New build residential development for Westminster City Council to provide 60 new housing units, 19 of which being for affordable tenure and 41 intended for private sale. The proposed building stands four storey tall, with a basement car park and resident communal garden landscape amenities.
CBG’s involvement in the scheme started at pre-planning stage. A Stage 3 package of works was required to aid the client’s submission for planning approval. Working as an integral part of the wider design team, CBG were responsible for producing a full M&E design package, including investigating the optimum car park ventilation, energy centre design, services distribution and metering strategies. Additional services included production of an overheating analysis and energy strategy statement to submit as part of the London Plan report, working closely with the project architect, structural engineer, landscaping architect and other members of the design team.
Following approval from the local planning authority, CBG aided the client with the tendering process by reviewing tender submissions and offering technical advisory role services to the client.
Upon appointment of the successful contractor, CBG were successfully appointed, along with the rest of the client’s team of design consultants, to further develop the detailed design of the scheme through RIBA Stages 4 – 7. Works involved with the development of the previous Stage 3 package included façade assessment to carry out SAP and EPC calculations to validate planning discharge conditions, integration of cooling and sprinkler systems into the scheme, standardised residential utility cupboard design and high level co-ordination of the services with developing structural and architectural details.
This project utilised BIM and CBG produced the M&E design package using Revit in line with the BIM Execution Plan.

Winner – Westminster Business Council Awards 2023 (Category: Built Environment Excellence)

Photographer – Tim Crocker

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