The project comprised the construction of a modern mansion with period components and a major lean-to stonemasonry atheistic. Set in three acres of lush green grounds and just a short 20 minute drive from central London.
Project Cost - £20m
Workforce – 50+
End Value – £50m
Duration – 2 years
Status - Delivered
Old Garden - Twickenham
- A four-floor new build mansion, designed by the renowned architect Quinlan Terry, is on a bank of the Thames. An archaeological viewing brief was conducted during the enabling works at the Old Garden, Cambridge Park, Twickenham between August and September 2009.
Ground reduction works were monitored within the footprint of the new building, in the west of the garden. The excavation extended up to 4 metres below ground level. The natural geology was reached across the area. A modern pit and updated building foundations were recorded which in turn made part of the detailed planning requirements.
- The project comprised the construction of a modern mansion with period components and a major lean-to stonemasonry atheistic. Set in three acres of lush green grounds and just a short 20 minute drive from central London.
A grand reception hall, with features inspired by The Great Hall in Oxfordshire and an ancient carving from Rome greets visitors upon arrival. On the ground floor, the brief was to create a property with more than a dozen rooms, including a steam room, gymnasium, swimming pool and staff quarters. The plans detailed construction of the house's eight main bedrooms, located on the first and second floors.
The property boasts a spacious master suite, taking up one end of the first floor and including his-and-her bathrooms and dressing rooms, a games room, a cinema, as well as numerous store rooms.
The construction included building a spacious garage that has space for three cars and room for multiple more via installation of a car stacker, whilst allowing configured space at the front of the property which can accommodate up to 20 vehicles.
The project also included development of a tennis court and a swimming pool in addition to large open spaces, a pond, yew hedgerows and an herbaceous border.
- The project timescale from commencement to completion was just over 2 years. During the project, the trades and managerial workforce numbered on-site peaks of around 50 individuals. Development costs for the entire property reached £20m.
On completion a RICS valuation stated the land and property was worth £50m. There is scope to further increase the value via inclusion of a helipad in the gardens, and a mooring installation to take advantage of the direct access to the River Thames.
The Alliance Fund controls the full vertical of development delivery to ensure quality and increase capitalisation for all participating shareholders. Appointed development partners hold a rather enviable track record of delivery value, being quite literally ‘Priceless’.