Located in central London, Westminster Quarter is the second phase of a significant apartment development built by McAleer & Rushe D&B Contractors for Taylor Wimpey Central London. Fronting onto Monck Street, Westminster Quarter consists of 102 apartments split among three blocks and arranged over a total of 8 floors rising above a basement car park.
White Ink were appointed by Taylor Wimpey Central London to review the planning approval and delivered additional capital value for the client, before being novated to the contractor.
Primarily faced in a buff brick, chosen to complement the existing fabric of the local area, the facades have been cleverly punctuated through subtle detailing within the brick and the use of dominant vertical elements containing enclosed private winter gardens.
It was important to White Ink that this scheme could maximise the impact that the sustainable aspects of the design could have while maintaining the buildings functionality. To that end White Ink worked closely with Taylor Wimpey Central London and McAleer & Rushe D&B Contractors in streamlining these aspects of the development to create a rounded scheme, whilst ensuring the original design intent conceived by Darling Associates Architects was retained in the process of construction.
The development has been designed in accordance with the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.
“White Ink Architects were always happy to engage in matters of minor detail, and that underpinned the success of this development.”
“We approached White Ink Architects following the viewing of their project – The Hill House. We felt that their careful response to working with and integration to existing buildings would be key to the success of our project. We are delighted with the openness of the new glazed extension and its ability to cross the divide between the internal and external realms.”
“White Ink Architects stood by their concept throughout design development and were able to demonstrate value when aspects of the design were challenged… such conviction has paid off… Project deliverables have met programme and quality targets.”
“They combine design flair with technical knowledge and bring the much needed element of ‘common sense’ to the design and build process.”
“They work in a collaborative and responsive way showing consideration and understanding of our functional needs, and our financial and time constraints.”
“They are always pro-active and prompt in dealing with the day to day issues that occur on a project.”
“…the refurbishment of the Whitehall Building is a feather in the cap for Sandy Row… its refurbishment breathes new life into the area.”
“White Ink Architects provided a unique and strong visual solution to this project working closely with our teams to ensure functionality was not compromised.”