St. James – Lime Grove Mews
Located in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush, Lime Grove Mews combines classic English architecture with contemporary designer luxury. Lime Grove Mews will bring an exclusive collection of elegant apartments & Regency style villas to West London.
Situated amongst leafy parkland and nestled within the traditional Victorian streetscape, Lime Grove Mews is within minutes of direct transport links into central London’s world-renowned retail and financial districts.
The exteriors resemble the Regency style architecture featuring mellow brickwork, which reflects the surrounding vernacular. With the classic combination of London stock brick, render/stone detailing and reconstituted slate roofs, their timeless façade hides their modern interior. These interiors have been intelligently designed for the ultimate 21st century living experience. All apartments will enjoy high specification fixtures and fittings throughout.
There were numerous reasons for specifying precast concrete for the stairs in this scheme:
- Quietness combined with the inherent solidity of concrete delivers a feeling of substance and quality to the homeowner.
- Speed of construction offered considerable benefits, namely, stairs were delivered and fixed with each floor.
- Construction site kept free of associated construction materials.
- Safe and uninterrupted access to the upper floors post installation allowed trades to
continue other tasks.
- A superior final finish is achieved with a final plaster skim or cosmetic timber facing.
St James began life in 1996 as a joint venture between the Berkeley Group and Thames Water. Many of its first developments were on brownfield land where water was, or had been, a feature: for example at The Hamptons in Worcester Park or New River Village in Hornsey, north London.
Since then St James has established a reputation as a design conscious developer who continues to regenerate redundant sites as attractive developments whose design has a positive impact on the environment. Not all involve water; and many include the refurbishment of important historic buildings, such as Queen Mary’s Place in Roehampton or Kingsway Square in Battersea.
As well as private developments of homes and apartments, projects also embrace commercial property, recreational and community facilities, with creative solutions that deliver every aspect of sustainable mixed use development and respond to the needs of today’s homebuyers and communities.
Design, Construction and Logistics
Milbank have a long history of manufacturing precast concrete solutions for the construction industry and this experience led to them being chosen to partner St James on this project.
Milbank have invested in the latest variable spiral stair production moulds, allowing them to offer a fast turnaround at competitive prices for even the most challenging projects. The scheme at Lime Grove Mews required no less than 13 different stair types, all with varying riser heights and both clockwise and anti-clockwise turns.
These were constructed at Milbank’s factory in North Essex then delivered and installed on site by Milbank’s dedicated transport and fixing teams.