Building Audit - Detail Design - Party Wall Surveys - Planning Supervision - Project Management

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The Penthouse, St Pancras Chambers: Completed November 2009

St Pancras Station former Midland Hotel, Grade 1 Listed Building is still under construction to provide Luxury Apartments and Hotel
Conversion of former 6th floor and Water Tower into luxury triplex 7200 sq ft apartment.
This project is unique and was complicated in terms of contract management and administration, the client negotiated to carry out his own refurbishment on an existing development site, using his own team of consultants and contractors – making use of the principal contractors hoist and access facilities and restricted access for deliveries over a limited contract period.
Deliveries, plant and materials hand to be manhandled and delivered piece small because of the restricted access 1m x 1.5m. All deliveries had to be coordinated with the rest of the site (67 Apartments and hotel). Fixtures, fittings were bespoke made and special pieces commissioned.  The building contract was extended to enable the co-ordination of deliveries of furniture and fittings through a major construction site and partially occupied building.

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Private Residence , London NW8:  Completed December 2009

Design and Listed Planning Consent for rear Garden Room Extension to Private Residence, Re roofing, re-wiring and redecorating with New en-suite bathroom.
New Entrance Steps to Front Elevation.

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Harrington Gardens, London SW7:

Design and Listed Planning Consent for £2.2m Conversion of 7000sq ft 2 floor Grade II* Listed building Designed and Built by Ernest, George and Peto from offices back into a single luxury house, for Portman Heritage.
As a Grade II* building to agree the scope of the work there were a number of consultations with the Conservation Officer and English Heritage prior to the Listed Approval being granted.

Internal Strip out contract and External work refurbishment contracts were negotiated to remove office partitions and services, re- roof, repair and clean brickwork, stonework and leaded lights windows. Repair and maintenance of existing gutters and downpipes. Cleaning and CCTV surveys of existing drainage. Repair of existing painted windows, leaded light windows and chimney stacks, that included new leadwork and flashings, new chimney pots and flue linings
KTA were Project Architects, CDM Design Co-ordinators, Party Wall Surveyors.

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Chandos Street, London W1:

£1.8m Conversion of 6 storey. Georgian Grade 2 Building from Offices back to 6 bedroom 6 bathroom single residential unit with new lift from basement – 4th floor, for Portman Heritage.
KTA were Project Architects, CDM Design Co-ordinators, Party Wall Surveyors. 
The design required co-ordination of extensive structural repair works, underpinning, structural modifications for a new lift serving basement – fourth floors. All new services with automatic Building Control systems and Audio Visual integration into the existing building fabric.

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Campden Hill Court, Kensington, London W8:

 £200,000 Refurbishment of Mansion Block Flat, the kitchen was relocated in the apartment and the layout re-configured to provide 3 Bedroom apartment with en suite facilities plus a guest cloakroom.

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Private House: Playden, East Sussex: Planning/ Listed Building Consent and Architects for new Garages, external garden walls and Swimming Pool/ Gymnasium complex for a Grade 2 Queen Anne 4 storey House. Consultative advice on defective as built installations by directly appointed contractors.

Private House: Biddenden Kent: Planning/ Listed Building Consent and Architects for 3 new Garages, Granny Annexe/Gymnasium complex. Grade 2* Listed property.