Private / Residential
We act as Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Contract Administrators on the refurbishment of high quality residential properties for private Clients in London and the Home Counties.
We understand the needs of owners and have worked closely with them to achieve their objectives.
Because we honour the privacy of these Clients, it is not possible to show the properties in detail, but we have included photographs of the exteriors of houses we have worked on.
Notting Hill Gate:
This building was in need of a complete refurbishment, we acted as Cost Managers, working alongside the Architect Michael Worthington
Townhouse in Holland Park:
This building was completely refurbished and included an extension with a conservatory at the rear, we acted as Cost Managers, working alongside the Architect Purcell
House In Holland Park:
Previously owned by the Governor of the Bank of England, this property backs onto Holland Park in a prime location, however, the new client felt internal arrangement of rooms provided poor views of the magnificent park behind.
We provided all the pre and post contract cost management, including tender documentation.
23 Architecture designed a layout to take full advantage of the view moving the staircase to one side and creating a feature, cantilevered staircase.
The project was completed and promptly sold. The new owners wanted a two storey basement with pool, gym etc. This entailed propping the completed building, taking out and storing the kitchen and digging out to the back of the garden to create the space and we were retained on this scheme to provide a continuing role.
House in South Kensington:
We were brought on board when the construction had started to assist with providing the home that the Client was looking for. Studio Felicity Bell was appointed to design the interior, which involved some reorganisation of the completed spaces. We acted as Contract Administrator and Cost Manager
House in South Kensington:
This house needed complete refurbishment together with a large basement construction that housed the Client’s Gym and Media Room. We acted as Contract Administrator and Cost Manager, working alongside Charles Brice Architects.
House in Pimlico
This is a house with real history. Built by Cubitt as part of a square as a mansion and studio, allegedly the home of Isadora Duncan. The house was refurbished completely, including a grand staircase. We acted as Contract Administrator and Cost Manager, working alongside Charles Brice Architects.
House in the Cotswolds
This house was part of a small estate which included a tithe barn and many agricultural outbuildings. All the buildings were completely refurbished. We acted as Cost Manager alongside Guy Stansfield Architects
House in the Cotswolds
The restoration, refurbishment and extension of a Grade II* listed manor house has been delicately and sensitively restored in close collaboration with the local conservation department and English Heritage.
The work has seen the Grade II* listed Cotswolds manor house, which dates back to 1591 and replaced an earlier monastery on the site, transformed.
The works were to add another chapter to the history of the house by rationalizing the plan to better suit our client’s needs and demolishing the unsightly nineteenth century additions.
Working with the Architects Lees Associates, we provided all the pre and post contract cost management, including tender documentation.
A new extension to the south range provides a subservient family entrance that remains in keeping with the scale and grandeur of the house.
Picture 10 - Hagley Hall, last of the great Palladian houses and its Park are among the supreme achievements of eighteenth‐century English architecture and landscape gardening. They remain largely the creation of one man, George, 1st Lord Lyttelton (1709‐73), secretary to Frederick, Prince of Wales, poet and man of letters and briefly Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Before the death of his father in 1751, he began to landscape the grounds in the new 'picturesque' style, and between 1754 and 1760 it was he who was responsible for the building of the house as it is seen today.
On Christmas Eve 1925 a disastrous fire swept through the house destroying much of the Library and many of the pictures.
Our role was to assist with the repairs and renovations that were desperately needed to the stonework, especially at roof level where previous repairs were spalling and causing safety concerns.
Following the stonework repairs, the roof was reconstructed by modern methods to replicate the slate covered mansards that roof that was destroyed in the fire.
We were then appointed as Contract Administrators and Cost Managers for of the restoration of the parklands, which comprises the restoration of the ponds, cascades, Palladian Bridge, Rotunda, Grotto and the surrounding landscape.
The Office Group:
The Office Group is a leading provider of design-led and flexible offices, meeting rooms and coworking spaces for start-ups, small businesses as well as larger, more established businesses, with 31 spaces across London as well as locations in Bristol and Leeds
Since 2016 Change has been involved with the refurbishment of the existing portofolio. We have completed three buildings to date.