Argyle Street, Kings Cross

City Style Living
Pre-construction Manager, Construction Manager, Principal Contractor, Lead Designer and Cost Consultant

AMCM Group was approached to act as Pre-Construction Manager and Lead Designer to achieve a successful approval by English Heritage to develop the existing Grade 1 listed building from a hostel to nine private apartments.

We were asked to develop a design that considered the existing features of the building whilst meeting current sustainability and building regulations. In addition to creating a Construction Phase Plan, Programme and Logistics Strategy that satisfied the adjoining hotels that were open 24 hours.

Critical design elements that were developed and approved were:

  • Fire strategies whilst maintaining existing ceiling heights and feature cornices
  • Sound attenuation whilst maintaining existing features
  • Refurbishment of the existing staircase
  • Refurbishment of the existing sash windows and installation of internal glazing system

Project: Argyle Street, Kings Cross

Client: City Style Living

Value: £2 million

Feasibility Study Start Date: Sept 2013

On-site Start Date: Jun 2015

Completion Date: Aug 2016

Delivery: Achieve approval from English Heritage to develop existing Grade 1 listed buildings into 9 private apartments

Our Approach
  • As Pre-construction Manager and Lead Designer we worked with the Design Team and English Heritage to ensure the fabric of the building satisfied the stringent list of criteria, whilst delivering the energy efficiency and spatial requirements suitable for the PRS end user
Offsite Innovation
  • To ensure the CPP, programme and logistics were fully coordinated, we produced a 3D model of the programme timeline
  • We used an on-line booking and tracking system for all deliveries to site
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