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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.

Lawray has been a partner of the Corporation of the Church House for over 20 years and in that time has been heavily involved in several large refurbishment projects. The team’s knowledge and skills have proved invaluable in the areas of design, planning and project administration. When redeveloping a listed property, Lawray have ensured that they treat the architecture with sympathy whilst producing space that is effective for modern day requirements. Lawray continues to work closely with our in-house team on forthcoming projects and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work to others.

Mr Ian Bessant, Facilities Manager

The Corporation of Church House (Aug 2013)