Garden House, Kensington

Client: Residential Land

Architect: Architecture 519


Set within exclusive Private Gardens, Garden House is an imposing Grade II Listed Georgian residential building, located in central Kensington. Working with English Heritage and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the property has been completely refurbished to provide a mix of studio, 1, 2 & 3-bedroom high-class apartments, whilst maintaining the listed white stucco façade.






Solution:Positive was appointed as Building Services Consultants to the project underPerformance Duties, with a monitoring role on behalf of the Client during the Design Development and Construction Phases. Spatial heating and domestic hot water services were provided to the 58 luxury apartments from high efficiency, low NOx, condensing centralised boiler plant. Control of the lighting, AV and heating systems in each apartment is through a Crestron® control and automation system, allowing full remote control via iPad.


Key Challenge: With Kensington Gardens Square to the North, East & West elevations and protected private gardens to the Southern elevation, Garden House is completely landlocked. With no available internal plant space a solution had to be developed to provide locations for the water storage tanks and pumps installed to provide the new boosted cold water distribution system, which would not compromise the listed status or vista of the building.

Solution:Positive developed a solution to accommodate the water storage tanks and pumps within the sealed vaults below the footpath of Kensington Garden Square.