november 2018

Hans House project completed successfully

ME Construction have successfully completed the extensive renovation works to the Grade II listed building for Cadogan Estates at Hans House, Knightsbridge.

In addition to dealing with construction-related challenges – such as some of the building’s ornate panelling, ceilings and fireplaces - ME Construction had to take into account that the house is adjacent to and opposite two private schools, as well as the Icelandic Embassy. So, among other things, they had to minimise noise and also ensure continuous access to the area for other people while the work was ongoing – ensuring disruption to life and work in the area, was kept to a minimum.

According to Ian Lampkin, ME Construction’s quantity surveyor involved in the project, the work carried out at Hans House included replacing and upgrading the basement floor as well as carrying out a complete ‘fit out’ of the property. He added: “It’s not every day you get the chance to be involved in such an interesting specialist refurbishment project. It’s been great to be able to test – and continue to hone – our specialist skills on Hans House.”

The origins of The Cadogan Estate date from 1717 when Charles, the second Baron Cadogan (1685-1776) married Elizabeth Sloane, daughter of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), who’d bought the Manor of Chelsea in 1712 – and after whom Hans House is named.