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Priestley Construction begins work on conversion of Kensington house

Work has begun on the high-end conversion and refurbishment of a spacious four-storey house on Victoria Road, Kensington, London.

Priestley Construction, the contracting arm of Leeds-based Priestley Group, is carrying out the work for a London based interior design company.

The contract was awarded to Priestley Construction following the success of phase one of the Islinghaus Apartments in Islington.

Works to the house will include the installation of new bathrooms, improving communal family living spaces and a large kitchen area, as well as revamping the staff living quarter. New external windows and doors will be fitted as part of the extensive refurbishment.

Alongside feature staircases, a lift will be fitted to improve access between floors. Internal joinery will be remodelled throughout the property, and underfloor heating and an air conditioning system will be installed for comfort cooling or heating.

Rob Pell, head of construction at Priestley Construction, said: “This is a technically challenging project that Priestley Construction is excited to be involved with. Due to our extensive experience with refurbishing heritage buildings, we are well equipped for the technical aspects of the development.

“Following our success with Islinghaus Apartments in London, we are looking forward to completing another meticulous transformation in the capital, and to further increasing our presence here.”

A representative of the client said: “We have been very impressed with other schemes Priestley Construction has completed, both within and outside of London. We knew Priestley was the right choice for our project and look forward to working with the team over the next few months.”

Fit-out works began in January and are predicted to conclude in May 2020.