Gateway Central, White City

1 Wood Crescent

n2, Victoria

8 Bishopsgate

Paddington Square

Holland Green

Project – Holland Green

Client – Chelsfield Developments/Illchester Estate

Contractor - Mace

Value - £1.5m

Lucas has completed the entire decorations at Holland Green, a luxury development of 56 apartments in three cubic buildings and grouped around the new home of the design museum on the southern edge of Holland Park.

This is the site of the former Commonwealth Institute and set back from High Street Kensington in west London in a park environment.

The Lucas team completed the decorations of the walls, ceilings and woodwork in all the apartments and also decorated the spa facilities and entertainment rooms in the development.

However, in an unexpected twist one overseas buyer acquired four entire floors in one of the buildings to create a supersized luxury home. Our team was tasked with devising a way of decorating hundreds of expensive, bespoke metal electrical switch plates and sockets to match the general decorations throughout the four floors.

Our solution was to develop the correct shades of Muralplast’s multi surface paint (MSP) in our laboratory and spray apply the coating in our own purpose-built offsite spray booth to produce the perfectly matched finish required by the buyer.

Our team applied specialist epoxy coatings to the underground car park. But again in another demanding requirement we had to develop a way of producing a perfectly symmetrical harlequin-style diamond motif right across the car park floor. We achieved this by designing a masterplan of one-off stencils to adjust the pattern and make sure it worked within the confines of the car park and its pillars, and then precisely apply the coating to successfully complete the intricate pattern. We also brought in one of our fit out teams to construct storage facilities in the car park for every apartment.

As always, Lucas ensured its team kept to the tight timetable and delivered on budget the perfect solution to a demanding programme. The collection of one to five bedroom highly specified apartments has been designed by OMA Architects for the developers, Chelsfield Developments and Illchester Estate. The contractor is Mace.