1 Grosvenor Square
In the eighteenth century, aristocrat Sir Richard Grosvenor commenced developing Mayfair, constructing Grosvenor Square in 1731.
Grosvenor Square was home to John Adams, appointed US Ambassador in 1785, prior to his becoming the second President of the United States. Young JFK lived there when his father Joseph P. Kennedy was appointed US Ambassador to the UK in the 1930s. No.1 Grosvenor Square is the only building to have served both as the US Embassy and the Canadian High Commission.
Burgess were appointed by Mace at Design Stage 3 as the Shell & Core Project Commissioning Managers. Our task was to pull together the construction and services teams for the shell and core works and liaise closely with the fit out consultants.
Burgess’ task was to guide them through the requirements for successful handover, which included Building Control compliance witness liaison.
One of the worlds most exclusive addresses where the penthouse sold for a reported £140 million.
The Health Club offers a 25m swimming pool, vitality pools, spa, gym and yoga & ballet room for the exclusive use of residents.
State-of-the-art security features and trained personnel on-site around the clock. Private off-street access managed by the 24-hour concierge and secure valet parking.
Spa and sauna facilities including private treatment rooms
Embassy-level security throughout, including biometric access
Residents enjoy exclusive use of a range of facilities for socialising and business, including the Board Room, the Library, the Screening Room and No.1 Grosvenor Square’s own Club and Games Room.
Discreet and private car entrance with residents’ lobby, accessed via Grosvenor Street with valet operated underground automated parking system to safely store and retrieve vehicles
Residents’ members’ club with cinema and business suite
44 exclusive residencies
Project Challenges and Characteristics
Given the individual nature of the 37 apartments, 4 studios, 3 Townhouses, 2 duplex Units and 1 penthouse this was an extremely complex project which demanded close co-ordination between all members of the delivery team, consultants and external approving agents.
Our flexible “look ahead” approach and depth of knowledge engaged through all phases of the construction process, led to being part of a successful handover.
The project had more than its fair share of challenges. Retaining listed facades, internal finishes and structures whilst integrating all these with the new building, underground structures and the entire building services and finishes fit out certainly raised the bar.
Additional challenges included:
- Managing the Interface process between the Shell & Core and Fit out works.
- Maintaining completed MEP services whilst fit out works were still in progress.
- Dealing with early occupation and sectional handovers which included multiple visits by building control.