McGee has been named Principal Contractor by Martin Brooks Associates to deliver the soft strip, cut and carve demolition and basement excavation works on The Sloane Building, located on Hortensia Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Work on the project is set to commence on the vacant building in September 2014, with the works scheduled to conclude by December 2015 in readiness for the follow-on phases.
The contract award follows McGee’s success in securing the neighbouring King’s Chapel project which we commenced in July this year.
The final result of this unique redevelopment project is planned to provide 18 high-quality residential units; a new pedestrian entrance; an extension to the south-west of the building; new penthouse accommodation integrated into the existing roofscape and a basement extension providing step-free connection to the parking level of the adjacent building.
Michael McGee said: “Winning this project demonstrates our capability to deliver complex, one-of-a-kind projects. It’s great to be working with a team that has a passion for restoring and preserving historic buildings for all our future generations to enjoy – we’re proud to be a part of it.”
Commenting on McGee’s involvement with the project, Martin Brooks said: “The basement and structural alterations are of a very complex nature. The experience and resources that McGee has in this field was a major factor in their appointment.”
Built in 1908, The Sloane Building has a wealth of historical significance as it was the first purpose-built secondary school in London. It is recognised as being highly characteristic of Edwardian Baroque design and was Grade II listed in 2002.