No.3 St Andrew Square is part of a retained listed building, which was part of the 1926 extension to Forsyth House, and was refurbished in 2017. No.3 SAS was refurbished as part of a larger development of 1-8 SAS. The building comprises five luxury residential apartments totalling a floor area of 2,300m2, including a duplex penthouse, all with stunning views across St Andrew Square.
The apartments can be accessed from St Andrew Square or from the dedicated basement car park. All apartments have access to the dedicated residential lift serving each floor, complete with full access control and video entry. EC charging has been provided in the car park.
The existing façade has been retained, however new frameless secondary glazing has been installed to improve the fabric and acoustic performance. Existing walls have been left exposed in part, complemented by the use of modern fittings and fixtures. Sound proofing was successfully installed between the ground floor restaurant and the first floor residence.
Heating and hot water is provided via electrically heated tank-in-tank individual boilers whilst the top floor of the duplex incorporates supplementary cooling from a dedicated system to counteract the high use of scenic glazing looking out over the Firth of Forth estuary. Whole house ventilation systems are installed in each apartment to ensure fresh air levels are maintained whilst providing heat recovery, and to limit the requirement to open windows. Plume modelling was carried out of kitchen extract systems from ground floor restaurant units to avoid any cooking odour entrainment on the upper floors.
Each apartment can have its heating controlled remotely via the internet enabled heating controls, and are fully fitted throughout with Wi-Fi.
KJ Tait worked with interior designers, Graven Images, to develop the lighting installation for all flats and communal areas.
KJ Tait’s remit included the life safety system design including sprinkler coverage, firefighting lifts, fire alarm installation, dry riser and core area smoke ventilation system.
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