Platform 5, West Drayton
Formerly known as Kitchener House, Platform 5 is an exclusive development of 23 luxury apartments situated immediately adjacent to the West Drayton mainline rail station.
West Drayton is undergoing a revitalisation thanks to the soon-to-be improved transport links into Central London. Platform 5 is located around the corner from the shops and amenities of Station Road and lies three miles south of Uxbridge’s comprehensive shopping malls. There is also a local Virgin Active and two golf courses while nearby beautiful Colne Valley Park offers nature trails, water sports and fishing.
Speaking to Premier Construction magazine, Carey’s PLC Site Manager, Bojan Dezman said: “The development is a four storey building. The ground floor is dedicated to car parking and retail and then the next three floors are apartments. There are 11 one bedroom and 12 two bedroom apartments and they range from 600 square foot to about 750 square foot.”
Each of the apartments will be fitted with timber entry doors with spy holes and light oak flush doors with chrome ironmongery. The internal walls are finished in off-white emulsion, with a satin white finish to the moulded skirting and architraves and plane smoothed finished ceilings in white emulsion. The apartments are fitted with mains wired smoke detectors; gas fired central heating to radiators, TV and telephone points to the living room and master bedroom and external lights to the balcony.
The kitchens are individually designed fitted kitchens with contemporary worktops and kitchen units. Features include upstands to work surfaces with feature splash back behind the hob, a quality stainless steel single oven, four ring hob, featured steel chimney style cooker hood, chrome mixer tap over a stainless steel single bowl sink, integrated fridge freezer, integrated washer dryer, under unit lighting, recessed chrome down lights and Amtico Spacia floor to the kitchen area.
The bathrooms and en-suite facilities are fitted with quality white sanitaryware from Ideal Standard, contemporary chrome taps and shower fittings, chrome finished shower doors to shower cubicles (where applicable), generous wall tiling from Porcelanosa tiles, recessed chrome downlighters, heated chrome towel rails and shaver points.
Work on the site started in June 2015 with an expected completion date set for October 2016.
Bojan added: “Before the development the site was a varied mix of low rise dilapidated light industrial units that were built around the 1930s/1940s. I wasn’t involved with the demolition of the site but from what I understand it all went well. We are currently prepping for painting and have completed about 75% of the work.”
For his work on the development, Bojan has been awarded an NHBC Pride in the Job Award.
He said: “I have won an NHBC Pride in the Job award for the site, which makes it my second Pride in the Job award. To win it felt very good but it is a team effort. The trades are excellent and fair play to them – they bought into the NHBC Pride in the Job ethos and went along with what I needed and have come up trumps.”