Project: Basement and Vault conversion
Completed: In progress
Location: Montpelier Square, Knightsbridge
Camille Corvec, Structural Engineer, Symmetrys
A bespoke basement conversion in Montpelier Square, Knightsbridge.
We are experienced basement specialists and create high-spec underground spaces that meet the needs of exacting clients.
Basements are excavated and their foundations underpinned with waterproof concrete. The whole area is tanked on the inside with a heavy waterproof membrane covered in studs. This cavity membrane system ensures that any water that may build up is directed down the studs into a gulley that runs all round, and from there into a chamber where a pump drains it away. Large areas may require several pumps. So it’s just as well that the pumps only operate when necessary and are not audible.