48 Carey Street
Loughton Contracts were appointed by Multiplex in June 2020 to supply and install floor coverings to the major luxury residential building, Lincoln Square, located at 48 Carey Street.
Above ground, the development comprises nine floors formed in reinforced concrete with a heavily-articulated handset stone and aluminium façade.
Lincoln Square is located on an island site bounded by the Royal Courts of Justice, New Court Chambers, the London School of Economics and the Royal College of Surgeons. As part of the Strand Conservation Area in Westminster, the building’s unique design by architect PLP takes into account the historical context of the surrounding community. It features British Stanton Moor sandstone stonework with Portuguese Moleanos on the east façade to match the delicate beige of the nearby buildings.
The overall meterage of the project was 3,500m2. A Louis De Porte Broadloom carpet was installed to all bedroom Apartments to create a simplistic but classy feel in these high-end apartments.
Brintons Broadloom carpet was installed to all corridors, levels ground to level 9. Corridor carpets were installed on the Durafit System for ease of replacement if needed, therefore adding practicality but keeping the style firmly in its place.
Silk Avenue carpet was installed to Penthouse Apartments on level 9 to finish off a sophisticated installation to match the area and building.
This was a BREEAM project, so all the materials were responsibly sourced, and all adhesives were low VOCs. Loughton Contracts operates a Managed Supply Chain, collaborating extensively with their ISO14001 Category 1 Suppliers. These Suppliers manufacture responsibly, producing BREEAM A+ products with Full Environmental Declarations (EPD’s). EPD’s ensure that products are registered and audited, for renewal energy use, efficient use of water and making materials with high levels of recycled yarn content, well-constructed so they last longer in use, manufactured in UK or Europe to minimise shipping and transportation distances, thereby, reducing levels of embodied carbon.
Finally, at the end of useful life, these products can be reclaimed and certified not to go to landfill. Products reclaimed can be re-purposed, downcycled, re-purposed for re-use, recycled or utilised for waste to energy.
The site entrance was followed by a steep slope down to the underground car park, so it was hugely challenging when distributing the cut pieces of broadloom carpet from the vehicles to the site entrance/goods in area. It took great teamwork and organisation to do this unscathed for time and had its potential health and safety risks, so we carried out in the safest way possible so there was no chance of injury.
We worked with the other contractors on site and using our robust management and quality systems to ensure we handed over perfect floors. When working on site with other trades, we had to ensure that use of space was kept to so organisation had to be perfect.