De Vere Gardens
Client: De Vere Estates Ltd
Principal Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
Architect: David Chipperfield & Associates
Package Value: £6.6M
De Vere Gardens is a prestigious residential development in Kensington providing two new seven storey buildings, and a five storey block with retained facades.
Szerelmey were contracted to undertake half the bathrooms, kitchens and all of the communal areas throughout the scheme, all to a very high specification. The in-house design team undertook all the stonework including sourcing and fixing, and used a variety of exotic stones including Calacatta marble used in all the master bathrooms.
The Calacatta, with its white background, lavish grey veining and gold coloured flecks was bookmatched over the baths. The large, 1.75 x 1m marble panels were extremely heavy and difficult to install, requiring trolleys and teams of men.
Other materials used include the beautiful French Bleu de Savoie for the kitchen flooring, Italian Pietra del Cardoso for the kitchen worktops, Spanish Crema Marfil for the secondary bathrooms and Italian Navona Travertine across the common areas, lifts, hallways and stairways.