Thursday, 2nd June 2016

Walter Lilly secures two new country estate projects

Two new country projects in the home counties

Walter Lilly is extending our expertise of high end luxury homes outside of central London after adding two new country estate projects to our portfolio.

Our project in Englefield Green, near Windsor, will see the construction of a four-storey house with a basement and swimming pool wing, a separate guest house, garage building, gate lodge, stables, greenhouse and other ancillary buildings, all within a private country estate. The initial works on this 15 acre property required the demolition of the existing house and ancillary buildings.

The initial tender enquiry for this contract required a large single storey basement 40m x 20m on plan to be constructed in a ‘top down’ sequence. Walter Lilly engineers have developed an alternative and efficient temporary propping scheme enabling traditional ‘bottom up’ construction of the reinforced concrete basement structure, saving valuable programme time for our client as well as significant cost.

The project is programmed to be complete late 2017.

Hoddington Estate, near Basingstoke, is an 850 acre estate with an existing house, game keepers lodge and various out buildings and agricultural barns. In January 2016, Walter Lilly secured the first phase of this project which saw the demolition of an existing barn for the construction of a brand new shoot barn complex incorporating estate offices, horse stables, game larders and courtyard to accommodate estate maintenance equipment.

This project is programmed to be complete late 2016.

In mid-2015, Walter Lilly completed a circa £7m million contract to construct a new 1,643m2 country home in Burnham Beeches. A statement in itself, and designed by Quinlan and Francis Terry Architect in natural stone, this country house includes a large basement, additional attic accommodation, external swimming pool and substantial landscaping.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016

Belgravia becomes a busy area for Walter Lilly

Three new Central London projects to add to our portfolio within the last 12 months

The SW1 area has recently become Walter Lilly’s focal construction location with three new projects added to our portfolio.

Our Wilton Crescent project commenced in mid-2015 and involves the demolition and reconstruction of rear mews building and link building and the excavation under the rear garden using a top down construction method to create a basement extension. The works also include the full refurbishment of the main house, including an extension to the rear lower ground, ground and first floor levels, as well as the creation of a terrace at the first floor level. This extension and refurbishment project will also require the installation of a new plant room.

Works at another project at Belgrave Square commenced in early 2015 and is for the redevelopment of an existing Grade I listed property and mews house into a single dwelling including a new basement extension linking the two properties. The works at this property also includes the demolition reconstruction of the existing mews building, a brand new swimming pool hall in the basement extension and a new roof garden between the two buildings. The project is due to be completed in late 2017.

Upper Belgrave Street is a recent contract which Walter Lilly secured through a two-stage tender process in early 2016. A Grade II* listed end of terrace property, the works involve the redevelopment and refurbishment of the existing building into a six-storey private residential luxury home. Walter Lilly was initially contracted to carry out only the strip-out works to the property in 2015 and we are pleased to have been recently awarded the contract for the full refurbishment.

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