This Month in Premier Construction 25.3
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we highlight the creation of a new secondary school; we take a look at the Bayswater Apartments project; and we check into the Insect Hotel.
A project that will expand and enhance the teaching capacity of one of London’s most prestigious schools is well underway ahead of a spring 2018 completion date. Westminster City School is a secondary school for boys with a mixed sixth form located in Westminster. The project involves the demolition of two school buildings at the rear of the school site and the erection of a new three-storey building. The project will enable the school to expand by one form entry.
Meanwhile, a prime London property location that previously operated as a hostel has been transformed into a luxury apartment block. Bayswater Apartments is a multi-million pound scheme from property development and investment company MHA London. As a hostel the development was home to 300-beds and underwhelming accompanying facilities. The revamped Bayswater Apartments is a collection of ten luxury flats across two Grade II Listed buildings. Working within the tight planning constraints that accompany a listed building, a number of original features have been restored to homes that sympathetically blend the old and the new.
And finally, a novel and unique project from one of Spain’s leading architectural practices has received global recognition following success at last year’s World Architectural Festival. The Insect Hotel, developed and delivered by Batlle I Roig Arquitectura, is located in a popular park in the Catalonian municipality of El Masnou. It provides artificial habitat for animals that have difficulty finding a natural home. The project was highly commended at the World Architecture Festival. In total the Insect Hotel is 35m² and caters for insects and small invertebrates such as spiders, ants, beetles, bees, crickets and fireflies.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.