Taking inspiration from the rich character of the Covent Garden Piazza, The Paladio, a new development of eight apartments in buzzing WC2, is the embodiment of lived-in luxury, the signature style of interior architect Martin Brudnizki. Think simple, yet sophisticated, which translates to bespoke joinery, timber floors, marble surfaces and expansive windows that flood the apartments with natural light. Naturally, apartments of this calibre demand cutting edge technological capability, expertly delivered by London-based custom installer Grahams.
What: Although each apartment was to be identical in terms of technical capability, Grahams was told that their solution should be “all singing and dancing”. The intention was to ensure that the development had the edge over similar properties in the area.
How: With the properties being sold off plan, installing the correct infrastructure for the future was a key requirement for Grahams. This included wiring for data, TV with fibre satellite system, multi-room audio (including on-wall touch panels) and internal security with panic buttons. It also included wiring for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. All apartments meet the CEDIA Recommended Wiring Guidelines, which helped Grahams to upgrade the apartments once they were sold.
The Highlights: Security and access control were paramount, so Grahams gave careful consideration to the type of door entry system installed, resulting in an advanced XIP system from BPT being chosen. A Lutron HomeWorks QS system was specified for the penthouse to offer full control of the lighting, the blinds and the lighting on the terrace, which boasts first class views of the capital.