26 Wilton Place, London

Crane Trading Ltd.
Current Stage:
Completed May 2008

26 Wilton Placeis a Grade II Listed building that was acquired in November 2004. A full refurbishment programme went into this alluring Georgian Property. Ten months of negotiations with planners in conjunction with Heritage & Grosvenor took place before works could commence.

Works started on site late 2005 with the underpinning of party walls and a 1.5 metre dig out of the basement to get the structural opening of the basement and height. The works in the basement took 7 months to complete.This tremendous task was a great achievement on the investment of this project as it created one of the finest basements and garden area in Belgravia.

The whole house was completely stripped bare back to bricks and joists. Because Heritage insisted that most of the old joists were to stay new joists were bolted to the side of the existing heritage joists to strengthen and level all floors. All side walls were rendered and plastered in favouragainst plasterboard.

Three Chimneys were reconstructed and aligned correctly to ensure minimal loss to the bedroom space above with commissioned finishes of Bespoke Antique Replica Fireplaces.

The rear existing extension was removed and rebuilt from scratch including garage / plant room.

The existing optical staircase was replaced and with an entirely manufactured one,taking 4 months to complete.

All mechanical and engineering works were designed and installed perfectlywithin the restricted spaces in betweenthe joists.

All the internal finishes were carefullydesignedin each room to appreciate the specific type of furniture needed to acquire the space.