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Alexandra Avenue


This appointment refers to a new build development situated on a prominent corner where Eastcote Lane intersects with Alexandra Avenue in Harrow. Once the Matrix pub, the site has been cleared following Planning approval for a five-storey residential development accommodating 60 apartments and one dwelling with underground parking.

The Brief

This project calls for the regeneration of an existing brownfield site, maximising its potential with the introduction of a new residential development. Taking the project forward, Lawray developed technical and production drawings to support this concrete frame development with extensive underground parking for the apartments above. The apartments underwent a review to ensure space planning and fit out met with London guides and the demands of the current marketplace/area.

Our Solution

This project is another positive example of Lawray’s ‘Design and Build’ and Revit 3D capability, being appointed from Stage 4 onwards and inheriting a scheme with planning approval in place. Lawray set to work carrying out its own due diligence, developing a 3D Revit model, setting up processes to discharge conditions in a timely manner whilst reviewing such criteria as Building Regulations, Fire Strategy/Protection, London Guides and the like. Having reviewed the construction programme our team organised resources for technical delivery, enabling positive co-ordination with other disciplines involved via workshops and Revit model. Having such a model in place, helped integrate MEP, Structure and architecture at an early stage via clash detection providing a seamless construction approach on site.

I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to comment on the contribution made by Lawray Architects to the recently completed Combined Services Centre in Llandrindod Wells. As lead consultants on a project with three separate stakeholders, their role was always going to be challenging. I was however, very impressed by the professional manner in which they succeeded not only in delivering a quality final product, but also in balancing with skill and patience the competing demands of their three ‘clients ’throughout both the planning and construction phases of the project. From a Dyfed Powys Police perspective, we were very satisfied with the design solutions offered and the ensuing facilities have received complimentary comments from the occupants

Perry Simpson. Capital Projects Manager

Dyfed Powys Police