Alexandra Avenue


The project

Situated in Harrow, at a prominent and very busy corner, this project called for the regeneration of an existing brownfield site, once home to the Matrix pub. Lawray was commissioned to obtain planning for and develop a new five-storey residential building accommodating 60 apartments and one dwelling with underground parking.

Right specification

Taking the project forward, Lawray developed technical and production drawings to support the building’s concrete frame construction with extensive underground parking for the apartments above. The design incorporated light brickwork combined with staggered massing of the built-form that receded from the roadside. This enabled the design to soften the impact on the corner and to hide and strategically place balconies to maximise people’s privacy.

The homes themselves underwent a review to ensure space planning and fit out met with London guides and the demands of the current marketplace/area.

Design and build

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 while 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 using a workshop and Revit model. Having such a system in place helped integrate MEP, structure and architecture at an early stage using clash detection to provide a seamless construction approach on site.