The Austrian Trade Commissioner's residence in Prince's Gate is located between the Serpentine and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The prestigious Edwardian building required extensive refurbishment to restore it to a standard befitting its heritage and capable of meeting the aspirations of its new occupant.
Works carried out included the provision of new heating and air conditioning systems. Decorative cornices and architraves were repaired and finely decorated to a high standard.
Witzer, a specialist Austrian flooring provider, assisted the contractor in identifying the optimum product for enhancing the acoustic properties of the flooring. This resulted in a new timber floor being overlaid on an acoustic board, a product newly invented by Witzer. Indeed, its use at Prince's Gate was its first ever commissioned installation.
The commissioner's residence is in a block of prestige apartments. Careful liaison was required between Kenyon, the building's other residents, and the residents of adjacent buildings in order to ensure that minimal disruption was caused. Excellent relationships were established with all concerned, providing additional value to the successful completion of this high profile project.