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199 Knightsbridge

Thursday, 01 September 2011

Waterfeature 1
Waterfeature 2

The Knightsbridge is an exclusive new residential development situated a stones throw from Hyde Park.  It includes the first private garden square to be built in London for over 125 years.  In this garden, which uses contrasting elements of modern life, lies a bold granite-clad ‘Cube’ forming the centrepiece to a series of five water features encompassed within the project.

 

The entrance to the building, the ‘Porte Cochere’, has a large sloped and curved water wall with corduroy panels and granite sets to achieve variation in water movement.  Facing Knightsbridge are two water walls which use corduroy panels to create a striped water effect.  The feature is fully illuminated to produce the welcoming ambience for this entrance area.

 

Within the private courtyard garden, there are two features.  The ‘Cube’ feature, whereby water flows from the inside of cube shaped structure, falling down all four vertical sides before flowing into a large reflective pool.  The front face of the ‘Cube’ also features a white water cascade.  The ‘Fish Pool’, a large ‘U’ shaped pool with a variety of fish which also features nine vertical aerated jets.  Again, both features are fully illuminated for atmospheric purposes.

 

A simple granite mill stone feature forms the centrepiece of the East & West Mews courtyards together with sympathetic landscaping; creating a peaceful break from busy urban city life.

 

The water features within the Knightsbridge development are served from a basement sited plantroom which includes pumping equipment, chemical & UV treatment systems, sand filtration, water level controls and central control equipment.

 
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