Construction of 7 Luxury Apartments at Palmeira Grande, Hove

Client: Private Client
Architect: Felce & Guy Architects
QS: Julian Church & Associates
Engineer: Hemsley Orrell Partnership
M & E: Pope Consulting
Value: £1,550,000
Programme: 48 Weeks

This six storey development comprises commercial units at ground and basement levels, with 6 luxury apartments and a penthouse on the upper four floors.

The project required the demolition of an existing single storey building in the centre of Hove, provision of permanent support to the neighbouring property by the use of concrete piled foundations, followed by the excavation of the basement.

The structure was then constructed by way of a reinforced concrete frame, with heavily insulated Metsec external stud framework, finished with a modern through coloured render. Curved metal roofing sheets and glass balustrading to the balconies completed the modern design. A passenger lift and PV panels were installed, serving the common ways and providing energy to the grid. Internally, the apartments were all finished to a high specification whilst the commercial units were left for tenants fit out.