New-build apartments, Boughton House, Henley-on-Thames
Client: Court Park Properties
Architect: Barton Willmore
Type of works: supply and installation of FUSION® Commercial balustrade.
Located in the historic market town of Henley-on-Thames, Boughton House is a prestigious two and a half-storey development comprising 9 two-bedroom apartments. Situated within landscaped grounds on the highly regarded Green Lane, the development featured a high-specification interiors scheme that helped each apartment to sell off-plan, at prices in excess of £320,000 and £550,000 for the penthouse apartment.
Court Park Properties was established in September 2005 by Mike Moss, managing director of Court Park Properties. Boughton House was the companys first development, and was designed by architects Barton Willmore.
FUSION® Commercial balustrade was installed from the ground to the second floor in the shared entrance stairwell, which featured skylights and contemporary lighting to create a modern, spacious feel.
The staircase was a closed string with a straight-step. The first flight of stairs from the ground to the first floor incorporated 17 steps, including an extra rise to the first floor landing that required 180° twin horizontal turn.
The second flight from the first to the second floor incorporated a further 17 steps, including another extra rise to the second floor landing that required a 90° degree turn.
Mike Moss, Court Park Properties, said: As this was our first development, we wanted to stamp our mark on the house-building industry. Our aim was to create a premium product with all the luxury details to suit modern day living. When it came to selecting the stair balustrading for the shared entrance hall, we were in search of something different to the usual glass or steel systems used in communal areas. After researching the various options, we settled on FUSION® Commercial, as the systems styling complements the apartment interiors. Plus, its ease of installation and availability off-the-shelf put it at an advantage over made-to-measure wrought iron systems, for example, which have long lead times.
Steve Tapper, Associate at Barton Willmore Architects, said: First impressions of any building are always important and this is especially true when designing apartment schemes. Visitors enter through the communal areas and the staircase becomes a natural focal point. At Boughton House, we have ensured a stylish entrance that reflects the design and aesthetics of the rest of the development. FUSION® Commercial is an impressive product that has made an important contribution.