We’re helping our client, Grangewood, to celebrate the successful completion of the UK’s first BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ transformation of a fine Grade II residential property in Belgravia, on Grosvenor’s London estate.
The period property in Ebury street SW1, which was formerly a run-down hotel spanning 4,200 sq ft over five floors (now six), has been transformed into three market leading sustainable rental apartments, setting a new environmental standard. Designed to reduce carbon emissions by over 75% (from the property pre-development), the dynamic refurbishment is almost 30 years ahead of the national carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050.
Mike Stevens, Grangewood’s Managing Director comments: “119 is the eco-friendliest grade II listed home in the UK. It sets a new benchmark for everyone to follow in the sustainable retrofit of listed buildings in the UK.
Grangewood used cutting edge retrofit methodology, weaving sustainable, ultra-low carbon impact technology throughout the listed building.
Mike explains: “At least 50% of what we have learnt and achieved on this project could be readily adopted and applied to other listed properties. It really demonstrates that a low carbon solution can be cost effectively achieved. It’s a big step forward for the industry.”
As part of the never ending battle to ensure heritage London buildings are preserved, Grangewood hopes the project will set a precedent for listed properties so that they fit for purpose for future generations to come.