Description

This substantial refurbishment of a Grade II listed townhouse in Belgravia involves the lateral conversion and fit-out of a two-storey residential dwelling. The property underwent a complete electrical and mechanical fit out with new mains services and was finished in a palette of terrazzo stone, equine leather and horsehair panelling. A bespoke glazed extension to the rear of the property was also formed.

“We employed Westgreen to renovate our property on the Grosvenor Estate to a high specification to be used as our residence. Westgreen did the job well. We found them to be professional in their approach and client orientated. They follow an orderly corporate process which integrates well with their on site management and communicate effectively with consultants, external contractors and the Estate. We recommend them highly and would employ them again.” —Client

At its heart is an elliptical staircase comprising a skeletal stainless steel frame with an undercarriage of pitted stainless steel sheeting that sweeps the contour of the ellipse itself. The treads and risers were then clad in pre-cast terrazzo by Vicenza-based stone specialists, Laboratorio Morseletto. A delicate balustrade lined with stainless steel spindles is capped with a bronze handrail finished by Paris-based Meriguet in Verde gris, with final finish applied in situ. The shape of the staircase mirrors the ceiling above, in which is featured an integrated bespoke lighting sculpture by renowned artist, Ingo Maurer.

“From the outset we were met by an enthusiastic and proactive team, whose expertise in high end residential work was invaluable to achieving the final result.

“Westgreen kept their focus on delivering high quality finishes and collaborating with the client, the architect and the wider team to deliver them.” —Sofia Ferreira, Eric Parry Architects

Westgreen established a very positive relationship with our well-informed client, who was a frequent visitor to site and whom we guided on inspections of progress and the bespoke workmanship of our specialist subcontractors.

Photography: Dirk Lindner / Joseph Asghar