This Multiple Dwelling Unit is an exceptional project, on a scale that is rarely seen. The judges commented that it is “a business card for what our industry does.” As these apartments are located in a prime location, with the larger units having a target sale price of circa £10m, the integrated technology spec had to tick all boxes, but with a keen eye on value for money. Knowing that the eventual buyers could have different requirements, the developer requested the basebuild systems to be fully integrated at day one, with all apartments prepared for easy day two upgrades of the AV systems and motorised window treatments.
The luxury interiors and period styling meant that invisible speakers were an obvious choice. Sonance speakers were fitted in the main living areas, kitchens, dining rooms, and master bedrooms. Secondary bedrooms and bathrooms had conventional Sonance ceiling speakers installed.
Perfect Integration installed a Lutron Homeworks lighting and shading control system, with engraved SeeTouch keypads in custom bronze. The landlord/communal areas are fitted with a Crestron DALI lighting control system, with PIRs that detect lux levels as well as motion, ensuring energy efficient lighting in all communal areas, with a luxurious ‘soft fade’ when the lights switch on.
Using a KNX building management system, Perfect Integration delivered a Crestron-based PC control panel for the concierge that displays the current status of the centralised plant system, along with alarm notifications and fault triggers. Faults are also emailed to the building management company to ensure that they are dealt with immediately when the concierge is unavailable.
5 Welbeck Street