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Fitzroy Place, Fitzrovia

Radmat Building Products were contracted by specialist building envelope contractor Prater to provide a waterproofing, hot melt and insulating package for the 3-acre site development, with products applied from beneath the paved areas at ground level up to the top floor. Radmat’s PermaQuik 6100 and ProTherm insulation were chosen for their ease of use, versatility and BBA Certification.

Located in Fitzrovia, one of London’s most prestigious areas just a few minutes walk from Mayfair, Soho, Marylebone and Oxford Street, Fitzroy Place fits perfectly into the surrounding environment. The site has 235 private apartments, office buildings and restaurants and is sensitively integrated with the beautiful facade of the old Middlesex Hospital.

The buildings on the site were developed concurrently, which made the project a logistical challenge, particularly with regard to the distribution of materials to areas such as the balconies on the residential buildings. This, for example, involved the use of hoists through floors where internal finishes were being installed. Access was particularly limited on the roof, with the team often working in tight spaces.

Due to the speed of the build, design details had to be developed to accommodate the requirements of a changing and fluid programme, so complex sequencing with other contractors was required throughout the project’s duration. The flexibility of PermaQuik enabled this fluidity to continue.

PermaQuik was implemented for waterproofing and protection beneath the green roof finish on the residential blocks’ main roof areas as well as on the extension to the chapel. The team worked in conjunction with trained horticulturists to achieve the correct green roof finish.

The Fitzrovia Chapel, a Grade II listed building, is located within the Fitzroy Place development on the site of the former Middlesex Hospital. The chapel is regularly used by the community and has been preserved and extensively restored. The extension featuring the roof area links it with the new building. As the roof is overlooked consideration has been given to the green roof detail to improve aesthetics.

The result is a stunning set of residential, commercial and retail spaces within public space – a calm oasis for residents and business people alike. Guaranteed to last the lifetime of the building, PermaQuik 6100 will ensure the project will remain a pleasant space to live, work and enjoy.